Delicacies from the sea

Delicacies from the sea

Karavalli, the speciality restaurant at The Gateway, started 24 years ago and has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of a number of seafood lovers. The restaurant is currently holding its annual seafood festival — ‘Aquafest 2014’.

Karavalli or the land by the sea stretches from the rugged coastline of Kerala to the sand drenched beaches of Goa on the West Coast of India. As spectacular and surprising as the countryside is, it has a number of delicious dishes to boast. Karavalli strives to capture and showcased them. 

At the Aquafest, witness the delectable cuisine of the bunts of Mangalore, the Coorgis, the Malayalis and the Portuguese of Goa, specially created from the wealth of local spices, red chilies, coconut, pepper, fresh fish, meats and vegetables of the coast. 

Moreover to capture them perfectly, the chefs have trained in the kitchens of traditional homes and still continue to procure ingredients from the original source like perfectly smoked kodumpuli from Kerala, toddy vinegar from Goa, and Koondapur coconut for their firm white flesh. For the final touches of authenticity, wood and charcoal fire are used. 

Situated under two giant tamarind trees, the 86-seater restaurant resembles a traditionally-tiled Mangalorean house, with a mix of indoor and beautifully-landscaped alfresco seating with cascading waterfalls, water bodies and lush greenery.

There is a strong accent on fresh seafood in the new menu, including fish, prawns, squid, mussels, oysters and crabs, cooked in traditional recipes. The highlight of the menu is the West Coast Seafood Grills section in the alfresco area of the restaurant, which gives guests the opportunity to interact with the chef and get involved in the cooking process, while enjoying the nip in the air. 

Dinner under the starlit sky is an experience in itself, as the restaurant is lit up with authentic lamps, leading up to a stunning intricate work, depicting the Tree of Life. 

The menu consists of two sections. The first section consists of about twenty new seafood preparations with as many seafood varieties which will be dished out from kitchen as well as the ‘West Coast Grills Station’. 

The second section is the ‘Karavalli Signature Collection’ which are classics that have amazed the gourmands for over two decades!  

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