Whether you’re hankering for traditional rich curries and spongey naan or inventive creations like fresh Desi doughnuts and Indian Mango Brulee, Zouk’s new spring menu caters to every palate, tastebud and pakora craving.
Earlier this month, Zouk hosted a snazzy spring showcase party at their Manchester restaurant so a few lucky guests could try the new menu and get a taste of what’s to come. Diners were treated to some fantastic dishes from the March and April specials menu plus a tonne of freshly made welcome drinks and jaw-droppingly delicious canapés.
The special guests had a variety of starters to chose from, including Murgh Tikka Hariyali, a Bengali classic kebab of tender chicken marinated with fresh mint and aromatic spices then cooked over hot charcoal.
The Kashmiri Lamb Kebabs were also on offer and they’re made from tasty minced lamb and Kashmiri chilli, packed full of flavour and then coated in crisp breadcrumbs. They’re served with a cooling mint chutney, for those of you who can’t quite handle the heat.
After being served some moorish starters, guests were treated to a slew of main courses. These included Qasuri Methi Murgh, which is made using a traditional Punjabi recipe. The curry has a rich texture and the distinctive flavour of fenugreek with succulent pieces of chicken that melt in the mouth.
Another option on the specials menu included the tantalising Lamb with Sweet Potato & Almonds, a hearty north Indian curry with juicy pieces of lamb, tender sweet potatoes and flaked almonds.
The dessert at Zouk is not just the final course at dinner but, frankly, a destination in its own right. The brand new menu doesn’t do things by halves either so make sure you save some room or loosen up a button or two. These rich sweet treats have been cooked up by creative director Mudassar Amjad to join the Zouk dessert menu and they’re so mouth-watering, you’ll have to come back for seconds. Or thirds.
Start with the Desi doughnuts which are a twist on the much loved original recipe. Cooked fresh (of course) sprinkled with cinnamon and accompanied by your choice of rich chocolate or tangy raspberry dipping sauce.
If you’re feeling a little fruity, opt for the Indian Mango Brulee, which mixes the best of both worlds and comes served with a crunchy caramelised topping and a side of fresh mango and passion fruit salsa.
It’s the perfect spring pick-me-up. The Mumbai Mess is, in a word, craveworthy. It’s a unique deconstructed cheesecake with fresh raspberries, creamy cheese topping and a crunchy ginger and cardamom biscuit base. So delicious, you’ll probably be dreaming about it. If you’re chocolate crazy (and who isn’t?) the Chocolate Fondant is the one for you. It’s served hot with lashings of melting oozing chocolate and salted caramel and a buttery cardamom centre. It’s the real deal.
So there we have it. Four decadent desserts, a slew of sumptuous starters and plenty of melt-in-the-mouth main courses. There’s no shame in coming back every week just to sample something new. There are plenty of cocktails to accompany every morsel too.
To try any of the above and plenty more good stuff, you can Book here.