Christmas is a delightful season for carnivores. It is the time to devour delicious roasts. Roasts are usually done for large tender cuts of meat. Prior to roasting in an oven, meat is generally ‘browned’ to impart a traditional flavour and colour to the roast. The stuffing can be varied but typically bread, chestnut, sage, pork sausages, cranberries, are used. What is a Christmas spread without a roast after all? From crackling Pork Belly stuffed with sage and garlic served with Lentil Stew to a Roast Lamb with apricot stuffing, Mumbai restaurants have some exciting roasts on offer. So relish your roasts this Christmas as you sip mulled wine and listen to carols.
Head Chef Rishim Sachdeva at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra, has an exciting menu for Christmas Brunch. The Roast Pork Belly, Crackling Skin, Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes and homemade Apple Cider Sauce is a dish one must savour on Christmas. Hearty and replete with robust flavours, it is cooked to perfection and the accompaniments are an absolute treat.
Chef Sanjana Patel of La Folie Lab transports you to London with her quintessential English Roast. For those who are not hard-core meat eaters, this roast with chicken is just right. A Supreme Breast with Buttered Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy, this is a meal you will not forget in a long time.
Citrus at The Leela Mumbai pampers you with a slow-roasted Turkey roulade which is moist and boasts of meaty flavours. Appetizing to look at, the myriad textures further enhance its appeal. One of the many offerings as part of the Christmas spread, you are going to savour this to the last piece on your plate.
This is undoubtedly the guest of honour on the Christmas buffet at JW Café. Crunchy and crackling, this succulent roast is any carnivore’s delight. Stuffed with a variety of ingredients and served with parsnips it offers a melange of flavours and is satiating too.
One need not enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving only. This slow-roasted turkey with a gravy made of pan juices is tangy and teases the taste buds. The savoury butter under the skin keeps the meat moist and flavourful. Well-seasoned, this Roast Turkey is going to be your Christmas favourite this year and always.