My association as a blogger with The Imperial New Delhi is an old one. I always love going to their events. For this Mother’s Day they invited me to The Imperial Salon for a pampering session and I truly loved it.
The Imperial’s Salon is housed in a beautiful building. The Spa is open only to the residents but the Salon can be used by other guests too!
The days are getting sweltering hot in my part of the world! My daughter Chhavi and I are getting baked on the tennis courts, she much more than me. The last match she won, it was played was in 41 degree Celsius and her opponent vomited and retired! Given this backdrop, the idea of spending sometime in the salon was tempting!
I love the decor of the place, it is elegant. I also love the fact that at the events I get to meet fellow bloggers! For the Mother’s Day session I went for a pedicure and hair wash session.
As my friends tell me, I am a bad customer for a salon! I will say you can apply any color nail polish when asked for a choice! I am someone who did not find time to get my hair trimmed for last 2 years at least!
But I have to say my hair looks amazing after the Kerastase treatment! I have frizzy, dry hair and they have been like this like always! It feels good to have tame soft, hair but then I know it will last for a few days! And then I will get sucked in my daily routine once again and salons will not figure in it in a long time!
So a big thank you to the Imperial Salon for making me pause and get pampered in advance for this Mother’s Day!
It is that time of the year, when the weather is excellent and festivity is in the air! I was part of the cheer at The Imperial Delhi which was such good fun.
As soon as I walked in I was greeted by this beautifully done Christmas Tree in the lobby. It has been hand crafted by French florists Mrs and Mr. Groll.
In the lobby there is the grand Ginger Bread House with Santa on his sleigh, giving company to the Christmas Tree!
The main venue of the Christmas Carnival was the laws of the 1911 restaurant. It was good weather to be outdoors and enjoy the Christmas decorations.
I love clicking the small things, like this decoration on the table! Over the years I have attended so many events at The Imperial. But there are some places I always love to go back to and this is one of them!
All the usual Christmas items made an appearance, the Poinsettias were specially resplendent!
There was plenty of good food too, there was spinach, saffron and beetroot pasta! I tried the saffron one with the tomato sauce and it was delicious.
I am totally partial to desserts and I enjoyed gingerbread and ice cream, it was a delightful Christmas treat!
Finally the Santa Claus arrived religiously followed by excited kids where ever he went.
The Christmas festivity continues at The Imperial. You can find the most indulgent Christmas goodies at their patisserie La Baguette, to celebrate the yuletide spirit. Be a part of this celebration extraordinaire on the Christmas eve i.e. 24th December 2018 with an exquisite Christmas eve dinner buffet at1911 Restaurant( all day dining restaurant) from 6.30 to 11.45 pm. Wallow in amidst the sun-kissed 1911 lawns, as we delight you with a lavish Christmas Brunch on 25th December 2018. There is plenty planned for the new year eve too. Check it out from the website!
I have visited The Imperial Delhi so many times as a blogger that I have lost count! If I am in town and if they are doing an event I love to go.
There is a warmth about the place that makes it unique. I visited the place yesterday for the event ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the Daniell’s Tavern Restaurant.
The titans of the event are Chef Ved Prakash and Chef Mirza Munnawar Baig. Chef Mirza represents the Lucknavi taste and Chef Ved the taste of Purani Dilli! Together they create magic both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. This is a special event which will go on till November 24. Contrary to its name, Daniell’s Tavern is the Indian Restaurant at The Imperial!
I was invited for lunch and it was a lavish affair! It started with thandai which is a refreshing drink. The starters for vegetarians consisted of Dhai Anjeer Ke Kebab, Teen Mirchi ka Paneer Tikka and Chukandar Aur Ramdana Ki Tikki. It is difficult for me to pick a favorite among the three, for me it is a tie between Dahi Anjeer Ke Kebab and Chukandar Aur Ramdana ki Tikki. Dahi Ke Kebab would straight melt in my mouth.
All the above was from Chef Mirza’s kitchen. The main course was Subz Dum Biryani. The rotis I tried were Ulta tawa ka paratha and Sheermal. For me this itself was more than enough but then there were Chef Ved’s specialties waiting to be savored.
His Subz Badam ka Shorba was amazing, I am going to look for the recipe to do something like it at home, I liked the flavors so much! His starters for vegetarians were Parda Paneer, Raseelay Kum Kum and Subz ka Panchmel. The Dal Dhungari was from his kitchen and once again I so want to know the recipe!
Both the chefs presented an outstanding affair! It was a heavy and satisfying meal! I can’t remember when I ate so much and with such relish! Playing tennis along with my daughter has its benefits! I am no longer scared of having a rich meal occasionally!
However, my favorite part of a meal are desserts and they were from Chef Ved’s kitchen! There was Rasmalai, Bharwan Gulab Jamun, Khoya Jalebi with Shahi Tukda! I tried it all in small portions! My favorite was the Shai Tukda!
And to top it all they gave me Meetha Paan as I walked off for home! I savored it after dinner at home. There are no photos of the pan, I ate it all.
You can try the dishes from the heart of Hindustan and relish the authentic flavors of Dilli and Lucknow with Clash of The Titans at Daniell’s Tavern.
Venue: Daniell’s Tavern, The Imperial New Delhi
Meal for two : INR 6000 + taxes without alcohol
On from 17th November – 24th November 2018
Time: 6:30pm-11:45pm; only for Dinner
PS. I was invited as a blogger by the Imperial Hotel for the event.