Eating out: Italian Pranzo at Romano’s, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Chef Roberto Zorzoli
Chef Roberto Zorzoli

WIth a career spanning over a decade, Roberto Zorzoli (pictured, left) is now Head Chef at Romano’s, the signature Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. Chef Roberto has come a long way from his native Milan. His culinary journey has taken him across Belgium, Italy, and Malton to Shanghai, and he has worked with several renowned Italian chefs in his 15-year long career. Executive Chef, Anshuman Bali, said, “We keep trying to do something new at Romano’s. This time I got together with Chef Roberto to curate a special menu for our Sunday lunches.”

Chef Bali elaborates, “Italian culture and values are very much like Indian family values. Indians love to be together on a weekend or on a stive day, enjoy nice food and nice banter. Drawing from this ethos, we curated The Italian Pranzo that is a Sunday family lunch at  Romano’s. The menu features authentic home-style Italian food.

Chef Roberto says the Pranzo recreates the warmth of an Italian family weekend lunch. “A weekend lunch in Italy sees the house full as family and friends sit together for a leisurely meal that goes on for two to three hours as one freshly made preparation after the other, each garnished with handpicked Italian herbs and spices, emerges from the kitchen”.

Originally Romano’s was open only for dinner, wowing diners with its stylish design, choice of dining spaces, flavourful Italian food, fine wines, and courteous service by well-informed staff, including a sommelier who suggests food and wine pairings according to the guest’s preference.

The new Pranzo offering sees Romano’s open its doors on Sunday afternoon for a leisurely lunch that features about 30 preparations in all! The extensive Pranzo menu at Romano’s typically features about 11 antipasti (bruschetta, cold cuts, dumpling, salad and more); a choice of pickles; two varieties of pizza; four first course (risotto, gnocchi, orecchiette, penne) and five second course (lasagne, polenta, Pollo,  gamberoni, ossobuco) preparations, three varieties of cheese; and two desserts – a lovely creamy tiramisu and torta di mele, served with a glass of Prosecco! There are three different Pranzo menus with each presented on different Sundays. This means guests dining on successive Sundays have a new set of dishes to look forward to!

Flavourful Italian food!

The Italian Pranzo  Every Sunday At: Romano’s, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Price: INR 1,999 plus taxes, per person, inclusive of a glass of Prosecco, Alcohol package at an additional charge of INR 999 plus taxes. For reservations, contact: +91-22-28538661 or +91-9654221804