Latest Recipe @ Le Meridien, Goa is one of the best places I've been to in a while and I have a lot to say about it,
It boasts a Great Location in the heart of Calangute, with healthy competition from The Novotel and Hyatt Place.
On the occasion of my birthday I visited it for the Sunday Brunch. My parents have been members of Goa Marriott even before I was born. Due to the high standard of Marriott's hospitality and services, we went with high expectations and I am glad to say this place satisfied my expectations and gave me an altogether different level of joy. A special mention to Joel and Shilpa and (The Man from Gangtok- I don't recollect his name)
Lets start with Service, they are concerned , very prompt & attentive. ( I observed that when I purposely dropped a bread stick, they didn't waste a second and cleared it as compared to my past experience in other reputed hotels) and very helpful. Yet in contrast to other 5 stars, they know how to give the customer privacy and "some space".
The Price is a great steal at INR 900 ( non-alcoholic adult Sunday brunch without taxes). And your Club Marriott card gives 20% discount.
The ambience is elegant with hints of modern aura. It provides the calmante and chillaxed feel you expect.
The food is very sleek and scrumptious. The buffet provided for a delicious deli section, Very Mediterranean ( I loved it). The Soup too was extremely good, with nice subtle hints of coconut cream. The Salads though could have been better.
The kebabs are out of this world, with the mutton kebab celebrating the nostalgic flavours of Hyderabad and the Makhmali Kebab too was lip smacking. The Pasta needed a touch more seasoning. The Risotto was good but a little more on the 'Al dente' side ( which I wouldn't recommend for the Indian palette). The Wok Fried Tofu and Pepper chicken also deserved to be mentioned, they too were very good. The Desserts were good like all Marriott Branches.
The Best thing was the extremely kind gesture of specially making an Orange Cream cake as it was my Birthday. This made my day. I would really want to thank the chef for it.
Overall, It is a great place and I would highly recommend it to anybody. They offer great food, service out of this world at an amazing Prize.
Latest Recipe, I shall be back for more.