If you’re wondering how to spend the slightly warm and humid Sunday afternoons in Goa without getting baked in the sun, the 11:11 Brunch at The Palms, the Kenilworth Resort & Spa is your answer! What a fun day it was when I made my way down south to soak in some sun and indulge in some good food and quality drinks.
The team at the resort nestled in the white sands of Utorda Beach promises to make your Sundays full of fun, with a scrumptious culinary journey, and you guessed it right, at the stroke of 11:11 am! Their love for the number 11 manifests itself in the 11 live stations, the 11 activities for adults and kids and 11 concoctions that the bar has skilfully mixed for unlimited feasting and a delightful noon, apart from the extravagant spread of international cuisine and live music.
Though the temperatures are rising, Kenilworth urges you to get out your swimwear and dip into one of Goa’s biggest swimming pools or if you like the bright day, bask in the sun sipping on your Sunken kiss, Kenilworth sun tan lotion or Green melon fenirita, the tantalizing cocktails. For those of you who would rather prefer a lighter beverage, there are mocktails like Pink flamingo, Aqua no jito and Mystical magic which are sure thirst quenchers.
You can indulge in delectable food at the 11 live counters, where you can get your food done fresh, before your eyes, and customized to your tastes. Choose from the farm fresh healthy salads or sink into meat paradise with the grills, Lebanese shawarma and the Muhammad Ali counters. Try some Indian tangy chaats or Italian pizzas made fresh from the wood-fired oven. Get a taste of Thailand with the Thai curry counter, pamper your Goan tastebuds at the Chorizo and pav counter or dig into some south Indian flavours at the Dosa/idli live station. With all this you will definitely have a great time.
But no brunch is ever complete without dessert and they have a variety here including the Jalebi/malpua counter, the crepe suzette counter and one of the most chased after in haute cuisine the Tepanyaki ice cream counter where you can make your own ice cream, choosing from the mix of flavours and fruits, before your very eyes! It surely is a haven for dessert lovers (like me).
In addition to the interesting food and drinks, they have 11 activities to go with their ‘11’ theme, which includes, water zorbing, paintball, fighter zorb, shooting, archery, foose ball, table tennis, giant outdoor chess, carom, score-a-penalty, cycling and Frisbee. So you can stay back until 4 pm enjoying all of that, like we did! And while the kids could still have a fabulous time at the supervised kids zone watching movies, drawing, making card and craft, the adults can also indulge in some soul soothing spa treatments from 9 am to 6 pm at a whopping 50% discount, by booking a massage a day in advance!
On the day I went, they also had their Christmas cake mixing ceremony and it was a lot fun!
The food is yummy, as I mentioned earlier. And combined with the host of activities they offer, is totally value for money! At Rs. 1111++, the 11:11 Brunch is all you need to have a super Sunday at the Kenilworth Resort & Spa, with food and activities. Children below 12 years, can avail a special 50% discount aswell. For those who want to thrive on some unlimited cocktails and mocktails, pay Rs. 1750++, per adult. You can book your table by calling on +91 8550993289.