Chocolate Boutique: No matter how hard you try and resist, the wafting fragrance of cocoa from the Fabelle chocolate boutique will draw you towards it and you will come out with a box full of aphrodisiacs. I am not a chocolate connoisseur but it was fascinating to see how chocolatiers at Fabelle put their heart into it. ITC has got this one right.
Each of ITC's restaurants deserves a separate review ( which I would do eventually) but this hotel review would be incomplete if it doesn't talk about all the scrumptious food that the restaurants serve offering a variety of wine and dine experiences to its guest.
Dum Pukht Begum's : ITC's Dum Pukht is any epicurean's delight, with Dum Pukht Begum's the hospitality brand takes the food experience a notch higher serving authentic Hyderabadi cuisine and no that doesn't translate to biryani and haleem. A lot of R&D has gone into the menu that features dishes from royal families where Begums were the master chefs and treated their recipes as heirlooms that were passed on to their daughter-in-laws and not even daughters lest they go out from the family.
Golconda Pavilion: The all-day dining Pavilion Golconda has elaborate lunch and dinner buffets that feature local fare and all that a guest could crave for- from sushi to dimsums to chicken curry.
I spent lazy mornings helping myself to the buffet breakfast at Golconda Pavilion. Two of my absolute favorites were the very healthy yet delish Ragi Dosa and a chef special millet and almond milk pan cakes. They are the best pan cakes I have had. At times it's not extravagant chandeliers, sunk-in bath tubs or fine wine that you remember post your hotel stay but a simple healthy pan cake that you had for breakfast.