Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s ‘The Yellow Chilli’ and ‘Hong Kong’ opens doors in namma Bengaluru !

Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel ‘FoodFood’, author of best-selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards in India and abroad. Among other things, his website which has more than 13,000 recipes, His business of world class kitchen gadgets, Wonderchef has enabled and continues to empower women, a cause close to his heart.

The two eateries, “The Yellow Chilli” and “Hong Kong “were inaugurated by the celebrity chef himself in the Church Street, Bengaluru.

The Yellow Chilli is a chain of casual dining restaurants known for its exclusivity and a touch of simplicity that is as unique as is the name. We take pride in offering tasty Indian food with a difference drawn from North-West Frontier cuisine with exotic picks from the regions of Punjab and the Mughal Era.
Here you can be assured of the best of Indian cuisine, presented impeccably in the classiest of tableware. Food is cooked in most hygienic atmosphere using the freshest of ingredients in a state-of-the-art kitchen fitted with the best of equipment using all the latest technologies. Highest standards in service is the hallmark of this chain.
The menu bears Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's stamp of authority with quite a few of his signature dishes like Peru Pyala (Guava juice, lemon juice with a hint of mint syrup); Lalla Mussa Dal (Black lentil in signature style- it is our pride but neighbor’s envy); Shaam Savera (spinach koftas filled with creamed cottage cheese and served floating on a velvety tomato butter gravy); Zannat-E-Numa (for the potato lover - an exotic stuffed version in green spinach gravy); Puran Singh da Tariwala Murgh (Chicken gravy- from a dhaba on the famous Delhi Ambala Road); Gulab e Gulkand (Soft condensed milk balls stuffed with candy rose petals- new avatar of traditional gulab jamun; a sweet surprise awaits) and many more.

“Hong Kong” serves Chinese cuisine. With a dim lighting the décor reflects typical Chinese food joint enthusing the appetite. The wood work between the tables looks appealing and capture’s your attention.

Even “Hong Kong” serves some of the signature dishes from the celebrity kitchen. It includes Broccoli with Tofu Dim sum, Har Gua Dim Sum, specially cooked Hong Kong style grills Gai Yang, Crunchy Nuts on Crackling Spinach, Crispy Lamp, Mopu Tofu and many more. Moreover,” Hong Kong,” fulfills the desire of the Chef to bring myriad delicacies across Asia with a focus on Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Japan.

Address: 2nd Floor, Building 3, MSR Westpark, Off Brigade Road, Opposite Church Street Metro Station, Church Street, Bangalore 560001.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tiger Trail- Royal Orchid !

Hotel Royal Orchid has opened a new F&B outlet -Tiger Trail. The restaurant is located at the lawn of the hotel amidst greeneries  serving authentic kebabs and grills across the trail of the Indian sub continent. Few of the star dishes are kokari kebab, Murgh gulnar, Subzi kehkeshan, Yakhani Pulao, Awadi Briyani, Kandhari Naan, Sheermal Taftan and much more.   The Tiger Trail offers an inspiring culinary journey, serving the most sumptuous traditional cuisines in an open-air gazebo which guarantees to highlight your indulgences. Kebabs and Grills from the Northern frontier is grilled to perfection. The Ambiance is very relaxing and romantic!

Veggie Pizza
Chironji Naan/ Ajwani Naan
Shakarkandi Kebab- Sweet potato cubes

Subz Galouti Kebab- Kidney bean patties
Tarana Kebab- Babycorn, Cottage cheese, Broccoli Marinated with spices and cooked in Tandoor!

Stuffed Potatoes
Paneer Kurchan

Veg Biryani

Tiger Trail is located at Royal Orchid Hotel, 1, Golf Arcade, HAL, Old Airport Road, Bangalore.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Magic of M.A.Road at BBQ Nation!

One of the most famous localities to eat out in India M.A. Road in Mumbai. The center of the unique Muslim cuisine of Mumbai, it attracts people from all over the city no matter where they live. They
come to taste, savor and enjoy dishes that are melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Now Barbecue Nation celebrates this fabulous cuisine with a special festival: the magic of M A Road.

Named after freedom fighter Mohammad Ali Jauhar, today, the area in Mumbai is synonymous with traditional delicacies such as Gurda kaleji, Mutton Khichadi, Black Current Phirnee and many, many more. The street foods of Mohammad Ali Road are steeped in tradition and antiquity, with some of the shops and recipes handed from father to son across generations.

This winter, Barbeque Nation will bring the flavors, sights and the aroma of M.A. Road to Bengaluru. You don’t have to visit Mumbai to taste authentic delicacies.

Chef Praveen 

 Paneer stuffed mushrooms!

