In a NUtshell:
A nice restaurant at the JW Marriott sahar, that has warm and professional service and serves some outstanding Italian food.
Address & other details: Romano
Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
We came to know of this restaurant while browsing on Zomato.
So planned an evening out here and it turned out to be one that created some nice culinary memories.
The restaurant had super high ceiling like the rest of JW ground floor. The decor was nice but nothing stood out in particular.
The menu card was extensive and had detailed description of the food. It was classified into different sections.
The two guys who served us that evening were excellent – warm and professional at the same time. What I liked was their confidence while talking about the food and their knowledge.
Loved the food
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
We started with burrata – made from home style creamy buffalo cheese, with heirloom tomato and pesto on the base. The burrata was great to taste – one of the best I’ve had in india so far. For the uninitiated, it was a soft ball of cheese with a hollow middle that had a molten buffalo cheese filling. Super subtle but very very tasty on its own and with the salad at the base.
The tomatoes tasted delicious and fresh pesto complimented it very well. Rate it 4.5/5
We noticed a section called ‘Black truffle crafted’ and settled for ‘Bruschetta tartufo e funghi’ – wild mushrooms, black truffle on garlic toasted bread. We went speechless in the table for 4 as we munched on our respective bruschettas and burst out into exchanging notes after the munch ended. The senses were overwhelmed with the flavours of the truffle ……
Enjoyed the Soft and great texture of the mushrooms and the contrast with the crisp garlic bread.
YUMM was an understatement for the taste.
Rate the dish 4.95/5
Branzino cartoccio – oven baked Chilean sea bass with caponata and home grown herbs. The fish was baked inside a paper packet and the same was brought to the table in the paper and unwrapped in front of us. The fish was placed on a bed of caponata (eggplant and other cooked veggie salad) that tasted excellent.
The fish was layery, superb juicy , bursting out with flavours and just too YUMM. Loved the way fish juices tricked into the caponata and made it wow.
Rate it 4.75/5
Scottadito – pan grilled lamb rack with a pistachio crust served with mushrooms and root vegetables. The lamb was medium done unlike our usual choice of medium rare ( to accommodate the choice of one of our co-diners). The lamb had full blown, intense meaty flavours and a robust meaty taste. Pistachio crust complemented the meat but did not interfere. The texture was firm and enjoyable. Loved it. Rate it 4.5/5
Salmone al forno – oven baked Salmon with shallot sauce and asparagus. The white asparagus was just too good – juicy, crunchy and flavourful. We super loved the shallot sauce which perfectly managed to retain the flavours of shallot. The salmon was flaky , juicy and very tasty. Rate it 4.5/5
At last we ordered ‘Risotto al funghi’ – carnaroli risotto, porcini and truffle oil. Our server claimed that it was ‘Undoubtedly the best risotto in town’ & that made us order this dish coz we usually do not order Dishes with a high carb content.
Don’t know whether it was the best in town but it surely was awesome. We almost licked off the dish till the last drop.
The rustic coarse rice, the creaminess of the risotto , the flavourful mushrooms, the bold flavoured truffle oil – all came together to give us an unforgettable experience. Rate it 4.95/5.
For dessert we had Tiramisu. It was served in a small boat shaped bowl. One of the simplest desserts that most people in india do not get right and the team here got it perfect. Rate it 4.5/5
Overall rating of food at romano averages out to an incredible 4.7/5
Look forward to revisiting