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Food Review – My Cousin’s Place

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Coming to My Cousin’s Place restaurant, it’s not new to me, pretty familiar, as I have seen few of blogger friends sharing their food pictures. I had a desire to go, but it was very far from my place and so it got postponed every time in my list.

It was yesterday, I got an invite for the foodie meet @ my cousin’s place, who would miss it. The lunch was fabulous, with chit chat and the owner of the restaurant and other people, served us with a comfortness as though I felt having lunch at my home. Let us move on to the review…
My Cousin's Place Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Location: My Cousin’s Place, opp to BHEL gate, Vellankani Drive, Electonic city Phase 1, Bangalore.

Ambiance: The place was too good, with beautiful interiors – the LED bulbs hanging over the tables, artificial onions, garlic hanging here and there, and a beautiful fish tank cum teapot.

Servings: The presentation of the food was very perfect, where one can’t take the eyes out of food.

Food: We had variety of food starting from salads till Lasanga and rainbow drop as dessert.

Starters:

  • Salad – French fries with rosemary and French fries with salad – French fries with rosemary was too good and the very first time I got to try French fries with rosemary, cheese… found it unique.
  • Soups – Potato Leek soup (veg) and Chicken Soup (no-Veg) – I am a pure non-veg, but somehow I like the potato leek soup to the core. A must to try. The soup was perfect with mild perfect, aroma, and with prefect consistency.
  • Fish and chips – Fish and chips is all my all favourite when I was in u.k, but now at times when I crave for fish and chips I prepare of my own. But the fish and chips here was too good served with a tangy vegetable salad. A must to fry for all seafood lovers.
  • Cheese Balls – Cheese balls was crispy but very soft with the burst of cheese in every bite.
  • Chicken Muffin – Chicken muffin was soft and the chicken was good juicy, perfectly done no raw smell – Unique dish.
  • Prawn noodle – Prawn rolled with noodles and fried, was again a unique food.
  • Zucchini Roll – Zuchinni rolled with vegetables and served with a sauce, was another fabulous dish.
  • Barbeque chicken wings: It was done to the perfect.
  • Nachos – Nachos served with cheese and their own chutney was great.

Main course:

  • Grilled chicken – The boneless chicken breasts grilled in their own style of sauce, was served with mashed potato and sauted veggies – was awesome.
  • Seafood platter – The boneless fish which melts in the mouth and the prawns with little crunchiness and melts in the mouth with the sauce, served with mashed potato, grilled veggies – was divine.
  • Veg Burger
  • Non-Veg Burger – Non veg burger with chicken patty, bacon and omelette was too good. Served with fries and sauce.
  • Spaghetti with Meat Balls – Spaghetti served with saucy meatballs, and the meatballs was too soft and melts in the mouth. Lovely texture and a must to try here.
  • Pitta Bread and Hummus
  • Lasagna – Lasanga was too good, we all were standing around the plate with a fork to taste as it was hot. Again a heavenly dish.

Dessert: It was raindrop – now in trend – structures and taste like a jelly. A Japanese dessert, usually these people’s use Sakura flower in this zero calorie dessert. But here at my cousin’s place, they have used Tamarind flowers. A bit of tanginess in the center of the water cake was too good and a perfect dessert for Indian Summers.

Suggestions: A must to try restaurant. We usually get to have a unique in most of the restaurant, but here I would say most of dishes are unique. A perfect place for people who love to try different food.

Wish My Cousin’s Place to spread all over Bangalore.

For my other review, click here.

 

 

Hard Rock Café – Taste of Mexico – St. Marks Road

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This was on a bright, sunny, hot hot boiling summer and with my usual laziness and driziness, I went to HARD ROCK CAFÉ at St.Marks Road, M.G.Road, Bangalore. It was just a second my summer mood was vanished like anything, the interiors, chillness and the warm welcome given by their staffs was something great and felt chilled for this summer.
Hard Rock Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I was invited among few bloggers for the #TASTEOFMEXICO happening right at HARDROCKCAFE. Hard rock café was one of my long wait, as I have missed few meetups previously due to my daughter’s exam. And so this time made it with huge happiness. My eyes’s started rolling for their interiors, decorated with beautiful guitars, paintings, wall hangings and so on.

