Food : Trivandrum Rating : 4/5 Stars

Supreme Upper Crust – Two Visits

Over the couple of weeks around Dec 10-20th, I have had the chance to visit the Supreme Upper Crust restaurant at Kuravankonam, Trivandrum twice and had the opportunity to try some items that are quite unique and hence this post even though I have posted about this place twice earlier (previous one and the first one)…

During the first of these two visits, I had their Seafood Chowder, the BBQ Chicken Burger and the Choco Lava Cake as dessert… During the second visit, since I liked the Seafood Chowder so much, I went for that as the starter again, but this time as mains went for their Chicken Parmigiana Platter and then for dessert, I went for their Bourgogne Cheesecake…  And as a drink, went for the Passionfruit Iced Tea…

So, first lets talk about the Seafood Chowder… As I have mentioned previously, the Chowder is a thick and creamy rich soup which is always made with a cream based broth and then thickened with a roux which can be based on wheat flour, potato flour, etc… According to the menu here, this is a chunky and creamy soup made with fish, squid, shrimps with potato and golden corn and it arrived as shown in the pics below served with a couple of pieces of bread…

I really loved this soup, which is why I had it in my second visit as well… The pieces of seafood were cooked perfectly that the pieces of fish did in-fact melt in my mouth as I ate it… The broth tasted incredibly rich and creamy and everything was seasoned nicely as well… One other thing I liked about this is that even though its a soup, it was possible to taste each and every ingredient separately from the finely grated onions and potatoes in the broth to the parsley sprinkled at the top… Its definitely one of the best soups I have ever had…

Next up is the BBQ Chicken Burger… I wanted to try the burger here because I have been seeing posts by others in Facebook about the burgers here and they look intriguing… But little did I know about them until I saw them with my own eyes… It got served as shown below with a Salad and some Potato Wedges… They have this burger in regular and jumbo sizes and what I got is the regular option… What makes this burger unique is that I really doubt if this qualifies to be called a burger, because this burger does not have a patty like how burgers usually or rather are supposed to have… Instead of a patty, what this has is basically what appears to be shredded pieces of Chicken sautéed and cooked in barbecue sauce and then put inside the toasted bun with some cheese… So, to me it felt more like eating a sandwich rather than a burger because of the usual components (Lettuce, Patty, Slaw, etc) being missing… Anyways, the salad to the side consisted of Lettuce, Olives and as per the waiter, raw Zucchini (yellow and green) which was a first for me as I had never been served Zucchini as raw before…

Even though I said that it didn’t feel like a burger, taste-wise, I have absolutely no complaints as it did indeed taste awesome… The barbecue sauce was sweet and tangy as one would expect and the chicken was cooked perfectly with it… The bun itself was incredibly light and fluffy and was served and was crispy on the outside as well… From the taste, I believe the bun was freshly baked on that day itself and every single item on the plate did taste fresh… I am still a bit skeptical on whether it qualifies to be called a burger but still as a barbecue chicken sandwich, its definitely one of the best I have had…

Next up is the Chicken Parimigiana Platter which was from the second of the two visits… Chicken Parm is a classic comfort food from the Italian-American cuisine and is one of the most popular “Italian” item in the world right after Pizza and Pasta 🙂 Its basically breaded Chicken breast topped with Pomodoro and mozzarella or parmesan or provalone cheese… The name obviously comes because of the parmesan cheese used in the original recipe…

However, according to the menu here, it consists of a portion of crumbed chicken fillet served on spaghetti thats topped with topped with a rich tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese… It got served as shown in pics below… Essentially its two pieces of crumb fried chicken fillets topped with the processed mozzarella cheese and olives served on top of Spaghetti dressed in a rich tomato sauce and served with grilled vegetables, a cherry tomato, parsley and bread…

