La Piazza, Hyatt Regency Delhi
Hyatt is one of the best when it comes to luxury dining and accommodation. Bringing excellent food to its patrons since decades, Hyatt has a host of restaurants from La Piazza to China Kitchen, covering various cuisines. La Piazza recently launched a new menu and we are here to guide you through the whole experience. Bon Apetit!
ONBOARD ITALIAN CULINARY TOUR
Electric candles illumined the restaurant as the servers worked efficiently to make the diners comfortable. One can choose from the a la carte menu or the expansive buffet. The buffet had a tempting line up of dishes made with bell peppers, octopus and a big wooden platter was decked with different varieties of cheese and cold meats. Mushroom and cheese were the dominant ingredients in most of the dishes.
What separates La Piazza from the rest of the cafes is the sheer variety of ingredients used. Fresh ingredients add an edge to their food and make every dish worthy of applause. The crunch in French beans, bell peppers and asparagus, stand testimony to their freshness. They make their own Focaccia bread which is highly addictive. The Warm Mushroom Salad was a smooth blend of goat cheese and fleshy mushrooms while the Insalata di pollo was a lush green leafy salad with chicken shreds, apricot and spring onion. Aubergine stuffed with ricotta and layered with copious amounts of cheese made it the best dish of the day.
MYRIADS OF FLAVOURS
North Italy is home to many mountains which cause its food to be rich in order to stay warm. This is the birthplace of creamy risottos and polenta. Tuscany, Le Marche and other areas of Central Italy are known for their wholesome meat dishes while South Italian cities like Naples are widely renowned for Pizzas. Pizza del duca had a generous amount of Mozzarella, Parmesan and was topped with porcini mushrooms. This one outdid the Gamberi e funghi Pizza which was low on cheese but quite vibrant with blushing red tomatoes, fresh arugula and shrimps. Roasted Scallop and chive risotto was a wholesome meal with artichoke lending a sharp flavor.
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And if you thought pastas are only white, Hyatt is here to break all conventions with a black squid linguine where the pasta is black in colour due to squid ink. This was prepared with shrimps, artichoke, peas and had a strong hint of lemon. Tagliatelle gave Linguine a tough fight by bringing together a healthy mix of veggies. Stuffed Manti pasta was the best in this category with a delectable sauce and ricotta stuffing.
La Piazza’s collection of meats and seafood is enviable. Apart from making liberal use of shrimps in the pastas and pizzas, their buffet included grilled octopus tossed with vegetables. Pan seared sea bass was one of the best non vegetarian dishes on the table with excellent presentation and a dressing of the piquant black olive tapenade. Prawn stuffed Calamari was a disappointment due to the chewy texture and bland flavor. However, the lemon flavoured mashed potatoes were a welcome surprise. Chicken Tenderloin with roundly cut potatoes fell insipid as the chicken lacked flavor.
The Milanese Dessert
Meneghina alla piastra, was developed during war where a simple sweet dish was created with leftover ingredients. Essentially a grilled cake with raisins and custard, it owed its basic nature to its history.
With such culturally rich dishes, La Piazza gives its patrons a glimpse of Italy’s kitchens and history through its diverse menu.
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