Bangalore with its cosmopolitan culture has historically hosted different cultures and communities. Among known ones have been the Anglo Indian community. To celebrate these communities is the spirit of Bangalore and for the next two weeks, Monkey Bar is leading the way. They are hosting the Hobson Jobson Festival in their first outlet at Wood Street. The festival runs until 15th December and brings to you innovatively created and named dishes. The special menu created by Chef Varun, includes cocktails, starters, main course and dessert only available in the festival. Make sure to make the most of it and be part of the festival celebrating the Anglo Indian cuisine.
Boozards can choose from an interesting drinks menu comprising of Classic gimlet, the Pink Gin with a dash of Angostura bitters, Oddennino’s Hot Punch with whisky, brandy, gin, Orange Curacao, lemon and sugar, The Royal Bombay Yacht Club East India Cocktail with Cognac, pineapple, cherry, orange, bitters and a twist of lime and Cinopple with whiskey, fresh apples, cinnamon sticks and lemon.
Pui Saag and Cheese souffle which is basically Malabar Spinach and cheese custard baked to perfection served with tomato chutney and toast wedges was a winner all the way. Soft and melt in your mouth with very delicate flavors, this dish is a must try.
Bangalore Club Sandwich and Chingree Samosa were the other starters that we tried. Short crust pastry Samosas filled with a curried prawns and fried onion filling were delicious and the Mango chutney that came along only added to the punch.
Soft potato cutlets filled with fragrant minced lamb.
The main course menu is designed keeping a lot of variation and each dish is a master piece on it’s own. We chose to go for Green Masala Chops and Dak Bungalow Murghi Roast. Mutton chops marinated in a coriander and green chili paste and cooked with a special house masala mix is a killer of a dish. Served with flaky parathas on the sides, I would definitely go back to Monkey bar for this one.
Dak Bungalow Murghi Roast has grilled soft and succulent chicken pieces marinated in a lemon and yogurt marinade and is served on a bed of most flavorful coconut and saffron pilaf. This dish is again outstanding.
An interesting mix of dessert is offered on the menu. Brown bread and butter pudding ( Whole wheat Brioche and a vanilla cinnamon custard ), Plum cake with vanilla sauce, Railways pudding ( Baked Vanilla cake, home made jam, cherry, tutti frutti ) and an assorted platter with rose cookies, guava cheese and Railway pudding is what you can choose from.
If the pictures and menu appeal you, make sure you make yourself part of celebrations. A meal for two comes to you at the price of INR 2000 plus taxes.
This festival is only available at Monkey Bar, Wood Street,Bangalore
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