Tara, Roseate House‘s new restaurant is all about indulgence of the tastebuds and your eyes. Located next to the infinity pool of the hotel, this Japanese eatery headed by Head Chef Paul John Abayan dishes out some amazing Japanese delicacies.
Me and a friend decided to try this much talked about restaurant, and see what the fuss is all about.
We started our meal with the Longest Sunset, which was an amazing drink – perfect to bring the spring in! It was a perfect mix of orange, lime, pumpkin and white peach, followed by Apple Tease and Devil’s Tongue. The Apple Tease had a fruity texture and was a mix of earl grey tea, jasmine, vanilla and green apple. The Devil’s Tongue was an absolute delight. It is named after the blood red colour which is made of beetroot pure, ginger, jaggery and ginger ale.
The Fried Calamari and the Shrimp Popcorn were amazing. One has to order these while at Tara. The Calamari was fried to the right temperature and went really well with the Tartar Sauce. On the other hand, Shrimp Popcorn was light and flavourful. The popcorn was seasoned with Yuzu salt which gave it a extra punch, making it the right choice for an appetiser.
Being a Japanese restaurant, we had to try the Sushi and the Chef did a great job with it. We ordered in the Chicken Maki Sushi and it was a wonderful preparation.
For the main course, we tried the Grilled Lobster and Salmon Teriyaki. The Lobster was made with shizo pens butter which gave it a rich texture. The lobster tasted fresh and the flavours of butter blended well with the meat. The Salmon Teriyaki had a great portion size and the fillet was served with a portion of rice. The Salmon had been cooked in Teriyaki sauce which gave it a sweet taste. The main course were definitely a huge hit!
Moving on to the desserts, we ordered the Ancient Cheesecake which had a garnishing of raspberries. The cheesecake appeared to be a little dry, and I have had better ones. On the other hand, the other dessert was The Black Hole. It was as sinful as it can get. The chocolate slice was served with a scoop of caramel ice cream and dresses in lots of chocolate sauce, making it the right way to finish off such a grand meal.
Tara definitely deserves a star as it stands true to it’s name. I can’t wait to go back and indulge myself in another treat at this restaurant.