The glass walls of O22,the all-day restaurant at Trident,Bandra Kurla Complex,will let the Indian sun in as usual,but the setting inside will be reminiscent of Spain. Starting January 23 up to January 31,the restaurant is hosting a Spanish festival. But as this in itself isnt unique to Mumbais culinary scene,Chef Jordi Gimeno,will be flown in from Barcelona for the occasion. While he will be pulling all the stops to ensure that the Indian palette understands the finer intricacies of Spanish regional cuisine,late Mario Mirandas works will set the mood.
With croquetas and dumplings from the north,tapas from the south and oven roasts from central Spain,Chef Gimeno is most looking forward to preparing five varieties of paella in vegetarian and meat options at a live counter. Guests can also expect an extensive list of Mar i Muntanya- sea and mountain foods such as fish and chicken in the same pot. However,to accompany the food as the highlight of the festival,the restaurant has also been loaned a range of Spain-inspired paintings by the popular artist,Miranda. All chefs these days are able to cook recipes from around the world, says Chef Gimeno. Im here to ensure that authenticity is maintained and people get a proper taste of Spanish cuisine, he adds.