The brunch begins earlier in the morning from the spa which they call a Monastery - The Shamana Spa. It is an exhilarating waterfront retreat, with exquisite facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a free-form outdoor pool and a 25-metre indoor lap pool. You can indulge in some pampering right before the brunch.
Therapeutic massages and body treatments are offered at The Shamana Spa, while hair and beauty treatments are offered at the Snip Salon & Spa.You also get an access to their steam, sauna, gym and pool. And all this at an attractive discounted price. Every guest at the Wicked Liquid Brunch can avail a 50% off on all services at the spa!
The spa has wooden interiors and is made of soothing colours like white and gold. The incandescent light illuminates the spa into a glowing golden retreat. The healing music relaxes your nerves and makes you feel fresh and rejuvenated. The detox bar - a part of the Wicked Liquid Brunch is located here. I had a refreshing herbal tea and gorged on some dry fruits before I headed to The Dining Room.
On the way to The Dining Room, I stopped by at the complimentary pop up studio by Snip where two trained makeup artists were offering eye makeup services for the guests. I was told, even though the pop up studio is stationed there every week, the services change. So every week you are in for something new! I got my eye makeup done by the experts before finally heading to the brunch. As a girl doesn't it feel amazing to have someone do your makeup? I loved the look she created on me!
The liquid menu at the Wicked Liquid Brunch is as extensive as the food offering, with herb-infused spirits, detox drinks, health juices, cocktails, sparkling wine, coffee cocktails and a pour-your-own drink option. You are sure to be spoilt for choice!
Did you think I was kidding when I said the liquid menu was endless. We were ushered to the Pour Your Own Poison Bar - the place where you can be the bartender and make your own cocktail. The bar houses six liquors infused by the Grand Hyatt Goa team themselves over a period of 15- 45 days, namely the Cinnamon Whiskey, Aloe Vera Tequila, Cucumber Gin, Basil Rum, Orange Vodka, and Chilli Feni. No I didn't try them since I was still sipping on my Sangria.
Moving on to the Salad Bar, the buffet was impressive. The Sushi Bar was housed next to the Salad Bar which also featured some additional condiments and dips. As you know by now, salads aren't really my preference, but this bar kind of made me think otherwise. But some things looked good, so we randomly made a salad platter with Chicken Roulade, Fish Roulade, Hummus, Chicken and Salmon Sushi, pickles, Tuna Salad, Cold Cuts and Pickled Onions. And boy! It was amazing!
The Carving Bar served a Roasted Prime Tenderloin Rib, which had admittedly dried out a little, but still retained its flavour, and a Honey Baked York Ham. The glazed tender meat was hands down, the winner at this bar. Both these are worth a try!
The Lamb Merguez, Kaffir Lime Chicken and Chilli Garlic Lemongrass Prawns were amazing. Mild flavoured and juicy, they were delightful. The Garlic Mustard Seed Gobro and Chilli Coriander Limerind Mackerel was flavoured right, but a bit dry. The Rosemary Pork Chop was again spectacularly grilled to perfection.
The Indian, Italian and Oriental food lovers have their own special bar. Also, a quick mention to the Breakfast Bar which serves a variety of eggs. The Oriental Bar had a mix of Asian varieties, while the Italian Bar had a live pizza and pasta counter.
The Calabria Pasta Bar dishes three varieties of pasta and the ingredients are spelled out on the board - Gnocchi+Tomato+Chilli+Garlic+Basil, Penne+Prawn+Ricotta+Garlic and Sphagetti+Pepper+CacioPepe+Butter.
Even though I'm not a huge fan of (veg) North-Indian food, I kind of liked the Nargisi Paneer and Gobi Musallam at the Indian Bar. I haven't tried a lot of paneer items otherwise, but this was good - delightfully soft paneer dipped in a gravy made of yogurt, cashew nuts and Indian condiments. The perfect blend of cottage cheese and yogurt gave it a nice and creamy texture.
I also tried the Methi Papad ki Sabzi, a popular item dished out in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The Indian spices were blended to give the right taste, while the Papad added the bit of crunch to the entire dish. The very healthy and flavourful Rajasthani item - Panchamel Dal was also a part of the buffet. It's made of five lentils namely Bengal Gram Dal (Chana Dal), Black Gram (Urad Dal), Green Gram Dal (Moong Dal), Pigeon Peas split and skinned (Arhar, Tuvar, Toor and Tur Dal) and Moth Bean split (Moth Dal). If you're are a vegan, and/or love North Indian food - try this out. They also have plain white rice if you wish to skip the pulav.
The best things were yet to come. I was really excited about the Wicked Bar because friends who had already gone to the Wicked Liquid Brunch were raving about how good it was. Initially I assumed it was just a hype, but when I went there and saw the spread, I was sure of what they meant!This live pizza counter at #WickedLiquidBrunch at @grandhyattgoa is kinda cool! Chef's baking a goodlooking pepperoni pizza 👌 Stay tuned for more posts from today's brunch. www.flexcia.com . . . . . . . . . #pizza #pizzalover #papperonipizza #brunch #sundaybrunch #brunchingoa #sundayfunday #grandhyatt #grandhyattgoa #italiancuisine #italian #italianfood #food #foodgram #foodpost #foodpic #foodporn #foodtalkindia #foodbloggergoa #goanfoodie #indianfoodblogger #indianblogger #thegoanfoodie #TheGoodLife
The delicious looking strawberry chocolate fountain adorns one end of the table, while the table is laid with endless varieties of local and exotic desserts. Even though most of the items looked delicious, we had to make tough decisions and pick only a few since we were already stuffed. I didn't miss the chocolate pops dipped in the molten chocolate.
I tried the signature dessert curated by Executive Chef Mark Long - the Masala Chai ice cream and Chilli Chocolate Cake. I am not a big chai fan, so did not appreciate the icecream much, but if you love tea otherwise, I suggest you check this out.
The Wicked Liquid Brunch at Grand Hyatt Goa is a spectacular experience that'll change the way you spend your Sunday. The non-alchoholic brunch is priced at INR 1600 + taxes and the alcoholic brunch is priced at INR 2200 + taxes. Also they have early bird offers of 50 % discount on the Sunday brunch if you book a table during the first three days of the week.
A relaxing spa, peppy makeup, amazing food spread, unlimited drinks, sinful desserts and special coffee... what else do you need to make your day? If you think Saturdays are awesome, then make Sunday wicked by indulging at everything offered at the Wicked Liquid Brunch!
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