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Friday , June 15 , 2012
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Can’t get enough of mangoes and lychees this season? Head to Ivory at 22 Camac Street to indulge your fruit tooth. On till June 24, Slices of Summer offers a selection of cocktails, salads and desserts.

Mango Choco Thumble. Picture by Bhubaneswarananda Halder

“It’s a very summery menu. There isn’t any main course option on the menu as people tend to keep it light,” says Arvind Bhatnagar, executive director (operations), PDK Shenaz Hotels, owners of Ivory and Shisha.

But light doesn’t really mean ‘light’. A full portion of one of the fruity creamy concoctions is bound to fill you up as much as a full meal!

For the mango selection, only the Alphonso variety is being used. Take your pick from Alphonso Mango Chicken Salad or Alphonso Mango Jicama and Cucumber Salad. For desserts, dig into Mango Choco Thumble (fresh mango pudding with chocolate flakes), Mango Cream Cheese Baked (creamy cheese layered over minutely-diced mangoes and baked) or the house favourite — Alphonso Mango with Fresh Cream.

“The last dish in particular is so simple that you could make it at home but you’d be surprised as to how popular the dish is here,” says Arvind. “Guests love the simplicity,” says senior sous chef Xavier Joy Pramanik.

Vacillating between mangoes and lychees? Try the Deep Dish Mango Litchi Pie, which chef Joy explains “is a tart with a filling of lychees and pureed mangoes”.

The cocktail menu lists delicious options like Frozen Mangorita, Mango Mojito, Litchitini and Litchi Caprioska. A meal for two with drinks should cost around Rs 1,500 (plus taxes).