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Sublime

Morjim Beach

  • EAT / European & Fine Dining

OPENING NOVEMBER 16, 2016!  One of Goa’s most beloved restaurants, Sublime is now set in its newest location on the picturesque beach of Morjim, to bring a fun in the sun, feet in the sand experience! The restaurant continues to offer its signature fusion cuisine, blending formal gourmet styles with touches of inspirations from across Asia and Goa. The focus here is on fresh, and whenever possible, organic produce. The beach-side restaurant is open to diners throughout day and has introduced lighter day food to its innovative menu, as well as fresh imaginative cocktails that are also available all day. The ambiance and food here is truly... sublime.

THE RESTAURANT

  • Since its inception in 2001, Sublime has seen a few homes, from its first location in Calangute, followed by Baga River, Anjuna, Saligao and now in its newest location on Morjim Beach. 
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  • The laid-back Sublime, is located on the scenic shores of trendy Morjim beach, offering a feet-in-the-sand, dine-all-day experience. The new space is smaller, more intimate and open, with fresh ocean breeze wafting in throughout day. The kitchen comprises a quaint Portuguese villa  at the rear of the restaurant, while the dining space is set under an organic palm matte roof, with a view of the sea. This fine-dining beach shack is decorated with quirky and personal touches, from framed family photos to a boat spotlight. Paper and seashell lanterns with low-lighting set the evening mood here, an ambiance that is casual yet enchanting, ideal for a romantic candlelit meal or a night with a group of friends. Open all day, Sublime is just as perfect for a delectable breakfast, a light seaside lunch or for sunset cocktails. 
 

THE MENU

The menu changes in part anually keeping it cutting edge and creative whilst featuring a few old favourites (Blue-Cheese Stuffed Beef, Ginger Battered Calamari with Apricot Chutney, Sesame Tuna and Clams with Goan Chorizo), as well as new dishes including the Saffron and fenugreek rissotto with yellow tandoori prawns, spiced carots and spiced cucumber yoghurt, epitomizing the "Chef's evolution and synthesis of all these years in Goa”

 

  • The menu is eclectic, imaginative and original, blending formal European and American culinary styles with flavors from across the globe. The plates are aesthetic, artistic and truly delectable! The focus at this restaurant is on creating unique flavours with the freshest ingredients available and supporting local organic farmers whenever possible.

     

FINE DINING ON THE BEACH & LIGHT DAY FOOD!

Despite its move to the beach, the cuisine remains fine and high-end, while also offering lighter day foods, including raw food rolls and fresh salads, such as the Duo of Kingfisher and Tuna Carpaccio w/ Avacado Mouse and Rucola and Rice Puff Yellow-Fin Tuna Bhel with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Seasonal Fruit Emulsion. 

SUNSET COCKTAILS!

Also on the menu, are refreshing and imaginative cocktails, many blending Asian and world flavors; try the Litchee, Lemongrass Vodka Martini!

PRESS, MEDIA & REVIEWS

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  • "I had LUNCH at SUBLIME today.Sooperb Stuff. Small (one person) Portions. Gold is not sold in Kilos.Lemongrass Soup (Complementary today), Yellow Tuna , Green Vegetable (made exotically flavoured & no Boring).Boys are busy setting up. So need to be a bit patient. Met CHRIS SALEEM, interesting Guy ! Will post photos."  Read more comments...  

THE CHEF

Christopher Saleem Agha Bee (Chris to his friends) was born in Bombay, moved to America when he was six and then on to Germany.

Chris attended the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York, made his bones at The Marriot in Frankfurt and pick-up his California style while working under Chef Steven Giles at the Sage & Onion, Santa Barbara.

Chris arrived in Goa in 2001, opening Sublime at its first location in Calangute, at the age of 24. 

Chris's distinctive culinary style blends his many inspirations from his personal and professional experiences across Europe, America and Goa.

Chris is the featured chef in Travel & Living's 13 episode cooking show for India.

TÊTE-À-TÊTE

CHRIS AGHA BEE

We reached out to Chris to talk about himself and his passion by answering 6 simple questions.

1. What is your guilty food pleasure when no one's around?
I would like to try different things all the time
    
2. What is your favourite family recipe or a meal you like you to enjoy at home? (please name the dish)
Food has been a very big part of my life growing up in three countries (India, Europe and Americas) I love my grandmother’s food. Her dishes from Iranian cuisine, especially Pomegranate, Berries and Chicken; and the Iranian Pulav stand out for their purity and simplicity

3. Who is the person (alive or dead) that you would like to prepare a meal for and what would you cook?
I would love to cook for Thomas Keller, because it would push my limits in cooking, as he has had a major impact on my career. And, Bob Marley, because I love what he and his ideas stand for; will cook something “Tropical”
    
4. What are you top 5 ingredients currently enjoy working with. Are any of them new discoveries?
Kambucha
Miso
Needle squid
3-leaved clover
chorizo
    
5. Which is your favourite place to eat in Goa other than your own restaurant?
Matsya at Samata (Pernem), Baba Au Rhum (Arpora)
    
6. What new venture are you working on now or have on the horizon?
O Fogo at La Maison Fontainhas (Panjim)

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RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • A feet in the sand dining atmosphere
  • Fine dining experience on the beach
  • Open all day!
  • Delectable fusion cuisine
  • Imaginative cocktails
  • Chris, the maestro chef!
  • Awarded "Best Fusion Restaurant" by Times Food

CONTACT

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Address:

SUBLIME
Morjim beach
(Between Bora Bora & Hakuna Matata)
Morjim, Pernem
Goa 403 512
India

Phone:

+919822484051

Christopher Saleem Agha Bee
Owner

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RESTAURANT DETAILS

  • - Sublime is open all day and every day during the season!
  •  - The restaurant often fills up early for dinner service and it is advisable to make a prior reservation. 
  •  - Sublime accepts Cash & Cards
    • - Some of the dishes on our menu contain ingredients like thai fish sauce, peanuts and other nuts, cream and dairy, etc.  If you are allergic or dislike anything in particular please let the service staff know and they will be happy to cook your meal as you like it.  

THE MENU

A Message from Chris Saleem

Special Valentines Menu

 Enjoy a Fresh Valentines day meu @ Sublime!

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