About Hard Rock Cafe International: With a total 209 venues in 67 countries, including 161 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, is one of the most globally recognized companies. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock Brands. The company owns, operates and franchises café in iconic cities including London, New York, San Fransico, Sydney and Dubai. There are also more upcoming hotel projects. For more details: www.hardrock.com

What’s special in Bangalore: Hard Rock Café is heading to MEXICO for its latest menu innovation to offer a fiesta of savory, zest and fiery food. With a view to spread ROCK and ROLL and to create unique experience. They are kicking things to notch and paying homage to Mexican cuisine and cocktails with their #TASTEOFMEXICO menu. HardrockCafeIndia

It getting started today, MAY 2nd 2016 and continues all over the end of the month, May 31st 2016 around 12 noon till 1am. The taste of mexico is not only happening in Bangalore, but also in 4 other major cities of India – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. The menu includes from Tacos to Quesadillas, which incorporate traditional Mexican spices and flavors. They also feature from like Tequilla Slammer to Diablo.

Commenting on Mexican festival #TASTEOFMEXICO, they say “Hard Rock Café is about creating unique experiences and about having a good time. With the taste of mexico, we aim to offer our guests a taste of the distinctively flavorful and ethnic cuisine. We have ensured the use of traditional spices, ingredients and recipes while designing the food and drinks menu. Our guests are tech savvy and globally conscious and we owe it to them to give them only the best and authentic dining experience. Let me share my experience over there…

I was invited one among few Bangalore bloggers to the #TASTEOFMEXICO to Hard Rock Café, St. Marks Road, M.G. Road, Bangalore. It was really a great experience, we had game, delicious and mouth-watering food in a lovely atmosphere.

Location: HARD ROCK CAFÉ, St. Marks Road, M.G. Road, Bangalore.

Ambiance: The café was decorated with beautiful guitars all over the walls with beautiful hangings and paintings. It was spacious, as kids could move here and there.

Cocktails

Cocktails

Servings: The service was class – as the chef came and explained us about the food, the food was well served in a wonderful presented way. They were user-friendly, which makes one feel more comfortable.

Food: As of #TASTEOFMEXICO, they featured exclusive gastronomical delights, both veg and no-veg. Let me share the food menu along with the pictures…

Cocktails:

  • Amigo
  • Cranberry & Lychee Margarita
  • Tequila Slammer
  • Diablo
  • Ice cold jose cuervo tequila shot
  • The Classic blue, margarita crafted for Two
  • TroubleMaker
  • Shot in the head
  • Mexican Bulldog Margarita

Starters:

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad: Mix lettuce with black beans, avocado, jalapenos, raosted corn and tossed with a smoky orange vinaigrette drizzle – with Chipotle grilled chicken or Chipotle grilled prawns – The salad was very good with little crunchiness of the vegetables, softness of the beans and a bit chewiness of chicken, on the whole it was perfect.
  • Fiesta Chicken Quesadilla: Chicken grilled with pineapple, picants sauce, chipotle paste, mixed queso and cilantro, served with sour cream spicy guacamole – once could feel the flavor and aroma of the spices in each and every bite – yummylicious dish.
  • Samosette of spicy corn & cheddar cheese: Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with corn, mixed spices & oozing cheddar cheese, with tangy pesto mayo – it was tangy, cheesy with the crunchiness of the nachos and softness of the cheese and mayo it melts in the mouth. I am drooling and could feel the taste even now.
  • Tex – Mex Spiced – Char Grilled Chicken Skewers: Char grilled chicken marinated with Tex-Mex spice rub & tangy marinate, served with honey mustard dip – the chicken as juicy, soft and melts in the mouth with fantastic flavor and aroma.

Mains:

  • Vegetarian Tacos: Chipotle potato, quinoa, pico de gallo and queso. Served with tomatillo salsa & sour cream – This was second time having tacos, and I like them, it taste fantastic with quinoa and chipotle potato.
  • Mexi-Cali Spiced Cottage Cheese BBQ Skewers: Sizzling skillet of BBQ glazed & spice rubbed cottage cheese skewers, served over Chimi churi spiced Fajita onion & pepper – Cottage Cheese, we would call as paneer, and the paneer was perfectly done with the softness and wonderful flavor.
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos: Shredded chipotle chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso, avocado, picante sauce and cilantro – No words for this dish – I am drooling now for this tacos.
  • Albuquerque (veg burrito) – Tortilla with smoked chicken, topped with shredded lettuce, roasted vegetables … and served with spiced fries and tangy salsa.
  • Bahama Mama Chicken Burrito: Tortilla laced roasted chipotle chili ranch, shredded lettuce, Mexican rice, mixed cheese and jalapenos… and served with fried fries and tangy salsa – It was heavenly, I like the tanginess and spiciness in each and every bite.
  • Tijuana Chicken Roll: Char grilled smoked chicken frankfurter, topped with Tijuana spiced chilli, smokey salsa, cilantro, red onions bits, laced with cheddar cheese sauce & spiced fries.

