MOMO – All day dining at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai

bomcy_main01I was worried when I started from Pune for Mumbai as I was going to visit a hotel of the same brand, a brand where I stayed in Chakan, Pune – the Courtyard by Marriot. I was afraid that the property design and other features would be the same at the property at Mumbai also. Just before going to the hotel I visited the Siddhi Vinayak temples at Dadar, Mumbai and prayed to get something different at the hotel. Well, when I reached the hotel, it was a sigh of relief and I thanked Ganapati Bappa for it.

The design structure of the hotel was different but there was MOMO, the trademark restaurant of all the Courtyard by Marriott. Mumbai property did have one additional dining area under the name of Red Zen serving Thai food.

I was delighted to see that the ambiance of MOMO was slightly different. The area was huge and stylishly decorated unlike other Courtyard properties, and the food was superb here.DSCF0191

I had the pleasure of trying out Café MOMO for their buffet breakfast and dinner. The place lives up to be a Marriott. The lobby and MOMO cafe are huge and easy on the eyes. Nothing extravagant but elegant and well kept. The staff is cheerful and well-behaved. I was amazed by the variety of food they had prepared. And yes, every dish was delectable to the core. The food was perfectly cooked and was maintained at the right temperature (neither too hot nor too cold, just

Coming to the variety of food at Café Momo – it is fantastic, authentic in flavours and international -you would want to try everything, Chinese, Indian, Continental, Italian or some special world cuisine delicacies. By the time I have arrived at the hotel it was lunch time. For Lunch I went to Red Zen, the Thai restaurant.

I returned in the evening for coffee and cookies and then after the property tour late in the evening I entered MOMO to savour the mouthwatering buffet spread. The variety at the buffet dinner was fantastic.  Fresh salads counters, numerous Indian dishes, International food, noodles, a variety of biryanis, dal, delicious cakes and muffins and so on and so on….

I still was quite full, so I opted for small portions from our own Desi counter. I quickly finished the Daal Makahni and Mixed Vegetable korma along with a Tandoori Roti and Fried Rice and moved on to the enormous and colourful dessert spread area.

IMG_9344It was outstanding. They were just wow! The dessert counter had a huge variety and I being a sweet lover had a wonderful time. I was told by Chef that they have about 26 varieties of desserts on offer. Among the desserts there was Chocolate pudding, Date pudding,  Mince pie, Dundee cake, Strawberry cake, Key lime pie, Fresh fruit tart, Mango Saffron cheese-cake, Strawberry mousse, Butter Scotch cake, Pineapple mousse, Opera pastry etc. I loved the baked Curd and mango pudding the most…The baked dahi was amazing and I went in for 3 servings during 20 minutes.

I was to leave early the next morning for my next destination, so I came down again to MOMO for breakfast. Again I was looking at the spread with amazement, the buffet breakfast was enormous with tables loaded with different dishes – Indian, continental, Italian, etc. etc. Fresh fruit counters, fresh fruit juices, all varieties of oats, cornflakes and breakfast cereals, cheese counter, varieties of bread, cakes and muffins, Indian breakfast items like poha, puri bhaji, stuffed parathas, live egg counter and more. The live South Indian food counter was refreshing with amazingly soft, light, fluffy idlis and dosas. I tried a little of about one-fourth of what was available and was full.

I had some lovely time at MOMO cafe at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai.The food was mouthwatering, beautiful to look at and service amazing. I have never seen so much variety in a buffet spread. The F&B manager, the chef and the staff at MOMO, were gracious and loving hosts and floored me with a warm welcome and loving hospitality and some really amazing food.


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