Anniversary Celebrations

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The kids always expect something big for our wedding anniversary celebrations, and it’s usually pretty easy to deliver as our anniversary is just one day before Children’s Day in India. So, there’s always something to do.

This year, we opted to do the Sunday brunch at Limelight in Royal Orchid Hotel off Airport Road.

The Sunday brunch is a hot favorite among kids because of a huge bouncy castle, a trampoline, an arts and crafts center, and sundry other stuff that entertain and occupy the kids. In between all the fun, the littles get to have a bite or two. It’s also great because the buffet though pricey is free for kids 8 and younger, and the staff are pretty generous in extending that to any kid that passes muster. For example, Snubnose is 10, turning 11, and still the staff insisted that it was perfectly fine and that she was eligible for the free brunch.

We have been to their Sunday brunches before (blogged about it here and here), and though the kids enjoy it very much, I have often complained about the stink from the terrible gutter nearby, and the passable food and drinks.

This time, however, the food was fantastic, and so were the drinks. The trick I found is to ignore the regular buffet, and fill up your plate with food from the live counters. As for the drinks, it helps if you stand by and give detailed instructions.

So, yes, this time both kids and adults were happy 🙂 . Here are some photos of the fun we had (not too many as I was distracted watching the kids and doing justice to the excellent food).

Lovely lawns

Lovely lawns

I can never stop myself from admiring the lovely red-brick walls covered with ivy. Though the place is fairly new, I love how the ivy gives it a vintage-y and old world charm.

Ivy-covered walls

Ivy-covered walls

And here come photos of some of the food we had.

K loved his chicken biryani and whisky cocktail.

Chicken biryani with whisky

Chicken biryani with whisky

And I loved the spaghetti.

The spaghetti

The spaghetti

The white sauce pasta was good and predictably cheesy. Snubnose lapped every bit of it.

Cheesy pasta

Cheesy pasta

We also ordered for two pizzas, thin-slice, one with chicken, and one with veggies, and they were so, so good that we just inhaled it all in. Just as the last mouthful went in, I realized I had forgotten to take any snaps of them.

We went easy on the desserts – already stuffed from the huge quantities of food we had consumed. My sweet-toothed father-in-law did succumb to a cupcake though.

Cupcakes and cocktails

Cupcakes and cocktails

The desserts in general, are okay. They have a huge number of desserts – both western and Indian options. But, I have yet to find that one item that makes my heart sing. Quality always trumps over quantity for me. I’d rather have one excellent dessert than a plateful of okay options, and hence I sat out the dessert.

On the teeny tiny slides

On the teeny tiny slides

After food, off the kids went to burn more calories on the slides, the bouncy castle, and the trampolines. I really thought they would both be exhausted by the end of it all, and was looking forward to a nice post-lunch snooze at home, but all that excitement just translated into tons of energy and they were bouncing around the house till late in the evening, while I looked on partly exhausted and partly envious of all that energy.

Happy campers

Happy campers

Overall, a great time at Limelight, as usual.

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  • Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you and your family had a great time!

    • Nishita

      @VickiSN:disqus Thank you, yes, we did have a great time!

  • BethFishReads

    Happy anniversary! Sounds like the perfect place to celebrate, and the kids looked liked they had a lot of fun. I’m with you, I get dessert only when there is something that really calls to me.

    • Nishita

      @BethFishReads:disqus Thank you, yes It was a great place to celebrate an occasion, especially with frisky kids 🙂

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