The Cafe is one of the key restaurants of Hyatt Regency Pune. The restaurant is open between 6:30 am to 10:00 am for breakfast and extended till 11:00 am on weekends.
Lunch is served between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. We arrived at Hyatt Regency and headed straight for lunch to The Cafe.
Being a multi-cuisine restaurant, Western, Asian and Indian cuisine is served here.
The interiors have a bright sunny feel and are done up quite elegantly. Considering the Hyatt philosophy of being simple, there are no frills attached to the decor or food. Authentic cuisine is served with simplicity at core.
The restaurant had a buffet lunch and we reached out to healthy starters and salads. There is also a do-it-yourself salad counter.
We filled our plates with Hummus with Pita bread, baby corn and Mexican rice salad.
I loved the Mexican rice salad. It was colorful, yum and authentic.
Grilled veggies were served fresh on the grill pan.
There were also sandwiches in case you want to avoid a heavy lunch.
For the main course, there was Indian and a live Chinese/Thai station called ‘The Wok’. Wok has been newly introduced and therefore our obvious choice was to try it out.
I ordered Pad Thai Noodles and saw its preparation too 🙂
While we had our share of main course, we met the Head Chef of the hotel, Manav Koul.
Over a brief conversation we learned about his overall journey as a chef and his experience with the Hyatt group. Traveling seems to be part of every Chef’s career as Manav confirmed that given a chance he would travel all across the world. He started his career with the Oberoi group in 1997 and has been associated with The Royal Caribbean Cruise and Ista Bangalore.
Later he moved to London where he was working with a french restaurant L’Auberge before joining the Hyatt Group in 2009. In the fifth year of his tenure with Hyatt, the chef’s experience has been ecstatic.
French food is his personal favorite cuisine as he quotes “French people add art to even food in the form of colors and flavors”.
The deserts section amazed us.
Never before did we see Indian sweets be a part of a buffet spread of a 5 star hotel.
The Pedas were tempting. There was also coconut flavored cake pieces, chocolate pastries among other desserts.
Like the do-it-yourself salad bar, there was a DIY dessert counter which had a lot of garnishing elements and chocolate sauces.
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