In our delicious three course meal of appetizers, entrees, and desserts at Feast Sheraton Hotel, we were blown away by the entrees where some of the dishes made an indelible mark of excellence
Mumbai is my new abode since last ten months. Our transition to this city of dreams was very intimidating initially, but Mumbai absolutely engulfed us in its charm and became a part of us. It is a paradise for hard core food lovers, and its versatility in terms of food is incredible. Honestly, it is hard to imagine a life in any other city now. However, after staying in Hyderabad for seven years, I have a deep connection with this city of Nawabs. A place where we grew up professionally and evolved as a person is special in every aspect, and its remembrance brings back some of my most vivid memories of having great times with my friends.
From the last few months, I was looking for an opportunity to visit Hyderabad; hence, when Mishfa Kazi who is a PR executive at Linopinion asked me to suggest some food bloggers in the aforementioned city for a food review session at Feast Sheraton Hotel – a signature restaurant of Sheraton Hyderabad – I was in a dilemma and got a strong urge to suggest my name instead. However, all my doubts disappeared when my husband announced his official trip to Hyderabad in the next few days, and I immediately made a decision for my sojourn as well and review the brand new restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel.
Located at the Financial district in Gachibowli, Feast Sheraton Hotel is just 2-3 months old. Huge in terms of space, it attracts you at the first go, especially if you come from Mumbai where the space concerns in terms of restaurants are a norm. Beautifully lit with the natural light and with its sober décor, this fine dining place with its good hospitality does leave an impression on its first encounter. The sight of a lavish and luxurious buffet was hard to ignore, and its diversity in terms of various colorful dishes with a myriad of desserts was spectacular; however, my review is based on their a la carte section.
My verdict: Food – 4/5
In our delicious three course meal of appetizers, entrees, and desserts at Feast Sheraton Hotel, we were blown away by the entrees where some of the dishes made an indelible mark of excellence. The food represented the north Indian cuisine, mostly, and the chef Kapil Dubey and his team regaled us with their benign gesture of presenting some of the most delectable dishes.
To start our meal, we had the following:
Stuffed tandoori mushroom
Grilled water chestnut mushroom
Magahi broccoli with its wonderful flavors was a surprise for us. Till now, I have always tasted a bland broccoli dish everywhere, but this one was simply delicious and the best among all the appetizers. Veg kebab with a punch of flavors on my palate was also enjoyable. I liked the hara bhara kebab and tandoori mushroom with its nice texture, mild spiciness and savouriness but nothing extraordinary. The taste was there but it did not exceed my expectations. Veg shashlik was the only disappointing dish. Even though, it was presented well, its look and feel did not do the justice, and its stale aftertaste – may be due to some ingredient – brought the entire dish down. Water chestnut mushroom was something very creative where the chef I believe used the shiitake mushrooms. I liked the crunch of water chestnut in this dish, but the flavors were missing. Apart from a mild sweetness, water chestnut does not give much flavor; hence, it is very important to season it well in order to make a great dish out of it.
Entrees were the highlight of our entire meal, and I had the most scrumptious experience of my life at the Feast Sheraton Hotel. The dishes were:
Paneer mava roll in makhani gravy
Water chestnut, corn, spinach masala in a pepper cup (Red belle pepper) with Pesto and Olive naan
Two Andhra dishes – Gutty vonkai in avocado cup served with pull haram rice
The indulgence in the mawa roll in makhani gravy took me into some other world and made me numb. I do not remember that when was the last time I had such an aromatic, yummy, luscious, and flavorful experience in terms of food. The paneer mawa roll in a makhani gravy was outstanding, and its amazing flavors hit your palate resulting in the most pleasing experience. Along with a beautiful color in terms of presentation, its creamy, rich and sophisticated taste epitomizes an impeccable dish. Absolutely stellar.
The other dish which exceeded my expectations was the zaffrani pulao. Even from a distance, I could feel its heavenly fragrance. The chef showcased the vibrancy in the presentation, and the dish tasted divine. The superior quality of rice was evident, and the flavors were out of the world.
For the first time, I had a Pesto naan and an Olive naan, where the former had the flavor of pesto sauce along with the stuffing of cheese, and the latter had chopped olives (stuffed). It was a great example of fusion where the chef showcased his finesse in combining the Italian and Indian flavors.
We also had the pleasure of experiencing some very good Andhra dishes, and I liked this gesture of demonstrating the culture of the place. Overall, we had an unforgettable experience in entrees.
Desserts are must for the happy ending of every meal, and the bakery chef Rajendra Pal made sure to leave us on a blissful note. Bitter chocolate mousse, baked yogurt, and a dry fruit toastada satisfied our craving for sweet tooth where baked yogurt was something new for me. Tastes like shreekhand, it had a nice creamy texture with mild sweetness perfectly meant for people like me who refrain from extreme sweet content; however, I would have also preferred some additive flavor such as citrus in it. Bitter chocolate mousse was impeccable in the presentation and preparation. Extremely fresh, its airy texture does not let you stop splurging on it.
My husband and I had a great overall experience where the entrees simply made our day. On a humble request from us, the chef packed some zaffrani pulao and mava roll in makhani for later consumption as we were absolutely smitten by these two dishes. We sincerely appreciate the benign gesture of the entire staff in giving us one of the most memorable experiences.
Feast Sheraton Hotel is hard to miss in Hyderabad in terms of extreme fine dining and great food. I am sure that during my next visit also, I will look forward to a completely new experience.
A la carte: 2500 for two people
Lunch and dinner buffet: 1500 (approx)
Sunday market brunch: 2000++
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