The Mystique of Monochrome (Part 2)

Last time, we started our exploration of monochrome food with a close look at three out of seven dishes from the monochrome menu of Ottimo. This week, we will examine the remaining four dishes. As in every meal, not every course is perfect, and this menu too had its ups and downs. We will work…

The Mystique of Monochrome (Part 1)

As a concept, monochrome food seems counterintuitive: isn’t food meant to be colourful and eye-catching? From the green coriander on an orange butter chicken to the white sesame seeds on a brownish prawn stir-fry, contrast in food is eye-catching, and something which we have associated with being appetizing. Monochrome dishes look duller, since everything on…

The Rooh Journey (Part 2)

Last time, we started our journey at Rooh by exploring nine out of the fourteen courses of their amazing tasting menu, ending with the sorbet. If you haven’t read it already, check it out here. Well, its time to get going again. The next dish was another tribute to the South. Titled  Prawns : Sixty-five,…

The Rooh Journey (Part 1)

Last week, we did an in-depth dissection of one of the dishes from the tasting menu of Rooh in Mehrauli (check it out here). In this week and the next, we will explore the tasting menu as a whole. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a tasting menu, you might want to check out…

The Ottimo Odyssey (Part 2)

The tasting menu at Ottimo was an elaborate affair. In case you missed the first part, check it out here. Anyways, with the sorbet sorted and the palate cleansed, it’s time to move on. The next dish in line was a risotto of porcini mushroom and pancetta. This was definitely the lowest point of the…

The Ottimo Odyssey (Part 1)

In this article and the next, I will break down in some detail the amazing meal I had at Ottimo in Hyderabad’s ITC Kohenur, a couple of months ago. The menu is elaborate and we knew that we would be spoiled for choice, so we had left it to the chef to craft a tasting…