The Asian Kitchen At Four Points by Sheraton in Navi Mumbai, hosted an Italian food festival from April 13th to 23rd, 2015. This festival offered a specially designed menu (a la carte) only for dinner over the two weeks.
Although, a specialty for Asian cuisine, the restaurant often experiments to offer something new for its customers (booked in the hotel) as well as the walk-ins. Italian fare – such as pasta, spaghetti’s, soups- are usually available on the regular menu these days; but Chef Mukul Jha at Asian Kitchen offered some stunning options especially for this festival. And it was a delight to see the chef being patient in battling queries from our guests (during the meal)!
The restaurant decor was in-sync with their festival campaign colors – red & green – with danglers, tent cards and floral arrangement. As we settled in, the exclusively designed menu cards were handed over for us to place our orders. Since our group was a mix of vegetarians and non-vegetarians, we decided to order small portions in soups, salads, antipasti & desserts.
In the soups, our bowls had – mixed seafood salad, Chicken soup with shitake & mushroom, Asparagus soup and clear vegetable soup. Our votes went out to seafood & asparagus. For salads, we loved the prawns salad (light & well cooked) and chicken salad (for its sheer creativity & taste).
For the mains we opted basis recommendations made by the chef, needless to say we were left wanting for more. The goat cheese with red onion marmalade was simply to die for – the combination tickled the taste buds to no end. The lemon glazed sea bass topped with salmon rosette & dill cream balanced the flavors brilliantly – especially the salmon rosette. Then followed the olive & rosemary crusted chicken breast, which was a nice change from the usual (chicken breast) preparations otherwise. The pork fillet warp with parma ham wasnt enjoyed so much though. We tried the pan seared fish as well.
Garlic bread might sound ordinary, but let me tell you, on this table it was extinct within few minutes – soft and yet crunchy on the top – it was relished by one and all. The vegetarians also dug in the raviolli with spinach in pesto sauce – the sauce blended in well. And then the risotto in red wine sauce – a combination of slightly dry and yet moist enough.
When it was time to indulge, the desserts walked in, and mind you lots of them! The amazing option that filled our palates were – pannacotta (in 3 flavors & sugarfree), creme brulee (beautiful crust on top), Tiramisu and Gelato. Ordered one fav out of the menu – chocolate ice cream with chilies – this tingled the chilly affair after the chocolate made its way in. Must try from their regular menu.
By the time u read this, the Italian food festival would have been closed, but Asian Kitchen could be your go-to option when in Navi Mumbai.
On this #foodie journey we had our esteemed guests traveling from Mumbai (suburbs, SoBo) and from our little world Kharghar. Read what they had to say about it. (This review was conducted on April 17th, 2015)