I have lived in Goa which is famous for its Sun, Sand & Sea for 5 years and have visited twice after leaving it for job in Mumbai but never had visited Morjim Beach which is famous for being a nesting and hatching habitat of the Olive ridley sea turtle, an endangered species.
Recently when I heard about the "Trip", a resto-bar situated in the Morjim Beach, I couldn't stop myself from researching more on it and the beach, which makes me want to visit Goa pretty soon and Trip is on my foodie wish list too.
Why do I wanna visit Trip?
Trip and its food
Trip, a resto-bar at Larisa Restaurant is situated in the upscale beach restaurant belt in Morjim brings to the party the fourth and fifth dimension; live music & Food. It serves up sumptuous sushi, wafer-thin pizzas, tapas, paella, bruschetta and other delights from around the world. Located alongside a stretch of white-sand beach, the venue is designed minimalistically in aqua blues and whites. A one-stop destination for everything you need to have a good time - good food, the seaside ambiance and good live music.
It also offers a wide array of cuisine; tapas, pasta, mezze, sushi, pizza and much much more. The Jalapeno Potato Croquettes that is served right out of the frying pan still steaming hot, the Trip House Salad is a mix of leafy and rooted vegetables. Apart from those, Trip has other specials to look forward to Cheddar Pizza, assorted Sushi & Rolls platter, which serves two rolls each of different sushi available on the menu. It also has many seafood specialties. The dessert section has a few specials too, like the the Almond Mud Cake that is served with a scoop of ice cream, the Kaffir Lime Corn Cake and the Rose Petal Gelato.
The signature cocktails at Trip is the Lock, Stock and a Smoking Barrel, which is a vodka based drink containing smoked pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and monin vanilla, New Old Fashioned is an assorted mixture of Bourbon with a dash of Tobasco sauce garnished with green apple, orange, basil and sugar cubes and if you’re the coffee type of person - Howling Wolf, the vodka and espresso cocktail, offers just that.
The interiors & Trip's location
Trip is spacious and open, allowing people to relax and unwind right by the beach side or under the shade further inside. There is a long bar at one end with comfortable lounge seating as well as dining style tables. There are live music performances every Sunday evening, with a sunset backdrop, after which a DJ takes over into the night.
Behind the Scenes
Priya Thakur, owner of the Larisa Mountain Resort in Manali decided to expand to the winter capital of fun, Goa, armed with a good understanding of what people are looking for in a holiday-like environment. The Larisa resorts, both in Goa as well as in Manali are a combination of elegance, warmth and comfort. The name originates from an amalgamation of three words from the local language of Lahul. La signifies that which is above; Ri, the mountains; and Sa means the Earth. True to its name, the resorts are surrounded by natural beauty. In Goa, she teamed up with partner Sarfraz Alam to set up Larisa Beach Resort and Trip restaurant next to each other.
The boutique resort has eight tastefully decorated air-conditioned cottages right on the beach. The luxurious, yet warm boutique rooms also have private jacuzzis, so you can soak away your worries with a spectacular view of the sea.
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