Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Habanero - Truly tex-mex !

Habanero has introduced its new menu and I got an opportunity to try some of them ! It's called the Mexican Discovery lunch.

 



Dan Durkin, COO – Habanero Chef Dan Durkin, a native of Colarado, US, spent a significant amount of his youth in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, which inspired his interest in and love for Mexican cuisine. A certified chef with more than twelve years of experience under his belt, Dan has consulted with several prominent food and beverage brands in Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia Hong Kong, Jakarta and Thailand. He has been involved with Habanero from its inception in 2011, when he helped to create the recipes for Bangalore’s first Tex-Mex dining experience.The current menu includes his personal signature creations as well classic Tex-Mex favorites.

I got an opportunity to meet chef Dan Durkin and taste his recipes! Cuisine
The menu is experimental and bold, full of rich, spicy flavors that characterize Tex-Mex cuisine. The dishes are inspired by various parts of Mexico and the bordering American region.
The First  thing we saw was a person dressed in Mexican style bringing us a live counter of freshly made Guacamole right in front of us. The menu card also has some interesting facts about the origin of Guacamole and other dishes too.



Guacamole and chips which is a perfect creamy combination of avocados, garlic and cilantro made fresh at the table, upon request and served with warm homemade chips.
Zucchini Fritters with Tomatillo Relish
 

Habanero’s signature appetizers include Macho Nachos, consisting of layers of corn chips, topped with melted cheese, beans, tomatoes, olives, jalapeno peppers, guacamole and sour cream

Stuffed Roasted Red Pepper
Healthy and pure veg: sweet red capsicum stued with paneer and rice and served straight from the oven.
Classic Tex-Mex dishes on the menu include a choice of six fillings served as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, burrito bowls or chimichangas.

Tres Leches cake :This is a lovely looking desert made with milk and served with milk which has to be poured on the cake while eating. A butter cake soaked in different types of milk and garnished with fruit.
These were some of the mock-tails we enjoyed!

Décor:
Simply summed up, Habanero is a little piece of Mexico, right within Bangalore. With brightly painted interiors that lend a cheerful and cozy ambience, it’s an ideal place for people to have loads of fun over drinks and authentic Tex-Mex food.


Location: Conveniently located in three central locations in Bangalore -– Whitefield, Indiranagar and Koramangala -- the restaurant’s proximity to companies as well as residential areas make it an ideal spot for business lunches and celebratory gatherings.

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