Everyone loves room service. Even in the event that they inform you they don’t. There’s one thing so decadent about sitting in a gown, ready for a cloched plate of one thing scrumptious to be delivered to your room.
And in case you’re a self-respecting lounge lizard, after all you’ll dine on the mattress whereas watching one thing binge-worthy (would possibly I recommend MasterChef Australia on 10 Play?).
Room service is evolving from the inventory customary BLT with chips (not that there’s something improper with that), and thus far this yr I’ve loved all the things from virtuous buddha bowls of grilled salmon with edamame, quinoa and wakame to at least one severely slutty sausage muffin courtesy of QT Sydney, stacked with crisp potato rosti, brown sauce, American cheese, Byron Bay sausage patty, and a fried egg. Yes, I used to be hungover and it was goddamn wonderful.
But on to extra attention-grabbing fare: vindaloo – a improbable vindaloo. On project in Alice Springs, I stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton. This is sweet for 2 causes. One: they hand you a contemporary cookie while you verify in, nonetheless heat from the oven. Two: the resident restaurant is Hanuman. An NT treasure with outposts in each Darwin and Alice, it touts a novel mixture of Sri Lankan, Thai and Chinese cuisines – an homage to proprietor Jimmy Shu’s life story. The greatest bit? If you’re not up for dinner downstairs, you may order one of the crucial legit vindaloos you’re more likely to eat on this a part of the world, and have it delivered to your room.
Fall-apart bites of beef are enveloped in a wealthy, spice-laden curry sauce of Goan origin and, boy, does it pack a punch. Rice, pappadums and chutney present aid and distinction, as do the golden sunsets that make this a part of the world so particular. So right here’s to #robelife and the thrill of room service.
82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs, hanuman.com.au