Novotel Guwahati: The Square
GS Road, State Secretariat
Continental, Oriental, Desserts, American, Coffee
Novotel stepped into Guwahati city a while back, revolutionising the concept of Business Hotel with no stones unturned - smart, chic and modern the hotel is located bang on G.S Road, half a kilometre away from the state Secretariat.
‘The Square’ is Novotel Guwahati’s 24-hour (all day dining) restaurant. Novotel Guwahati has also opened up their Alfresco dining space, which was launched on 5th Oct along with the October special – Oktoberfest which welcomes you to a delectable spread of German fare.
The Square is on the first floor of Guwahati’s premium business hotel. Clean line dotted with blue and green seats makes the space look inviting and soothing to the eyes. On a personal note, I think winter evenings would be absolutely delightful in this palm fringed area, giving one the feeling of being outside.
We started the evening off with a tall glass of Orange Sangria, refreshing, citrusy with just a hint of white wine. How perfect is that! There was also Orange Mojito to sip and both the drinks were outstanding.
For nibbles we had boneless chicken with orange Chinese style. Delicious, the ginger, soy sauce and the orange came into a beautiful sweet, savoury dish, ying and yang in sync.
Chef then sent us a thin crust pizza topped with mushroom, onion and bell pepper and loads and loads of cheese. Well, it was nice and comforting.
The show stopper of the evening arrived quietly “Pork Chops with Orange Sauce” (yes orange again)! I think Chef is secretly in love with orange!! All my reservation melted away much like the knife that just sank into the meat. The meat was done to undeniable perfection, soft, juicy and succulent and the citrus sauce did some wonders to the meat. The potato mash was creamy, silky and creamy topped with crisp bacon bits. This was heaven indeed. The vegetables complimented and made the dish a wholesome meal.
The Chicken Ravioli – although a little chewy, was complimented with a creamy and well balanced sauce.
The dessert was a Trio of Mousse Chocolate, Strawberry and Caramel. The Caramel was light, airy and delicately sweet; a perfect way to end an excellent meal.
The service was impeccable and the team was courteous, making the evening a delight. The Square, centrally located makes for a perfect place for a quiet meal with some excellent food!