Hyatt Regency, Delhi has come up with this gastronomic bonanza of a festival to announce the appointment of its new Executive Sous Chef Alessandro Sandrolini -the Cantina E Cucina. Translated into English it means wine and dine and showcases an exclusive 5 course meal curated by Chef Alessandro paired with wine chosen by sommelier Viraj Sawant. Moi got a chance to savour this gorgeous fare and here’s my experience.
Kicking off the fantastic evening was Parmesan crème brulee with white truffle oil. This savoury brulee was creamy, cheesy and went well with a rich Luna Argenta brut, an Italian wine whose fruity flavours balanced the saltiness of parmesan. This was followed by Warm asparagus veloute which was a little too strong for my liking but the caramelized onions sweetened the deal to a certain extent. It matched the racy ,ripe wine from Tuscany, Vila Antinori Bianco .Time for some more cheese on my plate and now in the form Warm ricotta topped with a semi dried tomato. The fresh mild flavour of ricotta went well with Blackstone chardonnay from California that felt equally rich and creamy on the palate.A hefty tortellini stuffed with mushroom arrived next doused in rich nutty brown butter sauce.The earthy, smoky flavours of the tortellini were balanced by the Bertani Valpolicella, a fruity wine with a slightly higher level of acidity. The final course in mains was some Braised baby fennel served alongside mash potatoes and some sautéed mushroom that perked up the flavours of this subtle combination. This was paired served with the dry and light La Braccesca.
The meal ended with a White chocolate mousse with marinated strawberry. The tartness of strawberry , bitterness of rum sauce and the sweet airy mousse together created a winning combination .It was light, flavoursome and melt on my tongue smooth!
The festival is on till the 15th of this month every day from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm. So go ahead and book your table now
Where- La Piazza, Hyatt Regency, Delhi
Price – Rs 3900/- +taxes per person