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Set in the typical serene village of Nagoa, Presa di Goa is a ten-minute drive from Goa's popular beaches, Baga and Calangute. Just beyond the sandy shores and noise of Goa's beach belt is this house furnished in the Portuguese colonial style where you can take in the opulence of times gone by. Edward J. Speck, originally from Luxemburg owns this hotel. Between the swimming pool and the hotel is the open-air restaurant set amid lush green gardens. Probably the only Turkish restaurant in Goa, the food takes a while to arrive but is impeccable when it does. It serves mezze comprising hummus and pita, fresh barbecued fish, steaks and lamb dishes and homemade yoghurt. Recommended are the vegetarian starters, followed by the Anatolian Beef Stew cooked in red wine sauce and served with a glass of ayran, the Turkish national drink (much like a salty lassi with herbs).

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Vishwanath's East Meets West, set in a garden on the Baga Beach road, is a good place for special occasion meals. It's a large space, surrounded by lush foliage with coloured lights strung from the trees. A truly beautiful setting! Signature dishes here include the Chateaubriand served with béarnaise sauce and the Seafood Platter piled high with fresh lobster, tiger prawns, king prawns, calamari and fillets of king fish. The menu is a mix of Indian, Goan and European dishes, without any clear sections, which is how the restaurant gets its name - East Meets West - Indian and western dishes all together! The dishes being classified in the menu by type of meat or veg - chicken, beef, lamb, fish, etc. So in chicken, you get all the European, Indian and Goan also, which makes for a delightful change. There's a huge variety of North Indian dishes like Butter Chicken, Chicken Pasanda, Rogan Josh, Chicken Masala, as also Balti Chicken, kebabs, Paneer Pasanda, and also lots of European steaks, pastas and salads. There are also delightful home-made desserts like Banoffee Pie and Chocolate Brownie with Ice cream here. There is live music on some nights. It is hugely popular with the charter tourists crowd, because it makes no distinction between western and eastern when it comes to food. The portions are also good and the food very good, with very friendly service.

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