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Taste of Mexico at Hard Rock Café, Bangalore

Taste of Mexico at Hard Rock Café, Bangalore

 

Hard Rock Café celebrates the Taste of Mexico all over India for a limited time period from Nov till Dec 31st. Happy that I got an invite for this Mexico Food Festival, it was a good experience it exploring the Mexico Food which is one among the today’s hottest culinary trends all over the world and pays homage to classic Mexican Dishes.

Cocktails

The experience towards the savory heat of fiery foods and the feast on traditional Mexican food was awesome. Apart from that their Mixologists have crafted three unique cocktails – Amigo, Diablo and Troublemaker to a give a sweet, smoky and authentic Mexican twist.

And this time at Hard Rock Café was more memorable to me, as I don’t consume liquor – I had non-alcoholic version of Trouble Maker, I loved it to the core. I could feel the spiciness, sweetness as they have infused jalapeno peppers to it.

Chef. Niranjan described us about the food festival, and the flavors infused in each and every food. Let me share the food I had over the Mexican Food Festival…

Starters:

  • Mexican Corn Prawn Street Food Salad: Spices mixed with black beans, avocado, jalapenos, roasted corn and chipotle grilled prawns/ chicken with a smoky chilli orange drizzle.
  • Dyna Bites: Crunchy golden fried, gooey, assorted cheese and jalapeno cheese peppers.
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos: Shredded chipotle chicken, tomatilla sauce, avocado, picante sauce and cilantro.
  • Rodeo Nachos: Smoky tangy cowboy salsa of sweet corn and assorted peppers, over fiery cilantro cheese sauce, melted cheddar cheese layered over crisp corn chips with jalapeno (optional – Chipotle Grilled chicken) – A must to try as the nachos was crispy till we finish and the layering was perfectly done.
  • Samosette of spicy corn and cheddar cheese: Filo triangles stuffed with spices, corn and oozing cheddar cheese at every bite and served with mayo dip.
  • Tex-Mex spiced Char Grilled Chicken Skewers: Char grilled chicken tenders marinated with Tex-Mex spice rub and tangy marinade, served with honey mustard dip.

Entrees:

  • Fiesta Chicken Quesadilla: Chicken, grilled pineapple, picante sauce, chipotle pasta, mixed queso and cilantro. Served with side of sour cream.
  • Fajita Chicken Burrito: Flour tortilla laced with roasted chipotle chilli ranch, smoky refried bean, Mexican rice, golden fried chicken tenders, shredded lettuce, mixed cheese and jalapenos, served with spiced fries and tangy salsa.
  • Penne with spicy chicken and chipotle cream sauce.

Cocktails:

  • Amigo, Diablo and Troublemaker to a give a sweet, smoky and authentic Mexican twist.
  • Being a non-alcoholic, got to taste the virgin version of Troublemaker – what a mindblowing mocktail it was with good punch of spiciness and sweetness in it.

A must to try, and the festival is from November till December 31st.

 

 

 

International Chef’s Day Celebration at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore

International Chef’s Day Celebration at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore

Not only human being but every living being in the world, exist one and only on food. So, food is being one among the five essential things in the world. Today in this fast world most of people started eating outside due to work, family situation, passion and fashion so on.

The healthiest, tastier, quantity everything in an outside food depends only on the CHEF. They spend their everyday life in creating new foods which are healthy, tasty, colorful, and the most important part nowadays is the platting – to give the visual treat. As an honor to their Chef’s Marriott celebrated – International chef’s Day.

Happy to get an invite, for the International Chef’s Day Celebration at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore. The celebration was on last Sunday over a brunch from 12.30 p.m. till 3.00 p.m. As a special, everyone who came for a brunch were permitted to the kitchen and the food was prepared and served right from the kitchen to our plate. There were many cuisines from Local Cuisine till Awadhi Cuisine. And the most important thing is not to miss the Dessert – there were beautifully designed cupcakes, cakes, mousse and so on based on the theme chef’s and their accessories like apron, knife and so on.

Marriott’s Chief Chef. Padala Mahesh curated the menu and brought into action with the team of more than 90 chefs. Chefs were teamed up for each and every cuisine, which resulted in a yummy, delicious and wonderful dish.

 

 

Launch of Danone at Bangalore (The Healthy Swap with Danone)

Launch of Danone at Bangalore (The Healthy Swap with Danone)

Danone – World’s No. 1 Fresh Dairy Co started its activity in India by 2010. As a food company, they are always innovating to address the major food and health challenges. Also, they adapt themselves to the nutritional needs and cultures of each and every country where they operate.

Danone dairy has both fresh diary and UHT offerings, also they have launched range of flavored yoghurts and smoothies which best suits Indian customers. The fresh products include Dahi, Misti Doi and flavored yoghurts. The UHT includes UHT milk, buttermilk, lassi, cold coffee and smoothies.

And the latest addition to their products is Plain Greek Yoghurt and flavored yoghurt (Mango with fruit pieces, Strawberry with fruit pieces and Blueberry with Fruit pieces), which was launched few days back at Fava, Bangalore.

Recently being a food blogger, I came across many people looking forward to Greek Yoghurt – as it’s very good health with high protein and low-fat content. It was at the launch event, where Dietician Madhavi – explained about the Greek Yoghurt and its health benefits.

Greek Yoghurt is similar to Hung curd (thicken curd), but prepared from the double toned milk, which has less fat content and more protein content.

Greek yoghurt is being used as a replacement of milk, mayonnaise, chips and also our so called more calorie snack like samosa, chat… They can be consumed in anytime, may be as a smoothie along with fruits as breakfast, with salad, as a spread in bread, dip and along with fruits for lunch or snack time or dinner. A perfect and healthy replacement for snacks. Also because of the rich content of dietary fiber, they provide more satisfaction by consuming a small quantity which is good for diabetes.

Plain Greek yoghurt is best for diabetes as they don’t have any sugar content in them, whereas the flavored ones have little sugar content due to the flavor in them. This can be consumed as such or can be served with fruits, vegetables and so on.

Greek Yoghurt are packed very well, as they are distributed to the shops within 2 to 3 days of manufacture. Also, they have a specific expiry date, within which they should be consumed. Moreover, its required to store them in a refrigerator, to avoid it from spoiling. Also it priced INR 35/- for 80 gm pack which is more sufficient for an adult.

Chef Abhijit Saha, shared his fruitful experience with Danone and also demonstrated three food recipes with Danone Greek Yoghurt. Also, we had a chance to taste over the dishes tried out using Greek Yoghurt.

Due to more and more health issues, and now most of us concentrating on our diet, can take a shift to Danone Greek Yoghurt which helps to maintain our health and enjoy a happy life – #TheHealthySwap