A slice of France

Delicate flavours
Last Updated 06 November 2016, 18:53 IST

It was a quiet Friday evening at ‘Le Cirque’ in The Leela Palace Hotels with a few select foodies getting together to taste the signature dishes of the restaurant.

The evening started with appetiser ‘Pecorino cheese creme brulee’ and ‘Egg alla Milanese’, which was true art on a plate. 

The pasta and risotto section included the ‘Fagottini burrata’ and ‘Lobster risotto’ which were divine in their own way.

The ‘Strawberry and elderflower sorbet’ were served next to freshen the palate. The hydrated strawberries added a delicious crunch to the smooth sorbet and were a refreshing break before the next course. Adding excitement to the evening was the ‘Potato mille-feuille’ , ‘Duo of duck’ and ‘Crusted lamb loin’.

The evening ended with ‘Creme brulee’ that made the perfect sugary crack. Sharing his experience about the evening, the chef said, “It was fun creating
some of the signature dishes because this is what showcases French cuisine.

Though some of the ingredients aren’t available here, we worked mostly with the local ones and brought out the flavours of home.”Chef Giuseppe Mandaradon entertained the guests with his experiences in the city and shared some of
his fond food memories. When asked about Indian food, he said, “I like ‘biryani’ and ‘chicken curry’. Spicy food gets to me.”  His other hobbies include reading, spending time on social media and gardening. Having grown up on a farm in Italy, he enjoys watching animal shows on television.

(Published 06 November 2016, 16:56 IST)

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