Summer menu is all about eating more “cooling” foods to lower body’s core temperature. They should be light, luscious, and vibrant and contain more water than most other foods.
Scorching summers, one would notprefer food that would leave you with a feeling of heaviness, but food that is fresh, seasonal, and delicious and are easily available ,can do wonders for your health and appearance as well! Keeping this in mind that summer is the most vibrant time of the year where fresh produce are bounty and the right combination can help beat the unbearable heat, Executive Chef Tanveer Kwatra prepared some special dishes at “The Latest Recipe”, which is an all-day dining restaurant of Le Meridien, Gurgaon.
Last week some bloggers were invited to try their new summer menu. As we expected, this new summer menu had lot of interesting dishes, some great salads, exciting chaat and delicious drinks to accompany.
|Quinoa and roasted pumpkin salad with pine nuts and goat cheese|
Quinoa and roasted pumpkin salad with pine nuts and goat cheese – Quinoa is high on protein and has nice crunch and it goes really well the humble pumpkin, one of my favourite vegetable, which has little sweet flavour. Excellent and rich in protein salad!.
|Cabbage and onion salad with plum avocado, seaweed and tanuki|
Cabbage and onion salad with plum avocado, seaweed and tanuki – another delicious salad which is high on protein, light and crunchy.
|Palak Patta Chaat with Hara Moth with light air curd espuma|
Palak Patta Chaat with Hara Moth with light air curd espuma – alltime favourite delhi special chat which we enjoyed and couldn’t stop ourselves for the second helping J
|Blow torched salmon with wakame salad and pineapple wafu dressing|
Blow torched salmon with wakame salad and pineapple wafu dressing – this beautiful pink salmon stole my heart. The sweetness of wakame and the flavour of wafu( Japanese salad dressing -Japanese soy sauce, rice vinegar and vegetable oil) makes it absolutely delicious. This was for me was the dish of the day.
|Chicken Oysters with wild mushrooms & Aioli|
Chicken Oysters with wild mushrooms & Aioli and prawn cocktails “shrimps get wild” both were outstanding dishes and you can’t just miss them.
|prawn cocktails “shrimps get wild”|
Apart from palak patta chat there was Okonomiyaki for vegetarians. Okonomiyaki was something which I never tried before. It’s famous Japanese savoury pancake and was prepared with cabbage and corn and was absolutely delicious.
We finished our afternoon lunch with the famous Japanese icecream Mochi. Mochi is considered as New Year desert in Japan and probably one of the most popular desserts not only in japan but outside the native country too. Made out of Japanese rice and sugar, outer layer is chewy and filling of icecream, inside. We tried strawberry and chocolate and both were outstanding.
Summer Menu starting from 1st of July.
Disclaimer – This review was done on an invitation from the establishment. Views expressed in the review is entirely ours and without any bias. Pictures of the dishes are not the standard portions, they are sample portions.