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    Sweet and savory make for decadent treats at The Oberoi

    The Chocolicious special at The Oberoi offers you little parcels of heaven on a platter. A month-long promotion, the desserts will delight every chocolate lover, specially when paired with their savoury menu.
    We started with a chocolate cremeux on a delicate raspberry pain de gene (almond cake) with a small quenelle of lemon curd ice cream — smooth as silk with a bit of texture coming from the pain de gene. A burst of fresh citrusy flavour from the ice cream was a great way to clear our palates for what was to follow.
    We couldn’t get enough of the chocolate mocha hazelnut budino sitting in a pool of warm berry soup. The little chocolate dome was rich and just a spoonful of the soup marries well with the flavours and serves to balance them with a fresh fruity note.

    Getting adventurous
    On the savoury side, the salt tart with goat cheese cream, grilled asparagus and stewed red currant is a wonderful mix of sweet, salt, sour, light, creamy and crunchy. The panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) crusted prawns served with an orange and ginger reduction was also delightful.
    The mango magic, a cold martini chilled with liquid nitrogen, added some drama to the proceedings. The drink itself was delicious – freshly churned raw mango, mint and lime blended with Grey Goose vodka, like a sophisticated aam panna.
    Rs. 408 upwards. At MG Road. Details: 25585858

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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