Be it Italian or Indian, Infinity offers authentic cuisine

How often do I go to places in search of the authentic thin crust pizza but every time it hurts as most of the pizza makers have Indianised the Italian cuisine. It’s painful to hear Punjabi chicken tikka pizza or a kadhai paneer pizza. It’s as bad as finding out veg biryani on the menu.

Finally my search was over as I went to Hilton, New Delhi – Noida – Mayur Vihar which has come up with a new menu at its restaurant Infinity. And the reason for their authentic Italian cuisine is their chef, who is an Italian. The menu is extensively dominated by real authentic Italian cuisine. It also has some real good North Indian food as well along with some classic burgers and sandwiches. Chef recommended me to start with the spiced Italian seafood soup. When I asked him how you make it the chef said it’s easy. Traditionally, it was supposed to be made by housewives with all the remaining fish, which their men got after selling. Though here I used two three different types of fish to get that feel.

And I tell you it was yummy. Well spiced suiting the North Indian palate. Accompanying bread with a garlic dip was refreshing too. Immediately after finishing my soup I jumped to try the pizza. I was served pizza al pollo. Thin crust pizza truly Italian, topped with tomato, mozzarella, shredded spiced chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers and Oregano. It was finger licking good. Its portion size was huge too. I ended my Italian treat with the fresh made Calzone con Spinaci e Ricotta. Basically a pizza fold over with sautéed spinach and three types of cheese stuffed in it. A perfect blend of ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, it was a delight to have for any cheese lover.

Trying my hand at Indian dishes after the tasty Italian delicacies was a bit risky but surprisingly chef has not compromised with the Indian cuisine as well. Murgh handi lazeez made out of braised chicken in rich cashew nut gravy, infused with saffron was delicious and enjoyed with the assorted breads. Gosht korma and murgh dum biryani were also worth trying.

Keeping Navratra in mind from 16th – 24th October, he is also serving some special Navratra dishes. Buckwheat black pepper pasta, vegetable stack, pumpkin and cheese risotto, kalakand and almond cake to name a few.

Meal for two costs Rs.1300


Say cheese!October 17, 2012

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