The new menu at Alba, JW Marriott
Alba is located in JW Marriott, Bengaluru / Bangalore which is one of the signature Italian restaurants in the town, read my previous review on Alba here. The restaurant is currently being headed by Chef Marou, who is an expert in Italian cooking with over 13 years of extensive industry expertise. Chef Marou is known for his eloquent personality and positive attitude towards life. Alba is one place where luxury dinning takes the center stage, everything about Alba is different.
Chef Marou recently introduced a new menu consisting of many Italian delicacies. We tried these dishes with wine pairing and number of drinks from the menu. To compliment we tried the house made fresh Pita Garlic Breads. The breads are cut in triangles and were delicious. The Regina Margarita Pizza consisting of Fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is a must try. The pizza was ultra-light and the freshness of the mozzarella and tomato sauce was evident. The Burrata was made with fresh Creamy Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, onions and olive oil. The olive oil dressing was quite strong which gave the mozzarella the much needed flavoring.
For salads we tried the Insalata di rucola, consisting of baby rocket, parmesan, oven dried tomato and aged balsamic dressing. A balanced salad with nuts to compliment. Next we had the Minestrone alla Ligure, a slow cooked vegetables soup with sweet basil pesto and plenty of veggies. But the Spaghetti Affumicati was a star dish, consisting of Red Fresh Spaghetti made with tomato puree tossed with tomato, vegetables and smoke ricotta sauce. The ricotta cheese sauce was spread at the bottom of the dish and the dish is served with apple wood smoke.
For desserts we had the Cannoli Siciliani, made with fresh ricotta, chocolate chips, pistachio and orange essence. This dessert is a quick bite dish with powdered sugar on top. We also had the Tortino al Cioccolato, made with dark chocolate flan with home-made Pistachio ice-cream. As soon as you bite into the flan it spreads the dark chocolate from inside.
Alba – Scorecard –
Food/Taste – 8/10
Service/Hospitality – 9/10
Value for Money – 8/10
Ambiance – 9/10
Quantity/Quality – 8/10
Overall Rating – 4.2/5
The new menu at Alba has some really interesting dish. Most of the dishes are made with fresh vegetables and cheese making them even more appealing.