Suggestions: A must visit. As a blogger’s meet I went alone, but I bet my kids would like the food to the core and soon will take them for a heavenly lunch or dinner. When I shared the experience, my son (4 yrs), wanted to take me there, for their guitar collections and my girl wanted to take me there for their tacos. So a best place for families, hangouts. Never miss the chance of tasting the #TASTEOFMEXICO here at our BANGALORE.

Thanks a lot @HRCINDIA for your invite to experience the #TASTEOFMEXICO at Bangalore.

Cool Drive with OLA Prime and Heavenly Lunch @Baluchi-The Lalit Ashok

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I am allergic to the word “summer”, because of the heat waves. I never want to go out of home, just like that I close all the windows and dress them up with 2 to 3 curtains, to make my room dark. Also I feel tired, bore and most of the times out of mood due to irritation. But my hubby is there every time to boost me with loads of energy, may be takes me somewhere outside or not only he including my kids, we sit together to watch some movies, spend time watching stars from our balcony and so on.

Recently as we both were busy, we never got time for a chit chat. My hubby took off from all his works and took me for a lunch to BALUCHI at The LALIT ASHOK. He planned to give new experience or may be something than what we usually do. So he booked up a OLA PRIME, and I just asked him what is PRIME in OLA – he told that Ola has “Auto-Connect Wi-Fi” which allows users to auto connect to Wi-Fi in an Ola cab without having to enter credentials every single time. #primeRWI

After ride in OLA Prime #primeRWI

After ride in OLA Prime #primeRWI

The cab arrived we got into the cab and we were eager to try the “Auto Wi-Fi”, really it was amazing once when we got connected to the Wi-Fi, we experienced a high speed Wi-Fi in cab with a standard authentication process. Very nice initiative for today’s trend, as of traffic and hot summer, most of us take Ola and now when Ola offers a high speed Wi-Fi, nothing to worry one can attend the client calls, sit back and continue their work (no worries about traffic), or scrolling out through whatsapp or facebook or do shopping without any disturbance in the net.

As a mother I would say, kids feel naughty when they got stuck in traffic. But now with OLA Prime, they can make use of their tab or ipad or mobiles for playing games. Not only with these features, but also they have enabled “Auto-Connect Wi-Fi means when you got to register a password with their Wi-Fi for the first time, you can use the password whenever you take OLA Prime all over the country. This scheme is on action from March and now they have these features available in few cities and rapidly started to make it progress all over India.

It was such a good experience and we reached the BALUCHI @ The Lalit Ashok. Once we got down from the cab my hubby told me that the restaurant was not launched and took me for the pre-launch session. I was really happy, being a foodie and food blogger again this gave more happiness. We got a pool side table and the pool was surrounded with beautiful greeneries and one could hear chirping of birds.
Baluchi - The Lalit Ashok Bangalore Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
We went for Buffet, there were lots of varieties in buffet from their starter till the dessert course. Also the food was awesome, not only the meat but also the veggies was cooked perfectly. Let me discuss about food, we got to have there…

Starter – Achaari Mushroom and Chicken

Salads – There was a wide spread of salads, from chicken, seafood and red meat. I had a single piece of all the salads, it was too good. There was chicken made like a sandwich and stuffed with tomato (forgot the exact name), I like to the core.

Soups – We had both the Lemon coriander and Chicken soup, both tasted heavenly.

Main course – Again in main course there was a wide variety in both veg and non-veg, a biryani, a gravy, steamed rice, 3 to 4 stir-fried veggies (poriyal), roti’s, variety rice, and also a Chinese meal – Fried rice, noodles, a gravy and fry. We got to have Mutton biryani, raita, roti, chicken gravy, cabbage roll, malai kofta, pork tenderloin – it was well done, this was first time to have pork, it tasted good, then fried rice, noodles, and chicken gravy. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend as a must to go.

Dessert: Again there was a variety desserts, right from pastries to gulab jamun. I liked their mint pastry, it was too good and also I felt it a unique one. All the desserts were fabulous.

A must to try for Bangaloreans, waiting to try @Baluchi – The Lalit Ashok as a foodie for the next time by flashing and later uploading more and more pictures of their mouth-watering dishes :P. Happy to blog this today, as today being their very very special day – BALUCHI @THE LALITASHOK is getting LAUNCHED today. Totally this was a very good experience in this hot boiling summer.

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