A relaxed dining experience @ Glass House, Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn may be a business hotel but I had the most relaxing weekend at the hotel.

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Most business guests prefer to relax on the weekend and order room service, so, Glass House, Hilton’s World cuisine restaurant wasn’t as crowded as we assumed.  There were live performers and guests seemed to quite enjoy their singing. I know I did.

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The weather is extremely pleasant and we loved the alfresco dining area. The breeze was blowing and we were sipping on Mango iced tea and some beautiful cocktails.
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HILTON GARDEN INN
HILTON GARDEN INN
This is truly a magnificent property. It is located within a residential area which is why you will find it to be quieter than any other hotel around. It is less of a business hotel and more of a tranquil spa experience. I loved the peace and quiet.
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Chef Vikas Pant, the executive chef at the hotel has years of experience. He was cheerful and talked to us about his elaborate fare. We started with the Soups. First up, the Mulligatawny Soup (Rs. 315). This is a traditional lentils soup flavoured with Indian spices. Mulligatawny is an English soup after an Indian recipe. The name originates from the Tamil words mullaga/milagu and thanni and can be translated as “pepper-water”. This is much more than just pepper-water though. It is wholesome and filling.

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HILTON GARDEN INN
The came the “deceiving” Wild Mushroom Cappuccino (Rs. 315). I really thought it was Cappuccino because it looked just like that. However, there is more to this than meets the eye. This is a beautiful silken soup served with a dollop of whipped cream. Recommended.
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We then moved on to the super-healthy salads. The Garden Salad (Rs. 375) was tossed mixed leaves with cucumber, sliced red onions & peppers finished with toasted walnuts & crumbs of blue cheese or parmesan flakes. Then came the Tomato & Mozzarella Salad (Rs. 375) that was drizzled with some really interesting basil dressing. The Artichoke & Prawns Salad (Rs. 495) had sautéed prawns & artichokes served with balsamic vinegar & lemon juice. All the ingredients within the salads were fresh and the salads were very well-balanced.

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HILTON GARDEN INN
We waited in between courses to take a walk around the hotel. I really liked the super chic “Pose”, Hilton’s brand new bar. It is the kind of place that takes you back to movies like “Lost in Translation”. Remember the bar scene between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. This is the place if you are looking for a relaxing time, good music, brilliant cocktails and great ambience.
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The walk around got us hungry again and we ordered a Sun Dried Tomato Risotto (Rs. 575) finished with mascarpone.
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The Kebab we started with was an extremely delicate Tandoori Sole Tikka (Rs. 725) – river sole steaks marinated with cheese, cream, garlic, chilli & lemon juice. The came the Bhatti ka Murgh Tikka (Rs. 625) – boneless chicken cubes marinated with cream cheese, yoghurt & red chillies.
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The chef was kind enough to prepare a Teen Nimbu ka Murgh for us. I loved the Chicken Tikka marinated with Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass and Lemon Zest. I am not a big fan of lemongrass but the way Chef Vikas had incorporated it subtly into the kebab was quite impressive.
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The vegetarian kebabs included Malai Paneer Tikka (Rs 525), Subzi aur Mewa Seekh (Rs 475) and  Subzi aur Mewa Seekh (Rs 475). The paneer tikka had cardamom flavoured cottage cheese that had been marinated with cream & cheese – beautifully prepared. The mewa seekh wasn’t as heavy as we had expected. The skewers were made with finely chopped vegetables, cottage cheese & dried fruits that had been scented with freshly pounded Indian spices. The Bharwan Aloo was stuffed with mashed green peas, nuts, hint of dry mint & Indian spices and had been cooked in clay oven.

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HILTON GARDEN INN
The main course was a beautifully flavoured Dum Gosht Biryani (Rs 725). As soon as the biryani was uncovered, we could smell the cardamom & mint flavoured rice, cooked with spiced tender lamb. At the risk of sounding cliched, I’m gonna say the biryani tasted delectable.
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From the ongoing Chinese Festival Menu at Hilton we ordered the Crab meat Asparagus Soup and the Steamed sea bass with superior soya emulsion.
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HILTON GARDEN INN
HILTON GARDEN INN
My favourite part of any meal are desserts. We had the  beautifully presented Tempura Fried Ice Cream and the Chilled mango pudding with fresh fruit and ice-cream. The fresh Safeda mangoes went perfectly with the mango pudding.
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I loved the experience and I know I’m gonna be coming back for more treats.

XOXO

Shivangi

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