‘An Ode to the Aam-aze Festival’
Mangoes during the day, Mango at night
Dice it on a cake or drink it by the light!
Some Savory, Mostly Sweet
It’s a labyrinth of Mango Feasts.
If you fancy some variety,
How about a tete a tete over High Tea?
Summer is at its prime and no degree of sweltering heat or humidity is strong enough to deter Puneites from exploring the classic mango creations on offer this season! And why not? Isn’t the love of good food above all else!
Adding to the Mango Buzz in the city, here’s presenting some ‘AAM-azing’ news. Four Points by Sheraton is hosting a month long Aamaze festival which is a whole hearted dedication to the king of fruits. Hosted in a High Tea set up, you have a multitude of options ranging from coolers, tea- cakes, tarts, cookies, canapes, assorted salads and yes some Sushis!
With over 20 varieties to choose, here’s What You Can’t Miss at the Tapas & Dessert Spread curated by Chef Sunil Menon.
A prepossessing sight and equally delicious. If you happen to savour sushis, you will undoubtedly love this.
The desi firecracker served in earthern pots, something which is a mandatory summer ritual in this part of the country.
- Mango Spice Cake
Remember the birthday cakes we relished as kids? The magnificent size and simplicity of flavors that bowled you over. This one is a throwback to the good old fondant free, creamy cakes.
Chia seeds known to have great medicinal value and of course cooling powers have inadvertently become a rage. With everyone vying new recipes and dishes where chia seeds can find use, the mangomisu is a successfully accomplished task. With layers of mango pulp, cream and chia seeds- this one is surely guilt free indulgence.
5. Puff Pastry with Mango Salsa
An extraordinary dish. Puff pastry – airy, light n crispy filled with sweet n sour mango salsa. Some vivid imagination behind this dish, but truly worth a try!
Also, why wait for weekends?
The Eatery at Four Points By Sheraton also has an exclusively crafted menu for all days of the week which again is Mangolicious and available on an a-la-carte basis.
The Mango Rasam to begin with, a first for me. The raw mango definitely upped the sour quotient and worth a try.
The Alphonso Chicken Starter is beyond delicious. Succulent chicken pieces marinated in mango, the flavor of which is instantly felt at first bite.
The Coconut Shrimps served with mango tango sauce made up an average fare. The coated shrimps were crisp and deep fried but nothing specifically stood out for me in this dish.
Grilled Red Snapper with mango salsa in the mains section was dapper in all aspects. Some grilled fish with strong harissa flavor was delicious.
Next up The Stuffed Chicken Breast in pungent hoisin sauce takes a backfoot when compared to the chicken alphonso starter that had us elated initially.
Some exclusively plated desserts await you here as well. The Mango Basil Pannacotta with exotic fruit salsa looked divine but taste remained average.
The Berry Aam ki bahar was an amalgamation of shrikhand and rabri presented in a cocktail glass. A little high on the sweet content, this one is a desi fusion mix.
The Aam-aze High-Tea Festival is hosted at the Family Lounge section from 3 pm to 6 pm exclusively on weekends, giving you and your family some quality time and an excuse to gorge on your favorites.
Price : 450 + Taxes
Disclaimer: This Review is based on a complimentary invite extended by Goodword Media on behalf of Four Points By Sheraton. A special mention to Devendra, Janhavi Guru Tahiliani and Chef Sunil Menon for their hospitality. The opinion expressed in the review is entirely my own and in no manner influenced by any party.