North Italian Food Festival @Alto Vino-Marriott,Whitefield-Bengaluru


Marriott Whitefield’s specialty Italian restaurant, Alto Vino, hosted bloggers table for North Italian Food Festival on March 7th, 2017. Chef Marou, who hails from the North region of Italy, specially curated the entire menu for this festival to bring the culture and flavors of the region to his guests in Bengaluru.


A lot of people today are acquainted with Italian cuisine and associate it with various varieties of pastas and pizzas. However, just like India. Italian cuisine also varies greatly from one region to another. 
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To highlight the uniqueness and authenticity of North Italy, which places emphasis on herbs and garlic as key ingredients, and also  to showcase how regional habits and traditions have resulted in forming the distinctive flavors of this cuisine, Chef Marou has designing the food fest that was a sure winner for diners. 


The food fest also featured popular Sommeliers of India, Viraj Sawant and Aditya Lamba, who shared their expertise in wine pairing with different courses of the meal.



Chef Marou busy plating food for bloggers table...

 

Three types of cheese stuffed with a juicy grape was a first starter...


Freshly baked sour dough bread with pesto 

Fritto Calamari and prawns 

The starters were excellent as always. We slowly progressed to main course and different wines from the region...

Amuse-bouche

VILLA ANTINORI BIANCO from Tuscany, Italy was paired for the first course.

Insalata di verdure di Parto (Lombardia) combination of raw and grilled vegetables in basil cream cheese.

La Vista (Piemonte) chickpea and winter vegetables soup was light and very soothing.

Gnocchi alla Piemontese...potato gnocchi with lamb rigour and cream or porcini.

Ricossa Gavi, Wine matches for seasonal produce for Winter...

Branzino alla livornese (Liguria) marinated seabass butter grilled tomatoes, olives, cappers and potatoes...


Pollo Alla Valdostana (Valle d'Aosta) marinated breaded chicken breast , melted fontina cheese with tagliolini pasta and black truffles Pollo Alla Valdostana ( Valle d'Aosta) marinated breaded chicken breast , melted fontina cheese with tagliolini pasta and black truffles...
Marchesi Antinori Wine...

We had a choice of pepperoni pizza from the wood fire oven...

Finally ended our meal with, Panna cotta alla fragola...corccante al cioccolato ( Piemonte) crunch chocolate Italian custard...

Overall Experience...I enjoyed the freshest cheese, veggies, and gnocchi. The festival is currently closed but alto vino has some amazing italian food. 

Must try here are the wines, cheese and cured meat platter, ravioli and pork soup this was my third visit to altovino truly divine experience if you like such offering. 

Three picks from the entire offering are the fritto prawns and clamari, Pollo Alla Valdostana (Valle d'Aosta) and the Gnocchi alla Piemontese. Brilliant execution by Chef Marou and his team. 

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