Monday, September 16, 2013

A Gourmet Indulgence - Four Seasons Food & Wine Pairing at La Terrasse, Oberoi Grand

La Terrasse,  one of the fine dining restaurants of The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, is resonance with the old world colonial charm, just like the rest of the heritage hotel. An invitation from Gingerclaps to try out the 'Four Seasons Wine and Food Pairing' brought the two of us (Amrita & I) from Team Kolkata Food Bloggers here.

The three-course meal was the one recommended to us by Mr Amandeep Singh, their Food & Beverage Manager also stopped by for a quick chat.
# The Two Course Veg Meal was priced @ Rs 1200 and the Non-Veg @ Rs1500. (Served with 2 glasses of  Four Seasons wine)
# The Three Course Veg Meal was priced @ Rs 1450 and the Non-Veg @Rs1750. (Served with 2 glasses of  Four Seasons wine)

 We were welcomed with a glass of citrusy crisp Chenin Blanc, which was served at the perfect temperature along with a basket of breads.

This was followed by appetizers (a choice of):
  • A very refreshing Chicken Caeser Salad, served with cold cuts of meats, crisp greens and crunchy croutons, or a
  • Shrimp Cocktail, served and garnished beautifully in a glass - subtly flavored. (A dash of lemon added more zing to it.)

For the main course, I had chosen the tenderloin - .  It was served on a bed of perfectly seasoned potatoes and spinach, a tad bit more on the medium side (I prefer my meat medium-rare) than I would have preferred, but scrumptious and succulent all the way. A special mention to the crunchy onion rings and juicy oven roasted cherry tomatoes that were served with the meat. But I preferred it without the Bearnaise Sauce that was served with it.
The ruby red Shiraz, which has a spicy undertone was absolutely the perfect complement.

# Other choices were: Sage Roast Chicken w/Roast Gravy & Grilled Bay of Bengal Bekti

For dessert the choices were either Tiramisu or Creme Brulee - and of course we had to taste both! And both our votes went to the Tiramisu - it was smooth with the perfect hint of espresso, though we both agreed that we could not taste the alcohol, and it could have used a little more lady fingers or sponge fingers. But the Creme Brulee was a disappointment - it had an eggy aftertaste which neither of us appreciated. We, however, really enjoyed the caramelized top and the crispy thin pistachio biscotti.

The staff was not only extremely courteous, but they also handled all our food related queries with ease.  The ambient decor, the courteous hospitality,  the perfect pairing of food with wine - it was not just an gastronomical delight - it was a truly a  Gourmet Indulgence hosted at the 'Grande Dame of Chowringhee'

Read more about Four Seasons Wine here

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