World on a plate

Bengaluru is known for its many restaurants and the many flavours they offer. Here’s what you can dig into this month at the various food festivals in town.

Aromas of Andhra at Jamavar
Explore the fiery cuisine from Andhra Pradesh through an elaborate menu of unique flavours, textures and techniques curated by Master Chef of Jamavar. The Authentic Andhra Pradesh menu features some classic dishes like Amravathi Kodi Roast, Behawadi Pacchi Mirapakaya Kodi, Chapala Vepudu, Masala Vada Curry, Kodi Guddu pulusu, Nune Vonkaya, Royal Miriyalu Vepudu and many more.
Where: Jamavar – Ground Level, The Leela Palace Bangalore, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru.
When: Aromas of Andhra is available for Lunch and Dinner.

World street food fest
My Fortune, Bengaluru brings together the most sumptuous array of street food from across the world, with the all new ‘World Street Food Festival’. Starting from the 8th of September, the food festival will weave a delightful offering that includes everything from burgers, satays, Mexican gorditas, Falafels, fritters and wraps. Gorge on delicious Arrosticini Abruzzesi, Mexican Refried beans Gorditas, Nasi Goreng, Murgh Khurchan Kathi, mix veggie wraps alongside cheese baked Nachos and much more.
When: September 8 to 17 September
Where: My Fortune, Bengaluru

Appetising American delights
America’s leading casual dining restaurant chain, Chili’s American Grill & Bar at The Bay, RMZ Ecoworld offers the traditional southern hospitality and authentic American and Mexican cuisine that has made the brand so popular across the globe. The menu offers a wide variety of fresh spins on America’s favourites while staying true to Chili’s Tex-Mex roots with highlights including Tableside Guacamole, White Spinach Queso, Sizzling Fajitas, Hand-Crafted Burgers, Baby Back Ribs and the Chocolate Molten Cake. Chili’s is also known globally for their signature Margaritas and the menu at The Bay will also have a wide range of these premium Margaritas including the Presidente™ Margarita and the Tropical Sunrise.
Where: Chili’s American Grill & Bar, ground level, The Bay at RMZ EcoWorld, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru.

Feast like the royalty
The tradition of regal dining in India dates back to centuries. While the food was a glorious spread of fine culinary creations, served in a collection of fine flatware and royal vessels, the chef or khansama usually enjoyed the spotlight as the royalty feasted on their magnificent fare. Master chefs had a full-fledged team of chefs to follow the cue as they worked on their dishes with the flair of an artist. The Master Chef almost always called the shots and was recognized as a craftsman by the royalty, who could demand any price if he caught the fancy of a nobleman. The regal Palace Week at Riwaz, will have Chef Suriya at the centrestage recreating well loved dishes from the Palace of Patiala, Jaipur and Kashmir. Running till September 9 for dinner, royal delights from these three palaces of India will come alive under the deft supervision of the chefs. There will be a tableau of regal dishes like Paneer Patiala Shahi, Tangri Kebab,Tandoori Champein and Dahi ke kebab, Murgh Angara, Macchi ke Sooley which is fish gently flavored with cloves, Murgh ka saweta which is Chicken and corn stew, Dal Bikaneri which is a mélange of five lentils cooked with garlic and coriander, Kabargaah which is a Kashmiri dish of fried Lamb chops flavored with fennel and ginger powder, Kokkur Kebab which are pan fried Chicken galettes flavoured with cardamom. There will be some exotic dishes like Nadroo Gadh, which is fish cooked with lotus stems in pungent sour curry, Gushtaba the well-loved Minced Lamb Koftas cooked in a onion and yogurt curry flavored with fennel and dry ginger and Shabdeg or Lamb cooked with turnips. A choice of regal and decadent desserts like firni and rasmalai will be a befitting ending to the meal.
September 4 and 5 – Prized dishes from the Palace of Patiala, September 6 and 7 – Dishes from the Palace of Jaipur finishing with September 8 and 9 – Palace of Kashmir.
Where: Riwaaz, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
When: On till September 9, 7pm to 11.30pm

Flavours of Lanka
Experience the flavours of a spice island at your table at the Sri Lankan food festival from September 4th to 14th at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield. The 10-day festival celebrates the culinary delights of Sri Lanka, our tiny neighbour in the Indian Ocean. Chef Sanjay Rawat of the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield has curated this unique food festival showcasing the delights of Sri Lankan cuisine. Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield celebrates the culinary specialties from the beautiful little island. It is a cuisine influenced by a strong local culture as well as the colonial influences of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British who came for Sri Lanka’s famed spices and its tea. South Indian and Malay traders have also left their impact on the food of Sri Lanka. Fragrant curries of seafood and meat, vegetables cooked in the most unexpected ways, hoppers and string hoppers, scrumptious ‘short eats’ make their appearance at the Sri Lankan table. Then, there’s lamprais that superb meal-in-a-banana leaf.
Where: M café, Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield
When: On till September 14 for dinner.

Barbeques & Grills
Relish a medley of vegetarian and non-vegetarian BBQ & grills from around the world, served by the ambient Al Fresco of 12th Main, Grand Mercure Bangalore. Delve into a range of exotic flavors as the menu offers a scrumptious amalgam of Indian Rock Lobster, Tenderloin Steak, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Norwegian Pink Salom Steak, Garlic & Mustard Jumbo Prawns and much more. The palatable spread is for those who want to start a relaxing weekend with a tranquil and delectable dining experience.
When: Every Thursday & Friday.
Where: 12th Main at Grand Mercure Bangalore