Raise a toast to Bollywood and usher in 2016
Gorge on Jimmy Jimmy chingri, dig into delicious desserts like le halwa le or simply get into the party mood with mocktails like gulaboo and baby doll as a fine dining hub of the city puts out a mouth-watering spread themed on Bollywood and its popular disco numbers this festive season.
Ushering in Christmas and New Year in a unique way, Barbeque Nation-Kolkata is hosting a “Bollywood Disco Carnival” at its outlets on Park Street and Salt Lake. The festival, that began on December 18 will continue to treat the city’s foodies right into the New Year before concluding on January 3, 2016. The niche eatery, that serves multi-cuisine dishes ranging from Mediterranean, American, Oriental, Asian to Indian, also roped in Disco King Bappi Lahiri for the inauguration at the Park Street outlet.
Sporting his characteristic gold chains and sunglasses, Bappi, in his inimitable style, declared that he has also composed a “Disco Barbeque” song that he crooned at the inauguration.”We have 61 outlets all over India and we arrange this kind of festival with a special theme every time,” said the restaurant chain’s Chief Operating Officer, Joju Po.
Amidst cut-outs of Bollywood greats like Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth, disco lights creating a psychedelic visual effect, foodies can look forward to a scrumptious meal in the ambience of a discotheque. A giant disco ball-shaped entrance decorated with strobe lights welcome guests, who are transported back into the disco era by vibrant interiors decorated with glow-in-the-dark headbands and colourful LED dance floors.
On the platter are disco-inspired dishes such as machli dance (a succulent oriental Schezwan fish), Jimmy Jimmy chingri, a divine combination of garlic and prawns and disco Khisco, a sweet and sour pineapple dish soaked in Indian spices. For dessert, one can dig into le halwa le – a moong dal halwa, emotional atyachaar - marble cheese cake and more.
A live counter hands out lip-smacking zubi zubi guchi mushrooms, exotica de guru - exotic meats like duck, turkey and quail and zindagi na milegi dobara (remember the Bollywood flick)- chocolate paan.
The beverage menu appears to be interesting as well. Some of the specially created mocktails include gulaboo, a Bollywood favourite with litchi, pineapple, Sprite, blue curacao and lime. Also, one can savour baby doll – a tangy and sweet concoction of mango, pineapple, grenadine, basil, lime and Sprite. Disco themed cocktails include Om Shanti Om martini - a concoction of brandy, strawberry, orange, angostura and basil, Chammak Challo –a shot laced with vodka, mango, lime, Tabasco Bell Pepper, and Deewani Mastani, a royal combination of a Gin-Chocolate-Lime-Mint.