A Traditional Italian Dinner By Chef Cristian Borchi At Sorrentina By Foodhall Was Simply 'Splendido'

Cristian Borchi, Chef-Owner of the restaurants Locanda L’Antica Porta di Levante and Passaquai in Tuscany, was in-residence at Sorrentina by Foodhall from May 6-9, 2019, for a series of special dinners which showcased classic Italian dishes

  • A Traditional Italian Dinner By Chef Cristian Borchi At Sorrentina By Foodhall Was Simply 'Splendido'
  • A Traditional Italian Dinner By Chef Cristian Borchi At Sorrentina By Foodhall Was Simply 'Splendido'
  • A Traditional Italian Dinner By Chef Cristian Borchi At Sorrentina By Foodhall Was Simply 'Splendido'
  • A Traditional Italian Dinner By Chef Cristian Borchi At Sorrentina By Foodhall Was Simply 'Splendido'
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Cristian Borchi, Chef-Owner of the restaurants Locanda L’Antica Porta di Levante and Passaquai in Tuscany, was in-residence at Sorrentina by Foodhall from May 6-9, 2019, for a series of special dinners which showcased classic Italian dishes.

In tandem with Sorrentina’s Executive Chef Aabhas Mehrotra, Chef Cristian treated diners to a family-style Italian feast, served on communal tables.



We started the evening with Prosecco and a Chef’s platter of pre-dinner snacks which included a selection of cheese, olives, Parma ham-wrapped melon, pizza fritta with carrettiera sauce, zucchini guacamole and house-made breads; followed by a five-course, sit-down dinner.

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We relished on some Stuzzichini (or antipasti) such as Tuscan-Style Chicken Liver Roulade or Tuscan-Style Chickpeas, which was served with saffron bread and truffle-scented walnuts; Tortello Casentinese, a filled pasta, pan-seared and served with Carrettiera (spicy tomato) sauce; and Fiori di Zucca, zucchini flowers with ricotta, where people who ate seafood had an option of squid. 


We then moved on to the Primi (or pasta) course which offered Pasta e Fagioli for the vegetarians, with cannelloni beans, red onions and sage; or Pecorino Ravioli for the non-vegetarians, with scallops, barlotti beans and pecorino cheese.

The Secondi (main) course featured Porcetta, pork roulade with chicken breast stuffing, Salmoriglio (Sicilian) sauce and jus; and Vegetable Terrine, with summer vegetables and ricotta. An array of side dishes such as saffron risotto; roasted cauliflower; pan-seared asparagus; and braised cabbage was also served on the happy table we we all were seated at. 


A Palate Cleanser of refreshing Orangecello Sorbet was followed by a sweet ending to the meal with Dolce such as Italian ‘Peach Cookies,’ peach-shaped biscuit, chocolate custard, and Alkermes liqueur; and Chestnut Cake, served with fresh chestnuts and Florentine cream.

The entire meal was 100 per cent authentic Italian and Chef Cristian served us the delicious food with a wide grin and warmth. The city has seen many internationally recognised chefs collaborating with restaurants and cafes based in our beloved city and giving the people of Mumbai a flavour of international cuisine which is not Indianised. From the staff to the ambience, Sorrentina by Foodhall was the ideal location to host this special dinner. 

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