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Introducing

Sterling Local

At Sterling, our Discoveries and Experiences (D&E) provide our guests with memorable holidays. Now, we are taking our D&E to a new high !

Sterling LOCAL, our signature resto-bar across the Sterling resorts is a collection of diverse tastes, flavours, aroma and all things gastronomical with a tipsy sense of happiness. It’s a place where you celebrate everything desi, highlighting the common yet unknown flavours, brought to life by homegrown recipes prepared by authentic local chefs and our expert mixologists.

Embark on the journey from the colonial town of Ooty, stretching to the prince of hill stations Kodaikanal and then take a detour into the cocolicious valleys of Yercaud, before breaking away to the colourful and chirpy wilderness of Wayanad and settle down on the white sands of Varca Goa. Here, the quench for desi is just getting thirstier.

 

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Signature Stories of LOCAL - Ooty

 

LOCAL at Ooty engulfs you in the complete experience of the Nilgiris. Drawing inspiration from the Nilgiri Mountain Railways (NMR) and the historic Ooty race-course. There are many muses to this quaint and popular holiday town of India. Our desi food borrows lesser known snacks of the Badaga, Irula and Toda tribes, and our beverages are prepared with blend of spices, chocolates, herbs, flowers and fresh indigenous fruits of Ooty. Btw, did you know Gin & Tonic was invented in Ooty?

So, for all these interesting tid-bits and out of the world experience hit to our LOCAL.

For more information, download our some of our Signature Stories e-books.

Signature Stories Ooty download

 

 

 

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Signature Stories of LOCAL - Kodaikanal

 

LOCAL at Kodaikanal, reminds you of the vintage cheese factories, kodai mushrooms, herbs like our GI Tagged ‘Poondu’ (Hill Garlic), ‘Puli’ – (Tamarind),’Sukku’ – Dry Ginger, fresh seasonal fruits like green apples, gooseberries, oranges, pomegranates and much more. Discover here the regional specials of Dindugal, Madurai and Kongunadu with a twist.

So, for all these interesting tid-bits and out of the world experience hit to our LOCAL.

For more information, download our some of our Signature Stories e-books.

Signature Stories Kodaikanal download

 

 

 

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Signature Stories of LOCAL - Yercaud

 

LOCAL at Yercaud is a breeze of freshness in the charming Shevroy hills. The menu here is inspired by the specialties of Salem, Pallipalayam, and Yercaud and is a delight for food enthusiasts. Test your level of spice-tolerance, our signature cocktails and mocktails have the punch. Dark rum, banana and lychee special called ‘Rum Lychee Kalakki’, our very own fresh ‘Yercaud Kappitini’ which combines the fresh coffee from Yercaud with Vodka or ‘Salem Mango Injichaaru’ (seasonal) with seasonal Salem Mangoes, lime and Ginger Beer, and many more are carefully prepared to leave you asking for more.

So, for all these interesting tid-bits and out of the world experience hit to our LOCAL.

 

 

 

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Signature Stories of LOCAL - Wayanad

 

At Wayanad, LOCAL has been created as a lounge serving select beer and wine along with some rural and rustic flavourful snacks. But that’s not the only thing that makes it unique. Discover the colourful drinks and chirpy sounding names of our cocktails and mocktails, which are inspired by the exotic birds that you can sight at Sterling Wayanad. Like the Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher our ‘Aqua Sangria Flycatcher’ is a sangria topped with dry crisp white wine and blue curacao, or the Indian Oriole which gave us the idea to create our very own ‘Oriole Bulldog’ with pale lager beer, elderflower, orange juice and lime. If you missed spotting any at the resort, you will surely find it in the lounge at LOCAL.

So, for all these interesting tid-bits and out of the world experience hit to our LOCAL.

 

 

 

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Signature Stories of LOCAL - Goa

 

One of the quintessential experiences at Goa will be to visit LOCAL at Sterling Varca. We encourage you to uncover distinctive flavours of the region and tantalize your tastes  with some authentic coastal delicacies and seasoned beverages that are traditional to Goan homes. Here the popular Feni transforms into ‘Tambde Rosa’ when topped with kokum and lemonade to give you the same high but with a milder aftertaste. The iconic Cabo White Rum is put to swirl with vodka, gin, some desi spices and pineapple juice and presented in our signature style as ‘Aguada Light House’

So, for all these interesting tid-bits and out of the world experience hit to our LOCAL.

