It is not often that you get to relive your fun-filled childhood days. But I was lucky enough to do so last Sunday. The Cartoon Themed Sunday Brunch at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East, presented me with the perfect opportunity.
The festival has already begun, and is being celebrated every Sunday in the form of an extravagant Sunday brunch. It will feature a new superhero/cartoon series theme every two Sundays. Batman, Superman, Harry Potter, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo; name your favorite DC Comics or Cartoon Network character and it could be featured at India’s first and only official DC Comics (DC) & Cartoon Network (CN) Brunch.
There was merriment galore as the place was buzzing with excited kids, having fun with themed cupcakes, pastas, pizzas, and more as well as the entertainment from Flubber Martin, face painting, magic shows, music, contests et al. It was almost a fete.
The child in me surfaced involuntarily, as I went and enjoyed myself at the various counters as I watched kids whiz past, enjoying themselves.
The chefs at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai have toiled relentlessly and researched and created authentic menus in keeping with those characters, that children love. And there is so much to choose from – Scooby’s snacks or his XXL sandwiches, Dexter’s scientific experiments, Harry Potter’s dinner at Hogwarts or Flintstone’s famous roast, Tom & Jerry’s cheese.
Says Executive Chef Suresh Thampy, “We didn’t want to limit ourselves to character-shaped food. Hence, we studied every character, superhero and cartoon series to find their likes, dislikes, favorite foods and more. The food served on the festival’s brunch buffet will have this research as its major influence.”
The food was a vast spread with pastas, burgers, pizza, mains, grills, desserts galore. The chefs were also preparing dishes a la minute at the live counters which were equally a delight to watch.
The dessert counter with attractive Tom & Jerry themed desserts was enough to get any child hooked. I too unabashedly indulged. My guilty pleasures these.
Whether or not you have kids, if you are a fan of these comics and the characters and enjoy good food and a lively atmosphere, head to the Mo Mo Cafe one of these Sundays.
I had the time of my life last Sunday.
Here’s the complete schedule:
July 03 & 10, 2016 – Batman
July 17 & 24, 2016 – Ben10
July 31 & August 7, 2016 – Tom & Jerry
August 14 & 21, 2016 – Harry Potter
August 28 & September 4, 2016 – Dexter
September 11 & 18, 2016 – Scooby Doo
September 25 & October 2, 2016 – Superman
October 9 & 16, 2016 – The Flintstones