Jun 27, 2016

Restaurant Review - Bollywood Biistro, New Delhi

I haven’t been to a lot of places in Punjabi Bagh side, so when I was invited to a party at Bollywood bistro I was thrilled.
The tagline reads ‘Maa kasam filmy hai” and it is indeed. Starting from the ambience, the seating , the thrones like chairs, the huge sheeshas and filmy dialogue posters adorning the walls to the amazing Bollywood music.
They have a variety of seating areas according to the mood of the group. They also have TV screen so I’m sure it helps when an imp match is on!

To kickstart the evening, the drinks and hookahs were ordered. Paan and brainfreeze hookah were good, but were somehow not lasting too long, maybe as the size of the sheesha was small. I suggest Ak47 as that was pretty tall and people seemed happy about it.
Aam panna mocktail is spicy and refreshing, but not for someone who doesn’t like bloody mary flavours!
Liit is standard and served in a tall beaker similar to social offline. It was nice and not too sour or bitter.

Let’s move on to the food order –
Chicken tikka and Paneer tikka – both are delicious and served on a small seekh stand. Very interesting presentation.
Grilled Fish was delicate and well cooked. Lemon butter sauce was yumm.
Chicken kali Mirch was my favorite with a white sauce similar to malai tikka marination.
Veg Pizza was thin crust with good toppings and a lot of cheese.
Tandoori Mushrooms looked good, were soft with a lot of marinade and cooked to perfection.
Another favorite in the veg was Achari paneer, very tender pieces of paneer coated in mango pickle spices. Perfect for a taste changer.
There was another dish where they served spicy chicken pieces wrapped in a tin foil, im forgetting the name, but it was completely avoidable. Spicy and difficult to put into the plates and eat!
The main course ha Daal makhani, dum Aloo and chicken lababdar. Of all these, chicken lababdar was delicious and very creamy yet with the right amount of spices.
Throughout the evening, the music was peppy with never a dull moment.
The only drawback was that service was a little slow, I can surely give them 5 if they improve on that soon.

Other than that a good fun place to enjoy with friends.  

Chicken Kebab
Chicken Kebab

Mango Mocktail
Mango Mocktail 

Chicken Tikka

Paneer Achari

Paneeer Tikka

Veg Pizza

Tandoori Mushroom

Jun 24, 2016

Restaurant Review - Church Street Social, Bangalore,India

Grilled Chicken

This review had been due for a while and today that I miss Bangalore after being away for a month, thought I’d pay a tribute with this.
Church street social was one of the first of its kind in Bangalore, with its chilled out atmosphere which is perfect for catching up with friends as well as for a date or even a formal meeting (albeit only in the afternoons this one!).

I had a tasting meet by Black dog to attend few months back when I got a chance to try their new brunch menu.
It was a sunny Sunday and the place welcomed me with its cool interiors.
The music was playing and I could feel the hustle bustle of people lazying around and waiters running about.

This is how the brunch journey unfolded -

Drunken Dates Pancakes
Drunken Dates pancakes with maple syrup - I still remember the taste of alcohol in my mouth so yes, the pancakes were really drunk! The dish was quite filling in itself and I only had half of it to save some appetite. The pancakes were thick, wholesome and well cooked. Combination of dates on pancakes was unique but interesting.

Pork sausages
Feiry Chooza Pops – as the name suggests, they were basically chicken poppers, with curry leaves. Andhra twist if I may say so. Very appetizing and went very well with my mojito.

Fiery Chicken Poppers

Steaks and Eggs with Paprika Butter – The steak is easy to undercook or overcook, and the team managed the perfect balance. They were tiny steak bites, with pepper butter sauce. It was not spicy or heavy on the palette. Good breakfast meal.

Pork Wurstel with Spiced Mustard Cr̬me Sauce РTwisty name for pork sausages, but a delight they were. A little on the thicker side, but good for a hearty breakfast menu. Very flavourful and went well with the mustard sauce on the side.

Roast Chicken with veggies – This was by far my favorite on the menu. A huge piece of chicken thigh, perfectly marinated, then broiled and grilled, Served with roasted veggies on the side in a very inventive steel plate. The colors just popped in the setting. A piece of art to look at and was equally juicy and succulent. They can easily have it on their lunch menu too. Must try.

The deserts arrived when the tummy was already filled upto the brim but I could not resist their Fruit Parfait and the Plum Pudding. The desserts sadly were not as great as the brunch main courses, but I wasn’t complaining after that hearty meal they treated me to.

They also have a lot of other breakfast options available such as the English breakfast with variety of eggs and toast and bakes beans.

A fun place to be any day of the week, esp weekends if you’re a cocktail and music fan, or Sunday mornings if you wanna have a lazy brunch.


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