Rahul and Malini Akerkar’s passion and eye for detail never cease to surprise me. The new Prix Fixe (pre-fixed) menu during lunch at Indigo bears ample testimony to that. No rushed affair this is. Well planned in terms of flavours, textures and variety.
So of it’s a quick working lunch or a relaxed leisurely luncheon you’re after, this menu is perfect. The idea is to enjoy your dining experience without having to rush through your meal and yet within a limited time. The precise but varied menu, does not confuse you and yet, there’s something in it for all.
My House Smoked Scottish salmon salad was exotic to say the least. The salmon aroma was appetising and it was light and healthy. The accompanying radish, citrus salad and cucumber sorbet were tangy and refreshing.
Pulled Duck Tortellini, too turned out to be extraordinary. Served appetisingly, it was just right to tease the palate sufficiently. The grilled green garlic marinated chicken with its robust flavours was the surprise of the afternoon. I loved the sweet n sour beans that were served alongside.
Other options were Cauliflower and Green Garlic Veloute; Baby Beets with Horseradish Pana Cotta;; 64°C Truffled Chicken Breast; Ravioli of Mud Crab; Sous Vide Pork Belly; Lemongrass Risotto; Pressed Watermelon with Chilli Vodka and Whipped Feta; Atlantic Scallops with Confit Lamb.
As always I look forward to desserts at Indigo. Macchiato Brulee; Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Rosemary Ice Cream; Chocolate Truffle with Chevre Mousse & Sour Cherry. Delightful choices. The Macchiato brulee was sinful with its coffee flavours, paired with cute bite-sized custard dougnuts. The Panna Cotta was a visual delight and was equally a treat for the taste-buds.
From Monday to Saturday, the prix fixe lunch menu is available from 12 noon to 4 pm and is priced at Rs 1,320 (all inclusive). An absolute steal and value-for-money I assure you. Be sure to try it.