Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dining experience with live grill, freshness and fusion…

I din like Karnataka food to the extent of Andhra food. Especially for all the sugar they put into every dish so generously including sambar, sabji... But then I got introduced to Barbeque nation and forgave Bangalore for all the damage caused to my menu liking… My food was colorful. Lots of greens, reds and yellows.  Got to choose what I wanted on my plate and could pile up as much as my plate could carry. I get to dress it up with what I liked too. Loved the place. Loved the food.

It also brings the concept of a live grill where people can make food on their personal grills embedded in each table...It had both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Barbeque starters in unlimited helpings, a main course buffet, soups, salads, desserts....

Me and brindha successfully finished our veg and non veg starters...Even that was more than enough for our dinner

Thai grilled
Coastal barbeque paneer
Mushroom shallots mango mustard
Veg seek kabab
Aloo mint kabab
Assorted oriental Grilled
Paneer ajwani tikka
Baby potato shallots with mango mustard
Aachari mushroom
Beet root stick
Lebanese grill veg
Paneer malai tikka
Thai potato
Beans galawat
Cajun spice mashroom
Assorted Vietnamese grille
Paneer poshida
Baby potato with lemon olives
Gobhi aachari
Mediterranean mushroom
Indian grill veg
Lebanese chilli garlic potato
Zucchini polenta
Mushroom with mango mustard sauce
Adraki paneer
Assorted Thai grille
Zucchini cottage cheese
Pesto mushroom
Coastal barbeque potato
Hariyali kabab
Chilli Garlic baby Potatoes
Coastal Barbeque Mushroom
Tandoori Bagicha
Paneer aachari
Falafel serve with hamus
Oriental grill
Paneer angara
Caramelized onion with mushroom
Aachri aloo
Beet root steak
Assorted Mediterranean Grill
Baby potatoes with mango mustard sauce
Grilled cottage cheese with walnut sauce
Gulnar kebab
Murgh chutney wala
Mutton gillafi seek
Lebanese chicken
Coastal barbeque fish
Indonesian prawns
Chicken Mushilka
Oriental Grill
Mutton methi seek
Grilled chicken with mustard glaze
Thai fish with mango
Tandoori Prawns
Chicken Shestouk
Mutton kakori kabab
Murgh Zafrani
Thai fish
Mint Prawns
Mutton mughlai seekh
Singaporean chicken Satay
Chicken medallion with pineapple salsa
Mahi abe hayat
Black pepper prawns
Lamb chop with cinnamon sauce
Chicken yakitori
Machli singori
Pesto prawns
Murgh bano kabab
Tunnde ka kabab
Chicken teriyaki
Murgh banjara
Coastal barbeque fish
Thai shrimp cake
Shammi kabab
Chicken satay with peanut sauce
Indonesian fish
Mustard chicken
Jhinga lahsooni
Mediterranean chicken cube
Grill fish with cappers pepper sauce
Chilli garlic prawns
Mutton sheesh kabab
Murgh aanari tikka
Barrah kabab
Murgh achari tikka
Chilli garlic chicken
Mushroom shallot with mango mustard
Australian grilled fish
Indonesian prawns

It was no wonder that before our main course we had an hour rest to consume as much as we can...

Veg :
Veg Korean soup
Tomato basil soup
Potage jacquline soup
Minestrone soup
Tomato shorba
Tomato shorba
Rosemary pumpkin soup
Cream of mushroom
Cream of spinach
Nog-Veg :
Hungarian goulash soup
Lemon grass chicken soup
Smoked chicken soup
Hot & sour chicken soup
Spicy chicken broth
Chicken manchow soup
Ambassador soup
Chicken Manchow

By the time we started our salad it was 3 hrs we spent eating in that restaurant..