For more information, download our some of our Signature Stories e-books.

Signature Stories Goa download

 

 

 

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Signature stories

A thousand words might not be enough for you to describe the truly authentic taste of a signature dish or a drink that you had – to your friends. We hope you enjoy the look of awe (or envy) in their eyes as you describe the unique food and drinks you experienced at LOCAL.
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Desi Strawberry Margarita
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  • Desi Strawberry Margarita

  • Mexican Tequilla meets Ooty’s Beauty
  • A blend of tequila and triple sec garnished with Ooty’s famous strawberries fresh from the farm, garnished with a naughty dash of lime. The Strawberries of Ooty give the cocktail it’s seductive red colour, the distinctive ‘Local’ flavour adding a dash of homegrown freshness from Sterling’s very own organic farm.
‘Maravalli Ver Vaatal’
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  • ‘Maravalli Ver Vaatal’

  • Tapioca 'rooted' to a Grill
  • Nilgiri mountain tribes grill “Maravalli Ver” (Tapioca) over a wood fire and relish it with salt & green chilly chutney. We’ve just elevated the Tapioca a bit and provide a spicy garlic coconut dip with it. It’s a marriage made in gastronomic heaven.
‘Malaithen' Peach Whisky
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  • ‘Malaithen' Peach Whisky

  • The sweet-sour trouble
  • Pure honey from the finest honeycombs of the Nilgiris, collected by the native Irulas and Kurumbas using age-old methods, serves as its most exotic, and definitive ingredient. This ‘malaithen’ (mountain honey) blended with Whisky and selected Peach syrup, results in a heady combination overflowing with flavour.
Badagas ‘Kozhi’ Fry
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  • Badagas ‘Kozhi’ Fry

  • Chicken Fry Badaga Style
  • Badagas are the oldest living tribe in the Nilgiris. Presenting an authentic Badaga “Kozhi” (chicken) preparation, marinated in home-grown ‘LOCAL’ chilly and spices powder mix, and deep fried. Sinful!
‘Kinoa’ Gin & Tonic
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  • ‘Kinoa’ Gin & Tonic

  • The Dawa in Daaru
  • When Quinine ('Kinoa') was given to British soldiers as an anti-malarial tonic, it was accompanied by a dash of Gin to help it go down smoother. Today, Gin & Tonic remains Ooty’s favourite poison. Raise a toast to ‘Kinoa’ Gin & Tonic, minus the bitter Quinine, replenished with Sterling’s very own homegrown basil and plum.
‘Iraal Thulaithathu’
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  • ‘Iraal Thulaithathu’

  • Shrimp Satay meets Peanut Chutney
  • East meets South East as Tender “Iraal” (shrimp) is marinated lovingly in Thai spices and “Thulaithathu” (skewered) before being grilled. Served with its favorite dip of Peanut Chutney this dish is guaranteed to make you s(a)tay on and indulge your taste buds!
Vodka Tomato ‘Mara-thillo’
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  • Vodka Tomato ‘Mara-thillo’

  • Bloody Mary on a Tree
  • When 'Marathakalli' (Tree Tomatoes), better known as Tamarillo known for their health benefits, become a garnish in your Vodka, with pickle and chillies thrown in for scintillating effect, a unique cocktail called Vodka Tomato ‘Mara-thillo’ is born.
‘Coco Mittai’ Martini
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  • ‘Coco Mittai’ Martini

  • Ooty’s White Christmas
  • While no visit to Ooty is complete without a taste of its divine homemade LOCAL chocolates, a unique way to enjoy the experience has to be through the ‘Coco Mittai’ (White Chocolate) Martini, crafted with pristine white chocolate rich with the flavour of home, with a generous dose of vodka to lower your inhibitions, and surrender.
‘Nilagiri Theneer’ & Gin
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  • ‘Nilagiri Theneer’ & Gin

