I also tried a white wine from their collection – and found it to my liking .It was a Spanish Crucillon Blanche White Wine .
A vain female that I am , I could not resist trying another cocktail – Fountain of youth . It had a wonderful pinkish-red color and was served in a shot glass with a julienne of ginger on top . It had Bacardi white vodka with pomegranate juice and ginger juice.
Coming to starters I started with Roasted garlic and Cream of Mushroom soup which was basically mushrooms mixed with roasted garlic and infused with thyme and cooked very slowly it was very apt for winters very hearty and had great flavors of mushroom and garlic you could taste it in every bite it was served topped with cream and a slice of bread which I wish was a little thicker with more texture.
It set the mood for the evening .
I then started with a salad of Red wine Poached Pear,Pomegranate seeds, baby lettuce and Feta cheese in a champagne vinaigrette the Feta Cheese added the right amount of saltiness to the sweetness of the Poached pear and the pomegranate seeds but it would have done well with a little bit of toasted nuts for that crackling texture.
Next I had Bruschettas and they had four types of Bruschetta – Mild cheddar and Caramelized onions,Olive Tapenade,Tomato and basil ,Chicken Caponata .
The Olive Tapenade and Chicken Caponata stood out for the flavors.The Olive Tapenade had finally chopped olives capers with garlic and olive oil and was placed on a crunchy slice of toasted bread .
The tomato and basil was fresh and juicy but the tomato sauce added to it made it little too sweet likewise the Mild Cheddar and Caramelized onion and lettuce had messed up today which made it a little on the sweeter side.
The chicken Caponata had the right balance of chicken pieces,it was buttery and the herbs really gave it another dimension and was a clear favorite of the other foodies too.
|Mia Bella Mojito ( Orange juice,cranberry juice and
kiwi juice make it different from Classic Mint Mojito )
Among the Tapas, I tried the stuff mushroom with creamy leak sauce .The sauce was very good and the mushrooms were well done .It was delectable to the core and great with the accompanying white wine .
WOOD FIRED PIZZAS
For mains we had wood fired Mediterranean pizza with artichokes and pesto – it was a classic thin crust pizza with the right amount of cheese and the artichokes were done to perfection. But I wished for a little more pesto flavor .
The wood fired three cheese and spinach pizza with sun dried tomatoes was very good . It had ricotta,Parmesan and mozzarella,I missed the fresh basil though .
UPSIDE DOWN PIZZAS
They had a vegetarian one with the base of chunky pieces of zucchini ,assorted peppers , mushrooms and olives.It was good but I did not find it as appealing as the regular pizza .
I felt the non-vegetarian upside down pizza with a filling of sausage and meat sauce was much better in taste .This was a true winter delicacy .
Next , I tried the wild mushroom risotto . The risotto was creamy yet not mushy and had bold mushroom flavors . Quite good !In fact I could visit this place only for this single dish .
Finally for deserts , I had a traditional tiramisu,the coffee infused sponge cake was soft and the Mascarpone cream was light and not dense with the right amount of sweetness set off perfectly with Kahlua .
Cookie and cream cheesecake – cookie base topped with a delectable chocolate brownie and topped with cheesecake.quite good to round off the sumptuous meal .
10 responses to “Mia Bella – Romantic Bar and Kitchen”
Awesome, loved the fountain of youth to be rejuvenating and tapas looked tempting
I remember the setting from Instagram 😊
The food looks delicious too, I would have loved to have wood fried pizza 😊
Let me add this on my to do list for next year. Maybe you can tell me where is this place in Mumbai, if there is any? Otherwise this place have everything which I needed.
I don't think they have an outlet in Mumbai yet but do visit when you are visiting Delhi ,it;s not far from the airport .
Hey, You have a sharp memory !
Thank you for stopping by Jhilmil
I am gravitating towards salads off late. being a feta cheese addict, I am tempted to try this! The pizzas make me drool!
The food looks delish and the ambiance is great 🙂
Yes indeed it was.Thank you for reading this post !
Me too, given a choice I will take salad over anything and I love brine cheeses.