Hey, you got a minute?
I’m in a meeting. Can I call you back, Kay?
No, no it’s super urgent! Please step out of your meeting for a minute.
Oh ok, one second…. What’s wrong? Is everything okay?
Yes! Listen… I’ve found this super cool restaurant, we have to go…!!!
Kay, I was in a meeting!!! -_-
Yes, but this place serves Masterchef type food!
As ridiculous as the above conversation sounds my family and friends have come to expect this from me and more importantly, they find it normal.
You have to try this place out, you have to taste this, you have to buy this measuring cup! These are statements that I use all the time. I find something good and all I want, is to share it with the world to the extent of going to the restaurant or shop and buying and delivering the goodies to my family and friends! I’d make a pretty good PR/sales person, I think!
Now what excites me the most is finding things when I least expect them and on a family holiday to Coorg; a holiday I was excited about but not really expecting to blog about, the minute we stepped into Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri Coorg I knew this was something to share. It’s an experience best experienced.
Having stayed at Taj properties around India I expected what I’ve always experienced, good food (not outstanding) and staff who did their jobs well. But what I got at Coorg was exceptional food – the breakfast buffet – the best of all the Taj properties and the staff – AMAZING! Each staff member went beyond their ‘job’ to make the guests’ stay unforgettable.
They take the extra step to make your stay comfortable; the food is made with care and interest, even the property is treated like it’s a home. All of this contributes to a beautiful and humble experience. I was watching MasterChef Australia and Shannon Bennett humbly explained this – When the customers come in they are putting down X amount and it’s our duty to ensure we give them value for the money they are spending, hence the high standard. At Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri Coorg I felt like I was given the best experience and I liked the fact that the place did not take their already established name for granted.
I felt like I was in another world, everyone smiling, relaxing and having the time of their lives. And it’s the staff accompanied by the food, the place and the scenic beauty that make it beyond, for lack of a better word, awesome. Words fail to capture the excellence of our experience. I’ve always believed that the person cooking the food makes the food that much better or worse; it’s their love and interest that pours into the dish, which is the tying ingredient. Here at Vivaant by Taj Madekeri Coorg it’s the people, I firmly believe, that make the experience outstanding and whole!
It’s a must visit. If I could, I’d drag you there myself. I loved my stay there so much, I want you guys to experience the beauty of a relaxed holiday and it’s right in our backyard.
We left Coorg – tummies filled, minds relaxed and happy.
Must try at Coorg: The local cuisine at the Taj and at the Coorg Cuisine, Jaivik Greens coffee and the coffee & honey grown and cultivated on the Taj grounds. Spices and Vanilla from Coorg Greens.
Must do: Biking, trekking, zip lining, pottery and other activities offered at the Taj. Tour of the coffee plantations.
Special thanks to the staff: Gautam K Bosha, Nithin Subbaiah, Deepak Pradeep, Chef Ali, Chef Johnson, Ritesh Bhatt, the guys from Muddy Boots – Jilbin and Robin and everyone at Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri Coorg.
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