Enter a world of seafood through the aquamarine doors of The Square every Friday night at the Novotel Airport. Yeah, I was enthralled seeing the variety of seafood on display as I took a quick walk round the buffet spread. I quite liked the fact each sea-food preparation came in different cuisines rather than sticking to one particular one. So you could get to choose from Chinese, Continental, Mangalorean, Goan, Bengali, Thai and lots more.
Going with the Friday night’s theme, we started off with the Sea Food Chowder soup which had a lovely taste of the sea, packing in loads of flavor from the clams and I could distinguish the aromas of the spices distinctly. The starters included Hunan Fish and also Mutton Seekh Kebabs, Rajma Galouti and Croquettes on the night we visited for dinner at The Square.
There is huge Live Grill stationed out where you can give your choices of marinated fish or grills or fry. I specially loved the Chettinad Marinated Grilled Rohu and Mangalorean King Fish. And of course there were the crumb fried squids and prawns which make for a great accompaniment for a drink at hand.
Even though the main courses along the buffet are vast, the seafood here is quite highlighted. The Goan Crab Curry was perfect with simple plain rice. There a little break from the regular buffet on the Friday night with the Prawns Biryani taking centerpiece instead of the regular meat.
If you do get a chance, leave a bit of appetite for the lovely chai that Novotel makes at the far end of the counter. I’ve not been much a tea-person but the Masala Chai at The Square is quite comforting.
The Seafood Festival is set every Friday Night at The Square, Novotel Airport and is part of the regular buffet among other items.