La cuisine requires skill and technique, cooking is more than just plain-ol food served in a dish. It is about using fresh ingredients, the right spices and making the meal look appetising while making sure that the taste does justice to the presentation. With plates created by Chefs like Maia Lafifungbam, Clyde Jude and Balaji Srinivasan, it is time to evoke all your senses with quality food in Goa. Go on a culinary journey to the pearl of the east and experience the nosh like never before.
Check these brand new places out for some comestible delights while planning your next trip to Goa
Painting a tropical picture with warm lighting, printed pictures on the white walls and a range of plush fabrics, Vedro is designed by the celebrity interior stylist Sussanne Khan. The chef here takes inspiration from her childhood favourites and turns them into modern art. The menu is drool-worthy and the format of the food is Indian with a strictly not-so-Indian vibe. We recommend you go for their signatures like bhutta, pepper-crusted beef steak and a beer-battered gruyere vada pav.
Washed yellow walls, airy open spaces and lip-smacking delicacies, an interesting space with its rustic interiors, hearty meals and concussion of cocktails. The vibe here is easy-breezy and is a great place to cool off. The curators have completed an in-depth study of the travel and conquests of the Portuguese to include those nuances in the environment and food here at Maai. The name means motherland and is sure to provide the warmth of home.
THE TEREZA BEACH HOUSE, NERUL
Nestled in a beach house in Nerul and turned into a reality by the folks of Sly Granny, Tereza is named after the owner’s late daughter and therefore is a place full of sentiments. Away from the crowd, there is a great ocean view and the sound of the rustling seashore here. A slick sundowner venue, the dishes here entail tapas-style shrimps, pulled pork and coffee-infused desserts. Soak in the sea breeze and relax with live music, this beach house will make your heart groove.
SAZ ON THE BEACH, MORJIM
A boho-chic beach lounge, Saz on the beach is a brainchild of the owners of Ping’s Bia Hoi and Jamun which are popular restaurants in the capital and other locations. The seating here is laid-back and the menu is extensive with a range of options that are a fuss-free fusion ranging from gourmet to comfort food. The place will wrap you in its celebration and is a must-visit.
A garden cafe with a hammock and earth-based items, it is all about holistic wellness at Elaa. There is a sound focus on seasonal produce and curious ingredients that combine to create dishes like a cashew crostini or a rassam cioppino. From coffee to cocktails and only the very fresh fish and seafood the concept is a class apart.