Food Review Italian Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield

Hi Everyone,

Recently Team SBN visited Alto-Vino restaurant at Marroitt, Whitefield for food and wine pairing with Head Sommelier Viraj Sawant and Chef Raheel Ahmad.

Alto Vino - the authentic Italian restaurant at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield is a perfect destination for one’s Italian cuisine craving. This modern trattoria serves hand crafted and carefully designed authentic, quality Italian cuisine that promises to be a gastronomical delight.

Alto Vino gives patrons the chance to be part of the culinary experience by adapting an open interactive kitchen concept. This also allows the tantalizing aromas of Tuscan, Lombardy and even Liguria delicacies to transport you to a home in Italy. With the outlets objective to finally be able to offer diners high quality authentic Italian food, that would make you feel like you were eating in an actual Italian home, Chefs here use an amalgamation of local produce with ingredients that are specially imported to ensure the true flavor and authenticity of each dish.

Wood top tables and the wooden and marble floor with rustic elements both distressed and polished all contribute to the contemporary yet traditional decor of the restaurant setting the ambiance just right to flaunt the true colors of architecturally rich Italy. The natural lighting during the day and the soft lowered lights in the evening with the flickering of candles- all gives a lift to the splendid look of the restaurant. The soothing music that exudes in the background merely adds to the style of the outlet making you dining experience a truly memorable affair.

Following are the amazing Food and Wine pairing we experienced at Alto-Vino


Quinoa- Quinoa Salad, Aspargus, Mixed Green, Citronette
Funghi- Warm mushrooms salad, grana padano, parsley
Paired Wine: 2009 Domaine Schlumberger, Riesling, lesPrinces Abbes, Alsace, France
About the wine: Candied, Citrus, mineral, waxy nose, long mineral finish

Quinoa salad was fresh and Citrous, and quinoa was providing nice crunch to salad, wine due to its mineral finish was going well with Citrous hint in salad.
Mushroon salad was good but we found Quinoa salad with its freshness and crunch to take away all the points with wine.


Spigola- Sea Bass in parchment paper, House greens, Lemon, wine
Paired Wine: Chateau los boldos, Cuvee Tradition Chardonnay, Cachapoal, Chile
About the Wine: Richer, Smoother, Oaky wine, tropical fruits with a creamy finish.

 Fish with its texture and hint of lemon in taste was highlight for me and Rich and smooth finish of Chateau was enhancing its flavours.


Sorrentina- Fresh Spaghettini Pasta, Burrata, Basil
Paired Wine: 2011 Villa Antinori Bianco, Tuscany, Italy
About the wine: Lean Acidity , driest of all, peachy, apricots, citrus finish

Pasta was good to eat, but not that great.

Chef Raheel Ahmad came up with a surprise Quail dish which was Show Stopper for Rohit, he is big fan of exotic dishes and Quail did the trick for him. 


Trio of Tiramisu, Cannoli and tart
Paired Wine: Big Banyan, Bellisimo, Muscat India
About the Wine:  Honeyed, orange marmalade, apricots, not too sweet
No words for deserts all were hand picked and taste great, served over stone slab it was a lovely presentation.

It was amazing experience being served and enriched by Viraj himself. 

Viraj Sawant is the Head Sommelier at La Trompette, London. La Trompette is among
London's finest restaurants with a Michelin 1 star rating. He has been in London for the
last 4 years & previous he has been instrumental in the selection & pairing of Wines &
Food at Veraswamy & Coworth Park at Ascot. (Both Michelin 2 Stars) He is currently pursuing his Master Sommelier Certification & once he clears the same
is poised to become India's first Master Sommelier.

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