Veg :
Sesame potato salad
Tandoori salad
Pasta salad
Cold Cucumber
Raw papaya & peanut salad
Relishes Salad
Greek salad
Zucchini salad
Chana chat
Potato dill cucumber
Spinach & mushroom salad
Pasta in oregano dressing
Cucumber yoghurt
Tossed salad
Raw mango pineapple
Cesar salad
Corn and spinach salad
Mango pineapple relish
Cucumber yoghurt salad
Sesame potatoes salad
Dill cucumber
Peanuts chat
Kimchi salad
Chana chat
Waldorf Salad
Peanut Chat
Spinach & Mushroom salad
Okra salad
Summer salad
Yoghurt apple salad
Sprouted salad
Potato spring onion salad
Garlic pasta salad
Fruit & walnut salad
Pineapple cucumber salad
Beet root salad
American corn salad
Okra salad
Pickled veg salad
Sprout salad
Thai corn salad
Non-Veg :
Sea food salad
Egg & tomato salad
German potato salad
Tabouleh salad
Chicken Hawaii salad
Roasted lamb salad
Pesto pasta
Tossed salad
Chicken tikka salad
Prawn cocktail salad
Lamb jamatale
Chicken coleslaw
Sea food salad
Minced mutton & sprout salad
Chicken tikka salad
Fried egg salad
Sea food salad
Chicken coleslaw salad
Fish salad
Mediterranean Lamb salad
Chicken Hawaii salad
Prawn cocktail
Lamb jamlate (Thai ) salad
Chicken cunacia salad
Chicken chatpata

our main course starts here..

Veg :
Four treasure veg
Pasta in arrabiatta sauce
Paneer hara dhana
Subz gulbahara
Dal -e- dum
Plain rice
Pasta in cilantro sauce
Veg in oyster sauce
Paneer tikka masala
Methi mattur malai
Stair fry Chinese veg
Pasta in spinach sauce
Nargisi kofta curry
Paneer awadhi korma
Red pepper veg
Baked cheese pasta
Kadhai paneer
Aloo khusnuma
Pasta in Neapolitan sauce
Veg in red thai curry
Methi chaman
Baby corn mushroom taka tak
Navratan korma
Paneer jalfrezi
Bistro chicken
Thai Green veg
Pasta in Basilico sauce
Handi vegetable
Paneer siya mirch
Non-veg :
Mutton roganjosh
Fish yellow thai curry
Chicken stroganoff
Chicken dum biryani
Roasted lamb in plum sauce
Grilled fish with mushroom sauce
Murgh aloo Qaliyan
Mutton dum biryani
Murgh begamati
Grilled fish with lemon butter sauce
Roasted lamb in pepper sauce
Mutton dum biryani
Takkooe chicken
Grilled fish with mustard sauce
Nehari gosht
Chicken dum biryani
Burani gosht
Samurai chicken
Grilled fish with bell pepper sauce
Chicken dum biryani
Ginger chilli fish
Jeera murgh
Meat balls in barbeque sauce
Mutton dum biryani
Egg plant in tangy sauce
Fish pla-tom-som
Pudina gosht
Chicken Dum Biryani
Grilled fish with Tahina sauce
Kadahi Murgh
Roast Lamb in Black bean sauce
Mutton Dum biryani
Penne ala fiesolana

Even after spending four hours we still couldn’t resist ourself from mouth watering dessert...

Angoori gulab jamun
Cut fruit
Apple pie
Butter scotch Swiss roll
White Rum balls
Chocolate walnut pudding
Mocha pastry
Pineapple cheese cake
Crunchy slice honey topping
Sugar thread pudding
Vanilla ice cream
Strawberry mousse
Blue berry cheese cake
Chocolate rum balls
Almond banana pie
Black forest pastry
Kiwi soufflé
fruit cake
Mexican pie
Angoori gulab jamun
White American brownie
Choco banana almond merin pie
Strawberry tart
Rambo cream
Mango pastry
Blue berry soufflé
White chocolate almond tart
Walnut brownie
Strawberry cheese cake
Chocolate almond slice
Plain hot pudding

Including tax our buffet cost was 510 each..By the time we finished our dinner I could see my neighbour table guys at a standstill with their starters even after 5 hrs from their start time... :)

Thanks to my lovely friends who took me to Just around Barbeque!!!!!

You will love the place too if you enjoy good food and really don't mind spending money.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hmmm, that needs some thought!

