Sunday Brunch Menu – An Inter-Continental Experience

I was fortunate enough to be invited for a special Sunday brunch buffet at one of the most popular 5 star resorts in the city, Intercontinental Resorts . This event included a complete tour of the resort and more importantly trying out the new weekend brunch menu in their in-house restaurant, “Melting Pot”. Whenever I hear the word brunch menu, I keep constantly being reminded of the famous cheesecake factory brunch menus. So when you are on the lookout for nice Sunday brunch menus, you are left with the standard fare of restaurants with no variety or experimentation. Luckily this invite got me to explore my most favourite meal of the weekend, BRUNCH !

Intercontinental Resort Chennai

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).

Sunday Brunch Menu

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.

Weekend Brunch Menu

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 !!

Brunch Desserts Menu

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 .

Brunch Menue

Other Activities

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

Disclaimer :
As stated above, I was invited by the wonderful guys at the ICC Resort and PassingPorts. However the opinions expressed are completely unbiased .

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