When it comes to summer fruits, hands down, mango is the reigning queen, or should we say king? The sweetness, rich and tangy flavour, and succulent and juicy texture of this tropical fruit is highly seductive, and enjoyed by all – from kids to elders. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this this summertime fruit’s fleeting season, we have got you covered. Here are some of the best places offering mango special dishes, drinks and desserts to help you feed your mango cravings. So grab your friends and loved ones and get on a mango eating spree:
JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai
Can’t get enough of mangoes? Head to JW Marriott to quench your aam thirst. Executive Sous Chef Alok Verma’s version of the Mango Ganache Mille-Feuille, a dessert of French origin, is a personal hit amongst his daughters. A crispy layer of puff pastry served with fresh and sweet mango custard cream along with some chopped fresh mangoes; what’s not to love! And if you’re all about clean eating and are on the process of getting that toned summer body, the Mango and Avocado salad is just for you! It’s hearty and filling with a flavourful mint and coconut emulsion, and an added punch of sweetness from the mango and creaminess from avocado.
Chef Verma says, “The Mango and Avocado salad is again a well-thoughtcombination where flavours and textures are perfectly balanced – a punch of sweetness from the mango and creaminess from avocado.” What’s best, you can either throw in other ingredients such as quinoa, mixed greens, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, even grilled chicken or pork, to make your own healthy version.
While in Jaipur, you could taste Pune’s famous dessert drink, Mastani, to help beat the heat. Executive Chef Prasad Metrani says, “Pune has always been my alma mater and Mastani has been that one refreshing drink that I keep going back to gain respite from the scorching heat of Jaipur.” And what better place than Fairmont Jaipur to get a taste of the Mango Mastani – the only summer cooler you need this season.
Le Meridien Goa, Calangute
Combining Uraak or Feni, one of Goa's tastiest secrets with mangoes, Le Meridien’s Mango and Cashew Feni Éclair gives you the right taste of Goa. Pastry Chef Naveen says, “The Éclair at Le Méridien transforms the traditional Parisian pastry into something decidedly modern by infusing a signature local flavour (feni). Both the star ingredients are indigenous and abundantly available in the state.” So head to Le Meridien for this locally inspired flavour.
The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace
Adding a twist to the already famous cheesecake, Westin’s Fried Mango Cheesecake is something that’s worth trying. Pastry Chef Shashi Bhuwan Gopal says, “The fried crust along with a soft filling offers a refreshing surprise for the palate and the crisp texture of the coating complements the sweetness of the mango compote served with it.”
Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru, Hebbal
Light, melt-in-mouth gnocchi combined with the sweetness and tanginess of mango, the Mango and Potato Gnocchi with Wild Garlic Cream Sauce tastes just as tempting as it reads. Executive Chef Gaurav Anand says, “The infusion of flavours that this dish offers--the sweetness as well as sourness of the mango—gives this authentic Italian dish a new twist and flair.” The mélange of different ingredients makes the dish a rare combination, go on, dig in!
Courtyard Marriott Ahmedabad
Lassi is good. But lassi with an added touch of mangoes, is even better. Head to Courtyard Marriott, Ahmedabad to indulge your sweet cravings. Choose from their meal-replacing glass of Mango Lassi or if you’re up for a mangolicious adventure, treat yourself to their irresistible Mango Phirni. Chef Aniruddha Limaye, Assistant Director, F&B says, “Mango always invokes happy summer memories. Be it the sweetness of thirst quenching mango lassi or the ultimate comfort dessert mango phirni, these quintessential mango recipes will surely leave you craving for more.
Summers can be quite dehydrating. Barbeque Nation offers the perfect solution to help you cool off – Spiced Tango, a sweet mango beverage that’ll help rejuvenate your senses, keep you hydrated and also bring back the childhood memories of gorging on some juicy mangoes. What’s more, you can also sip on Mango Daiquiri, for a tropical happy hour. Sr. Manager-Beverage & NSO Mr. Subbaraman Govindan says, “The Mango Daiquiri is an inspiration from our tropical beaches and is a simple mix of White Rum and lemon which is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.”
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