Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has a long history of producing a variety of noted cuisines and wines, to the extent that Sicily is nicknamed as God's Kitchen . The Sicilian cuisine combines the best of Mediterranean cuisine with a wide choice of seasonal ingredients and regional Italian flavors. Sicilian cuisine shows the traces of all the cultures which established themselves on the island of Sicily over the two millennia. It has also a rich influence of Spain, Greece & Arab in its flavours.
The use of apricots, sugar, citrus, sweet melons, rice, saffron, raisins, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pine nuts, cinnamon is a sign of Arab influences from the Arab domination of Sicily in the 10th and 11th centuries. Later, the Spanish introduced numerous items from the ‘New World’, including cocoa, maize, peppers, turkey, and tomatoes . Much of Sicily’s cuisine encourages the use of fresh vegetables such as eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and fish such as tuna, sea bream, sea bass, cuttlefish, and swordfish.
We at Italia this month are celebrating the flavors of Sicily. The menu will feature baked artichokes, involtinis, parmigiana, clay pot vegetables, squid ink pastas, trapini style spaghetti & many more. It will be presenting a large array of sea food including scampi, sea bass, red snapper, john dory etc. Not to forget the signature Sicilian desserts cassata, cannoli, fried ravioli, gelatos & sorbets.
We invite you to come to Italia this April & savor the taste of Sicily with us.
ItALIA is the celebrated award winning restaurant from The Park at DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj. A nominee for the Miele guide 2011 and winner of ‘Best mall Restaurant’ by Mail Today, ItALIA offers authentic Italian cuisine in a setting that is casual yet elegant.
The food is simple, rooted in tradition and flavorsome. ItALIA presents the original flavors of Italy with the use of imported and fresh ingredients. A lovely selection of pizzas, pastas and bar snacks will make sure that the afternoons are well spent. Imported proscutti and parmesan, pizzas baked in wood-fired ovens, exquisite fresh seafood, and delicate home made pastas and a wide range of vegetarian items will bring in the authentic flavors of Italy to Italia. Expect to see some interesting takes on the food, sharing crostini platters, Italian house wines, grappa and an invigorating selection of liqueurs.
About The Park New Delhi:
Cutting edge contemporary design, award winning restaurants and entertainment spaces and luxurious rooms make The Park New Delhi the Capital’s popular hotel. Situated at the heart of New Delhi’s business and entertainment district, it provides easy access to many historic monuments and bazaars while meeting all needs of a modern day business traveler. Many of its 220 rooms overlook the historic 18th century observatory Jantar Mantar, many others look over the exciting poolside entertainment space. The hotel has been given its new look by Conran and Partners, UK. The Public Spaces inspired by the five elements of nature, the hotel combines luxury and comfort with chic design and unique ideas. The spaces are fashioned to stimulate the senses with colour, texture and form and cuisines are created blending flavours and spices with flair to pamper the palate.
For more information visit www.theparkhotels.com