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