Hyatt Regency Birmingham’s signature restaurant is launching its new Spring menu.
Continuing to take inspiration from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book, The Secret Garden, the talented chefs at Aria have created a menu packed with seasonal flavours. Colours and fragrance feature strongly in the menu with many carefully considered micro herbs added to complement each dish. Influences from the stories main characters early life in India also feature in the menu with the addition of some South Asian spices.
The story is set in a beautiful garden which is reflected in the look and feel of Aria restaurant. Set under a glass atrium roof, Aria restaurant is flooded with natural light by day. As the sun sets, tiny lights in the surrounding trees begin to glow creating a romantic place to drink and dine. A gentle water fountain also adds to the tranquil atmosphere.
This season’s favourites are the spring lamb main served with scallion mash and Romanesco broccoli. Spiced cauliflower and broccoli soup with curried chickpeas is a tasty dish to start. There’s also a menu of indulgent desserts including a Rum Baba, a dish which dates back to 1835, served with mango sorbet and coconut crème patisserie.
A luxury afternoon tea is also a popular treat enjoyed by guests in Aria’s garden themed surroundings. Served on a three tried stand, the afternoon tea includes a layer of freshly made fancies, delicate finger sandwiches with vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings and a selection of flavoured mini scones to be generously topped with clotted cream and jam.
Aria bar comes alive from 5pm and serves wines from English wineries Hattingley Valley and Lyme Bay, exquisite boutique gins from local distilleries and unique floral cocktails. The signature cocktail is The Secret Garden made from house infused cucumber vodka, fresh mint and elderflower.