Italian cuisine is one of the most sophisticated in the world, and it’s only fair that Indore’s most elite restaurant is hosting the city’s most authentic Italian food festival. Italy to Indore is an ongoing Italian theme curated by the gastronomy experts, respectively Executive Chef Vivek Kalia and Chef Nicola Costa from Italy.
From hosting the Indore’s longest Pizza making event to delivering the best of Italian cuisine in Indore Kitchen, this food festival is symbolic of red and green from Italy’s flag. The colors that represent faith and charity! That paired with a culinary focus to build memorable-mealtime-togetherness for the entire family. In addition to the regular Italian buffet, Chef Vivek Kalia and Nicola Costa designed a delicately beautiful set menu for us, the seven bloggers. A fantastic opportunity for us, to personally experience the traditional Italian cooking methods. As well, to have a one-on-one with Chef Costa, who happily answered our questions and shared insider’s tips from time to time.
Our tasting began with a Tuscan favorite, the authentic Pumpkin, and Wild Mushroom soup that came slathered with loads of truffle oil. Which, is what makes the flavor of this soup stand out! The mushroom toppings balance the sweetness from the pumpkins, wherein, the truffle oil adds density to the soup. A very elegant first course, so to say!
For the second course, we were served the little hats of Cappelletti Pasta, Italian Arancini with Bocconcini Cheese, Sicilian Rice Balls, and a variety of Pizzas featuring mozzarella, cheddar, ricotta, parmesan, and burrata cheese.
Wherein, the main course was an exciting mix of Tuscan Pork Belly, Ravioli, Fried Prawns, and Creamy Polenta, served with parmesan, and shiitake mushrooms.
For desserts, we cheated a little with the French Roll-ups oozing with a caramelized custard and the extraordinarily soft and delicious eclairs. All in all, an incredible tasting session which introduced us to new dishes and different types of cheese. If you are in Indore, take a trip to Indore Kitchen and indulge in the city’s most lavish Italian menu. Ask for Chef Kalia to plan a customized menu, and you will be pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by the results.