-By Rashmi Uday Singh
Great news. Grand Hyatt's masterly Italian restaurant's chef Alessandro Persico's vibrant new menu delivers superb surprises. The restaurant has undergone a facelift, and gone is the plonked-in-the-lobby open-plan look and now it has it's own entrance and revamped lower section. I revisit it just as the book goes to press and find it as buzzing as ever. Chef Persico bustles in the interactive show kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie and charcoal grill. The superb warm Ciabatta and Garlic Bread served on the table signal the outstanding meal which follows. From the new menu, it's the wafer thin-crust pizza Napolitan with capers and scarmoza that is good, but it's the old menu's Pizza Pazza that still comes out tops. Unerringly cooked Sundried Tomato and Cheese Ravioli and the Barolo and Porcini Risotto are recommended. Interestingly, even the Whole Wheat Ravioli is superlative. For the mains, go for the Cod with Capers, Parmigaiana Eggplant and end with the delightfully light and creamy Amaretto Crème Brulee and dense Chocolate Cake. The fine quality of ingredients shines through. With friendly service and a well-stocked cellar of Italian wines, it continues to be one of the finest Italian experiences of the city.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
After a night of over indulgence and extreme excess (i.e. too much café patron and not enough water in between), I found myself at home on a Saturday night with very little to do. I decided to accept my parents’ invitation to dinner and ended up at Celini, at the Grand Hyatt.
To give you a little background, I’ve spent a lot of time at Celini in the past. It is the Italian restaurant at the grand Hyatt and even though it's a bit of a trek to get there, the food makes it well worth it. I have never had a bad meal there, and I was looking forward to eating some spectacular Italian food. (This is the night I wanted to put pasta on top of pizza so I could have both.)
While we waited for the rest of our table to join us, we started picking at the signature ciabatta bread with tomato spread that was on the table. It was served just out of the oven and was fabulously crusty on the outside, with the inside hot and steaming. We went through about ten of those between the 6 of us. We just couldn't stop!
Full review here - http://twicebake-d.blogspot.in/2012/08/a-leaning-tower-of-bolognese.html
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Linguini Bolognese
Review posted more than a year ago
Love to hear some quite and lovely music and instruments, then you should be at Celini...thats a great break from monotony.I Enjoy added to it The Attitude of the steward's, They see to it that you are specially taken very GOOD care, with Fineese and Serinity, Respect and Ethics, Cleanliness is next to Godliness, is the theme of CELINI.
MY Appetisers at this exquisite outing with my family is the Arugula Salads
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Charcoal grilled Chicken.Grilled Seabass.Fruit and almond Pizza and a Lemon
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