  • Nilgiri’s High Tea
  • Sink into this heartwarming Gin blended with 'Theneer' (Green Tea), prepared from fresh tea leaves from Ooty, garnished with organic rosemary and cucumber. A brisk, fragrant tea laced with the high of your favourite Gin, the Camellia Sinensis tea leaf, not only carries its own GI tag but carries this exquisite cocktail.
Peru Meru
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  • Peru Meru

  • Guava from Goa
  • A magical pairing of the Goan cashew liquor – Feni with the bold, fruity flavor of Guava juice – or as the Goans call it, Peru! Our signature mix of Feni and Peru juice will take this cocktail – and you - to the Himalayan heights of Meru! Look out for the kick of spice that will take you by surprise!
Ambotik Prawns
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  • Ambotik Prawns

  • Sour and Spicy Jhinga
  • Go jingoistic on Jhinga! What’s a trip to Goa without some authentic seafood? We take fresh juicy prawns from the Konkan coast and add our very own secret mix of local Konkan spices to give you a unique sour and spicy dish that will linger on your tongue for a long time, and in your mind – forever!
Tambde Rosa
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  • Tambde Rosa

  • Pink Blush Goan Ishtyle
  • Local Goan Feni stirred into Kokum juice and topped with lemonade. Tambde Rosa is a popular Goan song that speaks of the red rose and it inspired our signature drink too… the Kokum infusion gives the local Feni drink an appealing red tinge… and once you have a drink, its sure to bring a blush to your cheeks too!
Gin ‘Mambazham’ Masala
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  • Gin ‘Mambazham’ Masala

  • A ‘spicy’ mango and gin medley
  • Yercaud overlooks the city of Salem – famous for its varieties of mangoes. So, we could not overlook the king of fruits. We took the juice made from handpicked mangoes from Salem and added a generous amount of Gin and spiced it up with some of our special garam masala and cinnamon sticks. Top that off with a sprig of mint and you have a winner! Take in the bright flavor palette of this drink while you take in the views of Salem from Sterling Yercaud.
Pacha Milagu Eral Thuvattal
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  • Pacha Milagu Eral Thuvattal

  • Shrimp roasted in coconut and spices
  • What could be a better snack than some lovely fresh shrimp roasted and tossed in a mouth-watering blend of fresh green chillies, pepper, coconut and a top-secret mix of locally sourced organic Indian spices. Snack while you sip on a signature cocktail, and relish the medley of flavours in your mouth.
Yercaud ‘Kaapi’ Colada
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  • Yercaud ‘Kaapi’ Colada

  • Pineapple juice with cream and coffee
  • Yercaud’s famous coffee just got tastier. We’ve upped the ante on the rich coffee by adding cream and coconut milk in place of cow’s milk. Expect a zing from the dash of pineapple juice. It’s the perfect indulgence for all mocktail lovers. No Rum, but we can assure you… it’s definitely yum!
Bulbul-Honey Ginger Beer
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  • Bulbul-Honey Ginger Beer

  • Ginger ale and beer - A classic shandy!
  • A tease of Ginger coloured Yellow Browed Bulbul inspires this Beer, Honey, Ginger ale (or juice or cinnamon) and lime based amazing cocktail. As unique as the call of this bright yellow bird, the wheat of the beer will shine through the complementing flavours of this cocktail.
Koonthal Fry
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  • Koonthal Fry

  • Batter fried squid rings
  • Bite into the crispy rings of juicy squid, that have been delicately coated with a light airy batter seasoned with a variety of spices, and deep fried to absolute perfection. The only thing that can make this amazing dish even better is the tangy chilli chutney that it’s served with! Dip, crunch, enjoy!
Iora Lime Beer Cocktail
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  • Iora Lime Beer Cocktail

  • Lemonade beer with local spices
  • Frozen beer with lemonade, local spices and lime juice, presented in dazzling colours inspired by the Common Iora. You’ll be astounded by the beautiful colours of this gorgeous bird which you can easily spot in Sterling Wayanad – this drink is the best way to kick back and relax after a long day of bird-watching.

Celebrate the Desi flavor

Visit Sterling LOCAL!
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You could read about these drinks and dishes the whole day, but nothing beats you’re actually landing up at LOCAL and starting on a whole new culinary journey. Embark on a wonderful culinary adventure and discover Ooty like you’ve never done before.