July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
Ritu Dalmia’s Diva group of restaurants have always been a favourite pick of mine when going out. One, I can count on the food being delicious, and two, as a vegetarian, I know I will have plenty of choice! Thanks to great initiatives like Times City Gourmet Week, one can know indulge in fancy food at wallet-friendly prices.
I was lucky enough to get a table at Diva The Italian restaurant last night for a lovely meal. With a three-course dinner for Rs 1200++ per person (lunch is Rs 1000++), it was a sweet deal.
I started with an appetizer of Arancine balls filled with a spicy cheese and tomato mixture. The crispy rice balls were served with a chilli and onion jam, which complemented them perfectly! The sweetness and the heat worked really well with the simple flavours of rice and cheese.
For the main course I chose Spinach and Ricotta crepes with Parmesan sauce. The presentation was surely different from the usual style of serving crepes. The crepes and the stuffing were quite nice, but sadly the parmesan sauce had no hint of parmesan. It actually tasted like yogurt and tomato puree. It was actually quite a shame because a nice rich parmesan sauce was just what those crepes needed.
My friend’s Liguine with crispy zucchini was definitely much better!
Finally it was time for dessert, and that was surely the highlight of the meal! A classic creme brulee served with coconut sorbet and macaroons. The creme brulee was just perfect, with a crunchy golden brown top and delicious vanilla-bean custard inside! The coconut sorbet was also delicious, with a lovely texture and just the right amount of sweetness!
Book your table at Times City Gourmet Week (15th-21st July) here - http://timescity.com/gourmetweek/