Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Kolkata has a new steak place, and I’M ALL EXCITED! Ok, I know I have been saying this a lot. But, it’s not my fault that from Chinese to cheesecake, everything gets me jubilant. And, since Kolkata has so few restaurants dedicated to steaks, I am all excited about Route 17 – Steak House in Southern Avenue. Sue me! But, I have just tasted the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse. Now, if you don’t mind, I will now start singing in its praise.

Duck A La Orange (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Duck A La Orange (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Menu

I was at the restaurant on an invitation by the management, and I’m so glad I did! The end-of-the-year celebratory menu at The Steakhouse includes:

Cold Cuts:

 Salami Pork (8 pieces) @ Rs. 240/-

Salami Chicken (8 pieces) @ Rs. 220/-

Chicken Galantine (6 pieces) @ Rs. 320/-

Sautéed Beef @ Rs. 400/-

Main Course:

Roast Turkey with Plum Sauce @ Rs. 400/-

Duck A La Orange @ Rs. 480/-

Mix Grill (including a variety of livers, sausages, boneless meat, etc.) @ Rs. 400/-

Roast Pork with Apple Sauce @ Rs. 350/-

My Experience of Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

From their winter menu, I tried the Chicken Galantine, Roast Turkey and Duck A La Orange.

Roast Turkey:

I’ve observed a general negativity towards Turkey meat among my friends. They have warned me that it’s chewy and dry. The next time someone says this, I’m sending them straight to Route 17. Their turkey had a pork stuffing. It’s texture and taste formed a lovely contrast to those of the turkey pieces. They served the portion with a beautifully balanced plum sauce that added a delicious subtlety of sweetness to the meat. I can say that my first turkey tasting has made me fall in love with the bird – as my food, of course.

Roast Turkey (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Roast Turkey (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Roast Turkey Portion from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Roast Turkey Portion from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Duck A La Orange:

Another ‘first’ for me that evening – duck! I will be very honest: I have not become a fan of the taste of duck meat itself. Having said that, if it is at The Steakhouse, I’ll probably devour it. Their cooking was impeccable. The meat was tender, had a melt-in-your-mouth texture. If you have read any of my other blogs, then you probably know that I’m not a big fan of sweetness in my savoury dishes. But the sweetness in the orange sauce that was served with the duck only added a different layer of amazing taste to the dish!

Duck A La Orange (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Duck A La Orange (Whole) from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Duck A La Orange Portion from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Duck A La Orange Portion from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Chicken Galantine:

The Chicken Galantine was, once again, a beautiful combination of different tastes and textures. The meat, for one, was in cold cuts. My experiences of cold cuts have not exactly been happy ones. But, Route 17’s cold cuts were tender and smooth. The raisins in the dish formed contrast of tastes. I just felt that the number of raisins could be more, for the explosion in the mouth with every bite. My little experiment of trying it with the orange sauce worked like a charm! The spinach in the dish added a beautiful flavor, too!

Chicken Galantine from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Chicken Galantine from the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Other Dishes

I also tried their Pork Chops, Tenderloin Steak, Goulash and Pot Roast Meat Shanks. What can I say? I loved each and every one of these dishes. Soft meat falling off the bones and melting in the mouth, flavours of spices, herbs, wine, etc. in the jus and sauces, tantalizing the taste-buds: suffice it to say, it was all a heaven for the mouth, the tummy and the soul. But, more on that, later. For now, I’ll just recommend a tenderloin steak cooked to medium, to forget all your worries.

Goulash, A Must-Try other than the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Goulash, A Must-Try other than the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Try the Pork Chop, Besides the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Try the Pork Chop, Besides the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Tenderloin Steak, the Perfect Comfort Food, alongside the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Tenderloin Steak, the Perfect Comfort Food, alongside the Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

Don't Forget the Pot Roast Meat Shanks, besides Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse: JustODThings

Don’t Forget the Pot Roast Meat Shanks, besides Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse

My Verdict

If you’re looking to say goodbye to 2016 in style – and by ‘in style’, I mean, with amazing food, other than just Christmas cakes – then, Route 17 is your destination. The Christmas Menu at Route 17 – The Steakhouse is absolutely stunning, and is just what you need for a delightful celebration this festive season!

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