Thursday, January 23, 2014
VISUAL JOURNEY FOR THE TASTE BUDS
CILANTRO @ TRIDENT, GURGAON
Eat out of the pan, off the grill and out of the wok
Cilantro is one of comfortable sophistication with a soothing blend of muted hues of furniture with earthy tones of upholstery.
Coming to the food, I would suggest you to set your palate free to engage in an exploration of the senses. The show kitchens take the place of the hot chafing dishes found on the usual buffet line and instead, prepare food in individual portions in order to give maximum freshness and guest interaction. The menu’s one to return for: everything from the ‘Peruvian asparagus with caramelized peach and boursin’, ‘Miso fish’,‘Duck confit’to the ‘Stir fried chicken with lemongrass and basil’ and ‘Smoked chicken, asparagus and sun dried tomato’ has its place. Try the ‘Lamb ragout with pappardelle’ slow cooked lamb with freshly made pasta mama mia… (If you like!)…it will surely transport you to Italy. I had an altogether new epicurean experience! Fresh flavours and herbs unite with ingredients sourced and skilfully prepared from gastronomic styles of around the Globe. Cooking styles range from grilled and poached to braised and slow roasted, to extract the goodness and flavours of the ingredients. To end on a sweet note my vote goes all out for the stunning ‘Hot chocolate pudding with milk and honey ice-cream’. If you are in the mood for something truly sinful; order a ‘Carrot and white chocolate fondant’ or a ‘Red velvet cake with mascarpone and strawberry’, two of Cilantro’s signature dishes. Whether you are a vegetarian or relish your seafood, chicken or lamb it offers appetizing options for all. To compliment this repertoire there is an enviable list of Beverages. Try the ‘Spicy green apple Martini’ or the ‘Spanish Sangria’ great to quench your thirst .The Restaurant’s creative interiors; chic friendly atmosphere and good food surely attracts the cities foodies in droves.
Cilantro, Trident Gurgaon. 443, Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon 122 016.
Tel: 0124 412 4307
Timings: All Day dining…open from 6 Am until midnight.
Cost: Meal for two approx. 4,000, all inclusive without alcohol.
Guests can enjoy the themed nights on almost all days of the week: Wednesdays - Italian Nights, Fridays - Pan Asian Nights and the Cilantro Family Sunday Brunch with unlimited pours of Champagne, ‘New World’ wines, Mojitos, Martinis, Single Malts and Chilled Draught beers.All this paired with exotic International Cuisine. While at Cilantro, make sure you try the signature finest thin crust Italian pizzas made in a specially designed wood fired oven.