Graze welcomes diners with a new grill menu
Dining at Graze has always been a pleasure — the dim light bouncing off the wood paneling, the bar stool seating around the open kitchen and a wait staff that remembers a guest’s preferences, even if visits are few and far between, and of course, a menu that brings on interesting new changes.
Executive chef Ramasamy Selvaraju, has something exciting going on these days — a lava stone grill uniquely created in Germany for the Graze kitchen. Off this grill comes a menu that showcases seafood, meat and poultry, accompanied with a range of sauces and side dishes. The lava stone grills are seasoned with natural salts to enhance flavour. This menu is part of a promotion that is on till May 7, and dishes will then find their way into the regular menu.
Start with the Lobster Bisque, a broth that holds layers of flavour, enhanced with a touch of texture from flying fish roe at the bottom of your bowl and a generous dollop of creme fraiche.
Spoilt for choice
The menu offers you seafood and meat platters if you are unable to make up your mind. You may also choose and customise a meal for yourself. Seafood lovers must try the platter with the Crumbed Soft Shell Crab with Spiced Pineapple salsa. A butter knife slices through the crust and makes for a delicious mouthful of taste and textures, along with the salsa. The scallops with an orange reduction are sinful in their simplicity. The grilled prawns on truffle infused polenta are an absolute treat with the freshness of the prawn and the strong notes of truffle helping the polenta share centrestage. The John Dory is served in a lemon butter sauce, allowing the fish to shine through. The choice covers the entire gamut on the meat platter.
Start simple with the pork sausages, and move on to the Lamb Shanks on Garlic Spinach. Yielding to the knife at just a touch and retaining all its flavours, this is an absolute treat. As is the tenderloin served with its jus, cooked medium-rare. The chicken roulade filled with a savory mash on silky mashed potatoes is moist and has a lovely sear on the skin. Indulgent meals may be the Rib Eye 7oz, with a potato and olive hash with blue cheese sauce or the Duck Breast 6oz, with braised cabbage and pumpkin mash. And how can one say no to Pancetta-wrapped prawns with a citrus emulsion?
Choose from the menu’s decadent desserts to wrap up the meal. A strawberry semi-freddo, or a Mocha Chocolate Cake are good choices. The grill menu has something for everyone and then some. Leave yourself in the able hands of chef Muthu at the restaurant and you will have an experience to remember for a while to come. `3,000 ++ for two. At Graze, MG Road. Details: 66604444
— Ruth Dsouza Prabhu