Indulge your senses in the ambience, fragrance, sights and sounds of M. A. Road.. Visit any of Barbeque Nation’s to experience of some of the finest traditional Ramadan street food spreads. Signature dishes include classics such as Tandoori Bater Mussallam and Tuck into plate of Zam Zam Pulao. The rustic street flavors in all the dishes from this scrumptious feast are carefully re-created by Barbeque Nation chefs. The highlights of the festival are the live-counters and rehri-carts, where dishes like Seek Kabab served with warm pav; Patthar Ke Kabab -paneer cooked on a Ladi stone; and  Customers can bask in the aroma of marinated, skewered veggies/meat sizzling over hot grills and tawas. They can also sample the piping hot Malpua swimming in hot oil, another traditional sweet from Mohammed Ali Road. The dessert section is packed with beautiful arrays of treats such as Badsah Falooda, Sahi Khaza, Malpua, Aflatoonh that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.
The Feast is on till November 15th !

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

McCafé - a unique in-house-coffee style chain ! Review

What can be more comforting than a warm cup of cappucchino and muffins! It was a nice warm welcome at McCafe with all the goodies you see below!
From the top left clock wise, Chocolate express cake (eggless), Chocochip muffin, Blueberry cheese cake, Marble cake!

 Banana walnut Bread ! The best part about the cafe is some of the cakes are eggless which make me very happy!
 Chocolate Chip Muffins
Vanilla Chocochip muffin

There was a Babycchino for the kids which was basically a chocolate milk sprinkled with chocolate powder!
McDonald’s is a destination of choice for coffee lovers with premium espresso based and flavoured McCafé® coffees that satisfy more preferences at convenient locations.
Cappuccinos are composed of espresso, whole or non-fat steamed milk and topped with frothy milk. McCafé® cappuccinos are available with Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Lattes feature espresso and whole or non-fat steamed milk with the option to add Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Mochas include espresso, whole or non-fat steamed milk and chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Iced Lattes are espresso-based drinks with cold whole or non-fat milk and served over ice. Iced lattes are available with syrup options of Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Iced Mochas feature espresso, cold whole or non-fat milk and chocolate syrup served over ice. These drinks are topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Brewed Iced Coffees feature Premium Roast Coffee and light cream served over ice. Iced Coffees are available with Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Specialty Teas features hot and cold tea options to choose from. Variety of hot teas includes Chai Latte, English breakfast, Strawberry and Moroccan mint tea. Cold teas are available in Lemon, Green Apple and Strawberry flavours
Hot Chocolate is a flavorful warm blend of whole or non-fat steamed milk and chocolate syrup, topped with a cloud of whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
Frappes is an ice blended coffee which is thick, smooth and consistently delicious cold drinks
Also enhance customer experience by serving a complete range of desserts.
Lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and brewed iced coffees are available in a variety of sizes, including small, medium and large.

The Moroccan mint Green tea was amazing and its a must have !
After all the tasting session we got to make our own cold/hot coffee! we were given some ingredients to choose from and we created some unusual coffees and milk shakes!

 About McCafe

McCafé® is one of McDonald’s successful global brand extensions which was created and launched in Melbourne, Australia in 1993 by McDonald's Licensee Ann Brown.

McCafé® in India
India’s first McCafé® was launched at Mumbai -Sobo Central in Oct 2013. In a span of eighteen months we have been able to expand our McCafé ® network across 41 restaurants in 6 cities – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Pune & Bengaluru. This quick roll-out has been enabled due to McCafe’®s unique store-in-store format. We have launched 3 McCafé®s in Bengaluru in one month at HSR Layout, Banashankari and JP Central.

The Coffee
The coffee comes locally from Chikmangalur the birthplace of coffee in India, where the seed was first sown about 350 years ago. Arabica beans are the dominant variety of coffee grown in Chikmangalur’s upper hills.

The Baristas

A barista is a fully-trained, professional maker of espressos, who not only knows the history of coffee, but is also knowledgeable on the different elements that affect the taste of a cup of espresso coffee. Most importantly, a barista is judged by his/her coffee, so he or she must be learned in the art of making a good cup.
At McDonald’s, each barista goes through 100 hours of training to learn the history and origins of coffee, proper coffee handling practices, free pouring, extraction techniques, etc.
Take the mastery of milk for example. Each barista is able to achieve smooth, velvety milk texture at the correct temperature and to create beautiful latte art to please not only your sense of smell and taste, but your vision too.

Bhushan Pagdhare, Assisstant Manager, McCafé Operationsis a passionate coffee professional for over 7 years joined Hardcastle Restaurants in 2013.
Bhushan was the runner-up of the prestigious National Barsita Championship in 2014 and was awarded for the Best Signature Beverage. He also has a degree in Hotel Management. Bhushan is adept at the art of coffee making and can brew a range of specialty coffees ranging from espressos to cappuccinos with elan.

McCafé ®, at the McDonald’s Restaurant, Central Mall, #45/2, 45th cross, JP Nagar II phase, 9th Block , Bengaluru -560069