For those looking to brunch their Saturdays away amidst lush green surroundings, the Bar-Be-Que Brunch Bazaar at the Gokarna Forest Resort might just be the place for you.
Every Saturday for the whole of August, the resort known for its pristine environment and beautiful golf course, has been preparing a lavish buffet of Hyderabadi and Panjabi cuisine. Take a chance this Saturday before the month ends, and sample what’s on offer between 12 to 2.30pm.
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From Macchi Amritsari to crowd favourite tandoori chicken, visitors are spoilt for choices at this meat-dominant fare. The spread is truly a celebration for the carnivorous. The chef’s recommendations have a lot of mutton dishes - Kunna Ghost, Rara Ghost and Mutton Chapli Kebabs to name a few. Amidst all the finger-licking good Indian cuisine, it was next to impossible to set aside a favourite.
Apart from the buffet, the BBQ bazaar also has a separate barbeque stall that prepares typical Punjabi kebabs. It was as joyful watching the mouth watering meat being grilled on the hot skewer as it was eating them.
For those seeking a change in taste, the Mongolian barbeque comprising of noodles, rice, vegetables and, of course, chicken, lamb or seafood is worth a sample.
Vegetarians, fret not. The buffet also has a smaller, yet delicious, selection of vegetarian dishes. A handful of subtle selections that balanced the mishmash of flavours like Makkai Tikka, Palak Wadi and Paneer Kadai stood out.
And for those who need to have a little bit of Nepali in their diet, there’s also a Newari counter, which serves the popular set Samay Baji.
With a delightful assortment of salads, traditional Panjabi dishes and a scrumptious variety of desserts, it is easy to spend your entire time sampling everything on offer. But, do take the time to venture around this gorgeous property and well, if the appetite builds up, there’s always more on the table.
Along with the buffet, guests can enjoy a swim and take a swing at golf. Take your kids along too.
Acclaimed chef Anthony Bourdain once famously said good food and good eating were all about taking risks. Risk missing this out out at your own loss.
How to get there: The gorgeous Gokarna Forest Resort is a 10km drive from Kathmandu’s airport and is located inside the Gokarna Forest Reserve in Thali.
Rs 2499 (adult), Rs 1799 (child) with swimming, Rs 1999 (a), Rs 1299 (c) without.