Breakfast savories at Celeste

Breakfast at Taj Falaknuma Palace is just as fancy and royal an affair as is the rest of the Palace. The breakfast is served in Celeste – the Italian restaurant housed in the Palace. You can also choose to sit on the terrace and enjoy the view of the city as you wake up to it. A beautiful bird’s eye view of the city from the balcony, topped with perfect weather, a lily on the table with French condiments – jam preserves and butter.

Start your day with one of their fresh juices – watermelon, pineapple, orange – take your pick.

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Pineapple juice

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The very satiating watermelon juice

The breakfast starts with a portion of freshly baked croissants – white and brown.

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Next up is the three tiers of accompaniments loaded with fresh cut fruits, a variety of cheese and crackers and bakes – doughnuts, danish pastry, muffin, cookies, slices and tarts.

Unlike other luxury hotels that indulge in a buffet menu, they have a carefully made up menu with Italian, American and desi Charminar favorites.

Eggs hollandaise “Falaknuma” style – Poached eggs on a toast drizzled over with creamy, delicious hollandaise sauce with spinach and smoked salmon. Add on some bacon and sausages for the extra meaty affair.

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Waffles with maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh cut fruits – the chefs are happy to customize your meals for you, I wanted a smaller portion and they were happy to do that for me. The waffles were crispy and oh so delectable.

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Their scrambled eggs come with potato wedges and a piece of toasted, soft bread – the eggs were so so moist and cooked to a perfect consistency.

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Mediterranean platter – beans, eggs and fattoush salad – 2 boiled eggs with curried beans and healthy salad makes for a perfect doze of good health.

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The palace offers two of Hyderabad’s desi favourites – keema parantha and paaya nihari. The paaya nihari comes with a fermented, flavored bread and a spicy nihari. The curry is done with traditional spices and the paaya was cooked down to be juicy and succulent.

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Keema parantha – Tantalizing minced meat with whole spices and layered paratha and potato and brinjal cooked to a slightly sweet whip.

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Get your caffeine hit – cold coffee, cappuccino, french press.

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Finish off your meal by detoxing fresh vegetable smoothies – cucumber, beetroot, papaya and lime, carrot and ginger and tomato.

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You have to experience their hospitality and warmth for your own accord, so visit them soon.

Food tripping through Hyderabad. 

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