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Updated: April 21, 2013 16:41 IST

A perfect platter

Osama Jalali
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Delicious fare: The fare at Auma
Delicious fare: The fare at Auma

Auma’s new menu has many high points

Eating post shopping in a mall is almost a given. A number of restaurants and huge food courts dotting the mallscape entice the visitors into it.

One of my favourite malls is the luxurious DLF Emporio, which offer couple of good fine dining options. Auma is one of them. Set up by Charu Munjal, Auma has recently re-launched its menu. The new menu emphasises on European, Mediterranean and Thai cuisines.

As summers are in, I started with a refreshing caprese crostini salad which came along with a tomato basil soup shot. And the soup went really well with the crostini. Rocket lettuce and orange salad was also quite refreshing. Pine nuts with goat cheese with a hint of balsamic vinegar tasted delicious. I followed my salads with some hot appetizers. The courteous manager Rahul Vasudeva served me the breaded butterfly prawns himself. The prawns were awesome and paired very well with the wasabi mayonnaise. Even the Thai delicacy the kai satays tasted good with the accompanying peanut sauce. Being a risotto lover I ordered a risotto con asparagi spugnole but I was disappointed as the rice, one of the most basic ingredient of risotto was undercooked. After the risotto I ordered a tenderloin steak which I was sure will be made well. Medium to well done steak was juicy and flavourful. I just couldn’t resist finishing it. Burger lovers should opt for the tenderloin cheese burger which is served with a mustard mayo. A perfect juicy tenderloin patty made out of finely minced meat. For the main course I opted for a Thai delicacy kai kraphaow made with tender and juicy chicken chunks in chilli, garlic and basil in oyster sauce. It tasted delicious with the pad Thai noodles. From the European section one dish that tempted me enough to order was coffee bean and coriander dusted Scottish salmon. But the overcooked salmon with a dry and chewy was disappointing. I signed off with a caramel panacotta and a chocolate and hazelnut parfait both made to perfection.

Meal for two — Rs. 3500

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