Lazy Saturday Brunch with Blog friends at Renaissance Convention Centre Hotel, Mumbai
It is festival time and celebration is all in air. Colors, lights, glitters and joys everywhere. A good time to unite with family and friends. Post my marriage and increased work load at office, I could barely spend time with my friends. And the Mumbai-scapes doesn't help much on weekdays to meet and spend time with your dear ones. So this last Saturday, when Renaissance Mumbai reminded me of the pending invite of a lazy breezy bunch, I could not resist inviting my BFFs - The vivacious, darling Disha Kotak and the super gorgeous, yet so down to earth Vipra Patil.
The exclusive buffet was organized at the beautiful Italian specialty restaurant "Fratelli fresh". We reached the venue post 1:00pm wherein this exclusive buffet consisting of delicious Italian specialties beautifully paired with a glass of Prosecco, awaited us to take on a gastronomic journey.
Fratelli Fresh- The ambiance
Here's a dekko of the beautiful venue-
The Saturday Brunch
The scrumptious buffet conceptualized by Chef Tony consisted of Antipastis such as Caprise, Gill Egg plant, roasted Peppers, Smoked Salmon, Grill Lamb Salami among others.
Main course: Gnocchi Pomodoro, heat Risotto, Varieties of Pastas from Carbonara to Oglio Agli, Bolognoise, and veg/non veg Pizza, Lamb Romano, Polo Cacciatore, Pork stew, Lasagna among others. Cold cuts like Chorizo and honey Roast Ham along with some international cheeses like Gorgonzola and Provolone.
The dessert was a lavish spread comprising of Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Cannoli, Zuccotto among others.
The food Verdict: Pizza was awesome. Lasagna was too creamy and we could not take more than two bites. Cheese lovers but not that much. I have requested for Pesto Ravioli which too was a damp squib excluding the sauce. The filling could have been better. Next, when you visit, you must specify the kind of filling you are looking at. Desserts were a mixed bag wherein Panna Cotta was not as set as expected and limped quotient. Yup Tiramisu was awesome and I just loved their strawberry sauce. I would call the sauce- a perfect blend. The saver of the day was the Pasta Aglio Olio and the Pizza.
After a glass of Coke and spoons full of sauces, we were ready to call it the day. The kitchen starts at 12:00 pm and closes at 3:00 pm. The staff was polite and courteous and absolutely non-intruding. You can calmly sit across, in good company of friends and enjoy a good Italian fare at the beautiful venue. For reservations, you can contact- 91 9820090645
Food Rating: 2.5/5