Amara, the all diner at The Trident Hotel, is currently hosting a festival titled Coast to Coast – celebrating the cuisines of global coastlines.
Here are my reasons why you must visit:
If you like seafood, this festival has plenty to offer – from oysters at a seafood bar to the Hawaiian Salmon Tartare and the shrimp cocktail for starters. The Bengali Doi Mach — fish cooked in yoghurt to Kerala Fried Fish, plus grilled seafood at the live grill counter leave you spoilt for choice.
For sheer range of tastes – from the flavourful Gulf Coast Seafood Stew to the Phuket Chicken Massaman Curry, Islander’s Goat Curry, Sicilian Port’s Caponate, Goan Lamb Xacuti and Mangalorean Kombdi ka Rassa — there are enough options for everyone. Vegetarian dishes like the Pad Thai and Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry plus the Lebanese Mezze Bar and other staples like Baghare Baingan, Paneer Methi Malai, Dhaba Dal etc. — while not coastal, are part of the buffet’s spread on offer. There is also a choice of biryanis – vegetable, chicken and mutton.
The presentation of the Shrimp Cocktail and the Caribbean Jerk Spiced Chicken with Pickled Onions and Cornichon make you want to forget your diet for the evening. There was even a Thanksgiving turkey, grilled to perfection with the accompanying sauce and boiled vegetables.
The Crème Brulee – my pick of desserts of the evening. Whatever you gorge on, leave some space to finish with this one. Truly delicious.
The festival is on for dinner till the end of this month at Amara.
For reservations call: 040 6623 2323