-By Odette Mascarenhas
There is harmony of ingredients, old recipes being reinvented and passion ignited in the culinary arena by Aneel Verman who has created a niche restaurant called Sur la Mer. Walk through a lobby filled with a treasure trove of antiques into a garden by the pool. The fundamentals of 'fusion gastronomy''is about to be unveiled. A glance through the menu might list old traditional favourites - a Thermidor, Duck a la Orange, American T Bone Steak. But wait, behind the simplicity of the preparations there is a method of fusing different ingredients to add value to the preparation. Sit down and relax once the order is placed and let the peace invade your senses. The Bloody Mary is a class apart, but if you love your single malts then this is the place for you, a connoisseur's delight. On certain days of the week, the tinkling notes of the piano add mystery to the dark canopy with the twinkling lights up above. Feast on 3 Cheese Filo Pastry made of Mozzarella, cheddar and blue cheese with a pesto sauce baked to perfection and accompanied with potatoes, a red wine reduction and balsamic vinegar. This three in one combination is 'fused' to perfection. Another hot crunchy favourite are the Batter Fried Prawns impaled on a sugar cane skewer. Chinese flavours with ganne ka juice is yuuum! The Fish Brasilia (fish cooked in olive oil with olives, garlic, tomatoes) is flambeed with gin. Top up your glasses at this junctur... the spirit should not only speak through the food, although the traditional Lobster Thermidor would vie for attention. For a niche restaurant all basic fundamentals are well in place... ambience, food, a well stocked bar what more is left to be experienced? On an analysis of an evening well spent, it is just a fusion of the above mentioned entities.
Review posted within last 6 month
Sur La Mer offers traditional flavors and tastes of the Goan cuisine with a difference and some smart work. Do try their Duck a la Orange and Batter Fried Prawns with some popular cocktail. The food is definitely good and the fusion works absolutely perfectly. Sur La Mer must be visited once as the food is fantastic.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Must say that food is good but I was not satisfied with the prices and the service. We had given 3 Order which took almost 30 minutes and moreover the staff which was not behaving well. I had American T Bone Steak. If you would like to have some nice continental then you would be very satisfied with the options. But the management of the restaurant should handle customers in a better way.
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