Food pop-ups have been the order of the day for hotels and restaurants across the country for some time now. But even within this format, what’s increasingly gaining popularity is giving food lovers a taste of dishes and drinks that they may not have tried before. Keeping that in mind is JW Marriott Juhu, which is welcoming Polish Chef Piotr Żebrowski for a 10-day pop-up called ‘Piotr’s Pans’.
Starting today, the pop-up will feature Spanish, Greek, and Italian cuisines, at the hotel’s Lotus Cafe. Chef Piotr’s motto is ‘Quality with Simplicity’, and some of the dishes he will be preparing are tomato carpaccio served with mini mozzarella and rocket and truffle oil; creamy polenta with green pea and gorgonzola; ceviche with marine fish in lime juice with herbs; and paella with seafood and saffron. There is also baked lamb in ‘espinacas con garbanzos’ chickpea and spinach; prawns and young calamari in Spanish spicy olive oil on crispy lettuce; tzatziki with pita and olive oil, and souvlaki, traditional Greek shashlik served with onions, parsley, tomato, pita, rice pilaf with mushrooms.
The Polish chef specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, and ‘Piotr’s Pans’ will be a melange of flavours inspired from his travels across the globe to France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and England. Seasonal produce underlines his culinary skills – expect authenticity from this pop-up.
Dates: August 2-August 11
Timings: Monday to Saturday, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: Rs 2,550 plus taxes per person (weekdays) and Rs 2,650 plus taxes per person (Saturday)
Sunday brunch: Rs 2,900 plus taxes per person (non-alcoholic) and Rs 4,250 plus taxes per person (alcoholic)