The Cress Bistro in Delhi has just rolled out a dimsum special, which promises to be light and easy on the palate, there’s a mango spread at Joss in Mumbai and the second edition of the massive Bangalore Food Fest kicks off this weekend. There’s also more reason for cricket fans to celebrate as bars and pubs roll out special offers for IPL screenings.
Mango mantra at the JOSS
Chef Farrokh Khambata has crafted a menu that will include mangoes in every course right from the appetisers such as the Pankho Crusted Tofu with Sriracha Mango Dressing to the dessert menu, which includes the Big Bang Theory with Fresh Mango, Mango au Natural that is fresh mango with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and much more.
Where: Savoy Chambers, Linking Road Extension, Santacruz West (Landmark: Mini Cooper Showroom)
When: All this month, 12pm to 3.30pm / 7pm to 12am
Price: Off the A la carte menu
IPL Special at The White Owl Brewery
The White Owl Brewery is all set for IPL this weekend with special offers on house craft beers including Bumble, Diablo, Halcyon, Ace, Spark and Paulina and snacks. You can order a kegger (which holds 5 litres of beer) of craft beer along with any four snacks or any three White Owl craft beers and two snacks as part of their IPL deals.
Where: The White Owl Brewery, One India Bulls Centre, Tower 2-B, Lobby Level, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
When: April 17
Phone: 022-2421 0231
Price: Kegger + 4 snacks (Rs 3495 exclusive of taxes), 3 beers + 2 snacks (Rs 995 exclusive of taxes)
Bunny Chow Festival at NRI
Don’t miss the Bunny Chow festival at The NRI this week. The Bunny Chow is typically hollowed out bread filled with succulent curries, meat, potatoes and other fillings. At NRI, Chef Atul Kochhar gets you a whole spread of them including Piri Piri Chilli Spiced Chicken Bunny Chow with lime & curry; South African BBQ Lamb Bunny Chow; the Pulled Pork Bunny Chow, a slow roasted pork shoulder with fresh herbs and spinach. And there’s Bunny Chow for dessert too: the Chocolate Bunny Chow.
Where: NRI, BKC Maker Maxity, North Avenue 2, BandraKurla Complex, Bandra
When: April 11 to April 24, 12pm to 12am
Price: From Rs 250 onwards (exclusive of taxes)
Vishu sadya at South Indies
Today is the last day of Vishu celebrations to mark the Kerala New Year at South Indies. There’s a special sadya available for both lunch and dinner. Begin your lavish meal with traditional starters like Pazham Puri (Kerala nendran banana fried in a crisp rice batter) PuliInzi, Ingi Taiyr (a selection of fine Kerala preserves ) Mundiri Pacchadi and Pineapple Pacchadi (Mustard flavoured raitas made from grapes and pineapple). Wash your starters down with Tarkari Tenga Paal Chaaru (finely chopped vegetables simmered in a creamy bayleaf flavoured coconut milk soup) and Sambaram (a light spicy buttermilk drink) before you start on your main course, which includes traditional Keralaite delicacies like Kalan (A dry preparation of yam and Coconut, flavoured with cumin), Oalan (A light stew made from Madras Cucumber, Kerala red beans and Coconut Milk), Pumpkin Ellisery (A red Pumpkin and Lentil speciality, flavoured with a hint of coconut oil), and more. Desserts include Parippu Pradamam (a rich sweet made from lentils, Palm Jaggery and Coconut milk) and other traditional favourites.
Where: South Indies, # 276, 100 ft road, 6th main Junction, Above Giria’s, Indirangar
When: Friday, April 15, 12pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11pm
Phone: 080 4163 6363
Price: Rs 499 (All inclusive)
‘India Night’ at Le Jardin
Le Jardin, the multicuisine all day dining restaurant at The Oberoi, Bengaluru is celebrating Indian cuisine all of April and May 2016. Spearheaded by Chef Nimisha Verghese, the dinner buffet aims to showcase the versatility of Indian cuisine. The highlights of the menu include a live Indian street food counter featuring the everpopular Indian street food from pani puris to kebabs where a choice of vegetarian, meat, poultry and fish kebabs are bought hot at your table. The main buffet will be rotational, each evening a new selection of mains showcasing popular dishes from across the country will be on offer like Meen Moilee as part of the Kerala spread, fluffy Dhokla from Gujarati cuisine, Laal maas from Rajasthan and Chingri Malai curry, a traditional Bengali delicacy among other dishes.
Where: Le Jardin, The Oberoi, MG Road
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April and May 2016, 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Phone: 0802558 5858
Price: Rs 1525 plus taxes per person for dinner
Bengaluru Food Fete
With culinary delights from 40 restaurants, 12 food trucks and 20 homechefs, the second edition of the Bengaluru Food Fete (BFF) promises to be a weekend that foodies cannot miss. BFF 2 will include stalls by restaurants like Rayalseema Ruchulu, Falalfel Factory, Social, Khan Saheb, Mr. Poppins, old favourites like Beijing Bites, Kaati Zone, Lakeview Milk Bar and food trucks like Road Kill, Smoked Signal BBQ and Go Waffles, popup restaurants featuring Smallys and 38 Castle Street and Byblos. Foodies will be completely spoilt for choice this weekend.
Where: KTPO, 121, Export Promotion Industrial Park, Whitefield
When: April 16 and 17, 11am to 11pm
Prices: Rs 200 per day
For more details visit their website http://www.bangalorefoodfete.com/
Chiu Chow fest at The Ritz Carlton
The Chiu Chow cuisine is famous for both its healthy seafood and vegetarian dishes. With origins in the Chaoshan region in the east of Guangdong province, which includes the cities of Chaozhou, Shantou and Jieyang, the Chiu Chow cuisine bears some similarities to Fujian cuisine, while also being influenced by the Cantonese style and technique. Chef Luo Haiming from The RitzCarlton, Shenzhen presents treasures of Chiu Chow like Sautéed Turnip Cake with XO Sauce, Savory Steak Rice Dumpling, Five Spiced Venison, Taiji Vegetable Soup, Panfried Cod Fish with Honey jus and Braised Lamb with Garlic Shoot. The ala carte menu will be available across both lunch and dinner.
Where: The Lantern, The RitzCarlton, Bangalore
When: April 18 to 24, Lunch- 12pm to 1pm, Dinner- 7pm to 11.30pm
Phone: 080-4914 8000
Price: Rs, 3000 for two (exclusive of taxes)
Dimsums Delight at Cress Bistro
The dimsum menu at Cress Bistro maybe worthy of repeat visits this summer. On offer are spinach & corn dumplings, prawn sui mui and black pepper chicken sui mui but the star of this spread is the Burmese Samosa, a dish of chicken dimsums served on a bed of Burmese curry.
Where: Cress Bistro, Greater Kailash, E-6, DDA Market, GK-3, Masjid Modh-2, New Delhi
When: On now, 11.30 am-midnight
Price: Rs 190 onwards (Exclusive of taxes)