Few days back, we were invited to KK’s fusion and genuinely I was overwhelmed. I have heard of chef Pradip Rozario and his legendary cooking skills. In fact he was the one who introduced fusion food to Kolkaa with his debut venture Kurry Club. Then after KK’s Fusion came in and Mio Amore (Mani Square). Being very near to our place, I’ve been to this place many a times but this time, it was bound to be different with Chef Rozario around.
This place is just beside INOX swabhumi and near to Hyatt E M Bypass. Parking is not a problem and hence a big relief. A meal for two should cost 1500/- for 2 here with a drink each.
We were greeted with an elaborate set menu as follows:
The Cocktails were fine and lived up to the expectation.
We were served the dishes and the service, I must say, was top notch.
Presentation of the grilled prawn was interesting, it came on a boat shaped dish with banana leaf on top and corianer chutney in side. It was a regular affair. The prawn, though, was fresh and nicely grilled.
And, then chef was sharing his experience of serving Muri (puffed rice) with aloo dum, served in a stainless steel tiffin carrier, to his outlet and as a demo, we were served one portion of the same. It a strange feeling to see the humble muri being honored in such a way, in fact unusual. But at the end of the day, it was muri with aloo dum…. And it was just that.
The pan fried fish was a savior. The fish was fresh with just the right amount of crispiness and the Russian salad brilliantly finished. I frankly couldn’t find any relevance for the boiled egg to be there, but then, an boiled egg always is loved.
Chicken Roulade, frankly was a let-down. It was cold and the light, watery brown grav served with it, didn’t quite go well with it- Neither did the kulchas (Frankly, I was little confused what to do with them)…..
Lamb chop as tender and well cooked, but I didn’t have rogun josh was such light, home-styled gravy earlier and so was a little surprised. Chorchori was done with exotic vegetables but I personally didn’t quite found any connection between it and the lamb, the mexican biryani served with it was damn good off course.
The whole experience, frankly, was not so bad until the dessert came. The sugar mould with chhenar payesh looked great but a huge flow of fiery liquor spoiled the whole thing. From the photography perspective, it was brilliant, but gastronomically…. Errrrr…..
Overall, we had a mixed feeling about the whole evening. It was a mixed bag of surprise element, good food and well-err-ahem-type-of food.
The parting gift was a huge pack of sweets from one reputed shop and was definitely a feel good factor.
Shall I come again ? Definitely yes, but I’ll probably stick to the trusted items in the menu card.
Comments and critics welcome.
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