Review – Sunday Brunch @ Big Brewsky


Recently Hubby went for dinner to this new (to us) place called Big Brewsky with his colleagues. We are still in the process of exploring eateries in our new vicinity, and this seemed like a good opportunity. Online reviews spoke highly of their Sunday Brunch, we planned to visit soon. Today is also my SIL’s birthday, so we decided to celebrate it for her! 😉 😉

On the outset, I must mention that it’s a great idea to make reservation for this place. We made it for 1pm, and walked a few minutes past 1. Within the next 30 minutes, the place was almost full! Reservation also meant that we got a seat at the poolside which was a great location…

The Sunday Brunch is essentially a buffet. But to say it as such doesn’t do it justice. Once we were seated, we were handed the food and drinks menus. We opted for the buffet and asked for a mocktail and a coke, and then headed to the buffet.

First off, we had the focaccia and assorted herb breads with butter, along with a nice salad. Here you have the option of getting the chef to make it for you with dressings, but we opted to just have it mixed up and plain. The spiced pears were definitely delicious…

On the sushi side, they had a couple of options for vegetarians which was great. One was a Californian maki and the other was avocado maki. I’d never tasted this cuisine before, so it was interesting, but I won’t comment more since I don’t have a frame of reference. There was also a chat counter where they served huge kulhads of chaas/spiced buttermilk. For an instant we regretted ordering the coke and mocktail..

In the next round, we took some Thai vegetables that were a disappointment flavour-wise. But i was able to dip them in the XO sauce that i got with the veg dim-sums. Which, by the way, were yumm!  We also stopped over at the pani-puri counter. The puris were huge compared to the commercial variety, and it was just perfect. However, I couldn’t have more than a few since it was so filling. We also had the makki-di-roti and paratha with the curry at the buffet (I forget the name), and later with the Dal Amritsari. We also had a bit more of the focaccia…

Hubby also managed to snag us a piece each of the woodfire veg pizza. They were getting over almost as soon as they were pulled out of the oven, so I was really happy to get a taste!

When it came to rice, there was only steamed rice available. We wanted something different, so we checked with the manager around. His question was simple: what is it you want, pulao or biryani? We said either was ok. He called a chef and asked him to whip up some biryani. 5 minutes later, hot steaming dum biryani was ready! It felt great that we were served the biryani (which was not on the buffet menu) and it tasted amazing!

Finally we were ready for dessert. The dessert counter had imarti which was freshly being prepared, semiya payasam, waffles served with maple and chocolate syrup and nuts and chocolate fudge with a chocolate fountain, and fresh fruits. In another area you also had gulab jamuns and peda (neither of which we tried) Of the things we did try, the imarti and the waffles were a let down. Neither had flavour and was pretty flat tasting. I enjoyed the chocolate syrup-covered fudge pieces the most…

What we did not try were the pav bhaji, chole-bature and grill sections. But hey, there has to be a reason for next time right! 😉



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