July 25, 2014
Global Cuisine Indian Style Food Festival @ Barbeque Nation
By Bhuvaneshwari Sivakumar
When: 1st August – 17th August 2014
(Lunch and Dinner hours)
Venue: Barbeque Nation’s 9 outlets in Delhi-NCR Region (Connaught Place, Jangpura, Saket, VasantKunj, Pitampura, Janakpuri, Vivek Vihar, Noida and Gurgaon)
Barbeque Nation, India’s largest casual dining brand, is here with yet another one of its unique and interesting food festivals. As soon as it wraps up with its Iftar Special on 30th July, the casual dining restaurant would be all set to host the ‘Global Cuisine Indian Style’ food festival, beginning on 1st August.
The festival is BBQ’s first attempt at fusion food, and the concept has been formulated keeping in mind the growing presence of Indians in the international scene. For all Delhiites whose cuisines are very much rooted in Indian traditions, this event is an entry-point into the food culture of other countries whose tastes and palates may or may not match their own. Mindful of this factor, the chefs have tried to create the perfect balance, taking special care notto impose unfamiliar flavors but give their guests a hint of what international cuisine tastes like.
The festival menu is a fusion of Continental, Thai, Mexican, and Indian cuisines. The signature dishes include Bruschetta, Dahike Kebab, Prawns in Indian Sauce, Cheese Chilli Mushroom, Tomato Gazpacho, Roasted Lamb in Thai curry and Moong Dal Halwa.
In vegetarian starters, the Dahike Kebab are absolutely delightful. You should try them for the wonderful melt-in-mouth moments. Make sure that you pair them with the traditional green chutney and salad.
Another vegetarian appetizer that you should definitely treat yourself to is the Cheese Chilli Mushroom. The stuffing is an assortment of Jalapenos, Cheese, Button Mushrooms, Coriander, Jeera, Garlic and other herbs.
In non-vegetarian starters, the Prawns in Indian Sauce are a must-have. Succulent prawns and well-balanced flavours are what characterize this dish. The prawns are complete in themselves, suppressing the need to pair them with the Indian sauce, or any sauce for that matter.
For the main course, Roasted Lamb in Thai Curry and Mushroom ‘n Pasta in Indian Arrabbiata Sauce aregood choices. While the Lamb in Thai Curry is light but high on flavor, the Pasta is hot and fiery, and could be a little too spicy for the Indian palate. If you are daring enough, go for it!
The festival’s boldest dish would be the Masala Spicy Brownie. On first glance, one might be stuck on the pairing of the two words ‘masala’ and ‘brownie’, which do not seem to go together no matter how hard you imagine. The dessert is an infusion of the Indian masalas, namely cinnamon, cardamom, clove and a few others, into the much-acclaimed Chocolate brownie of the United States. You might love it, or you might hate it. But do try it!
We have presented to you only a few of the 22 amazing dishes that are a part of this attractive festival. Excellent service, pleasing ambience and delectable food await you at all corners of Delhi this month. Do not miss out on this opportunity to enjoy ‘Global Cuisine Indian Style’ and visit the nearest BBQ outlet soon!