Indian Cuisine gets a Contemporary Twist

Alchemy, the contemporary rooftop restaurant and microbrewery at The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore launched its brand new menu curated by Celebrity Chef Hari Nayak. With a new twist to the gastronomical offerings, each of the dishes are irresistible with refreshing flavours that reflect global culinary trends with an Indian twist. Inspired by fresh and local produce from various regions in India, globally acclaimed Chef Hari Nayak has featured handpicked local ingredients in all its grandeur, presenting a unique mix of classic regional delicacies too with a contemporary twist. From Lamb Cafreal with Chutney roti to Chettiar Chicken, Nuts over coconut to Textures of coffee, the new menu is bursting with plenty choices for the gourmand. Those with a sweet tooth have a variety of dishes to choose from, including Mysore Pak Cheese cake. Alchemy’s most sought after signature dishes; Chicken Sukka Bulgogi, Konkan Fish Fillet and Gondhoraj Lemon Mousse can still be relished in the new menu. The highlight of the menu is not only its innovative use of fresh ingredients, but also its cooking techniques. The new dishes are prepared by experienced chefs using modern and traditional techniques like flash freezing and slow cooking to enhance the flavours. As a culinary veteran and travel enthusiast, Chef Hari has taken inspiration from his travel experiences across the country and has incorporated his favourite ingredients. Chef Hari Nayak states, “The menu at Alchemy showcases an exceptional range of innovative, native delicacies in a contemporary way by dressing them in global culinary attire. While curating the cuisine, we aimed at transforming the ordinary to extraordinary. I have personally conducted an old fashioned research on the culinary options and handpicked a few preferred ingredients from various regions, like gondhoraj lemons from Calcutta and fermented red chilies from Korea. Few of the dishes are conceptualised from my childhood memories as well.”