Trident Hyderabad’s award-winning Italian restaurant recently launched its new menu with special focus on fresh seasonal produce and a wider range of vegetarian options.
Salt to Taste was invited to a special tasting of the new menu and got to sample some of Executive Chef Manik Magotra’s novel creations. We started with an Aubergine Stack of batter fried aubergine layered with fresh mozarella, basil and tomatoes and saffron cream. It didn’t do much for me, maybe because I was subconsciously thinking of a tempura from the look of it and I was missing a more effective seasoning to this pretty dish.
But the next Gamberi Fritti appetiser of fried prawns with garlic cream and home made potato chips compensated with its amazing flavours.
I tried the Wild Mushroom Cappuccino soup with espresso foam and thyme dust which was absolutely divine with just the right hint of a caffeine fix. A fellow diner chose the Consomme with chicken mousse tortellini and vegetable julienne and was equally impressed.
Main course consisted of a Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortellini, Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Beetroot Risotto. All three were winners with their rustic flavours, especially the beetroot risotto. You can tell the new menu is making a serious attempt to win over vegetarian diners with these seasonal showstoppers.
And then there was the ultimate piece de resistance – desserts by Chef Praful Aina who has elevated this craft to such an art form that you feel seriously guilty consuming his creations. Like in the case of the absolutely gorgeous and gorge-worthy Lemon Tart with burnt meringue and raspberry macaroons, followed by a homemade gelati of macerated fruits.
Tuscany can pride itself at being of of Hyderabad’s finest Italian restaurants and judging by this new menu, its going to hold that title for a long time to come. A win win situation both for Trident and the city. Cheers to that!