The Oberoi Mumbai hosts 'Confessions of a Culinary Traveller'
June 24, 2019: Mentored by the celebrated 7 time Michelin star awarded Chef Carme Ruscalleda, among others, Chef Christian Stoop is one of the most innovative new chefs in The Oberoi Group. The Oberoi, Mumbai is welcoming Chef Stoop from The Oberoi, New Delhi to Vetro at The Oberoi, Mumbai.
Chef Christiaan Stoop’s menu promises to take diners on a four-course trip through various European countries. Of German origin and having worked in acclaimed kitchens in Europe, Chef Stoop brings a fresh perspective to the various cuisines. Fresh Spring vegetables on a bed of Corn Purée are accompanied by a small dollop of Black garlic reduction. France is represented by the Lamb Loin with Potato Gratin and mint jus, while the subtle flavours from the United Kingdom are represented by Poached cucumber topped by a sweet note of Seabuckthorn and crunch of Hazelnut. And three kinds of mustard come together to form the punchy sauce from Spain, accompanied with Confit Salmon and Puffed Amaranth.
And, as all journeys must to end at home, the German chef completes the four-course menu with his version of Bavarian crème served with a raspberry sorbet and fresh thyme leaves.
Other European signature dishes include the Pressed lamb shoulder with Potato gratin, pickled red cabbage and red wine jus; Barbequed Eggplant with BBQ sauce, Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts; Confit Salmon with pickled seasonal vegetables, mustard sauce, Black garlic and puffed amaranth; and the White leek veloute with mushroom croustarde and pistachio.
The menu brings in a variety of ingredients, flavours and textures, with every course distinctly different from the previous one. The week long showcase will see the finer nuances of European cuisine that combines traditionalism revisited with creativeness, with a focus on only the finest seasonal ingredients, that celebrates the culinary art of European gastronomy.
The special culinary showcase will entail Chef Christiaan Stoop’s Tasting menus at Vetro, between July 11 to 14, 2019. Each course may also be paired with a selection of old and new world wines from the ‘Best of Europe’ by the hotel’s Sommelier.