Oh factor: A top-notch epitome of art presented in an exquisite culinary ritual/practice to satiate your senses!
What comes to your mind when you see a fairy tale? “And they lived happily ever.” Right? The very first glance at Riviera makes you believe that it’s a fairy tale where all your food satiation is just as you have fancied throughout. Though, it carries a minimalistic look but the grand lightings, glass plating, undertones of luxury dining, a lavish spread of buffet and the view of quietude through the windows are quite good aspects of a fine dine restaurant.
Ameya Suites harbours Riviera which makes it befitting for the guests (tourists staying in the suites) as well.
Now, this fairytale-ish journey came to its first stop. It was a beautiful Rainbow Blossom served to us in a goblet glass. Very similar to what it is called, it changes colour when stirred with a stirrer from light pink to mauve to violet. I would say, an amazing invention by the bartender and don’t miss out on this blessing here! Next on the platter were starters.
The first one being Indian Chilli Poppers served in a really impressive presentation with stuffings that had a heavenly taste. Being a popular starter, one could make out an appreciable difference in comparison to the different adaptations of the dish.
Another one was Rajma Chawal Fritters furnished beautifully accompanied with a creamy herb sauce. These were little balls stuffed with cooked mixture of Rajma and Chawal. This creamy herb dip, another exemplary creation by the chef, took the dish to an appetising level giving it a unique identity.
Then came Pao Bhaji stuffed Bun. Contrary to what a typical Pao Bhaji looks, this one was mouthwatering as and when it was served to us. The dripping slice of cheese kept on it made it all the more delicious. It was very difficult to keep my hands off this one! And to talk about the filling, Bhaji was brimming with flavour.
Main-course menu unfolded with Dal Makhni and Chur-chur Naan, bang on with the taste. Melted with the apt amount of butter on the top, Dal Makhani was a relishing affair.
Following the above dishes, the fragrance of Kadhai Paneer and Veg Biryani twitched our senses making us drool. The paneer used was utterly soft and supple in the mouth with an apt blend of spices and gravy that was cooked till perfection.
And, not to forget, Gulkand Phirni topped with bits of rose petals and chopped almonds which was a not-to-miss-out-on sweet dish.
To bring the above to a small conclusion, an amiable atmosphere, a courteous and hospitable staff, a passionate chef and food presented in the form of an art makes me highly recommend this place for a family dinner, watching IPL matches on a big and live screen and would serve for many other get-together occasions.