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Spicing up the winters

Spicing up the winters
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We love our food, of course we do. And that is not just because it is a part of our job! What goes best with this season has already been talked about by Chef Saby (read it here - http://bit.ly/I0T0OP).  But here we pick out a few places that you can add to your ‘have-to-eat-at’ list.

Shiro, at the Samrat, is dishing out some great dishes at The Asian Grill festival that is on till 8 December. Take your pick from vegetarian, meats and the seafoods for some incredible flavours. With prices of each dish ranging between Rs 300 to Rs 800 (without taxes), one serving is not going to be enough to fill you up so make sure you order something more.

We tried the Honey Black Bean Prawns, the Grilled Coffee Salmon, the Seven Spiced Pork Belly and the Miso Herb Lamb Chops. The flavours are delicate and very nice on the palate, though the salmon was a little disappointing the rest made up for that beautifully.

The chef also recommended a great Indonesian fried rice which went very well with the prawns. You can take your pick from the regular menu as well as from the special grill menu they have for the festival. Vegetarians can try the Grilled Mushroom Skewers or the Pan Seared Tofu with Indonesian Ginger Sauce.

Shiro also has some mean cocktails. Head over!

When you have Bengali food on offer - you don’t need to invite us twice! Baywatch at the WelcomHotel Sheraton has a great food promo, that they are calling Bhadrolok (Gentlemen in Bengali), on offer till 24 November.

The range includes starters like Crabmeat Chop, Mochar Chop, Chicken Kabiraji Cutlet and more. The Crabmeat chop is a must try. They also have a the signature Macher Paturi that is criminal to miss when you trying a Bengali cuisine.

The Kosha Mangsho and the Luchi is perfect but take it from us - you need to try the Cholar Dal they have - or regret it forever. Try it with the Koraishutir Kochuri (Green Pea stuffed Kachoris) and it is blissful.

The dinner buffet is priced at Rs 2000 (plus taxes) and they are also celebrating a tie-up of sorts with Indus Pride beer. Winter isn’t a time for beer, but these great spiced varieties are not to be missed. Book a table fast!
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