Sunday, September 7, 2014

AABAR KHABO (meaning it's so good that you would eat it again)

The Bengali’s love for food is legendary and at Amaranta, the new address for quintessential Bengali cuisine from the 5th Until the 21st September is all set to offer the ‘true taste of Bengal’, right here in the Capital

A beautiful panoramic view of a serene water body is bound to making dining here an experience of a lifetime. Amaranta means ‘Unfading’ or ‘a flower that never fades’ in Greek, and truly lives up to its name by following its culinary philosophy of everlasting freshness. On offer is a celebration of India’s varied coastal cuisine. For epicureans this is a restaurant not to be missed and for those new to Coastal cuisine, there is no better introduction with superb service and ambience to match. Staying true to its coastal roots this time round Amaranta is showcasing a special menu of authentic delicacies inspired by the subtle flavours from the courts of the Nawabs of Bengal to its riotous counterparts found on Park Street. The menu has been curated by Chef Gopal, the Bengali Master Chef at Amaranta & Chef Sirajul, a specialist in Bengali Muslim food with a cooking experience of over 19 years from Kolkata.

An enticing invitation to indulgence where one is spoilt for choice with the aroma of nostalgia wafting through the menu. The various Bengali dishes on the menu, synonymous with the varied and rich food-culture are an attempt to diversify typical, mouth-watering Bengali delicacies. Tickle your taste buds with the delicious appetizer, ‘Chingri Kabiraji’ jumbo prawn cutlets with an egg drop batter, or the delicious ‘Fish cutlet’ an age-old Bengali delicacy of fish pauppietes stuffed with shrimps and fried. Start your meal with ‘Kolkata street box’, a mixed bong bento box of street food delicacies like ghugni, phucka and more.
Try the prawns especially the eternal favourite ‘Dab Chingri’ prawns tempered with mustard and cooked inside a tender coconut. Contrary to popular belief Bengali cuisine also has much to offer to vegetarians, and especially so at this promotion. There are ambrosial dishes out of the often times rejected peels, stalks and leaves of vegetables! The ‘Mochar Ghonto’ stir fry of banana flower, coconut and new potato, and ‘Jhinga aloo posto’ Ridge gourd in a khus khus gravy are a must try. The Bengali Mishthi has carved a valuable niche among the sweet-lovers across the globe…so a piece on Bengali, food and eating wouldn’t be complete without a mention of a couple of the fabulous Bengali sweets on offer here like the ‘Sandesh Platter’, ‘ Rosogulla’,  ‘Cham cham’ to name a few… I would say share your desserts as all are gratifying!

Amaranta is at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Timings: It serves lunch from 1230 hours to 1500 hours and dinner from 1930 hours to 0000 hours. The restaurant serves an A La carte menu for both lunch & dinner.
For Reservations: 0124 2451234
Restaurant of Joy festival is on from the 5th to 21st September 2014.