Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whatte job- part II

I love food. I love good food.
And I am trying to lose weight. I am trying to control sweet intake and all those 'intakes' that make you FATTER.
And in the middle of vigorous gymming and dieting, I do this project where I get a chance to have a dinner at Leela Palace. What do I do? What do I DO peoppppppppppple!!
I eat. I eat like a pig. I eat like there is no tomorrow.

So 'the project' was a golf tournament which had an after party! And what party it was. With a guest list of all the socialites of Bangalore and the CEOs and VPs of big corporates, the party was quite a sophisticated and pretentious and shallow affair. It was all for charity by the way.

Anyway, coming back to what I am here for. Food.
The food was to die for. And I almost did.
I had red wine. Not for the first time. But still, didn't like it all that much. It was Shiraz, FYI. S, my partner in crime last night, says it is an acquired taste. I didn't quite acquire it in one glass. :P Starters were amazing. In fact I always look forward to starters than the main course. There were things that I had never tasted before. And that was my agenda. To eat what I won't get to eat later. So I conveniently overlooked the bread section, my favourite pasta section, the salad section.. yea that's about it. I hogged on the rest. Actually it was the entire sumptuous spread that delighted me most. I didn't really eat so much. Or may be I did :P
I had the most amazing mashed potato. Ok that wasn't the show stealer. I just mentioned that because I haven't had good mashed potatoes in a while. Boca Grande wasn't so good either. Last night I fell in love with mashed potatoes again. I was already so full with the starters and the wine that I did not have much space to accommodate rest of the delicacies. But I am not a ditcher when it comes to food. I religiously ate. I had rice and prawn curry for main course along with fish fries on the side. I had had enough chicken in the starters. Well, it was not normal prawn curry or fish fries.. they had some awesome names and of course out-of-the-world taste, but like usual I don't remember the names. Who cares about the names anyway!
Before piling on my plate, I did a complete recce of the place. There was a separate area for breads, a separate one for pasta, for pork, for fish... but my eyes were looking for one thing. Desserts. In the name of my 'dieting' process, I had ignored a lot of sweets. And I was ready to lose my sweet tooth virginity, yet again! But I couldn't find a dessert corner. I got worried. While S was busy digging into the delicious pork, I thought I'll explore a little more. I kept my plate down in search of Desserts. And boy, was I in for a surprise!!! There was an entire ROOM dedicated for desserts. *sigh* *eyes wide open* *ear to ear smile*
I rushed to S and told him about my latest finding. And we plundered the room! That was the best part of the entire party. Though S was grooving on the delicious pork all through, my show stopper was that dessert section. There was Tiramisu, Chocolate mousse, Baked gulab jamuns, Ras malai, Apple tart, Chocolate cake, creme brule, and other awesome stuff that I can't remember. O yea.. there were pancakes and pies and.... O! I am already salivating.

I ate so much, I could actually feel my stomach sticking out and touching the walls of my belly. What dinner it was. And even the ambiance.. I had never experienced anything like this before. The last time I had been to Leela Palace was for a dinner that a friend's parents had thrown. But this time it was majestic. The night was guilt ridden as usual. Monday comes, I am going to start my gym routine afresh. I have a connection with Food. Karmic connection. :)


  1. okay im jealous! i waaaaan to go for such a dessert spread!
    only considering im supposed to permanently be on a diet - im sure thats not a good idea! *sigh*
    post some pics of the dessert so at least i can drool over pics? :D

  2. Sula wines are not good. It requires more than just acquired taste.

    I have a major sweet tooth, the first thing I do, is check out the dessert section in a buffet spread.

    And I just love creme brulee :)

  3. @ Sunshine:
    Hey :)
    I didn't click any pictures :P was too embarrassed and also busy eating :D

    @ Purba:
    O yea :)
    n thanks for the spell check :P i was too engrossed in relishing the taste to remember the name :D

  4. Reading you blog made me realize what I should have long ago. I am a foodie. I donot gorge. But love love love food.

    Lovely blog. Thanks for dropping by.
    And hey, I live next to Boca Grande. Have heard about it from my friends, have not made it. About time I guess.

  5. :) yea.. but I recently heard that the quality has come down :(

    p.s: Welcome to my blog :)

  6. Eating at a five star means heading to the dessert counting! Thanks for sharing this interesting account! I love food too!

  7. I really like your blog! It's so cute and the posts are amazing! :)


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