Sunday, November 08, 2009

Dinner at Stax

Stax at Hyatt Regency MumbaiStax is the Italian restaurant in Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Located very close to the international airport, this hotel is a popular choice with business travellers flying in and out of Mumbai. Stax is a feast for the senses. With exciting contemporary decor and ambiance, this restaurant is never too crowded and always an excellent location if you are looking for a quiet evening over Italian food.

Stax at Hyatt Regency MumbaiThe degustation menu looked tempting but I was looking for something simpler tonight. I started off with the tomato soup with roasted Canadian scallop, fresh thyme and crispy Parma ham. The soup was excellent and revived me instantly; the only gripe I had was with the fact that there was one single piece of ham and one scallop in this large bowl of soup.

Tomato Soup with scallop and Parma ham at StaxThe bread was good as was the tomato-pesto-olive oil dip. I chomped away happily as I waited for my entree to arrive.

The home-made tagliatelle was sauteed with artichokes, scampi, carmelized capers and tomato with extra virgin olive oil. This signature dish was pretty good.

Tagliatelle with scampi at StaxWhile the food doesn't touch the stratospheric level, overall this restaurant has promise. The service cannot be faulted and the overall ambiance is wonderful. The dinner didn't leave me feeling heavy and I breezed through the check-in process at the airport feeling rather energetic at midnight.

The flight to San Francisco was eventless. I watched Angels and Demons on the flight and a few episodes of Mad Men. BTW, Bose has finally upgraded their noice-cancelling headphones with the new QC15. It improves on a product that was already very good!

11 comments:

Lakshmi said...

How was Angels and Demons?

shantanughosh.com said...

@Lakshmi: Actually, I thought the movie was far better than the Da Vinci Code (only comparing movies here). Fast paced.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Sooner my offcie is shifting in Andheri, so I will be able to all restaurants mentioned in your blog near Sahar Airport.

btw. I have been going to Courtyard Marriott every Saturday. They have given me 50% disc. copouns

Vamsee Modugula said...

It has been ages since I had scallops or artichokes. That tagliatelle looks yummy. It is my favorite type of pasta but I am yet to eat a good one outside of Italy.

I agree, A&D was much better made than Da Vinci code....plus it took us down the memory lane.

BTW, I will be in Delhi a lot in December. Can you recommend some restaurants (Connaught Place and around that). Any cuisine is fine, but I miss Italian and Thai in India.

Shantanu said...

@Harekrishnaji: Ha, ha! I am sure the Courtyard will miss you if you move to Mumbai! Maybe you can ask them to transfer the discount to their Juhu Marriott.

Shantanu said...

@Vamsee: Oh yes, there is an excellent Thai restaurant called the Spice Route in the Imperial Hotel near Connaught Place. I reviewed it in March. Click on 'Delhi Delights' on the Categories section on the left side bar of my blog for a complete list of reviews.

Vamsee Modugula said...

Shantanu, you are the best. I just checked out your Delhi reviews and I will be sure to try some of those - the Thai one for sure.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

I am from Mumbai and my office is near NAriman Point. Only on Sat/Sun I am in Pune

RennyBA's Terella said...

Looks and sounds like a good plays and of course I will comment on the signature dish: As a Norwegian, I love seafood - looks delicious!

Shantanu said...

@Vamsee: Glad to be of help. Let me know how you like the food at Spice Route.

@Harekrishnaji: I am constantly confused about where you live given how often you eat in Pune!

@Renny: Thanks for visiting, my friend.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Oh. I am from Mumbai, stay and work in Mumbai. In Unilever.

My son is studying in Fergussion.

I come to Pune every Friday evening and then every saturday we go out for food, mainly to Dinning Halls like Asha or Shreyas or Krishna or Duvankur for Bhojan or to Vaishali or to the places mentioned in yor blog.