I don't really mind crowded trains. I secretly enjoy listening to my co-passengers discussing their holiday plans and what they had for dinner. I also get pleasure watching hapless moms and dads trying to pacify their wailing one year old who seems to have a secret plan of his own to force everyone on the train to ask for earplugs.

I was on a train last Sunday (more on that coming up) and as expected, the train was full. The family sitting ahead of us was a mom-dad-3-kid group. The youngest would have been around four years old. I did not have to strain my ears too much to listen to their banter as they were clearly excited about their trip to Bangalore and were talking quite loudly about their holiday plans.

As the train started moving, the four year old shouts above all the other noise and banter,
"Mommy, which country are we going to today?"
The mom mumbled something and stuck a lollipop into the kid's mouth.
Please note that the question was 'which country are we going to today' and not just 'which city are we going to!

Something tells me that the 4 year olds thoughts are definitely way higher than my bank balance!

Hmmm, that needs some thought!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sweet friends..

Doing this post after a long time I planned to act on it. Just wanna write about all my friends I ve admired in my college life. When I get it on, so many pals dashed my mind. Hopefully all will be added up in the forthcoming posts…

About her...

She is single piece, no one can correspond her. One who loves to Talk, Talk, Talk, Blab, Sing, Spill the beans…Anytime she is ready to let the cat out of the bag.

Walking with her is better than walking alone as she tries to express her care all the way. How much ever she is occupied a big “Hai” and charming face expression upon meeting someone. Or perhaps a friend whose spirit never dies. First person to comfort tears and fears to give hope or shine bright. Total joy who brings silly times to make us laugh loud. And heavily from eye to eye to the session of sweet silent all of us have been touched by her beautiful relationship. she wish good for all with extreme care but still I wonder about her compassion, deep love, enthusiasm and blend. I can listen to her untold stories, triumphs, success and happiness always. Someone who gladly takes time, understand people to lend helping hands.
It’s priceless!

I can't tell who she is. I can only love her and be her friend.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feeling that can't be expressed..

I was at 25th wedding anniversary of my dad’s friend who is a person of British citizenship and the party hall was filled with mostly families along with 2-3 school-going-aged kids, a group of socialite ladies, a couple of couples not-yet-wed and some just-wed and of course some stags who just sit and stare at the couples as if that's their birthright.

The hostess was trying her best to get the people to the dance floor. And guess which first pair that made the move was?

A couple with silver hair. A couple whose combined age would be not less than 150. TRULY OLD DUET..

They could have been just another old couple you would usually see going for small strolls or just sitting around in the park watching their grandchildren play hide and seek and take for granted.

But this couple was special. The old man was the first one on the dance floor with his wife in his arms. They started dancing with each other as if that was their last night together. Their night floating off in the elegant evening bliss,facing each other in silence,chasing the morning dew,wonderful glow that warmed in their soul and heaven up above it was.The way they were waltzing and jiving and enjoying each other was a sight to behold.

I prayed....If I could be so much in love by someone when I have lost all my teeth, I know I'd be the happiest woman on this planet.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Without her...??

The one my heart and soul confided in
The one I felt the safest with
The one who knew just what to say to make me do again
I miss those times
I even miss the silly fights
The making up
And those late afternoon walks
I miss her..

It can't be Alzheimer’s at such a young age

Had my IP exam last week. Stayed up the whole night (well. almost) trying to read it. I went to the hall hoping that finally I was ready for it and I started writing the test....lo! i dont rember a thing I studied the previous night.

That feeling of helplessness is to be experienced to realise how disgusting it feels.

This is not the lone incident where I have been forgetting things....So many incidents where I remembered the people but forgot their names!..

Buddy if you are reading this....please realize it’s not's just my Memory!

There are many more such occasions where I have sadly realized that my memory is actually deteriorating. But until last week I didn't realise that it has become so bad.

Once my friend teased me for not remembering some big-name movies in spite of me able to argue the solid story. My defect was examined by her. Is this the ground for we own reminder in our cellular. In all likelihood yes!

But I am still worried about this. Feel distressed and I ought to care for it.

It can't be Alzheimer’s at such a young age.....or can it?