DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GOA - PANAJI
Helmed by Executive Chef Ananth Shanmugasundaram, DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Panaji’s culinary offerings are spread across Comida, its all-day dining restaurant serving a multitude of cuisines, Comida Bar for exclusive cocktails, Rio Salao for coffee and Feliz — its Coastal, Goan and Mangalorean restaurant. Inspired by the Goan way of life, Feliz offers a calm and sophisticated ambience with an al fresco dining area that overlooks the swimming pool and the Mandovi River. The restaurant’s menu features sustainable seafood and exotic vegetables prepared over an open-flame charcoal grill for added flavour. Some of the dishes you could try here include a prawns ghee roast, a Mangalorean dish that is the signature item at Feliz. The kick of chilli peppers and the tang of tamarind make this a delicious side dish with neer dosa, appam or steamed rice. You must also try the shrimps stuffed pomfret (barede eretha meen) that combines local spices to create an amalgamation of flavours and fish that melts in your mouth. At night, Feliz turns into a trendy bar with fun cocktails and a terrace-like setting.
GRAND HYATT MUMBAI HOTEL AND RESIDENCES
For Italian home-style culinary dining with a modern approach, head to Celini located in the lobby of Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences. The restaurant prides itself on traditional Italian recipes that are presented through a contemporary lens. Some of the highlights at Celini include wood-fired pizza oven; rotisserie; Australian lamb chops with cranberries jus, buttered polenta cake; molitini charcoal-grilled chicken with herbs, caramelised onions and olive tapenade mash; pan-seared chicken scaloppini with root vegetables and lemon caper sauce; diavola, with tomato, mozzarella cheese, spicy salami and Kalamata olives; and wild mushroom and aged parmesan risotto. For something sweet, Celini’s tiramisu is known to be an ‘all-time favourite’. The restaurant, with an exhaustive list of delectable wine and multiple seating options like table booths and a private dining area, is ideal for a fine Italian dinner. Some of the other outlets at the hotel include China House for classic Chinese cuisine and classy drinks and Soma for authentic Indian dishes from the northwest province.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BENGALURU
One of Bengaluru’s finest addresses, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru boasts an impressive culinary scene, showcased across its popular venues including Far & East, CUR8 and Copitas. A must-have at their Asian brasserie, Far & East is Singapore style fried rice noodles which is a medley of rice noodles, chilli powder, curry powder and vegetables. Nonvegetarians get the option to add prawns, egg or chicken. The dish highlights Chef Leong’s Singaporean heritage and is inspired by the Hawker’s Centre noodle that is popular amidst local Singaporeans and visitors. Calling out to all bread lovers to try out the tiger bread at CUR8. This multigrain striated bread is served complimentary at the table with a chunky tomato salsa and is crusty with a pillowy soft texture inside. The name is attributed to the striations that the bread has when fully baked, and is inspired by Karnataka’s tiger reserves. Head to Copitas, and enjoy the Ibiza cocktail which has notes of betel leaf, homemade saffron, honey water and lemon blend in with tequila.
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