Sunday, July 13, 2014

India (12) Goa to Delhi

So Thursday, June 12 - the day we were leaving Goa, mum was surprised with a little cake in the room. Why? Because it was my parents' 33rd Wedding Anniversary! :) What a nice gesture from the hotel, isn't it?

The flight to Delhi was really bumpy and we arrived to grey skies and  a bit of rain. Our driver for Delhi was Sonu - polite and helpful. The drive to the hotel was about 20 minutes. Security check before even reaching our check-in point was once again tight, but we were soon checked in quite swiftly by friendly staff.

That evening, as we decided where to dine [there are a variety of choices]. By chance, we met Anmol - a hotel staff member in the elevator. He asked if he could be of assistance and we just told him that we were trying to decide where to have dinner. We thought we'd check out Twenty-9. With no hesitation, Anmol took us right to the restaurant where we met...Sajeev, the Executive Chef of the restaurant.

What blew me away first of all, was the exceptional presentation of the food. Each dish had been prepared with such care and pride. It was completely evident! My favourite in the whole place was the two "Chaat Stations", one of which had Paani Puri! The desserts are something quite incredible and I was really amazed to learn that absolutely everything is made on site.

Sanjeev and his team were very professional, friendly and attentive while we were there. Really impressed with the service! Our room was great and comfortable and well. Had an early-ish night as the following day would be spent sight-seeing around Delhi.

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