hearty plat­ters

India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI -

It is at Azulia that you re­alise what a range of cuisines makeup Mediter­ranean fare. The kitchen siz­zles with the culi­nary trea­sures from Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Le­banon, Is­rael and even France.

Be­gin your meal with the Mezze that in­cludes Bourak Bel Jib­neh, Hal­loumi ( Feta and Gruyere cheese with onion and herbs, rolled into cigar­il­los and fried). For marine flavours, ask for Br­uschetta Gam­beroni ( prawns mar­i­nated with lemon, ap­ple vinai­grette, onion and pars­ley). “The mezze is like the heart of Mediter­ranean food. You can make it more whole­some by rolling a bit of ev­ery dish into warm Khou­bos bread,” rec­om­mends Ab­hi­ram Gona, Ex­ec­u­tive Sous Chef. The Sou­jok, a hot mezze from Turkey is de­lec­ta­ble and made with spicy sausages, cooked with gar­lic and spices. If you seek a light but hearty meal, try Manakesch, a sig­na­ture pizza from Le­banon and Turkey. End your meal with Azulia’s home- made sor­bets. But if you can make some more room, the Baklava, burst­ing with mixed nuts, topped with wild honey and rose­wa­ter, is the best.

In­sider tip Your can ask in ad­vance for dishes to be cooked sans onion and gar­lic

Where GRT Grand, 120, Sir Thya­garaya Road, T. Na­gar

Meal for two Rs. 2,000

Tel 28150500

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