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    Polo Club Chef Gautam Uchil

    Polo Club’s Global
    Grills promises some meaty indulgence

    Polo Club takes advantage of the pleasant spring weather to launch its special grills promotion, which is on all this month. Designed by chef Gautam Uchil, the menu is a mix of various kinds of meats and marinations that span the globe.
    “The evenings at this time of year are so pleasant — the perfect balance between winter and summer and the outdoor space of Polo Club is the perfect place for some good old fashioned grilling and barbecuing,” enthuses Uchil. The menu is crafted keeping in mind the best local produce currently available and the ease with which the meat can be cooked.
    With the Aero India Show scheduled this month, it also takes into consideration tastes of global travellers who will be staying at the property. “Mainly, the ingredients we are using are all fresh and local — like the chicken and seafood, but some of the meats are imported, such as the lamb racks and pork chops,” Uchil explains.
    World cuisine
    Cuisines from across the world find representation on the menu from Moroccan chermoula scampi to Scottish salmon with teriyaki or miso and corn-fed chicken with Jamaican jerk spice to twice-cooked Australian pork belly with mustard and honey glaze.
    Chef Uchil highly recommends the tenderloin and vegetable skewers that are dry rubbed and then glazed with their signature barbecue marinade. “The grills give the skewers a smoky flavour with the char from the grill visible on the meat,” he tells us. The roast chicken too features on the chef’s list of must-try dishes. The chicken is roasted until half-cooked and then finished off on the grill, giving it a depth of flavours from the fire and smoke.
    For something more hearty, he suggests the New Zealand lamb rack that can either be marinated with a cajun spice or house grill rub. “It’s a very interactive experience as I will be personally manning the grill set up in the lawns. So diners can come chat with me and customise their grills,” he concludes.
    Rs.3,000++ fortwo.

    At The Oberoi, MG Road. 7 pm to 11.30 pm. Details: 25585858
    — Rashmi Rajagopal

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