It was the right time to get an invite for JW Marriott Mumbai buffet and blogger’s table on Saturday the 20th June 2015, for a food-filled evening and to enjoy the BBQ Night.
Mumbai rains are magical with the lowering down of temperature and then it all begins. The food cravings start making you feel absolutely crazy. Its time to dig into a plate of hot spicy kababs, chaat, grilled tikkas, all this done indulging carefree without counting those dreaded calories.
The ambiance of JW Marriott Mumbai Buffet
I had read and heard so much about the lavish buffet spread at JW Cafe from fellow bloggers and my daughter BrandedBawi who recently attended an Easter Sunday Brunch. The JW Cafe ambiance is clean and classy. Boasting of an area enough to fit in around 200 people this cafe is certainly spacious and well laid out. It serves food of different cuisines around the world. Our blogger’s table was right in the middle and had a pretty all-round view of the cafe.
Chef Danish Merchant
Senior Sous Chef took us on a tour of the JW Marriott Mumbai buffet, introducing the different chefs specializing in those cuisines, manning the counter. During the flow of the evening, I saw him checking out the details on every counter and he charmingly obliged us by answering all our queries. Truly a master, Kudos on managing such a lavish buffet, making sure we enjoy the evening and the renowned Marriott hospitality.
The Buffet tour
This is a Buffet set for a king. You really need to skip all three previous meals of the day to enjoy this scrumptious barbecue food-filled buffet. It offers a variety of cuisine you can’t even imagine. They have widespread available from Chinese, Thai, Continental, Japanese, Middle Eastern and of course ” Balle Balle” Indian Cuisine. There is a sushi counter for authentic sushi lovers.
Delicious Buffet Spread
Shawarma and some authentic Arabic dishes for some middle eastern influence. They have a live soup and roti counter, where you can make your own soup by adding the ingredients and flavors of your liking. Live pasta and pizza station. Their waffles are undoubtedly the best and they are proud of it! 🙂
Vegetarian mushroom, paneer, pineapple waiting to be put on the skillet.
The Salad bar had a pretty good variety, with vegetables laid out separately, a huge salad bowl to toss up your own salad in a bowl with sauces and seasonings.
They had a very good variety of cheeses. Some I tried and tested for the first time.
Assorted freshly baked bread served up with herb butter.
There is a separate candy counter with marshmallows, gummy bears and other candies.
Plus one look at the dessert station makes you feel like a child again wanting it all. Phew, that’s a lot. At one point I lost count of the number of food counters. I guess so will you?
The Barbecue Section
The highlight of Barbecue Saturdays is the live carving station featuring Tender Lamb Leg, which is succulent melt in the mouth tender. Slow Roasted Poultry and Roasted Herbed Chicken with its accompaniments will be a treat for the white meat lovers. Additionally, Tawa Macchi, Masala Jhinga, Chapli Kebabs are a few of the authentic sub-continental dishes on the menu. So lets head straight to the Bloggers table now.
Take a deep breath now coz you are about to witness all the food we tasted, relished and spoke about that evening.
A special mention to the Sheek kababs on this platter. They were a perfect explosion of flavors and spice that went really well with the mint chutney served with it.
I was not very impressed by the fig tart. The taste didn’t do much for my palate. A bit dry, crumbly and less sweet. However you have lots of other options to make it up.
There are super big selections of desserts and chocolates. I had a bite of the salted caramel pudding and was really impressed, so went back to have another. Desserts included kulfi, barfis, ice creams and a variety of Indian sweetmeats, pastries, tarts, cheesecakes, and brownies. The bite-size desserts make it easier to try most of the desserts displayed.
Final verdict of JW Marriott Mumbai buffet
I loved the overall dining experience at JW Cafe. The fantastic variety of food and efficient staff, the meal is definitely worth the price. I am surely going for more!
The evening ended with a group photograph with the Fat Toxic Barwarchi Trio and my other fellow friends.
BBQ Night which is held every Saturday at the JW Cafe.
Restaurant: JW Café, JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar Time :7pm – 11pm Pricing: Non-alcoholic – 1555+taxes for buffet & barbecue Unlimited beer for additional 1111+taxes
Au Revoir till we meet again. Its sweetAnnu signing out with a belly full of heavenly food.