Pizza By The Bay – Buffet lunch

I’ve always loved having a soup, salad and sandwich meal. I’ve also always loved the PBTB (Pizza by the Bay) food. However, with so many new restaurants opening up, I hadn’t been to PBTB for a buffet for many years. Finally when there recently with family.

The restaurant has been recently re-decorated. Its done-up very tastefully. They now have tall glass windows that look out towards the sea. We managed to get a round table near the windows. Its was a wonderful meal – food, ambiance and the company. We spent a leisure almost 2 hours over the buffet. Of course, as usual, after an absolutely satiating meal, went home and slept.

The buffet is a soup, salads, sandwiches and desserts menu. There is a veg and non-vegetarian soup, served on the table with a basket of soft breads and crunchy sticks. The vegetarian minestrone soup as well as chicken soup were amazing.

The salads spread was outstanding. They had almost over 20 vegetarian salads, of which about 5-6 of them were without onion and garlic. For the non-vegetarians too, there were no less than 10 salads – I’m sure of it. All the salads were well flavoured and one could easily go for seconds. However, since the salads are so many and I wanted to try all, or as many as I could, I really couldn’t go back for seconds (I yet had to have the sandwiches and desserts)! The only drawback that I found in the salads was that though they were all well flavoured, there just one or two salads that were not dry-ish (like a mayo based salad). However, its easily forgotten when the spread is so good.

veg salad spread

veg salad spread

veg salad spread pic

veg salad spread pic

more veg salads

more veg salads

non veg salad spread

non veg salad spread

non veg salad spread pic

non veg salad spread pic

There are about 10 listed sandwiches. We ordered the chili cheese, Mediterranean and beef sandwiches between 5 of us. The chili cheese sandwich was the best, the other two coming a close second.

chili cheese toast

chili cheese toast

Medditerranean sandwich

Mediterranean sandwich

Beef sandwich

Beef sandwich

Finally the desserts. Very good, especially when we came to know they were eggless! Most of the desserts were great, just a couple of them were not very good.

dessert counter

dessert counter

mousse and strawberry n chocolate pastry

mousse and strawberry n chocolate pastry

Wow. What a meal. At Rs. 800 all inclusive, we were very very happy.Oh. I almost forgot. One of us took the Rs. 1400 buffet which includes the Four Seasons wine – red or white, unlimited. We took red. I strongly recommend this Rs. 1400 buffet as the wine pairs very well the complete buffet menu. This buffet is a must experience.

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Leo’s Boulangerie – an evening of averages

Went to Leo’s recently in the evening with hubby for a quick bite. 

Ordered the Chicken quiche, Veg. croissant and a cappuccino.

Chicken quiche

Chicken quiche

Looked really good but was very average on taste. Priced at Rs. 55. Will not order it again.

Veg Croissant

Veg Croissant

The croissant has a spinach and cottage cheese stuffing. Nice. Priced at Rs. 50.

Veg croissant cut open

Veg croissant cut open

The cappuccino-

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Its a tall mug of coffee but not very high on taste. Passable at Rs. 70.

Below is the pic of the Chutney n cheese sandwich I really like. Priced at Rs. 70.

Chutney  n cheese sandwich

Chutney n cheese sandwich

 

 

 

Leo’s Boulangerie

I love this place. During a period of 1 month, I would have visited this place about 5 times!

I have the pics of all the food I have eaten there except their Chutney n Cheese sandwich. Its really good. The sandwich reminds me of the one you get at NCPA when attending the theatre there. Only difference is that the sandwiches at Leo’s are bigger with more chutney and cheese. Priced at Rs. 60.

Recently for dinner, I had their Danish Croissant and Veg. Quiche. The Danish croissant has a corn and cheese filling with corn sprinkled on top of the croissant. I loved picking out the burnt corn and eating it and then I dived into the croissant. Its a lovely croissant.

Danish croissant

Danish croissant

the Danish cut open

the Danish cut open

The Veg. Quiche is a spinach, mushroom and cheese person’s delight. Its got a lovely texture and is almost a melt-in-your-mouth savoury. It looks like a medium sized quiche but it packs a load of taste. For its size, its quite a tummy-filler.

Veg Quiche

Veg Quiche

Finally, the Chocolate croissant – obviously : )

Its a nice big-looking croissant. Looking at it makes you salivate.

Chocolate croissant

Chocolate croissant

However, it flattens on pressing it slightly and fits well into the mouth. The chocolate flavour is good but find the layer too thin. I would have preferred if the chocolate layer was a tad bit more. However, I would still pick it up as an after-meal dessert if my meal has been a light one.

the Chocolate croissant with chocolate inside

the Chocolate croissant with chocolate inside

All the three savouries above are priced at Rs. 50 each.

I’ve eaten the veg pizza twice. The first time, I liked it a lot. However, the second time, though the taste was the same, it had a strong flavour of garlic, which I didn’t like – so will be hesitant to pick it up again.

Yet more things to try at Leo’s !