Fusion Restaurant Ticks All the Right Boxes
A brand-new international cuisine restaurant is in town and that too located at a brand-new hotel in Barsha-the S Hotel-and serves up some really good, home-style international meals made with high-quality ingredients’prepared in an interactive kitchen.
A laid-back, family ambiance merges with a contemporary stylish setting and offers all-day dining with a breakfast served buffet style, lunch, and dinner available as a la carte, and a high tea also. Chef Feroz-the culinary genius behind the menu explained this venue was a merging of the different kinds of popular cuisines(hence the moniker Fusion.) So there are Chinese, Indian, Continental, and Arabic dishes on one menu.
We were welcomed with mojitos and a beautifully plated canapés platter-cucumber with labneh, pesto, and olives on bruschetta, and cream cheese. We also tucked into my favorite soup-home-style mushroom with crispy pesto toast. Our salad was mixed lettuce with smoked turkey, beef pepperoni, and toasted almonds with brie cheese. It was a merging of tangy flavors juxtaposed with the creamy headiness of the French cheese.
Our starters began with chicken tikka served with an accompanying mint sauce. These were succulent and mildly spiced. Also, my favorite amongst these-the hara bhara kebobs-a vegetarian dish that was a flavorful kebob created from mashed peas, spinach, paneer, and spices, served with a coriander and mint chutney. The smoked tandoori lamb chops, marinated in spices, cooked in a tandoor, and then smoked in Indian spices and ghee was mouth-watering. And the showstopper-the king prawns and grilled salmon were delicious, mildly spiced, and of course, very Insta-worthy.
The mains included the butter chicken, but not the usual variety. This was made with hints of tempering and cream to give that edgy creamy taste everyone loves. The fresh roti dipped in this was next level superb. And the mutton biryani? The meat in this was so tender, it flaked to the fork and was nestled amidst fragrant long grain basmati rice and spices.
We ended this meal with a sweet treat from the East and the West; one was the sizzling brownie on the platter with vanilla ice cream, and the other traditional kulfi, which was decadent and rich.
The Verdict: Chef Feroz has curated a multi-cultural menu with dishes to delight discerning gourmands with every kind of palette. Bring your family for an enjoyable meal amidst friendly, attentive servers.