Cafe Mangii a local Indianised, Italian cafe and restaurant recently launched their new menu. The restaurant hosted us for an exclusive new menu food tasting session.
Cafe Mangii has Indianise their offerings to suit the palate of the consumer. When I asked, the marketing head of the company what was the whole concept behind a new menu. She said, it’s all about keeping up with the trend and offering a variety to our guests. Chefs are very creative and keep updating our menu constantly as per the season. The chef has curated many dishes from locally sourced produce because it’s very important for us the locals to feel welcomed. In the food industry when a customer leaves contented next minute we see he or she post about us on social-media it completely transforms our day that's what we strive for.
Cafe Mangii has curated many dishes with ingredients people are familiar with food served to me was not fussy it was straight forward simple elegant food on my plate.
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We started our tasting session with Guava and Strawberry Garnita perfect cooler for summer. Packed with ice spiked with a hint of mint and sprite was refreshing.
Cafe Mangii Bread Rolls are the best its freshly baked at the restaurant served with herb butter and balsamic vinger.
Next Came the Amuse Bouche a Cheese Platter and watermelon cups.
Cheese Platter consisted brie, emmental, cheddar, chevre, gala grapes, cured olives,lavash crackers, crostini, walnuts and apricots.
Water melon cups : filled with feta fondue, arugula, pine nuts, aged blasamic reduction. Very innovative way to present watermelon salad i liked the concept.
After tasting a variety of swiss cheese and water melon cups. We were served soups...
Potage Parmentier: Creamy leek and potato soup topped with crispy spinach...
Roasted Bell Pepper: Creamy bell pepper soup spiked with a hint of basil served with melba toast.
Both the soups were delicious and comforting. After tasting the soups a generous portion of apple salad was served.
Apple Salad: Gala and granny smith slices of apples tossed in fennel slaw, cranberries and sunflower seeds dressed with dijon mustard dressing. A crispy and refreshing salad packed was packed with flavors. Up next was small plates...
Small Plates- Gorged mushrooms: parmesan and herbed cream cheese stuffed mushrooms.
Crostini di polenta: grilled parmesan polenta cakes topped with peperonata and chive aioli.
Baked jalapeno molten: cream cheese stuffed jalapenos, topped with salsa verde and sweet paprika garlic sauce.
Chicken Envelope: scamorza gorged bacon chicken blanket, basted with smoked bbq apricot orange glaze.
Jerk chicken olivetti: scotch bonnet peppers fumed chicken supreme with jerk mayo and pina colada dip.
We were not disappointed with the appetizers loved the bite size potions was packed with different flavors and taste. After tasting an elaborate spread of appitizers the mains followed...
Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak: Olive and cilantro tapenade, tomato risotto, and saffron beurre blanc.
Cottage cheese/ paneer grilled with a mixture of olive oil and herbs topped with creamy tomato rissotto served in a bed of butter saffron sauce. This dish reminded me of a classic tomato biryani minus the spices the combination of all the flavors from the dish was amazing.
Pollo Lombardy: Chicken immersed in marsala wine and mushrooms. Grilled with mozzarella cheese and served with side of mashed potato and grilled asparagus..
Lemon pepper basa: Butter poached basa fillets, served on a bed of zucchini fritters and lemon butter sauce.
Saffron Al Fungi: Garlic cream saffron Risotto with buttery shiitake mushrooms, spinach and mushy peas...
Fusilli Mamarosa: Fusilli pasta tossed in smoked creamy tomato sauce, pimentos, grilled chicken and broccoli florets...
We enjoyed the main course and tasting over all a wonderful combination of flavors and taste. There was still room for desserts and concluded our tasting session with baked cheese cake and velvet brownie.
Philadelphia baked cheese cake with blue berry compote...
Velvet brick brownie...
Visit Cafe Mangii they are located at UB City and Orion mall for easy directions and reviews click on the zomato spoon backs...
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