The Spices Unlimited Buffet at Cascade, Radisson Hitech City

A buffet with a nice spread and value for money pricing is always in demand. The “Spices Unlimited” buffet at Cascade, the all-day dining restaurant at Radisson Hitech City is an example of this. The newly revamped menu of this buffet, on for both lunch and dinner, ensures that everyone has something suiting his palate. Quite a number of live counters make this even more interesting.

Chicken Quesadillas
Chicken Quesadillas 

The buffet is priced at an attractive Rs 1255 (all taxes included). Invited for a review of the buffet, I first did a recce of the items served. I was happy to note that huge spread had something for everybody. There were dishes from different cuisines, ranging from North Indian, South Indian, local Hyderabadi, Pan-Asian to continental. Live counters included those for dosa, ice creams as well as pasta and pizza.  The dessert counter looked pretty extensive too.

Paniyaram
Paniyaram

Among the starters was Paniyaram, the round batter balls popular as a breakfast or snacks. This was served with three types of chutneys – coconut, mint, and tomato. I usually do not try veg starters but this was soft and good and the chutneys were delicious.

Other vegetarian starters included Potli Samosa, Kothmir Vada, and assorted Vegetables in Chilli Sauce. Veg Sushis were also on display, but I did not try it.

Chicken Quesadillas filled with a nice stuffing and grilled was one attractive dish in the non-veg section. Fish Tikka was a little bit too spicy for me. Chicken Nuggets, Pepper Fish, and Shanghai Chicken Dry were the other non-vegetarian appetizers.

Margarita
Pizza Margarita

The pizzas for the day included a simple Margarita as well as Chicken Pizza.I tried a couple of dosas from the live counter – my choice was the Kheema Dosa though the Beetroot Dosa was a novelty too for its looks, like the colourful burgers which are in vogue these days.

Beetroot Dosa
Beetroot Dosa

The buffet also had an extensive salad bar with highlights such as Braised Chicken & Mushroom Salad and Roasted Lamb with Onion & Cabbage.

Salad Counter
Salad Counter

Over to the main courses. Continental cuisine seems to be a strong point of the chef team led by Executive Chef Subhabrata Maitra. The vegetarian main courses included Balsamic Grilled Vegetables, a dish which had baby-corn, carrots and beans in a balsamic vinegar based sauce. The sweet and sour Vegetable Caponata was another dish of note. Lamb Ossobuco, an Italian main course of lamb shanks with a dark gravy was one dish that was really good. Poached Fish in a watery gravy did not have much of taste, the same applies for the Roasted Potatoes.

Main Courses
Main Courses

The Chinese part of the buffet had quite a good collection too. Fish Thai Red Curry went well with Szechuan Noodles. There was a vegetarian dish Mushroom & Bamboo Shoot in Scallion Sauce which also attracted my attention.

The Indian section had Biryanis, both veg and non-veg, which are must for any Hyderabadi buffet. The other local dish was Hyderabadi Fish Curry. From the Andhra kitchen, Kodi Koora and Ulavacharu made their mark. Maa ki Dal and Matar Paneer were the Punjabi dishes served.

Dessert Counter
Dessert Counter

I am not much of a dessert person but was happy to see a large number of desserts in the buffet. Sweets included Shrikhand, Rasmadhuri and Hot Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream.

Overall, I will not call it extremely extraordinary stuff, but it was a nice spread and a value-for-money buffet. The lunch buffet which I attended on a weekday had a huge rush, pointing to the popularity of the restaurant. The menu changes every day so that the regular clientele is provided with a change of taste.

Location:
Cascade
Radisson Hyderabad Hitech City
Hitech City-Gachibowli Road
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032
Telephone: 040 67696769/777

Disclaimer: The review is based on invites from the restaurant



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