Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: A Foodicilous Way to Get Ready for A New Week!

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: A Foodicilous Way to Get Ready for A New Week!

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: A Foodicilous Way to Get Ready for A New Week: JustODThings

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: A Foodicilous Way to Get Ready for A New Week!

There are two kinds of people: those who think that Sunday is the end of the week, and others who think it is the start. But both the clubs agree that Sundays are meant for waking up late and enjoying heavy lunches after a late, heavy breakfast. The routine is more or less the same in every household I know of: wake up at 9 am, gorge on a breakfast of luchi, alur dom and jilipi at 11.30, start cooking Mangsher Jhol at 12, enjoy lunch at 2.30, and then enjoy a siesta. That’s how we get over the week’s exhaustion and prepare ourselves to face our Monday blues. We need some rejuvenation to do on Sundays. And, if you’re not up for all the Sunday morning cooking, then opt for the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata, and enjoy a delightful Italian meal that you won’t forget in a long time.

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: A Foodicilous Way to Get Ready for A New Week!

The Lively Ambience is Perfect to Enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: JustODThings

The Lively Ambience is Perfect to Enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata

Kolkata is one of the eight cities around the world to have a Serafina outlet. The city outlet of the restaurant is located at Quest Mall in Ballygunge. It has a beautiful set-up; you either choose a cosy table inside, or enjoy the flurry of activities of the people in the Mall while sitting outside. I went for a bloggers’ tasting session of the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata, and we chose to sit outside. And, it was one of the most fun and memorable brunches I have had, as we continued to enjoy the incredible food for several hours.

The Brunch in All its Delicious Glory

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: JustODThings

Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata

This Sunday brunch is every foodie’s dream. It offers unlimited food for the diner, along with a complimentary glass of wine/beer/sangria/mocktail. All this at just Rs. 999/- (excl. taxes) only! And, trust me when I say that the price is not the main attraction of this all-you-can-eat brunch. It’s the food. For one, the tastes and flavours of the dishes are beyond description. Trust me, you have to savour them to understand what I am talking about. What’s really interesting about this brunch is that you can ask for customisation of the dishes you try! Apart from the wine, chicken ar dessert menu, the dishes keeps changing. Choose your own combination of ingredients and sauces for the the pizzas and pasta dishes. Plus, there are live counters for omelettes and salads, so you can pick your own ingredients and watch them being stirred into something incredible!

What I Tried and Loved

That’s how we began: the complimentary drink – I opted for the sangria, which had an incredible freshness! With that, we had a never ending supply of food. And, the list of food we tried was REALLY long.

Starters

Starters in the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata - Assorted Bread, Fried Calamari, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Marinara Spiced Chicken: JustODThings

Starters in the Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata – Assorted Bread, Fried Calamari, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Marinara Spiced Chicken

A basket of assorted in-house bread arrived soon, and we had them with a unique spread of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs, and pepper, i.e. a mix of all that was on the table. Next came the Soup of the Day; we tried the delicious Cream of Chicken Soup with a rich taste and creamy texture. The Crostinis and Bruschettas arrived soon, and they made a lovely pair with the soup. We also tried the Arrabiata Spiced Chicken and the Crispy Fried Calamari, both with Marinara Sauce. Honestly, it was really difficult to keep our hands off the scrummy, succulent pieces of chicken and squid!

Make Your Own Salad Bar Live Omelette Counter

Omelette and Salad on the Menu of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: JustODThings

Omelette and Salad on the Menu of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata

I have always loved to cook, but I’m really bad at it. So, I stick to simple things like smoothie bowls and salad. Serafina has a make-your-own-salad bar for people like me, though we chose to let the amazing people at Serafina make us a lovely salad full of the freshest, crunchiest veggies, sliced chicken and eggs, with a creamy dressing. Next to the salad bar is the live omlette counter. It’s always a pleasure for me to watch food being prepared in front of me. As a child, I used to spend hours watch Khaana Khazana! And, to think that the food being prepared in front of me is something I am about to dive into brings a whole new level of excitement! That’s what happened when I saw my amazing omelette being whipped up in front of me!

Mains

We then moved on to the main course. First, we tried the delightful Chicken Sliders with French Fries and the absolutely melt-in-your-mouth Grilled Chicken with Veggies and Potato Mash that can only be described as a heavenly delicacy. Then came the Tomato Base Pizza with our chosen toping of chicken and corn. What a wonderful combintion, with just the right amount of sweetness and tang from the tomato. One of my most favourite items during that brunch was what came next – the White Base Pizza with which the chef suggested  topping of calamari, shrimps and bacon. I can’t remember when I have last had a pizza that tasted as good as this one did!

Pizza, Chicken Slider, and Grilled Chicken for Main Course of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata: JustODThings

Pizza, Chicken Slider, and Grilled Chicken for Main Course of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata

To complete our main course, we tried their Spaghetti Arrabiatta with chicken, and the Spaghetti in White Sauce with chicken, shrimps and bacon. I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes in general, but the Arrabiatta had the perfect balance of creaminess with the characteristic flavour and taste of tomato. The white base spaghetti was again a choice of the chef. All the goodness cream, cheese, bacon and seafood was packed into the rich base of the dish. One bite, and I was in a different world. In fact, the moment I think about my experience of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata, this is the dish I think of first!

Pasta for Main Course in the Sunday Brunch at Serafina: JustODThings

Pasta for Main Course in the Sunday Brunch at Serafina

Desserts

By the time we came to the dessert segment at the end of the ridiculously enormous brunch, we felt that we should skip the desserts. But the moment the desserts arrived, we dug in. Because we are foodies, and we could not have tarnished the goodwill of the brand of foodies by skipping Panacotta, Tiramisu and Lemongrass Creme Brulee. So, we dug in. And, then we resist the silkiness of the panacotta, the chocolaty goodness of Serafina’s signature Tiramisu, and the aromatic, creamy and surprisingly light Creme Brulee!

Desserts on the Menu of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata - Panacotta, Creme Brulee, and Tiramisu: JustODThings

Desserts on the Menu of Sunday Brunch at Serafina Kolkata – Panacotta, Creme Brulee, and Tiramisu

My Verdict

The brunch continued for around four long hours or so; My friends and I lost track of time, thanks to the fun Sunday. We had the most relaxing, meaningless coversations; we appreciated all the different kinds of dishes, each of which brought a unique combination of tastes, flavours and textures to the table. Plus, quite obviously, we didn’t stop at the complimentary glass. I came home with a bad headache; throughout my Monday, I kept suffering, reminiscing and missing the previous day’s meal and fun. Yet, it was the best thing that happened during the previous week. (Yes, i consider Sunday the end of the week, sue me if you don’t.) Besides, the Sunday brunch at Serafina Kolkata was waiting for me. I can now look forward to ending my week, and starting the next one, with a great brunch. That’s enough to get me through this horrendous week, I think.
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  1. September 23, 2017

    […] Caesar Salad, Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, Panzanella Salad, and Pizza Norcina. I maintain that Serafina is one of the best Italian places in Kolkata. It’s pizzas and pastas with a white base […]

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