Of all the posh hotels of the city, I feel Hyatt stands out, and for all the right reasons. I have forever been in love with their Waterside cafe and had wanted to visit La Cucina for a long time.
The servers were extremely polite, knowledgeable and efficient. The place is done up very tastefully, with the tables forming an arc around the open oven. Since the minute we took our seats, we were excited about the place and started building big expectations from this dinner.
The food looked spectacular, smelled heavenly and tasted amazing. The meal started with batter fried bits of vegetables, a beautiful plate of sautéed mushrooms. The former could have been a little more complex in terms of flavours, but weren’t bad at all. But the mushrooms were the clear winner here.
For mains we had the seared salmon and roast beef, out of which the former was a perfectly-cooked chunk of flaky fish, with it’s colour and grandeur intact. Being the fish-lover that I am, this clearly became my favourite dish of the day, with close competition from the roast which followed. The roast beef, had the perfect herby-buttery touch. Pink in the center, with the even border of sear, the beef accompanied by the soft mashed potatoes was a hearty dish indeed.
I was too happy and was almost reeling with euphoria by the time we reached desserts, but still managed to take pictures of the ball of thin chocolate with a luscious scoop of ice-cream inside, melting from the heat of the gorgeous, velvety chocolate sauce.
Each and every dish stood out and impressed me amply and I loved the dinner. The prices are genuinely okay for the quality of food and service they provide. The finesse and courtesy was the best that I have experienced in the city and we came back with a happy tummy.