My bond with TheBteam only strengthens every time they extend an exclusive invite for the hottest and most classy events in town.
This time was no different when I received an invite to cover, hog and then blog about The Sunday Brunch at the Burrow – Playboy Beer Garden, Balewadi, Pune.
PB Lifestyle Ltd, the master and exclusive license holder in India for PB Enterprises INC, USA, unveiled Playboy Beer Garden earlier this year in Pune. Located in Balewadi High Street, Playboy Beer Garden is spread over 8000 square feet and offers an extensive outdoor area attached to a luxurious indoor space making it an ideal place to enjoy food and beverages with live music and happening events.
Call them different names, but you’ve got to give it to them, Playboy is Niche! Yet again leading with an example, Playboy Beer Garden introduced their Sunday Brunch at the Burrow and it’s every thing one can expect it to be.
Again, it’s Playboy, baby!
I was pretty excited the moment I entered the place as I witnessed a huge lavish spread which consisted of almost everything a brunch comprises of.
Breads, salads, juices, soups, dips, desserts. Oh and the irony, Playboy Beer Garden also served milk. Quite a lot for a healthy brunch, eh?
At the entrance was a Mimosa counter. For those who don’t know what it is and how it works, here’s a little insight.
There are many reasons to love the concept of a ‘Build your own drink’ bar. Having the opportunity assembled and customize your own drink creation makes for a fun Sunday brunch.
And as the picture says,
1)Pour the bubbly (champagne or any sparkly wine)
2)Add some juice (Fresh fruit juices)
3)Top with fruit (Cranberries, kiwis, Orange, etc)
And now for the brunch!
A huge spread both indoors and outdoors which included everything from chicken to fish to lamb and beef.
Tried a few salads, a shot of healthy beetroot soup which was thick and creamy.
Also tasted a couple of thin crust pizzas and loved all of them.
Margherita, Mexicana and Peri Peri chicken were the 3 different offerings.
What caught my eye were the live grill station, egg station and the Asian counter.
What I tried – EVERYTHING!
Paneer hilltop, Saffron chicken, Grilled salmon and of course Beef steak (Buff in this case, a medium rare)
Yes it was a little too charred and yes it lacked seasoning but I can never say NO to beef.
Another personal favorite was the Grilled saffron chicken – Sheer love! All I know is I’m going back to the brunch for this.
All this by now and we hadn’t tried the mains yet, gulped down a few mocktails while enjoying the live band, which reminds me of Mr Jameer Aran Kharkongar. A soulful singer, an amazing musician and a breathtaking performer. And not to forget a magic show by master magician and illusionist Ashish Pandey. He sure has some tricks. Kept everyone right from the kids to the adults engrossed with his magical performance.
Well with all that, we still craved for more and wanted to try the mains as they sounded exotic and by God they were. So the 4 of us ordered 4 different dishes and each was dished to perfection.
Potato Gnocchi with roasted pumpkins and safe butter.
Gnocchi’s plump, pillowy texture and a mild delicate flavor with a twist, a stuffing of amazingly flavored minced meat. The first bite and I went GA GA about it.
Also tried the mini tenderloin steaks with red pepper hollandaise and roasted garlic demiglaze.
A course that concludes a meal, people call it Desserts, I call it LOVE! And Playboy being Playboy has spoilt us for choice.
My picks at the dessert counter were,
Dutch Truffle chocolate mousse.
Dark chocolate tart with dates and fig compote.
Banana frosted creme brulee.
And just when I thought it was over, Playboy was ready to pamper me with an Orgasmic foot massage. It’s complimentary!
Yes, you read that right, a foot massage to soothe your senses by ‘My Glamm’
They provide professional beauty treatments and services at home. Playboy is also going to add some new ways to lure us by introducing nail art, nail spa and illusion shows.
I can go on and on about the event but it’s best for you to experience hospitality at it’s best at the Sunday Brunch at the Burrow – Playboy Beer Garden! I’m grateful to QEvents and Damini Oberoi for inviting me and the team.
|With the Director of Playboy India|