Hotel Shangri–La’s famous Shambhala Garden houses the Lost Horizon Cafe that promises an amazing culinary experience. Travel & Lifestyle pays a visit
On a bed of watermelon sits feta cheese, mascarpone cheese, grapes, strawberries and olives.
The dish looks so sophisticated and intricate that it begs tasting. It not only delights your eyes but also tingles your taste buds. The cheese and the fruits complement one another.
Beetroot and Cottage Cheese Tower
Grilled beetroot and grilled cottage cheese with roasted pumpkin puree. Garnished with basil and spinach emulation.
I’ve never tried this one before. Beetroot and cottage cheese quite unexpectedly goes well together. The soft texture of the cottage cheese easily balances the crunchiness of the beetroot. Vegetarians are most likely to savour this dish.
Grilled salmon steak with creole sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
The salmon is soft and the creole sauce definitely adds a different spin to the dish. It has all the elements you would look for in a balanced dish.
Fresh strawberry mousse topped with strawberry compote, sliced cheese cake, chocolate cake and cappuccino.
The strawberry mousse is rich in flavour. The cheese cake is good in consistency. The chocolate cake has layers after layers of chocolate sponge sprinkled with chocolate chips. I couldn’t have asked for a better finishing touch than the cappuccino.
The cafe boasts of a peaceful setting and the menu offers a wide variety of options to choose from, all to my liking. I found it very relaxing to lounge in the garden and savour the scrumptious food the outlet offer. Besides that, the service impressed me as well.
Lost Horizon Cafe, Shambala Garden
Shangri La Hotel, Lazimpat
Opening time: 6 am to 10 pm for visitors (24 hours for in-house guests)
Contact: 01— 4412999
A version of this article appears in print on March 31, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.