The new Mediterranean addition to the Momo Café menu is designed in such a way as to serve authentic tastes to the connoisseurs of the finest of French and Italian cuisines.
To begin with the tomato and caraway soup is presented in rustic fashion inside a sour bread – and it was quite an experience to dole out the tarty soup as the softened portion of the bread came along in each spoonful. However, my favourite amongst the soups is the Crustacean bisque with seafood croute – the smoky extremely seafood flavoured thick broth came along with the accompaniment of the croute (toasted bread) topped with seafood – and it was as soulful as a soup should be. On the next course came the Carpaccio of green apple sparingly sprinkled with feta crumble and caramelized walnuts that was very summery, refreshing and Chicken liver pate with red wine jelly on the lines of the Goose Pate – both of which are very French.
Classic preparations on the main course like the mascarpone ravioli and sundried cherry tomatoes tossed in warm olive oil and basil; saffron pappardella pasta with shred grilled lamb and spinach and the juicy red wine braised lamb shanks with saffron risotto are visually appetizing and the fresh flavours of olives, olive oil, basil, spinach accentuated by the meats, and the exotic Italian and French cooking methods made these preparations unputdownable.
The grand finale was the desserts menu – the Citrus panna cotta with spiced fruit compote was a well-balanced confluence of sweet and sour and a perfect dessert on a hot day. The Apple tarte tatin with vanilla star anise soup sabayon, the deconstructed apple tart with the French style custard also wins hands down in the taste department.
Over all – Momo Café’s new addition is fine-dining at its best.
Address: Momo Cafe, Courtyard By Marriott, Hyderabad
First Published in The Hans India