|Desserts at Flurys Mango Festival 2015|
Mangoes are in season, and celebrating the fruit is what Flurys is up to, with the Mangolicious festival. S had sent me tempting photos to lure me out of my lair, and I, fell pray to the seductive call of the fruit, and glided inside the iconic Flurys, where treats in many forms awaited me.
|Mango Cheesecake Shake at Flurys|
The Mango Cheesecake Shake is a rich, creamy affair, with bits of mango in it, that makes it almost difficult for me to drink it from a straw. A layer of biscuit crumbs are on top, adding a nice textural difference. This is almost like a meal by itself!
|Frito Misto Con Manga|
A jumble of deep fried goodies start off the meal – there are bits of deep fried button mushrooms, mangoes, potato sit on top of a light mango mayonnaise, and a small pile of mango salsa stand in one side. The fried goods have a tangy coating, which, I am told is the dry mango in the batter, and are not greasy at all, despite being deep fried.
|Pork Hot Dog with Fresh Mango and Mustard Relish, Glazed Sea Bass and Raw Mango Skewers, and Grilled Mango Habanero Chicken|
For our mains, we are asked whether we want an individual dish, or everything. Of course, my natural option is ‘everything’. The Grilled Mango Habanero Chicken is succulent, stuffed with a ripe, sweet mango puree, which, surprisingly, goes wonderfully with it. I am not much of a fan of the sea bass and mango skewer – the tang of the mango is perhaps too much for the delicate fish. However, I finish the rice that comes with it, and head over to my portion of Hot Dog, which comes with a smoky pork sausage inside, and a wonderfully balanced mango-mustard relish, which is quite addictive.
|Fresh Mango Whoopie Pie|
At this point, I was pretty full, so the table decided to pick up one of everything from the dessert menu. The desserts are all priced at 80/- INR, and they can be upsized to 1 pound size for INR 524/- (taxes applicable).
|Fresh Mango and Caramel Yoghurt Mousse|
The Fresh Mango and Caramel Yoghurt Mousse was light, and surprisingly not very sweet. A layer of caramel sat at the bottom, topped with mango puree and yoghurt. Although I wished for more caramel to be added to this dessert, I would have to say, it worked out nicely. The Fresh Mango Whoopie Pie was more like one of the iconic desserts of Flurys, and Chef Vikas Kumar did not deny it, and the mango and cream, sandwiched between discs of biscuit is a fun, and rather messy dessert to eat. The Chef further mentioned that all the desserts were made with Alfonso mango, but to some extent, other mangoes, like Himsagar, were added too.
|Fresh Mango Cheesecake, New York Style|
I also tasted the Fresh Cream Mango Pastry, and the rather interesting Mango Ginger Cupcake. But, what stood out for me was the Fresh Mango Cheesecake, which was soft, with pieces of glazed ripe mango on top, and melted in the mouth. Naturally, this was the first dessert which was polished off. After the meal, we had to sit for a while and recover over some cappuccino before any of us could head out.
The Mangolicious Festival is on from 23rd May to 14th June, 2015, at Flurys and The Street, Park Hotel, and all the dishes will be available at both outlets.
Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee dined at the kind invite of the management of The Park Hotels.