The weekend maybe over, but it’s no reason to put a pause on the food fest. We’ve found some exciting events in your city where you can eat to your heart’s content and keep the party going.
Miso Salmon at Silver Beach Cafe, Juhu
Silver Beach Cafe in Juhu will serve an all-new winter special menu featuring five varieties of seafood. Aptly called The Catch, the menu includes an Espanol Paella Valencia featuring shellfish, chorizo and saffron plus an Asian-style Rock Lobster in hot garlic chilli and sake sauce with shrimp shiitake fried rice. Fish lovers can gorge on the Australian classic John Dory served with a spicy, flavourful jalapeño crab meat sauce, crushed potatoes and pakchoy. We also love the sound of the Miso Salmon served with clam and wine-tossed spaghetti as well as the Italian style Baked Mud Crab & Ricotta with a fragrant herb-tomato cream sauce.
Where: Jaldarshan Building, Near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu, Mumbai
When: November 7- December 23
Call: 022 2620 8930
The spread at Monkey Bar’s coastal food festival. Photograph by Supratim Ghosh
When it comes to pub-grub with a regional yet contemporary flair, Monkey Bar does it best. The new month-long Coast to Coast fest is an ode to coastal delicacies from Karnataka and Kerala. Think lots of seafood and flavours that are bursting with the richness of south Indian spices. We’d say pick the Southern Fry, which is batter fried calamari and coconut crusted prawns in a dried shrimp rub, and the Kerala Bao Uthappam, which pays homage to the Kerala beef with bao uthappam and coconut chutney. For vegetarians, there are Udipi Beet Cutlets that have a crunchy rava crust and a soft filling of beet, potatoes and green peas, as well as the Mangalore-style suran palya (stir fry) named Suran Blankets on Monkey Bar’s menu. The bar menu includes cocktails inspired by flavours of the south and include Chilli Puli (tequila, tamarind paste, green chilli) and Kapi Macha (dark rum, espresso, pineapple juice and cinnamon) among others.
Where: Summerville, Junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
When: November 8 – November 30
Naga-style stir fried pork with egg plant. Photograph by Alexandra Moss/Flickr
Delhi folks looking for their Naga food fix ought to head to Matchbox in Hauz Khas this week. The Nagaland Food Festival will feature bands that will play original music and some K-pop besides scrumptious delights from the hilly North East Indian state. Chefs Sekho Puro Naga and Christine, will be whip up a storm of local favourites that will include a lot of pork. Think pork with tender bamboo shoots, roasted pork ribs marinated overnight in choicest of Naga spices, a pork platter and of course, some fiery bhut jholokia chutney.
Where: Matchbox, 30,1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
When: November 9, 8 pm onwards
A basket of dim sums makes for a light dinner, perfect on a chilly night out in Bengaluru. Crowne Plaza has laid out an impressive dim sum feast until the end of this week. The spread, which includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dim sums, has filled buns, rolls and dumplings that are steamed or fried.
Where: East, Pan Asian Restaurant, Crowne Plaza, 43, Electronics City, Bengaluru.
When: 7 pm -11 pm, till November 13.
Call: 080 3003 0303 for reservations