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- When life gives you mangoes, eat them 

It’s summertime and that means sundresses, iced beverages and… mangoes! The Mangolicious festival at Flurys will serve your favourite fruit any way you want it — in a soup, in flavoured rice, blazed on chicken or as dessert. “The mango is by far the most versatile fruit… rightfully the king of fruits,” said Vikas Kumar, executive chef, Flurys. 

On for three weeks, the desserts are available off the counters at all Flurys outlets and at The Street. The starters and main course is available for lunch and dinner at the Park Street Flurys.

t2 sampled some of the mango treats, both sweet and savoury…

What’s an Indian summer without chopped mangoes, mango shake, mango ice cream, mango doi and... Mango and Caramel Yogurt Mousse? Cold, creamy desserts are perfect in summer. If yogurt is not your thing because it can border on bland, rest assured the caramel in this jar adds that much needed burst of sweetness. There’s also Whoopie Pie, Mango and Ginger Cupcakes and more. 

The Grilled Mango Habanera Chicken is served with mango rice, herbs and potatoes. The chicken is wrapped around diced mangoes in mango butter which gives the dish its tangy bite. “This is for the people who like the blend of sweet and savoury,” said Vikas Kumar, executive chef, Flurys. Follow it up with the All Pork Hot Dog stuffed with fresh mango and mango mayonnaise. The pork “lends itself very well to sweetness.” And, it has bacon too!

What: Mangolicious 
Where: Flurys and The Street at The Park 
When: Till June 14
Pocket pinch: Rs 800-plus for two

Even fruit-haters love a good mango and if you don’t like a good mango, you’ll like all the things that can be done with a good mango. Like this Fresh Mango Cheesecake, New York style. It’s smooth, cool and creamy and the mango adds its flavour without making it too sweet. A classic with a twist.

Mango Cheesecake Shake: Baked cheesecake, full-fat milk, fresh mangoes and cookie crumbs blended and served in a calorie-filled glass you’ll never regret. The cheesecake lends the beverage its texture and the mango, its flavour. Cookie crumble gives everything that edge. #SomeSinsAreWorthIt

Text: Ramona Sen
Pictures: Rashbehari Das


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