The Mango is our National fruit and is popular across the country age no bar. Juicy, delicious and versatile it can be eaten both raw and ripe, cooked and uncooked, paired with savory or sweet. No wonder then it is such a favorite and I am no different. As a child it takes me back to summer vacations at my grandparent’s home in Nasik where there were always a few boxes of Mangoes and our ritual after breakfast everyday was to check all the boxes to see which mangoes were ripe to consume and were put in the refrigerator so we could eat them after lunch. Naturally I was delighted when I was invited to a tasting of Mango Mania which has a menu comprising of Shakes, Soup , Starters , Main Course and Dessert all showcasing the King of Fruits our beloved Mango.
Chef Vikas Kumar served us a delightful meal that left us stuffed but very content. We started with a Curried Shrimp Mango Soup which was gorgeous and perfect for the cloudy rainy day it was. Next we had some lovely Spicy Chicken Wings with a Mango Jerk Sauce …. Lovely robust flavors and they went down super-fast and left us literally licking our fingers. This was followed by a Stir Fried Chicken with Mango and Cashew nut which was comfort food with a twist for me and I loved the teasing underling note of mango in every bite. What followed was for me the Dish of the Day the juicy scrumptious Caribbean Pork Chops with Mango Salsa …. Juicy perfectly cooked pork chops with a delicious Mango Salsa … a perfect balance of sweet, tart and spice and we devoured it. Absolutely delicious!
By now we were stuffed but dessert was still due and though I know it was sheer greed the lure of mangolicious desserts proved irresistible and I succumbed. Whoopie Pie , New York Styled Cheesecake and Bread Pudding all with Fresh Mango followed and we were in food coma. And yes we were also served a delicious Mango and Butterscotch Yoghurt Smoothie to wash it all down.
Thankyou Chef Vikas for a memorable meal. And yes since it was Flury’s I did pack my old favorite the Rumball as any visit to Flurys is incomplete for me without that ! The Mango Mania Festival is on till 19th June 2016.
DISCLAIMER : The author was invited to dine by the Management