A drive along the east coast road followed by delicious food was everything I asked for , and that was exactly what I got. This is my first time to this beautiful beach resort and it certainly turned out to be a great one. Many things about this place impressed me. Inspired from a Pallavan dynasty based architecture,you could see it quite visibly through the lanterns lit over corridors , open air restaurants overlooking the majestic courtyard & performance area, the tastefully designed rooms (they even had a copy of Vogue magazine inside to stress the irony)?? and many other things. (More on this extensively in my travel blog. Link to be updated shortly)
Sunday Brunch Menu
Coming to the food, the resort has two restaurants which includes Melting Pot and Tao of Peng.
Melting Pot is an Indian & Continental restaurant while Tao of Peng is a Japanese & Chinese restaurant. This sunday brunch menu did not restrict itself to just Indian or Continental but rather had a wide spread of multi cuisine food. (Thankfully not another heavy South Indian thali on a lazy Sunday afternoon).
The brunch menu included a nice mix of Indian, Japanese, Chinese, European cuisines and Seafood. Live counters were present for most items including Mumbai chats, seafood, North Indian, Chinese, Japanese Sushi rolls, a salad bar. A refreshing mix of ice teas and juices were kept being refilled at the table itself. Without being too light or heavy, the menu was somehow kept just right to ensure you are not bogged down by a very heavy meal.
Coming to the breads, it was neatly stacked up one against with another and last time I counted, there were more than 20 types of breads & rolls. I guess the below picture may just tell you that.
The main course included pretty much everything else (Rice/Noodles/Phulkas/Biryanis/Indian breads) and I barely managed to skim through the large variety. You always need some space for desserts right?
Brunch Desserts Menu
For a brunch menu, the desserts compliment the above foods and not stick to the vanilla or chocolate scoops. Melting Pot went ahead to dedicate an entire row for desserts, every possible kind you could think of. Red Velvet Sundae : Check . Chocolate Mousse : Check . Bluberry Cheese Cake : Check. Home Made Chocolates : Check ! Sea lion shaped dark chocolate on a stick: Check !!
As a staunch vegetarian , I really cant offer my personal comment on the seafood and other non vegetarian items there. But in all probabilities it may have been done just right, given how good the vegetarian items turned out to be .
Interestingly, Intercontinental has setup specialized Kids buffet counters, organized culinarysession on food arts with few of the MasterChefs and even setup a designated play area called Planet Trekkers. Kids also get to do some balloon arts and painting tattoos.
Adults get a complimentary access to the swimming pool and the private beach.
We also got to hear some classic old tracks played by some artist at the venue ( Couldn’t catch his name though)
Intercontinental Location Details
Intercontinental Resort is located just 500 metres away from Crocodile Park, Chennai. So you don’t really have to drive all the way to Mahabalipuram for this.
Address: No. 212 Nemelli Village, Perur Post Office,, E Coast Rd, Chennai,
Phone: 044 7172 0101