Alba at JW Marriott can be your best bet if you feel like indulging in authentic Italian specials in a premium and cosy setup that shouts elegance from the minute you step in. They’ve got something really exciting that will pamper your taste buds and impart the wonderful culinary traditions of Alba by sending food lovers through a whirlwind of flours and leaving you to crave for more, and all of this is gonna happen through the on-going Neopolitan Food Festival. The set menu is specially curated by International guest chef Nicola Costa, Senior Chef de partie of Hotel Rottnest in Australia. Read on to know more, you can also find details of the Masterclass with Chef Nicola in the post.
We were presented with a set menu that featured an exquisite array of dishes over an extensive set of meal courses. Amous Bouche was Pizza Montanara, these fried pizzas were nicely brought together and filled with tomato and buffalo mozzarella.
Antipasti for non-vegetarian folks was Carpaccio d’ antra affumicata, ravanelli sot ‘a ETO, miele, salsa alla soya, in short, it was smoked cured duck breast topped with pickled radish, honey and soy dressing, the combination of sauces gave this dish a sweetish tinge overall… the highlight here was extremely well-cooked duck and the apple chips which left us all wondering how it was made!
We then had pumpkin and sundried tomatoes lightly fried and served with rocket salad, goat cheese mousse and cherry tomato confit, if you want to go by what the dish looks like in the menu then here you go – Insalata di Rucola e Zucca, mouse di caprino, salsa al Balsamico e Pomodorini confit. Next course of the meal was Marinated Seared Seabass stewed in a rich sauce made from tomato, olive and capers
and finally topped with zucchini.
Our elaborate dinner came to an end with Crostata di Frutta Fresca, fruit tart with a not so crumbly base and filled with rich custard and a layer of exotic fruits.
Overall, It was a nicely paced dinner where Chef Nicola came in regularly and explained what went into the making of every dish. Come experience The Neopolitan food festival is on till 2nd July and the spread is available for dinner only (7 PM onwards). People who are interested in attending the Masterclass with Chef Nicola Costa on 1st July can refer to the event creative below to get more information:
FEATURE IMAGE CREDITS: JW Marriott Bengaluru Facebook page