Sorrento located at Shangri-La, known for being one of the finest restaurants in Delhi to serve Italian cuisine is cooking up another storm in the culinary world by paying tribute to the king of cheese- Parmigiano-Reggiano or commonly known as Parmesan Cheese with a specially crafted menu by the master duo -Chef Luigi Ferraro from Italy and Executive Chef Neeraj Tyagi.
I had an opportunity to try out their menu and before I move on to anything, there is just one word to describe the meal and that would be-exquisite. The meal had perfect flavours which were mixed with authentic Italian tastes leading to a wonderful afternoon. The menu features Parmesan Cheese as the main hero which has been aged over 12, 24 and 36 months.
The top picks of my meal were:
1. Chicken and Mushroom Bruschetta
The bruschetta topped with diced chicken and mushroom with balsamic vinegar was delicious. The crunchiness of the grilled garlic bread and the softness of the toppings went very well together. The bruschetta had interesting flavours of the parmesan cheese which gave it a creamy texture. It was indeed, a wonderful treat.
2. Season salad with semi dried cuore di bue tomatoes
The salad was served with a dash of extra virgin olive oil with rashes of Parmesan cheese which gave it an interesting twist. The star of the dish for me was the core di bue tomatoes which had a juicy and a dense flesh making it a perfect fit for the salad.
3. Ravioli stuffed with 24 months aged Parmesan
This one was exquisite- an amalgamation of flavours, taste and texture. The stuffing of the Parmesan cheese was made into a custard and had been glazed with butter which gave it a creamy texture. The ravioli was garnished with morel mushroom, balsamic caviar and micro greens which added a wonderful balance to the preparation.
4. Parmesan Cheesecake
The cheesecake at Sorrento is probably the best cheesecake I have had till date. The cake was soft and had a delicious taste of the 24 month aged Parmesan cheese in it. It was served with a scoop of 24 month aged Parmesan gelato which was nutty and had a satisfying salty flavour which went brilliantly well with the cheesecake. The drizzle of the spicy chocolate sauce over the cheese cake gave it an exceptional flavor, making it a wonderful end to a perfect meal.
Sorrento certainly does a fine job in celebrating Parmesan Cheese and that too, with such amazing line up of dishes. The Parmigiano Reggiano Festival is on till the September 26, and you cannot miss it especially if you’re a fan of Italian cuisine.