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Taste the fresh produce nourished by the Ganges river and the cultural union of British Raj blessed by its waters.

January 10, 2009 4:34:27 am

Ganges gastronomy
Taste the fresh produce nourished by the Ganges river and the cultural union of British Raj blessed by its waters. The Oh! Calcutta lawns,Dhole Patil Road will come alive with delicate Bengali spices and aromas on January 10 at 8 p.m to launch the Ganges Grill. With and European touches of cooking like grilling and broiling,all laid out on the leafy patio with a sizzling grill,you can sink into the relaxed ambience of the outdoors and witness live cooking by Chef Joy. Taste the gifts of the Ganges in Hooghly Lobster Grill,Polo Club Hilsa,Spiced River Carp Patties,King Fish with Paprika and Mymensigh Style Mullet and more. The Chef de Cuisine of Ganges Grill has followed the principles of marrying British and Bengali styles from the Raj era. Subtle innovations executed with rare lightness of style have taken the menu to a new level of gourmet expression. Mushrooms gently steamed with Bengal mustard and chilies in banana leaves is just one delicious example. As the Bengali and Raj essence takes a leap into a nouvelle gourmet experience,the relaxed ambience of the outdoors transports you down the river,sailing luxuriously on your taste buds.

Dusk delicacies
Stone Water Grill along with Tiger Beer brings to Pune leisurely Sunday evenings with the launch of Tiger Sunday Sunsets on January 11. Here’s your chance to soak in the myriad hues of the sunset,in the best way possible,wrapped in the tranquility of the ever transforming sky accompanied by mystical sounds and luscious greenery. The charm of Tiger Sunday Sunsets at the Stone Water Grill lies in its aura,which is all about the simple pleasures of life: the river,twilight and snacky cuisine inspired by dusk. Guests can look forward to lilting melodies by one of Bangalore’s leading DJs,DJ Akshay. From the underground sounds of New York to the high-octane dance beats from Ibiza,this house music aficionado has minimal,tech and progressive house tunes in his blood. He says it’s music therapy,but to believe it,you’ll have to check it out yourself!

Book-ing a storm
Asha Khatau,who won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2002 with her very first cookbook,is out with her latest offering. Titled Vegetarian Appetizers,Mocktails & Cocktails,the book contains over 200 easy-to-dish-out recipes for mouth-watering appetizers from every part of the world. Indian,Italian,Chinese,Mexican or Continental,there is a recipe for every taste and style here. And for the perfect accompaniment,browse through over 50 recipes for refreshing mocktails like the Sparkling Grape Juice Punch or the exotic Blue Hawaii and Golden Ambrosia. If you want an instant high,conjure up cocktails like the ever-popular Tequila Sunrise and Singapore Sling or the intriguing Kamikaze and Fuzzy Navel. With her very first cookbook,Asha Khatau won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2002. Vegetarian Cuisines of the World earned rave reviews in India and abroad. Asha made waves once more in 2005 with another Gourmand Award for Delectable Desserts of the World.

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