Lasagne, Ravioli, Pasta are gastronomical one dish meals. Everybody loves lasagna. Whether it’s veggie, meat filled, or stuffed with eggplant, you know you’re getting the delicious combination of tomato sauce, cheese, and pasta. Tuscany at Trident have recently started their Delizioso Lasagna festival. Chef Manik and team have taken on inspirations to bring out a different take on the lasagna. The soulful one pot meal was transferred from its humble elements to give it a restaurant level Trident-twist. For the invite, we were given six different dishes to try. Each more unique than the other.
To start with, we had the Bolognaise and Roast vegetables from “The World of Classics” section. Usually the Bolognaise that I have had in Italy is layers of pasta with beef ragout layered within lasagna sheets. We were served a similar version with tenderloin cooked with parmesan and rosemary. I loved the meaty flavor of the Bolognaise. Roast vegetables with the basil is also a lovely dish from the classic section. These can be perfect comforting meals along with a glass of wine. For the vegetarian, the other worth dish was also worth trying is the Spinach and Ricotta with a slight hint of nutmeg. The layering with Parmesan sauce adds the perfect harmony to the lasagna.
We moved around to the next section which was “Around the world”. The Timballo is a baked pasta/rice and veg/meat version of the lasagna. The mushroom lasagna that we were served had a rich flavor of the mushroom and Parmesan cheese sauce. The rice mixed actually fills you up. A generous portion of the cheese sauce on top makes this dish heavenly. Pastelon, a Caribbean take on the lasagna hasn’t been on top of my list. The plantains can overpower the taste of the dish on the sweeter side although can be beautifully made with beef or red meat. The chicken, raisin, plaintain combination didn’t do much for our palate but this is definitely a unique dish worth trying.
As we coursed through the menu, the Chef’s take on the Lasagna or the Trident twist followed. The Chefs have worked with different flavors for this section and we loved both the dishes served. The Crisp and Fresh was more like the deconstructed version. Fried pasta sheets served with fresh Roma tomatoes, saffron cheese sauce and a drizzle of pesto was the perfect combination. The flavor of the lasagna could be felt with every bite. Our second favorite of the day was the open faced sous vide pork belly. The pork had been cooked beautifully.
The Delizioso Lasagna is a unique fest centered around on one of the classiest dishes of Italian cuisine. It’s an amazing effort by the Chefs at Trident Hyderabad to be showcasing on all flavors centered around a single dish.
Note: The portion sizes in the pictures are of a set tasting menu. The proportions served on order are of much larger size.