- Pink Pasta sells! ( Well, true fact)
- Pizza must be overloaded with topping and preferably a thin crust! (is really that so!)
- Italian Dessert means mostly Tiramisu! (Ummm I doubt!)
Even the Restaurants known to serve "authentic" Italian are saying the same considering the customer's preference! This, in fact, is exactly what my take away from the new menu of Serafina, Kolkata's famous Italian joint. Talking about Italian food in Kolkata; Serafina is obviously a known and reputed name in the midsection. I remember visiting Serafina for the first time when we shifted from Delhi. They used to serve a pocket-friendly Italian brunch at that time. I have tried the brunch several times, though, never written about the same. This time, however, it is going to be a proper review given I have visited the place two consecutive times within a month. First time to attend a Bloggers meet when Serafina come up with their new look and second time was a self-paid visit along with the friends.
We Indians are known for modifying the food as per our taste and Chinese food is the classical example of the same! The same is now applicable to the Italian food it seems now! I ended on consulting the 5 stars in the city and found the same! The puritan me was not that happy however the finance analyst me understand that at the end it is what that is selling properly!
A mother who decided for "Pasta" as her daughter's nickname upon seeing her for the first time. Needless to say, she loves her portion of Italian food! Yes, this is me and I love my portion of fresh Italian food and I am emphasizing on the word fresh. I don't know why I am always fascinated by the Italian cuisine. Maybe because they have introduced Potato and Tomato to us for the first time or maybe they are ones who know how to keep their food fresh. This cuisine has always intrigued me for the good reason!
Whenever I visit an Italian joint I prefer to check a few things that include first and foremost the Meal stages. When a joint is claiming to serve authentic Italian delicacies, I try to check the bifurcation between Aperitivo, Antipasto, Primo, Secondo, Contorno, Formaggio e frutta, Dolce, Caffè, and Digestivo. To be very frank, in Kolkata they generally make a main combining Primo, Secondo, Contorno and I have not seen much of Formaggio e frutta. Aperitivo and Caffè I don't know why has been ignored by several joints here while serving Italian Food. Serafina even after the new launch is no exception to this.
Coming to the meal I have tasted at Serafina in my last two visits both were set meal. Both the meal, in fact, was having several similar items from their new menu.
Here goes my take on the different items I sampled at Serafina in my last two visits.
I have tried several appetizers from Serafina's new menu. This includes Crostini di Chorizo; where slices of french baguette, gratinated with mozzarella & topped with slices of chorizo. This Ham based antipasto was good and a full plate is enough to be divided into 3-4 people.
The Polpette di Manzo Piccanti which or minced fillet Mignon dumplings with bell pepper and tangy sauce is a beef based dish. I found it average.
My Final take on the new menu of Serafina!