A masterstroke tis season ‘Mythh’ at Hotel Hindustan International with the Mexican Food Fiesta. But did the food compliment the concept? Was Mexican cuisine brought to justice? HHI has always celebrated variety of cuisines and special festivals where food is essential. Mexican cuisine in particular was missing from the scene till a few years back when a number of Mexican takeaways and fine dining started. But the ratio is still less and HHI jumped in to meet the demand for the festive month and left us slurping for more. – Anushree Kanoi
What BlabberCat loved:
Enormous, stuffed red chillies hung from the ceilings at regular intervals, brightening up the restaurant, which has the capacity to hold over hundred people. There was a private area which was set up in immaculate accordance to the theme, where the sample dishes being placed, interspersed with Mexican hats and paper-made cactus plants.
The pop-up worm has gotten to Kolkata in a big way now, and we’re witnessing gourmet menus in several eateries across the city. However, wintertime accelerates one’s love for spicy food leaps and bounds, and the idea of Mexican food fiesta was the stroke of a genius.
Being armed with a menu full of appetising dishes, BlabberCat was prepared to expand its belly several inches. However, only a small part of the menu was actually displayed and available for tasting, and they too lacked variety.
Green Mexican rice with Lamb curry, Chicken Quesadillas and Enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and salads, the latter three available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian were presented to the eager visitors. However, the menu promised so much more, that somehow we were left, unsatisfied.
The food is priced economically if one takes into consideration that the popup is being conducted a five star hotel, but its quality wouldn’t do justice had it been priced any higher. The taco wasn’t crisp, and although the food had the blast of all the flavours imperative to the Mexican cuisine, it lacked innovation or that selling point to become extraordinary.
The chilli basil soup was such hearty experience, warming our insides with a herb-infused, chilli flavour, cooked ironically to kill the chill.