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Parmesan cheese celebration at Sorrento

Any food lover can swear by cheese and when one gets to experience the “Parmigiano Reggiano”, a legendary cheese that originates from the Parma region of Italy it’s pure ecstasy. Commonly known as the Parmesan, it is a relatively hard and granular variety of cheese. Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano that for Reggio Emilia.

Sorrento, the Italian eatery at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel New Delhi has recently showcased a menu specially crafted with 12, 24 and 36 months aged Parmesan cheese. Maestro chefs Luigi Ferraro and Neeraj Tyagi paired some of the most delicious dishes with a selection of Italian wines. Here is our pictorial journey.

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While one tastes the three varieties of cheese in their raw form, the difference is quite evident. The 36-month-old cheese is more pungent and strong in flavour, the 12-month-aged cheese is subtle and soft on palate.

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The all-time favourite Bruchetta.

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This three tomatoes salad is a delight for healthy eaters.

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The silken Ravioli, filled with 24-month-aged parmesan cream brulee, was perfectly complimented by Masi’Levarie’ Soave Classico 2013.

Enjoyed a delicious sfoglia of vegetables with 12-month aged Parmesan cheese with a selection of Italian wines at Sorrento. Italian maestro Luigi Ferraro brings with him more than two decades of hospitality experience from across the globe.

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This  was certainly the best cheesecake I have had in a long time and the amazing part is that the chef didn’t use cream cheese. The 12-month-aged cheese was used to make it that gave a fluffy and light texture.

 

Address: Lobby Level, Shangri – La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Phone Number: 011-41191040
E-mail : sorrento.slnd@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal

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