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Like most starred all-day dining restaurants in hotels across India, Viva at Holiday Inn has also stuck to the same formula to keep the crowds happy. The buffet breakfast with a lavish continental and Indian spread and the lunch buffet with classic Indian dishes tempered with a few continental dishes seems to be the winning formula. As far as the a la carte menu is concerned one the best things on the menu is the club sandwich with chicken, ham and egg while the BLT or the bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich is a close second. For a delicious one pot meal, try the Kopi Tiam Laksa with prawns or the Khao Suey with vegetables. If you’re in for something lighter don’t forget to order their in-house Khichadi made with split green moong dal which you can opt to eat plain, with vegetables or masala. The Mudcake is one of the best desserts on the menu.
All-day dining could be a major let down if not chosen right. Usually North Indian food is the safest bet when dining at an all-day dining restaurant but if you prefer to be more adventurous then it can lead to a disappointment in most cases. But there are some restaurants that may keep an extensive diverse menu yet each cuisine is treated right and made beautifully. ‘Viva’ of Holiday Inn, Aerocity, New Delhi is one such prime example of a wonderful menu that goes well with their elegant tasteful décor. As the restaurant is quite close to the airport and is located in a well-known hotel, it is always buzzing with travellers, families and businessmen. Viva is a great place to dine if you want a lavish filling meal before heading for the airport.
Viva offers a wide global menu featuring North Indian, Asian and European cuisine, so there is something for everyone. Viva can be an expensive dining experience but it manages to give value for money meal effortlessly. Their lunch buffet and midnight buffet are highly sought after especially by those who have an odd flight timings. Begin by sipping on a refreshing mocktail to give the appetizers a company. Tuck into, kasundi mahi tikka, Caesar salad, spring rolls, creamy mushroom soup, kutti mirch ka paneer tikka, spicy shrimp tortilla, avocado & tomato bruschetta, Makai methi seekh, lehsooni jhinga, teriyaki chicken skewers, dim sums and Norwegian smoked salmon. Main course entails, crumb fried fish, club sandwich, Thai yellow curry, chicken tikka pizza, murgh aap ki pasand, wok tossed tenderloin, hoisin grilled chicken, ciabatta steak sandwich, pepperoni pizza and khubani kofta curry.
Similar to the varied first and second course, Viva offers a wonderfully lavish dessert course too. Gulab jamun, cheese cake, warm chocolate mud cake, phirni, crème brulee, ice cream and fresh fruit platter is a good way to wrap up the meal. Interiors of Viva are generously spacious and cheerfully sunlit so you get a light airy feeling upon entering the room. Large picture windows are used to bring the outdoors in making the room seem all the more open. Furnishings are kept casual and chic. Modern elements are used around the room in chandeliers and showcases to uplift the space. The best place to sit is next to the window.