Eat (Something Different) In North Goa

Lonely Planet Magazine India|November 2018

Eat (Something Different) In North Goa

Imagine a roundel of delicately-charred blue cheese lying in wait on a bed of the crispest salad greens, dotted with the crunch of walnuts and the satisfying toothiness of dried figs recently resuscitated by red wine.

Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza

You’re in an esoteric space, brick walls interspersed with hanging horizontal slats and PVC pipes artfully repurposed as light wands. It seems almost impossible that, in a little corner of Calangute, in a former art gallery (aha, that explains so much!), you will find dishes like the Warm Danish Blue Cheese Cloud, the Marinated Crab Cakes (to be eaten before the blue cheese, please), and Beef Wellington in its jacket of pastry. Chef Sumera Bhalla of Amavi by Sumera relies only on word of mouth to get people to her little shrine to fine food; she is but one of a new tribe of restaurateurs offering food lovers a new incentive to travel to North Goa.


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November 2018