Food Trail from Lombardy to Sicily
Bhopal is rejoicing. The major reason is that so many places coming up with good food. I love the way the food scene is changing and what makes me happy is people being open to learning about new cuisines. Also, it’s time when we majorly witness many food festivals. One such being hosted by none other than Jehan Numa Palace is the Italian food festival named Food Trail from Lombardy to Sicily.
Talking about the Italian food that hits on top of the charts on my favorite cuisine list as I believe there’s nothing more romantic than Italian Food. I am a person who loves authentic Italian rather than the desi styles incorporated these days. Dined at few finest restaurants in India like Mezzo Mezzo, Romano ’s, Alba, Toscano, Alto Vino, Bene, Chianti and many more. I have always been a bit particular about this cuisine. Well, Bhopal sure has an Italian specialty restaurant named La Kuchina and when I was informed that they are hosting an Italian food festival I could not miss that!!
Chef Sushil Multani, the guest chef for the Italian food festival, has completed his training from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development. His experience and intense education took him across borders from the bustling city of Mumbai as a Kitchen Executive to Vetro (Italian restaurant) at The Oberoi, Nariman Point to the business and cultural hub of the Middle East.
Talking about the festival, this one is extremely different from all the festivals by showcasing the delicacies which are not known by many. Dishes which are not on the regular menu. I personally got to learn a lot from the festival.
Talking to Chef Sushil Multani, he said, ” there are many cuisines around the world, but perhaps none of them focuses on the type of painstaking, all-day work and preparation that Italian Cuisine does. That’s because much of the food served throughout Italy simply requires a great deal of work to cook and prepare. Aged cheeses and fresh breads, essential to finish off any truly authentic Italian meal, sometimes take multiple days or months to prepare. That’s why the Italian tradition treats every meal as a celebration and as a reward. “That meal, at least historically speaking, often took months of preparation so that each fresh ingredient could be properly aged and integrated into the dishes being served,” he added.
Originally this dish is made up of beef and topped with egg yolk but they have another version of it by using beetroot instead of beef. This beetroot tartare is one of those dishes that looks fancy but is really, simple yet has the burst of flavors. Earthy roasted beets are brightened by fresh orange zest and tangy balsamic making it a very interesting appetizer.
Miso, Potato and Porcini Soup:
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup which made its way to Italy. 😀 Made with porcini mushroom, potatoes and miso paste this soup is like a warm hug in a bowl. Definitely, a must try!!
Tiramisu is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Tiramisu is made in the classic Italian way, with mascarpone, espresso-soaked ladyfingers, eggs, and coffee liquor.
It was Creamy, rich, and was bursting with bold coffee flavors. Heaven looks like this. <3
The menu has excellent options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and unquestionably has more than what you just read here.
An excellent opportunity for Food lovers of Bhopal to learn and explore Italian cuisine. The festival is for 3 days, so no excuses required.
Visit La Kuchina Today!!
Till then, Happy Hogging!!
Thank you, Chef Sushil, Chef Jevan, Mr. Shaji, Mr. Nitin and team for an exceptional culinary experience every time. I look forward to coming here again during the festival.
P.S. The author was invited and the reviews are personal.
Tastes are subjective and may differ from person to person.
Food Festival: Food Trail from Lombardy to Sicily
Restaurant: La Kuchina
Address: Jehan Numa Palace Bhopal
Date: 28th to 30th September 2018
Timing: Lunch 1200 Hours to 1500 Hours and Dinner 1800 Hours to 2300 Hours
Valet Parking: Available
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