Peninsula Grand is all for its grand royal feel. This is the place to go to if you want a calm peaceful evening with some amazing Ghazals adding a serene melody to your evening. With the royal white and gold interiors, great service and a huge menu spread, Peninsula Grand is the perfect place for a quiet family outing or a candle light dinner.
We were here very recently for dinner and were amazed by their warm hospitality. The evening was perfect with the stunning performances by the ghazal singers and ended on an astonishingly good note. This time, dessert came last and it was marvellous. Well now that I have taken your hopes up high, how about I keep them there by telling you all about this one?
I am talking about the Madhur – Milan. A delicious concoction of Rabdi, Gulab Jamun and Boondi I never knew these three could come together to form something so delectable. A bed of delicious boondi and a top layer of Gulab Jamuns and Pistachio (pista) in an exceptionally yummy rabdi with cherries on top. The Gulab Jamuns were perfect, neither too sweet nor lacking it. The top layer was a little torched, baked to give it the warm fuzzy taste. This was as good as it gets!
Here’s a peep into what else we ordered :
Palak Shorba : A strong Spinach taste with delicious soft pieces of malai paneer (cottage cheese), this soup was deliciously green.
Nazakat-e-Shorba : A mix vegetable soup, failed to leave a mark. Very liquidy with no prominent taste.
Fruity Sangria : A mix of various fruit juices with a cherry on top. A little on the sweeter side, almost felt as if we were drinking liquid Poppins candy.
Veg. Tandoori Platter: A well-assorted veg platter that consisted of Seekh Kabab, Naram Dil Kabab, Paneer Tikka, Saunde Aaloo, Harabhara Kabab and Cauliflower Tikka.
The Seekh Kabab were my favourite, spicy and perfectly tandoor-ed (yup, I invented that word). The NaramDil Kabab have a very strong coconut taste, with a corn coated crunchy exterior and soft interior. The paneer is not typically melt-in-the-mouth soft. It is a good option for those who like or do not mind coconut in their food, I personally did not find it much appealing. The Paneer Tikka was good, with soft paneer coated with a red gravy. The Hara Bhara Kabab and the Cauliflower tikka were good too. All in all, the appetizers need a little revamp in the taste.
Subz Dobora: This was a delicious mix vegetable with two gravies – Red and Green. The green gravy was spinach based while the red one was the usual tikka type tomato based gravy. Loads of vegetables and mildly spicy. This one was a chef’s speciality and rightly so!
Aloo Ki Tehree: Tehree ( Tehri) is a spicy rice that is very famous in Awadhi cuisine. A simple dish with aromas of turmeric and cooked potatoes, this one is a welcome break from the regular biryani and pulao.
Overall experience : Amazing ambience and a great show by the Ghazal performers, this place ensures you have a great evening.
Ambience 🙂 🙂
The Battle: The delicious Madhur – Milan will most definitely ensure a battle between you and everyone else craving another bite of it.