Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pizzzaa !!!

Pizzzaa !!! New Menu Review For California Pizza Kitchen




Pizza's who doesn't love them ?? Specially when you get them at a very affordable prize .. Yes, You heard me right.. New variety of Pizza's both Veg and Non-Veg at a very affordable prize. 

So I had a classic evening spent with Friends, Pizza and Wine at CPK. Here are few of the new options that we tried and not to forget just loved them. Here we go starting with my all time favorite " Long Island Ice Tea " Which was prefect top start with.


The last time I visited CPK I feel in love with " Kasundi Paneer Pizza ", It was just prefect blend of Paneer marinated in mustard with the exotic veggies on the pizza bread. While I was waiting to get my hands on them the team generously served few starters which were again just Yummm 

Garlic Cheese Focaccia
" Garlic Cheese Focaccia " Crispy Garlic Cheese Focaccia bread with olive oil and Parmesan Dip. If you're a garlic bread fan then this is a must try for you , it's crunchy and the dip is amazing. 

Corn Baja Croquettes

 One is not enough, goes perfectly for this dish. Rightly spiced and fried to give you the crunch from outside and soft from inside.  

Black Bean Quesadilla
I have been a bean lover since few years now and something about its taste n texture keeps me exploring it more. Every bean is different with its taste but has the same texture, Black Bean is one among them. This appetizer " Black Bean Quesadilla " with 3 different dips gives you a different experience of taste with each and every dip with every bite. 

Here is the non-veggies Favorite " Chitpole Grilled Chicken " I can say it was their fav with their reaction after the first bite :-) 

Chitpole Grilled Chicken
This is not all there is more to come and with a very little space in my tummy  Phewww !!! Look what we were served " Kasundi Paneer Pizza "  it tasted so much like the first time we tasted it with a few corrections. When inquired  the manager told us that they took the feedback from their regular customers and made those corrections. Totally Impressed!!

Kasundi Paneer Pizza
Again, this was not all to satisfy the soul they actually came up with something more exotic " Spicy Cilantro Pizza " Man'O Man it was the hero for the night. The Paneer has never tasted so good .. Prefectoooo !!


Spicy Cilantro Pizza
Few of the new introduced Veg Pizzas are " Rustica , Fire Roasted Vegetables " garnished with generous slice of Parmesan. 

Rustica



Sneak Peak of few non-veg Pizza's : 




Oh now my favorite part as always " Desserts "  CPK you can never leave without the dessert .. if no space then there is always a option of take away :-) Which I did the next day .. tickles the tummy you see.

Tiramisu 
Tiramisu has been the top in the list but turning it to the 2nd place was this " Sticky Toffee Pudding " this would just melt in your mouth.. Orgasmic !!
No words can describe it you have to take a bite and walk the path to heaven.

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Red Velvet Cake 
             Red Velvet Cake layered with cream cheese vanilla frosting. 

            A lazy evening head out to CPK and i assure  you it is worth it. 



Venue:

CPK
284, Ground Floor 
100 Ft road 
Indiranagar 
BLR.

Recommendation:

Spicy Cilantro Pizza and Sticky Toffee Pudding 



Friday, April 24, 2015

Magic of Malaysia

Hari baik Malaysia !!

" Malaysia Truly Asia "  known for its multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society. My  favorite destination for their culture, economy and not to forget food :-) 

Past few months I have experienced Thai , Vietnamese , Chinese cuisine but this was my very first time for Malaysian cuisine and to my own surprise " I was loving it "  Being one among the few well known faces of blogging world and political world who were invited over to The Market, Ritz Carlton (Shenzhen) by Mudra Keshwani to experience a very personalized sit-down dinner  called " Magic of Malaysia " with beautifully designed menu by Guest Chef Raymond Siek. 



So let me quickly start sharing with you the experience and my take on the hand picked dishes prepared by the chef. 

Starting with salad Pembuka Selera Tabu, Kuah Kacang  ( Chilled Tofu Salad, Peanut Sauce )


 Pembuka Selera Tabu, Kuah Kacang


Tofu, Never been my favorite ingredient but I must say this serving of chilled Tofu was brilliant with the Medium spiced crunchy Peanut Sauce. If you're or not a fan of tofu you must try this dish out and you will fall in love with the taste.

Along with the Red Wine was served the appetizer Gado Gado idaman cik Wei Wei  ( Classic Vegetable Salad and Spices ) 


Gado Gado idaman cik Wei Wei


If you're thinking its a decor-ed flower vase then your wrong this is the classic vegetable salad which is so beautifully plated that it took me around 10 minutes to dig in and have a bite. Veggies cooked with medium spice along with the crunchy peanuts that will keep you busy munching and enjoying every bite till the end. 

Between the Salad and Appetizer being served, we hardly had any conversations flowing across the table as all we could see and hear is " hmmm .. Lovely " 

And then the soup being served which was Sup Sayuran ( Clear Vegetable soup with Spice ) Simple Dish with burst of flavors in your mouth where you can taste every vegetable in it.


Sup Sayuran
Oh wait this is not it the Main course is still left out. 
Kekentang Berkuah Gulai Dan Pudina, Sayuran Dhal Dhan Nasi Tomat ( Potato Cake with Curry and Mint Yoghurt, Vegetable Dhal and Tomato Rice )


Kekentang Berkuah Gulai Dan Pudina, Sayuran Dhal Dhan Nasi Tomat






Potato Cake with Curry was to die for infact we took a second serving of it. Tomato Rice not to spiced but cooked to perfection with each grain you can taste the spices.  Dhal with Veggies went along with the rice and curry and its a must try dish on the list.

Chef couldn't let us go without his amazing last dish which is apparently my fav course too.. The Dessert

Mangga Pudding, Kepingan Betik Dan Buah Markisa ( Mango Pudding, Papaya Slice and Passion Fruit )




Mangga Pudding, Kepingan Betik Dan Buah Markisa
The name in itself sounds yummy he he .. if i would have known about this creation of the chef I would have skipped the entire course and only relished this one dish. Pudding made of coconut milk was set prefect and melts in your mouth adding to that was the papaya slice n passion fruit which was a bite of everything creamy, tarty and sweet. Highly recommended Dish !!!! 

It was another fun filled evening with my fellow bloggers  Riya Patel and Jyothi with few other dignitaries from the country at, The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore. 

Thank You Chef and Team for having us over and enjoying each and every detail of the menu after a hectic day at work.






Venue Details and Pricing:
Venue: The Market
Price: INR 1000++ per person for breakfast ; INR 1500++ per person for lunch;  INR 1600++ per person for dinner
For more information and reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at 080 - 49148341 or +91 9741035124 or email minali.oommen@ritzcarlton.com