ITC Grand Central offers 5 course Seafood and Sangria lunch at Rs. 1500

ITC Grand Central in association with FBAI hosted a dinner for around 25 food bloggers and gourmands a week back. The dinner included special seafood menu with 4 varieties of Sangria specially created by their chefs Yuanzhong Jia and Shrey. The dishes served were what they usually offer during their 5 course Seafood and Sangria lunch priced at Rs. 1500 + taxes. The lunch menu offers unlimited Sangria with Chili tossed crispy vegetables with coriander and onions Guiyang style, Crispy spicy chicken tossed with red chili and Sichuan pepper, Crispy Basa tossed with Hunan sauce, Chinese    clear soup with burnt garlic, Crispy honey drizzled noodles with vanilla ice-cream amongst others. They also have two set dinner Seafood and Sangria menus which are priced at Rs. 2300 and Rs. 2700 (excluding taxes).

Shanghai Club in Itc Grand Central Mumbai

Shanghai Club in ITC Grand Central Mumbai

Shanghai Club is part of the food pavilion inside ITC Grand. To create the oriental theme in the décor, huge hanging oriental lights, wooden ceilings, mirrors have been used. Tealights and floral decoration adorned the media table where we were made to sit. Staff at the hotel was very courteous and was prompt in serving us food. They served four types of Sangria that evening. Watermelon and basil was favourite with many bloggers but I loved the Classic Spanish red wine Sangria.

Spanish Sangria

Those who read my blog regularly know that I am pretty biased towards the red wine. And the evening began with a flurry of delectable Seafood dishes along with unlimited Sangria. But before I talk about the food, I would like to mention about the thoughtfully crafted menu which was designed in the shape of a Chinese hand fan.  It had the list of all the dishes served that night and looked pretty attractive.

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The meal started with Singapore Chilli Crab which was perfectly cooked. We were encouraged to use our hands to relish the dish. The finger licking experience at the beginning of the dinner was pretty overwhelming for a few food bloggers. Though, the staff quickly provided wet towels to wipe our hands. I liked the crispy Pomphret with Chinese barbeque sauce and prawn bamboo shoot and water-chestnut Shumai (Suimai).

Prawn Suimai, ITC Grand Central, Sangria, Best Seafood in Mumbai

The dumpling was crunchy and flavourful and went well with the Sangria. The bite size pieces of the appetizers made it easy for us to enjoy our meal with the drinks. Later, seafood chilli butter soup was served. A few bloggers complained that it had an overload of coriander. Though, I loved the soup. I love the taste of coriander so I may be that’s why I liked the soup.

Bloggers table,  media table,  ITC Grand Central,  Mumbai

For the main course we were served stir fried lobster, steam river sole in ginger soya, stir fried vegetables with lotus stem and burnt garlic, wok tossed Hakka noodles, etc. I liked the lotus leaf wrapped steam rice with shitake mushroom. The flavourful rice went very well with the gravies. The lobster was good too. Towards the end we were served with a dessert platter that featured Tiramisu, Vanila and red bean ice cream and Anise Torte. The chocolate based Anise Torte didn’t go very well with me. Instead, I enjoyed the ice cream and Tiramisu. In the end, oriental cut food platter was served which many skipped. I took a piece of Dragon-fruit and enjoyed it with my ice cream.

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Over all the experience was satisfactory at the Shanghai Club. I would recommend this 5 course meal to you if you love Chinese cuisine.

Have you been to ITC Grand Central? What would you recommend me to try there? Do leave a comment below.

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