Pure Gastronomic Indulgence & Delight @ Aura – The Sonnet, Kolkata πŸ™‚

A couple of years back I was invited for an exclusive food tasting & review session at Aura, the marquee multicuisine all-day-dining restaurant at The Sonnet, Kolkata.

The tasting menu read “We welcome you to the AURA for a musical gastronomic sojourn with us.”

Indeed the food session was ‘Symphony in Harmony’ which is also the tagline of the hotel!

A three-course lavish meal was served. It comprised of the following items –

– Starters –

– Chilly Cheese Cigar: The dish comprised of mozzarella, garlic and jalapeno sticks, crumb fried and served with spicy BBQ sauce.

It tasted excellent.

Chilly Cheese Cigar

– Veg Skinny Crispies: House special skinny vegetable cruditΓ©s, crispy fried were served with warm cheese dip.

The cruditΓ©s came placed inside a thin and wide strip of roasted bread with carved out circles!

Veg Skinny Crispies

The dish looked artistic, was unusual in preparation and tasted good.

– Paneer Aamras Ke Kebab: Thick cottage cheese cubes were stuffed with aam papad, cooked in tandoor and served with green chutney.

They tasted excellent.

Paneer Aamras Ke Kebab

– Badshahi Khumb: The dish comprised of tandoor cookes stuffed mushrooms. The stuffing was a concoction of cheese & nuts. Green chutney was served as the accompaniment.

The dish tasted good.

Badshahi Khumb

– Mains –

– Spinach Cheese Timbale With Tangy BBQ Sauce: The dish comprised of spinach and ricotta steak grilled to perfection and served with BBQ sauce.

It tasted good.

Spinach Cheese Timbale With Tangy BBQ Sauce

– Makhmali Moti Malai: It was Malai Kofta cooked in rich cashew gravy.

It was a rich sabji and tasted good.

– Bhatti Nu Dal: It was the popular black lentil cooked with tomato and white butter.

It tasted expectantly good.

– Mixed Vegetable: It was the usual melange of spicy and colorful mixed vegetables. The sabji was beautifully garnished with almond slivers and a sprig of coriander leaves.

It tasted nice.

Makhmali Moti Mahal, Bhatti Nu Dal, Mixed Vegetable and Rotis

– Roti Ki Tokri: It comprised of Tandoori Roti, Garlic Naan, Lachcha Parantha and Masala Kulcha.

All the breads were soft, fresh and uniformly cooked.

Roti Ki Tokri

– Stir Fried Baby Potato With Dry Chilli And Cashew Nut: It was an oriental gravy based dish made of baby potatoes tossed with dry red chilli, light soya and roasted cashew.

Stir Fried Baby Potato With Dry Chilli And Cashew Nut

– Stir Fried Noodles With Coriander Pesto: Infused with veggies and smeared in pesto, the noodles paired well with the Baby Potatoes dish.

Stir Fried Noodles With Coriander Pesto

The oriental combo of noodles & curry tasted nice.

The Oriental Combo

– Desserts –

– Kiwi Marquis: Placed on a square and thin short crust pastry, it was a cube of cheesy delight, the top half of which was kiwi flavored and thus hued in parrot green.

The presentation was beautiful and the dessert tasted good.

Kiwi Marquis

– Bitter Chocolate And Vanilla Mousse With Salted Caramel Nougat: Presented in a small glass, it was an alternative layered vanilla & chocolate mousse, with nougat at the base and artistic chocolate spirals on the surface.

The dessert tasted good and filling.

Bitter Chocolate And Vanilla Mousse With Salted Caramel Nougat

– Palate Cleansers –

Watermelon Balls With Sprouts, Paan Shot, Virgin Bloody Mary and Guava Shot: The following palate cleansers were served at intervals to delimit the clash of flavors and to keep the meal interesting.

All of them tasted good.

Watermelon Balls With Sprouts
Paan Shot
Virgin Bloody Mary
Guava Shot

All in all, it was a wonderful food session filled with The Sonnet’s trademark hospitality.

Average Pricing For Two: Rs. 1,400 /-

Timing: 7:00 am – 11:30 pm (Mon – Sun)

DD 8, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700064

Phone: +91 33 6633 9000

Website: https://www.thesonnet.com/kolkata/

Note: My food journey has enabled me to taste an assortment of food items belonging to varied cuisines, most of which I have shared through my blog and social media posts. Still, I am left with a good collection of food pics that I never got time to share.

I am sharing them now. This is to support the hotels & restaurants industry, or let’s just say, the food industry.

The aforementioned dining took place a couple of years back.

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