Some stalls were decorated with rows of Indian flags – as Independence day had just gone past. One food stall had the name – Hyderabadi Haleem Master Chef complete with the master chef logo n’ all.
So it was quite a nice experience walking down the street taking in the smells and sounds around us.
The team at Bene have really gone all out for this fest and the menu featured several exotic dishes like Open face ravioli with mushrooms, Butter sauteed mushrooms with coffee soil, Pizza fungi delight among several others. One could also spice up any dish from the regular menu with mushrooms. The type of musrooms used ranged from common varieties like Button and Oyster mushrooms, to the more exotic Porcini, Morel and Chanterelles. We sampled risotto and pasta flavoured with these different types of mushrooms. And it was interesting to see how the taste and flavour of the dish changed by altering the mushroom used. The Porcini Mushroom Pasta in white really stood out for. It had a nutty flavour, smooth texture and was light and creamy. Pizzas topped with Morel and Oyster mushrooms were served next – this was not bad. An Oyster Mushroom pasta that we tried was also quite nice We ended on a fairly high note with an exquisite Tiramisu – the flavours of chocolate, mocha, liqeour and cream blending bleanding well, creating a symphony of their own!
I am a complete and total foodie! I love good food, I love movies and books too, but that’s another story (or maybe another blog). I have bursts of inspiration when I dive into the kitchen and experiment with different ingredients to come up with something new and exciting. Disastrous and not-so exciting often results. But I do turn out these ‘gems of gastronomic delight’ once in a way. But the bottom line is that I am persevering and plan to keep at it !
What tops my list is biryani, chat (bhel, papdi, pani puri you name it), I love Mexican food, Chinese too and the Devils Food Cake at Sunny’s on lavelle road.
So what you’l find on this blog are food reviews, recipes, chef interviews, secret sauces, food events around the city and loads of other stuff. I am also interested in healthy eating without compromising on taste and flavour – so you may see a dash of that here and there.
A bit more about myself – I have written quite extensively about food – restaurant reviews, food festivals and other similar events for well known publications in India.
For any queries you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you enjoy browsing and reading through this blog as much as I enjoy posting on it !