Fresh, New & Available – Oakleaf

Oakleaf, has always been a happy hunting ground for me. Since, it’s inception, I have made several visits and been part of all their milestones. Brijesh Kumar has always created magic on the table every time I have been there for a session.

Oakleaf is a part of internationally managed serviced apartments Oakwood Hyderabad. Located in the heart of IT & corporate hub, it is ideal for short and long stays.

Recently, when I recieved a mail from Rituparna to be part of their new menu tasting session, I was excited as they would be offering something new again. We were welcomed to the special chef’s table which had our names printed along with the menu of the day.

We waited for other bloggers to join the table and in while the tables got filled up. Chef Reagan Fernandes who is in charge of the kitchen now, briefed us about the menu. Oakleaf, is introducing a mix of some new items from Indian & global cuisine.

The appetizers had an interesting mix of Lemonade Tandoori Prawns, The Oak Lamb Kebab, Dahi ke Kabab, Chiang Rai Chicken, Crispy Corn Salt & Pepper & Mongolian Tostadas. The thai preparation of Chicken was spiced and tossed to perfection. However, I missed the flavours of lemonade from the prawns. The lamb kebab could have been less dry and dahi kabab could have been less fried. The crispy corn would go very well with the kind of weather Hyderabad is experiencing.

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Once our engine kickstarted, the chef started serving the Salads. The two variety Mesclun Greens with Pepper Relish & Warm Asian Chicken Salad. Both the variety had contradictory flavours. My pick was the green salad as it was very fresh & healthy. The glass noodles were too obstructing for me in the chicken salad.

The clean palate demanded for some solid mains waiting for us. Mutton Rogan Josh, Malai Kofta, Mapo Tofu, Gaeng Keow Wahn,  Gamberi Chimichurri, Confit Chicken Cranberry Jus, Lasagne Exotica with a mix Indian breads with Rice & biryani.

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As interesting they sounded, they were equally worth the taste. I have always loved the veg lasagne in Oakleaf (and it was no different). While the oil and the inconsistency in the gravy for the rogan josh can be a little turn off, the mutton was very succulent and well cooked. Malai Kofta had the right consistency, color and the sweetness. Prawn cooked in Argentine Chimichurri Sauce tasted smoky and had an earthy flavour. They were cooked very well and could easily come out of the shell. The icing on the cake for me was the confit chicken. The meat could tear open from the bones with just a little shake and the gravy (cranberry + wine) intoxicated it well. I would definitely go back for it any day again.

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Last but not the least came the desserts for us to ogle and admire until we decided to dip in our spoons are give some solace to our heart. The tiramisu stole my heart and the mousse made me mushy mushy. The cheesecake was quite a delight with the dollop of blueberry compote. I was always cherish anything caramel and creme brulee at Oakleaf is always pleasant.

Little tweaks will make these additions great to look forward for food aficionados in the city.

Disclaimer – The review is based on a session arranged by the establishment and was on the house. However, the views are completely unbiased and based on actual experience.

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