Sunday, April 12, 2015

Good Food and the New Year

Good Food and the New Year 


As we all know in Bengal The Bengali New year 'Poila Baisakh' is knocking on our doors but so is the Punjabi new year 'Baisakhi'

When the lovely Supreeta invited me over for a tasting of the menu which is on offer at Saffron , The Park I was expecting some delicious Bengali dishes.

It was refreshing  to see a menu which offered the best from the East of India and the West of India. Well to be fair this year you are in for a treat at the Saffron, The Park which has a very special menu featuring a few dishes passed down by grandmothers from Bengal and Punjab.

So you can mix and match and have a hearty thali or choose selective dishes and go A la carte between 10th April to 19th April.

The Bharwan Aloo 'stuffed potatoes' from Punjab is a spicy treat to begin with or you can also opt for the traditional Bengali fried Brinjal.

The Dahi Vada is perfect for this season of oppressive heat.

They have carefully selected their dishes from recipes handed down by two Bengali grandmothers. So there is a bit of history which is being brought to your table. The 'Posto chicken' does stand out quite well where the taste of poppy seeds dominates the flavour as I would have wanted .

The  mutton curry  has a familiar taste entwined with a bit of suspense which comes from a special technique used for the dish where a tadka is used right at the end which is quite unheard of in Bengali cuisine giving the dish an added kick.

A meal is probably incomplete without a sweet ending and the malpua with the dollop of rabri is exactly what one needs as the sweet ending. There is also the baked Mango chena which was quite an innovative twist to a traditional fare.

And all these delicacies are available at quite a reasonable price.

There is a special  lunch buffet on offer at The Bridge on 15th April 2015 at Rs1495 per person.

There is more reason to celebrate since Someplace Else has a live gig on the 15th of April 9:30 p.m. onward.

Flurrys has a speical Poila Baisakh menu from 11th to 19th April

There is enough to celebrate this April with the Park's fabulous events lined up for you.

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