TASTE OF ITALY AT ZUMA GRILL, TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL ABUJA

“Taste of Italy” begins today 31st May 2021 till 4th June 2021 at @zuma_grill which is easily one of the finest places to dine in Abuja. We were invited for a tasting of some dishes from their curated Italian menu in honour of their Taste of Italy week.


THE FOOD
We started off with a delicious Prosecco and the bread course which featured 4 different kinds of bread served with a sweet chili infused cream cheese and a green olive spread. For soup, we had a Chilled Gazpacho with grilled shrimp and avocado. This soup was light, mildly seasoned and quite the palate cleanser due to its cool taste and flavour. For starters, we had a delicious Linguine allo scoglio which is a hearty pasta dish made with seafood mix, linguine, cherry tomato, tomato sauce, lemon, garlic and parsley. We loved every single detail in this pasta dish, it was flavourful and satisfying.For mains, we had Milanese Escalope and Beef Rib Eye. The escalope was quite the iconic dish with perfectly coated and seasoned chicken breast served with a salad. The crust was well-seasoned, crisp and golden.

Lastly, the Beef Rib Eye “Tagliata Rucola e Grana” was a flawless sliced beef served with Italian parmesan, rocket and roast potatoes. This steak was juicy, tender, packed a lot of flavour and had the perfect medium doneness that we requested for. We paired all our courses with a sweet white wine and prosecco.

THE EXPERIENCE
We loved the feast and definitely got to experience Italy though our taste buds. From the food to wine and prosecco, we got to experience Campania, Le Marche, Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy.We also got a behind the scenes look of making and plating the linguine and the escalope.
It was amazing how the chef, restaurant manager and waiter kept on checking in with us to ensure we had an amazing dining experience. The service was impeccable and also flawless. We would be back for their tableside Negroni and tasting some of their Italian wines on display.Lastly, we finished off with a sweet night cap at Capital Bar and we can’t wait to see how the bar will look when it’s officially open.

EVENT DETAILS AND PRICING
It’s from 31st May to 4th June 2021 and dining starts at 7pm at Zuma Grill. It’s best to make a reservation before you go. The menu is curated with Italian dishes and features four courses with 2-3 options for each course. There’s complimentary prosecco, amuse-bouche and option for a tableside Negroni.


In terms of pricing, for 4 courses would roughly be about ₦25,000 per head and this depends on your order but you can opt for one or two courses instead to save cost. For example, the dessert options are both ₦3500.

PRICING OF THE DISHES WE HAD
Chilled Gazpacho | ₦5600
Linguine allo scoglio  | ₦5200
Milanese Escalope   | ₦8900
Beef Rib Eye | ₦18,000

P.S. What’s your favorite Italian dish?

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