It has been thirty-five years since my mother in law last visited Alibaug. She was yearning to go. A bloggers table invitation to Aieroc, in Alibaug, fell in my lap at the opportune moment. What made me happier was when RICHA , asked me to get a family member along. My mother in law was elated at the prospect of joining me on a day trip to Alibaug. On the appointed day, we awaited the boat to ferry us across to the breezy shores of Alibaug.
The PR team, had co-ordinated the bloggers table really well. Right from organizing the transport to brining us back home, and everything in between was taken care of. What actually touched me most is everyone treated my mother-in law well, and she had a whale of a time.
The trip was a good one. We reached in a little less than an hour. My enthused mother in law encouraged me to participate with all the other bloggers too. I feel happy to receive the kind of support I do from my family. It helps me take y dreams and ambitions a notch higher.
Aieroc has the perfect ambiance. The décor is airy and roomy, and perfect for soaking in the Alibaug sun. Aieroc has the perfect air-conditioned sit-in and sit out for all those who enjoy the beauteous sea breeze. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool, and makes for a perfect brunch too.
The staff was ever so cordial, and ensured that my mother in law was plated the food that accorded her age. The chef went an extra mile to make her a less spicy preparation, and encouraged her to drink fresh juices and served fresh tender coconut.
On our arrival we were served a chilled watermelon, and feta cheese salad. There was a non-vegetarian variation that included the Canadian Barbeque Salad.
They also served us an array of interesting starters. However I genuinely felt that the vegetarian options were fewer, and should include some more there. I tucked into the ‘Aieroc fully loaded Nachos’, ‘Lebanese Platter with Lebantine bread. There was the Chimi Churi Chicken for the non-vegetarians, which was deliciously prepared. The ‘Joohjeh Kebab’, ‘Tandoori Platter’ (comprising of vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and sea-food variants), ‘Mexican Grilled vegetables’, ‘Chicken roll’, ‘Kadhai Paneer’, ‘Chicken lasagne’, ‘Shrimp Risotto’, ‘Grilled Cottage Cheeze Ratatouille ‘n’ Broccoli Cheese Flan’, ‘Rosemary infused Roast imperial chicken’, ‘Grilled cottage cheese’, ‘Chicken Fajita’, and last but not the least ‘Quesadilla (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)’.
The mains were just as interesting. It comprised of simple but well prepared dished like, ‘Dal Makhani’, ‘Mutton Rogan Josh’, ‘Agri Koumbdi’, and the very elabourately prepared ‘Murg Mussalam’. There were numerous breads accompanying the mains. These comprised of ‘Naan’, ‘Roti’, ‘Missi Roti’, ‘Stuffed Kulcha (chilly-cheeze, Aloo Mutter Paneer),
We ended the mains with authentically prepared ‘Hyderabadi Dum Vegetarian/Chicken Biryani.’
A meal is never complete without a sweet dish. We bloggers took great delight, and keenly awaited the end. The dessert comprised of a deliciously prepared ‘Tre Leches Cake’
All in all it was a great experience, a delicious meal, only wished there was a little more for vegetarians to offer.