Tastes from Down Under


Love good food? Interested in wine tasting? Want to try Australian food? Well, here is a chance to do all these for Radisson Hotel is ready with their ‘Taste of Australia’ from January 19-21. This is in anticipation of the Australian Day, which falls on January 26.

Bikash Sunwar, assistant F&B manager, said Australia does not have any authentic dish as such due to the maximum number of immigrants living there. As such it is similar to that of New Zealand and England, though the taste, ingredients and presentation have been modified.

Barbeque, the favourite dish among Australians, is one of the major attractions. Most of the dishes are non-vegetarian with varieties of meat and seafood cooked in various sauces. Though the foods are rich and heavy, they are prepared using less oil.

They expect the Shepherd’s pie and Melbourne lamb steak to be popular among the guests. Dishes like the south Australian chicken breast with peaches, Alpine pepper lamb consommé, and Sydney grilled king fish with onion and green olive are other contenders for popularity as they taste as exotic as they sound.

For those with the sweet tooth, there are desserts like the rich and creamy chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth , or if you are watching your waistline, you can try the Lamington, a sponge cake covered with a thin layer of chocolate and sprinkled with grated coconut, which is a personal favourite of the Australian ambassador. And for those with a love for Australian wines, wine tasting is also on the cards.

Taste of Australia begins on January 19 with dinner, and is open for lunch and dinner on the following days. (Rs 1,199 per head)