Coming to the taste, first of all the chicken was cooked perfectly with the inside still moist while the outer crumbed coating being crispy… It seemed to somewhat work with the cheese used… The pasta underneath was simply divine consisting of what tasted like fresh pasta cooked to the perfect al dente tossed in probably the best tasting rich and creamy tomato sauce that I have ever had… It was mildly spiced and had a strong presence of rosemary as well and it tasted simply awesome for me… The combination of the pasta with that sauce and the fried chicken worked really well especially with those grilled carrots and is definitely in the list of one of the best tasting dishes I have ever had in recent times… I’ll be definitely going back there to have some more of it 🙂

Now, lets talk about the dessert I had on day 1… The dessert I went for was the Choco Lava Cake… This lava cake was first introduced to me back when I was living in Chennai by Dominos who introduced it when I was there… Ofcourse, I have had much better Choco Lava Cakes after that and so, decided to try the one served here when I spotted it in the menu… For those who are unaware, the Choco Lava Cake otherwise known as the Molten Chocolate cake is a chocolate cake that has a runny center and is served hot that when you try to cut it with the spoon, the runny center gushes out like molten lava from a volcano… Being quite tricky to make perfectly, this is one of the recipes that pastry chefs like to use to showcase their skills and is widely considered as the one that separates the chefs from the cooks… 🙂

Here, they appear to serve the Choco Lava Cake smothered in Chocolate sauce and topped with roasted almonds and a couple of scoops of Vanilla Icecream on both sides as shown in the pics below…

First of all, the Lava cake was found to be cooked just right with the molten center gushing out as its supposed to be:

Taste-wise, obviously there is a huge presence of rich chocolate and the contrast of the same with the Vanilla Icecream did provide a pleasant balance of flavours… The almonds were perfectly crispy and so was the outer layer of the cake… The only complaint I have is that the whole thing felt too sweet for me… That chocolate sauce used is really too much chocolate on a plate considering the cake is runny with even more chocolate inside… Yeah if you are hardcore chocoholic, then this is the dessert for you…

Next is the dessert I had on day two… When I saw the reddish pink colored cake at the counter there, I got curious and so I asked the waiter who informed me that its a Cheesecake named Bourgogne Cheesecake… So, I went for a piece to check it out… This is also the cake they showcase in their website and social media pages… So, clearly its their signature item… I had heard of the Delice de Bourgogne and the Chateau de Bourgogne which are Cheeses from the Burgandy region of France… So, I assumed this maybe a cheesecake made using either of those… However, as per the menu and the waiter, this is a cheesecake covered with strawberry flavoured white chocolate and cocoa butter, filled with pistachio sponge, layer of raspberry and uses Philadelphia cream cheese and a layer of French Fuellitine inside as well…

I can say undoubtedly that this is literally the absolute best Cheesecake I have ever had… The outer layer of strawberry flavoured white chocolate was incredibly crispy and the cheesy inside was increably soft and creamy… The pistachio sponge was soft and moist and tasted quite rich with the presence of pistachio in it… The raspberry layer in between was a layer in the form of jam/jello worked incredibly well with the cream cheese and the very subtle layer of the Fuellitine gave a crunchy texture to the whole cake as well… Each flavour was very brightly visible and the whole cheesecake was incredibly rich while being refreshing at the same time… To be frank I am at loss for words to fully describe the experience of eating this and hence would recommend everyone to try it and see for themselves… 🙂 Thats definitely going to be a regular dessert for me for quite a while from now… 🙂

Last but not in any way the least, what I got to drink during both my visits is their Passionfruit Iced Tea… It was served in the jar as shown in the pics below… It was incredibly light and refreshing to have with just the right amount of Lime and Passion fruit in it…

So, on the overall, that two great experiences at the Supreme Crust restaurant… In my last visit, I got introduced to their executive chef who informed me that they are planning to revamp the menu and take the restaurant to the next level very soon and also they are planning to open a fine dining restaurant of even higher level very soon in Trivandrum and I guess thats an indication that the Supreme group is really invested in making Trivandrum as not only the state capital but also the food capital as well… So, I am super excited to check out how it will be when it all gets implemented… Will keep you posted when it does 🙂

 

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