Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean Cuisine, a blend of flavor and nutrition

What comes to mind when you think of Mediterranean cuisine? Is it pizza, the ever-popular Italian dish? Pasta, kebab or falafel? Most of us tend to think of these popular foods only. However, Mediterranean food is not limited to pizza and kebab only. There are so many dishes from breads to vegetables that are distinctly Mediterranean. A traditional Mediterranean food comprises of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, as well as some fish. As Mediterranean foods are highly plant based with significantly lesser use of animal products, they are considered much healthier in comparison to other continental dishes.

Wood Fired Pizza

All About Wood Fired Pizza

If you’ve ever tasted a pizza at Marcopolo Restaurant, you will instantly know that it’s not just a food but a work of an art. Have you ever at any point thought what makes our pizza so extraordinary?

While we will not disclose our whole culinary secrets, but still there's one significant factor that plays a not-so-secret part in our pizza's authenticity: it's wood fired! We must say that wood fired pizza is an absolute delight; and here, we'll share why this method for cooking makes our pizza so remarkable.

MasterChef Santosh Shah

MasterChef Santosh Shah at Marcopolo

MasterChef Santosh Shah at Marcopolo

A special event “Dinner with MasterChef Santosh Shah” was hosted by Marcopolo Restaurant to felicitate MasterChef Santosh Shah on 22nd March 2021. Mr. Shah, who is a proud runner-up of a prestigious cook show MasterChef UK, was honored with a token of love handed over by Mr. Suman Pandey, a leading tourism entrepreneur and the owner of Marcopolo Restaurant. During the event, Mr. Shah also launched Marcopolo’s new menu named “Bada Khana”, which is an exclusive platter offering authentic Nepali cuisine. After launching the menu, Mr. Shah sampled Bada Khana, and appreciated it for its rich flavors and unique creativity. Mr. Shah also inspected the facilities of the Marcopolo and shared his insights and experiences to a group of Marcopolo’s Chefs.

MasterChef Santosh Shah

bada khana

Bada Khana, bringing an authentic Nepali cuisine into life

Marcopolo Restaurant has the history dating back to late 80s. Our menu, too has a true legacy reflecting its rich tradition. But, time and again, we would love to add diversity to our classic menu. This time, we have an addition of a typical Nepali cuisine, which is popularly known as Bada Khana.

Nepali cooking boasts a wide range of cuisine that makes use of varieties of flavors, spices, vegetables and herbs. Badha Khana, an exceptional subset of Nepali cooking, is one of them. Literally, Bada Khana means “Big Food”. So, true to its name, Bada Khana is a huge feast. It is a platter that packs an assortment of different food items, especially meat. In past, Bada Khana used to be served for extraordinary event for royal gatherings, posh armed force officials and tip top elites in Kathmandu.

Neapolitan pizza

The origin of Neapolitan pizza

More than a recipe, Neapolitan pizza is perhaps one of the most loved dishes on the planet. A true Italian food, so much so that even its color reflects the shades of Italian flag - basil for green, tomato for red and mozzarella for white - Neapolitan pizza, however has a rich history which is more than Italian. Neapolitan pizza is a kind of pizza that started in Naples, Italy. This style of pizza is set up with a freshly prepared breads, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and enhanced with olive oil. If we care to know about this wonder food, then we will see a part of history of not just Neapolitan, but also of the region and its people, in its every slice.  

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