Being a foodie you wish to taste each and every cuisine that comes your way.
Pune has proved itself to be the house of many authenctic cuisine restaurants.
Recently I attended the Italian Fiesta “ITALY AT ITS BEST” which was hosted by Momo Cafe which is the in house restaurant of Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjewadi.
Let’s imbibe the flavours of classic Italian cuisine specially crafted by MasterChef Christian Huber for the fiesta.
If it’s Marriott you have to keep your expectations high and they never disappoint you.
A lavish colourful fine dine ambiance which will make you say “wow”.
Nicely arranged seating with every essential at the right spot and all the staff dressed up according to the occasion was nothing less than amazing.
When it comes to Italian, the thing which comes to our mind is pizza, pasta and garlic bread.
Well the spread is bigger than we’ve ever imagined.
I was lucky enough to try almost all of it.
Sunrise passion was the mocktail which was given as welcome drink.
It has orange juice, lemon and ginger ale.
Sweet in taste with hint of a sour after taste. When it is served you can see the colour difference between the top and bottom. Mix the mocktail well to get better taste.
Veg Classic margarita pizza was served after that.
It was fresh and smelled delicious. Authentic classic margarita pizza lived upto its name. Basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese were in the right proportion and tasted perfect.
Artichokes with onions:
This was the first time I ever had artichokes.
A perfectly cooked dish with onions at the side. It proved to be a very healthy and yummy dish to start the evening with.
Another healthy dish on the table.
It is a Tuscan salad with bread chunks, tomatoes, onions and basil.
This fresh and lovely salad now raised our hopes.
Mixed seafood salad:
It was full of shrimps. Shrimps were tossed in sundried tomato and brandy cream.
Shrimps were cooked to perfection while tomato sauce gave it a sweet and sour taste.
Fritto Misto di Mare:
Don’t take me wrong but this was Pranws Pakoda.
Perfect Crisp outside and delectable softness inside.
This dish was the star of the evening.
You’ll not stop until you start licking your plate and wait for another round.
I don’t know what was this dish. Chicken tasted like boiled potatoes and overall this dish didn’t appeal me.
Sliced chicken pieces served with tuna sauce and balsamico cream.
Chicken pieces were tender and tuna sauce made it the right partner.
The perfect Italian dessert which nobody will say no to.
Blend of perfection served to you.
This was another beauty added to the menu.
White as seen from above and red as you take the slice from the bowl.
So far this was the best dessert I had in recent times.
Crostata di mele:
Crostata means tart or pie and di mele indicates it’s of apple.
This apple pie was soft and spongy when touched and delicious when tasted. Proper sweet balance and other things in right proportion.
Italian fiesta is till 21st Jan and at a very reasonable price of 1149/- plus taxes.
Thank you Arundhati Gewali, Maanas Shah for the invitation and Team Momo Cafe and CY Marriott for hosting us.