Ever felt like escaped from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai while being right in the heart of it. Add one place to the rare list, the backyard of the Hyatt Regency, Sahar Airport Road. And if you happen to visit on Friday evening, all these comes as an added bonus to the sumptuous barbecue spread called Backyard Barbecue. This Friday-evening-only menu is arranged by the poolside from 21st Oct to 30th Dec, 2016.
Cool October breeze, sparsely arranged tables, rustic setting by the poolside were a great combination for a laidback Friday evening to retire from the hectic weekdays and start a great weekend.
A stack of Jenga, Chess board, Foosball and selfie point for social media savvy were some of the highlights to get you started on the fun part.
We directly hoped on to the bar counter to grab beers and made-to-order cocktails. The bartender was courteous enough to answer all our queries and demands. In fact, the entire staff was one of the friendliest I have encountered lately.
Must try is one of their signature drink Stax. With orange and pineapple juice as a base, vodka adds spirit to the drink before finally being topped by cherry syrup and lime juice.
The assorted bread counter had a selection of bread and yummy dips to pair with. Don’t miss the garlic butter. The salad counter added the Mediterranean feel to the evening.
The barbecue counter had local and international grills. These included all-time favorites Grilled garlic bread, Grilled potato slices, Grilled Paneer and Corn on the cob. The special ones included Balsamic marinated vegetable skewers and eggplant marinated with roasted cumin and Cajun and char-grilled to perfection.
Dessert counter had enough verities to satisfy the sweet-tooth. Sacher and Walnut Brownies were there for sinful indulgence and for guiltless indulgence, there were varieties of fresh fruits like melons, guava, pear and dragon fruit.
A barbecue setting should provide a laid back and relaxing atmosphere with soft music in the background where you can have a good conversation with your companion. This perfectly matches how a barbecue event should be. What should be in the menu needs a little improvement as I would like to see more verities specifically on the grills.
I was invited by FBAI and Hyatt Regency to taste the BackyardBBQ menu.