Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Chef’s Table : Amore Italiano Festival, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa


Mövenpick Hotel & Spa is hosting Amore Italiano, an Italian Festival with Chef Antonio visiting from Jordan specially for this. I was invited to be a part of the Chef’s table for the same yesterday night for dinner and the experience was outstanding. I have been a part of many many chef’s table before but this was so special, mainly because of the fact that Chef Antonio was so warm and caring about the meal we are having, so typically Italian 🙂


I am sitting at this post with so much to write about one of the best Italian meals I have had in a while and for a change I am at loss of words… May be I will let the pictures do the talking this time just as Natasha from CAL suggested last night at dinner, you see I take the suggestions which make my life simpler very seriously 😉

Start of the evening with wine and cheese tasting, I found the Red wine not so impressive which is strange because usually I am a red wine person but I loved the white wine… the cheese were pretty good too. Blue cheese here was much creamier than the normal blue cheese one is used too

The gorgeous wood fired oven, sigh how I want one of those


Wines bottles chilling, I found it an interesting shot


The table set for us 🙂


Chef’s Table quite literally 😉


Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella


Chef at Work


Gorgeous Zucchine E Melanzaine Alla Parmigiana : Zucchini and eggplant baked with butter, Parmesan cheese.. a layer of tomato sauce and a layer of white sauce between them. Each bite of this felt delicious


The plated anti pasti – Fresh mozzarella with sliced tomatoes, EVOO, fresh basil pesto and balsamic vinegar reduction served with rocket leaves served along with baked Zucchini and eggplant


Bread basket, I love freshly baked breads 🙂 I heart them


the light that I fell in love


Pasta in the making – see the heaven the bacon 🙂


In goes the pasta


The veg pasta with fresh tomatoes, garlic and red chilli flakes


Penne with bacon, onion, white wine, black pepper, fresh cherry tomatoes and pecorino cheese. Such a rich bacon taste and all of us wiped the plate clean


Lasagne Vegetariane – one of the best ones I have eaten in a while… delicious…


Involtini Di Pollo Allo Scalogno : Chicken breast filled with mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and mozarella cheese with roast brinjal and cream sauce


White fish grilled tomato and porcini sauce, delightful flavours… delicate yet soulful


Crespelle Ripiene Di Funghi Misti E Mascrapone : In simple language Mushroom and Mascarpone filled crepes with Castelmagno cheese. I wouldn’t have thought to use Mascarpone in savory dishes too let alone in crepes but the taste was beyond imagination. We were all pretty full by now but still managed to wipe this clean


Can their anything be more yummy than chocolate 🙂 dark and milk that went into the dessert


the glorious cocoa 🙂


Fitting end to the brilliant meal – Chocolate truffle.., I eat three of them *sigh*

 I had such a brilliant time yesterday that I strongly recommended everyone to go for this. The Italian Festival is on till 14th December. Go people go



23 comments on “Chef’s Table : Amore Italiano Festival, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa

  1. chatkhor
    December 5, 2012

    was so so so looking forward to this post… its all so droolworthy.. and d chef is so cute 🙂

  2. Swaram
    December 5, 2012

    Slurp! Can’t say anything more 😉

  3. Jandy
    December 5, 2012

    GOsh, I’m hungry. Monika, i’m gonna head for a midnight snack and it’s all your fault!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 6, 2012

      haan haan blame me for everything as long as I dont get the calories 😉

  4. Simran
    December 6, 2012

    Ok I know you did give the warning that this is a drool worthy post but I was not prepared for this. I so love Italian food. And that pasta and mozzarella looks yummylicious!! Loved the pictures, all of ’em 🙂

  5. Aparna
    December 6, 2012

    Campaign to persuade hubby begins today ;).. lovely pics Monika, looks like you had a lot of fun!

  6. Ashwathy
    December 6, 2012

    This one came without warning!! It’s a ‘sin’ to show so many drool-worthy pics… without offering any of the stuff that’s in them!! 😛

  7. Smita
    December 6, 2012

    Amazing pictures!!!! Yummy!!! *slurrrp!!!*

  8. ashreyamom
    December 6, 2012

    lovely pics.. its so mouthwatering.. :)..

  9. Wanderer
    December 6, 2012

    I kind of like Italian cuisine. It is so colorful and yummy looking. The pictures all say the same story 🙂 Looks like you had a great time. BTW that chocolate truffle looks like a piece of heaven!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 6, 2012

      oh it was a piece of heaven indeed 🙂

      • Wanderer
        December 7, 2012

        BTW I read about it at night in Metroplus (yes I’m a late newspaper reader :P) and I was like I already know this 😀 Thanks to you.

  10. Malini.
    December 6, 2012

    That oven is awesome. Wish all of us had access to one in our neighbourhood 😀

  11. AJ
    December 6, 2012

    I want that chocolate truffle!

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