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Wine and dine at Kava

When you want to be in the happening Anjuna area, yet away from the madness, Kava at Fairfield by Marriott can be a good choice for diners as it is pocket-friendly

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Nestled in Anjuna, Fairfield by Marriott is a new addition to the growing chain of hotels. The multi-cuisine restaurant Kava is one that offers a varied choice to suit any kind of visitor.

From Indian, Continental and Oriental dishes, you can savour what you crave at the chic restaurant. Of course there’s Goan cuisine too!

The restaurant is very welcoming and has a mix of different seating options – comfy cushioned chairs, sofas and cane chairs, thus catering to everybody. The luxurious ambience will definitely make your visit memorable.

When you want to be in the happening Anjuna area, yet get away from the madness, Kava can be a good choice. The service is top notch and we had Anup who assisted us during our meal. He was informed about interesting tourist spots and locations outside Goa.

With a bar menu that has some exciting cocktails with feni among other concoctions, and spirits, beer and fine wine, the rates seemed very pocket-friendly. They offer a cold buffet breakfast with north/south Indian stations and a live omelette counter in the morning which can be a good option for someone looking to have a hearty breakfast.

If you’re a soup fan, you should try out some of the soups here. The Seafood Chowder and Roasted Pumpkin Soup would interest you if you’re bored of the regular manchow or clear soup. The Chicken Satay with peanut sauce was a good appetiser. The chicken was well marinated and succulent. If you want your vegetables and want to have the pleasure of not having to eat them in a boring manner, the Crispy Vegetables and Basil could be an interesting option.

As a group of four we spoke about everything from the landscape in the US, to the food and culture of Coorg and about hidden places in Goa that one must visit. And in between the sips and bites we didn’t realise the clock was ticking faster than we thought.

For the mains we had some Grilled Fish with Cream Spinach Sauce which was more than enough for one serving and could be easily shared. The sauce was rich, and the fish used was Basa. Since it is not from Goan or Indian waters, you can rest assured that it is formalin-free.

Tofu Beans in Garlic Oyster Sauce served with Chili Basil Rice came next. By then we were already quite full. I somehow prefer cottage cheese over tofu, but the garlic oyster sauce with the chilli basil rice was a good combination.

Executive chef Mohit Bhowar has personally crafted the a la carte menu to suit the easy going palate. Also, there’s a range of starters served by the poolside that start at an unbeatable rate of `99, these include Coconut and Coriander Prawn Satay, Tandoori Marinade Grilled Rasgulla, Basil Paneer Tikka and other vegetarian and non-vegetarian items served in smaller portions.

There’s a range of desserts to choose from, and despite being full, we managed to share an Apple Pie and some Dark Chocolate Mousse between the four of us.

It’s always good to end things on a sweet note and the dessert did just that before we set out for home post midnight.

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