Dinner on the Saturday night was at this lovely restaurant called “Indigo”, again located just behind the Taj Palace, in this lovely, Victorian-era house.
Compared to dinner the night before in “Rat Alley”, this was going to be quite a different meal (& the bill reflected this – let’s not go there !!).
We were sat down & then presented with a menu titled “Dinner with Ms. Tania Wilson” which listed a special menu for our dining experience. Mind you, the ordinary menu listed some quite mouth-watering choices as well so it made deciding quite difficult (just look at http://www.foodindigo.com/dinner.pdf).
Our menu consisted of the following:
Potato and Green Garlic Soup (with shaved Truffles and Pine Nuts)
Crispy Duck Confit, Orange Segments, Onion Marmalade (with Bitter Greens & Port reduction)
Roast Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tart (Baby Greens & Walnut & Dressing)
Pork Tenderloin, Braised Swiss Chard, Caramelized Onion & Bacon Mash Potato (with Fennel Apple Slaw, apple & cinnamon jus)
Semolina Crusted Pan-Seared King Fish Steak, Beetroot & Cashew Upma, Ginger Brococoli (with a tangy tomato sauce)
Green Garlic Risotto, Fennel, Asparagus & Leeks (with Parmesan cream)
Indigo’s Hot Amaretto Souffle (yum !!)
The meal was served with matching wines: a Yalumba 2006 Shiraz Viognier for the pork; a Tasca d’Almerita 2007 Regaleali Bianco for the Fish; a Mount Nelson 2005 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with the risotto & a Ferreira Porto Tawny with the dessert (the port went down very well as it’s been some time since I’ve had a sticky...they’re not that easy to get your hands on here)
The potato & green garlic soup
Manfred also decided to have the soup (it's a Coriander Chicken Broth with Tortellini & Crispy Okra)
This is the Confit of Duck (very tasty !!)
This is the Mushroom & Goat's Cheese tart
This is the green garlic risotto
This is the pork dish
This is the fish dish
This was the pouring of the sauce into the souffle
This is the Calebaut Chocolate Marquise, Torrone, Baked Yoghurt with Spiced Strawberry Coulis