Thursday, July 19, 2018

Experience Amsterdam in Chennai - A Restaurant that serves Cheese in so many forms & also world's most spiciest Paneer


Have you have had a craving for cheese sometimes, but never got the chance to really fulfill those desires . Except for the occasional cheese-burst pizzas or a small layer of cheese in the pasta, you might have not encountered cheese in different forms in restaurants.

So it's time to rejoice if you are a cheese lover  This restaurant in Chennai has decided to make things go a notch above and has a cheese variant in many (if not all) of their dishes . The restaurant is incidentally called Fromage, another colloquial name for Cheese in French.

To be honest , never before have I seen so many forms of cheese dishes in a single meal and the Fromage dinner totally floored me. Hence a mini food review of the place :



The Vegetarian menu consisted of the following:

Soup

Brocolli & Cheese Soup-  Served in a bowl made out of bread with cheese melt on the inside.


Mocktails

  • Mango Screw Driver

A mango based spicy drink garnished with a chilli inside.
This tasted super awesome and perfect blend to have along with the starters.


  • Mango Strawberry Daiquiri

A mango and strawberry infused drink . Had the perfect blend of sweetness of mango and the taste of strawberry slightly overpowering the mango flavour, overall creating a kickass combination for a mocktaill


Starters

  • Assorted Bruchetta : Came with different toppings of Mushroom & Onion,  Tomato & Cottage Cheese among others
  • Mac & Cheese Tarts with fillings
  • Assorted Fried Cheese Crumbles (Mozarella)





Main Course


  • Are you Crazy 

The highlight of the entire meal was this. A special one of a kind dish that made your eyes literally pop out. A freshly marinated paneer soaked with the world's most spiciest chilly, "Bhut jolokia".(There's actually a contest where the person gets to go home with a lot of prizes if he manages to finish it all by himself). The spice level is pretty high in this chilly and shouldn't be eaten with hands ( even if you end up touching it, dont take your hand anywhere near your face). Have a small bite of this paneer & chilly . You might feel the initial spice hitting you. But once the coating is done, the next few pieces will not make much of an impact and you can actually get to feel the Paneer. Easily, a definite experience you should try in Fromage.



  • Parmesan Wheel - Ratatouille

Spaghetti or Penne Pasta cooked in the pasta wheel and served with Ratatouille : This is the first time I got to see a Parmesan wheel that was used to cook delicious pasta by melting the cheese layers inside it.  The Penne pasta was indeed excellent and very authentic , compared to the other average pastas served elsewhere.



You can check out my making video here :


  • Veg Lasagne

A vegetable , multi layered lasagne served with a bit of cream on top and topped with fried basil and cheese.



Dessert

Death by Chocolate : Yes, it's finally available in Chennai at Fromage and you don't need to visit Corner House in Bangalore for this anymore. A 24 layered chocolate cake that can make this fantastic dinner even more better . Order one for an entire table and that'll be more than sufficient.




Oh , I also was lucky to meet the wonderful music director, Yuvan Shankar Raja who also happened to dine at the restaurant at the same time



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