Brunch is a socially acceptable way to drink alcohol before noon.
La Brise, Candolim
The monsoons are not the time when we like to head to the beaches, but the promise of good food and unlimited alcohol with a gorgeous view took us to La Brise
. The restaurant is located in the lane leading to Candolim beach, opposite Newtons Supermarket. A small pathway, with vertical gardens on both the sides, leads to the restaurant with an uninterrupted view of the beach.
Left- Wild Thing, Right- Tsunami at La Brise
The brunch includes unlimited alcohol; we chose to go with their extensive cocktail menu. The Neon Margarita
- regular margarita with blue Curacao had a good punch from tequila, the Bar Slut
- vodka, 7Up, cranberry juice, energy drink and soda was a little on the bitter side, but a good option if youre not fond of sweet cocktails. The Tsunami
- spiced rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice and Grenadine, was sweet with a good kick of rum and good enough to order a second and third. If tequila is your poison, try the Wild Thing
- tequila, cranberry juice, soda and lime; tangy and refreshing.
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Crispy Chicken at La Brise
Like most brunches, they have a live counter section whipping up waffles, meat and seafood grills, a tandoori section and a salad counter. The main course leans towards Indian food; we found it too heavy for an afternoon meal. From the waffles section, try the Bacon and Chocolate Waffle
which had loads of crispy bacon and was doused in chocolate sauce. The Thai Fish Salad
had lightly seared red snapper in a punchy chilli sauce. The Cold Watermelon Soup
is good on a hot day. The Crispy Chicken
, as the name suggests had perfectly crispy coating encasing the juicy chicken.
Grilled Paneer at La Brise
The Grilled Red Snapper
, from the live grills section, has perfectly cooked fish fillets seasoned simply with lime which allowed the flavour of the fish to shine through. The Grilled Paneer
too is a good option for vegetarians and so is the Watermelon and Feta Salad
. The beautiful Crispy Lamb Kebabs
were, excuse the cliché, melt in your mouth. The Prawns Tempura
had juicy and fresh prawns fried in a light and crispy batter.
The dessert section was slightly underwhelming, especially the dry Chocolate Cake
with watered down chocolate ganache. The Moong Dal Halwa
was not overly sweet was a good end to the meal along with Praline Slice
Although La Brise is open throughout the week, we suggest you go there for a Sunday brunch to soak in the sea breeze and watch waves lashing on the shore.
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Bacon and Chocolate Waffles, Grilled Red Snapper
Rs 1,200 per person (inclusive of taxes) (without alcohol), Rs 1,500 per person (inclusive of taxes) (with alcohol)
This meal was sponsored by the restaurant.
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