Sri Lankan Seafood Spectacle Hits Goa’s Shores With Ministry of Crab’s Exclusive Pop-Up At W, Goa

From 16th to 31st December 2023, savour Celebrity Chef Dharshan Munidasa's signature dishes, celebrating Sri Lanka's finest seafood.

by Mallika Khurana
Sri Lankan Seafood Spectacle Hits Goa’s Shores With Ministry of Crab’s Exclusive Pop-Up At W, Goa

Nestled along the vibrant coastline of Goa, the W Goa is a bastion of luxury and seaside opulence. It is set to ignite an unparalleled culinary affair. The buzz of excitement reverberates as the hotel proudly unveils an exclusive collaboration with the esteemed Ministry of Crab from Mumbai. They are orchestrating an exhilarating pop-up extravaganza at the prestigious Sylvia gin bar. From the 16th to the 31st of December 2023, this unprecedented culinary spectacle will showcase the genius of celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa. He is the visionary behind the acclaimed Ministry of Crab in Sri Lanka. Joining him is the Culinary Head, Chef Jerry Thomas, both masters of crafting gastronomic experiences that transcend borders.

Ministry Of Crab Lands in Goa For A Culinary Affair At W Goa


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For the very first time in the sunny paradise of Goa, the Ministry of Crab, Mumbai, will present its signature dishes. It is renowned for its culinary finesse in curating the finest seafood encounters. Their artistry combines the best Indian mud crabs with authentic Sri Lankan ingredients. It is also curated with a nod to Japanese culinary philosophies. Housed within the beautiful heritage site in Khar, Mumbai, the Ministry of Crab has garnered acclaim for its commitment to delivering a seafood experience par excellence.

Prepare for a gastronomic odyssey as the specially curated four-course set menu takes centre stage, tantalising taste buds during daily dinners and weekend lunches. The non-vegetarian indulgence begins with the Avocado Crab Salad, where steamed crab meat harmonises with wasabi mayo. Following suit, the garlic-chili prawns is paired with the traditional Sri Lankan kade bread. It presents a dish reflecting the chef’s heritage, a blend of Japanese and Sri Lankan influences.

The pièce de résistance is the Pepper Crab, a Ministry of Crab signature. The succulent crab is bathed in a peppercorn-infused sauce, teasing palates with its mildly spicy allure. Concluding this epicurean journey is the Coconut Crème Brûlée, a tropical rendition of the classic dessert.

For the vegetarians, the feast commences with the Avocado Tomato Salad, marrying freshly smashed avocado with soy-poached cherry tomatoes. The flavorful Moc(k) Baked Crab, a mushroom-based delight, offers a savoury twist in a rich béchamel sauce. The main course, a Goan curry, celebrates local flavours with a rich medley of ingredients, delivering a delightful Goan essence. A sweet denouement awaits in the form of the exotic Coconut Crème Brûlée, concluding the dining experience.

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Tanveer Kwatra, General Manager of W Goa, effused excitement, expressing, “Hosting the Ministry of Crab pop-up with Chef Dharshan is a thrilling opportunity. His culinary creations bring distinguished Sri Lankan flavours to our shores, promising a visual and gustatory spectacle. 

Chef Dharshan Munidasa himself conveyed his excitement about the debut of Ministry of Crab in Goa, remarking, “Bringing Ministry of Crab to Goa for the first time is truly exhilarating. I see parallels between Goa and Colombo in their shared love for seafood. I eagerly anticipate sharing the best of India’s Mud Crab and Sri Lankan spices with Goa’s diners during this festive season, adding vibrancy and authenticity to Goa’s diverse food culture.”

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Prepare to embark on a tantalising voyage of flavours where seaside luxury meets culinary excellence.

Where: W Goa, Vagator, Goa
When: 16th to the 31st of December 2023
Cost: ₹6500++ for non-vegetarians and ₹4500++ for vegetarians
For reservations, call +91 7821963677

Cover Image Courtesy: Press Release and Sylvia Goa/Instagram

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