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Great chicken festival

I had laughed out loud when I heard about the 'Great Chicken Festival'. 

But when I received MarryBrown's chicken hamper, I discovered some amazing global flavors. 

Subtle Manhattan, fusion Moroccan ,rich Caribbean, spicy Peri Peri, tangy Brazilian, and diverse Cuban flavors are introduced to tantalize taste buds and take you on a culinary world tour...



Here's what I found when I opened the Brown Bags...

Brazilian pocket wrap...

Burger...

Chicken drumstick tub...

 Chick-A-Bomb...

 Moroccan pocket wrap...

 Some more fries...


Tandoori Chicken wrap...

The festival is on till January 15, 2015. 
The international festive menu introduces 40 new products.
Visit http://www.marrybrownindia.com for more.

Lego toys are fun


I hope the holiday season so far has been going well for you all.

My son is happily engaged with Lego toys. Here are some of his activities...

His little Lego Christmas tree...


Petrol bunk...


And this one inspired by the Swachh Bharat cleanliness mission...


Top 10 Ways Legos Are Educational for Your Child: Learning with LEGO




Season's Greetings

Season's greetings and all good wishes for the new year!

My son Nishant with carol singers 

Yatrik - A brilliant and beautiful read


Although it invokes poignant anxiety  from start to end, Yatrik is such a pleasure to read.  A very innovative idea of storytelling. I highly recommend this short(262 pages), breeze of a read from Arnab Ray a.k.a GreatBong.

You can buy Yatrik by clicking the following links:

Flipkart: Yatrik : The Traveller

Amazon: Yatrik: The Traveller

Food tasting at Jive Pub, Bangalore

I was invited to experience the food fare at the newly opened Jive Pub in Bangalore.
Here's a photo tour...

The day's special cocktail happened to be Sex on the beach. The waiter chuckled at my soft gasp...


Sex on the beach was way too orangy for my liking. I opted for Margarita in various flavors and Pina Colada instead...

Grilled Vegetable Salad...


Potato Cheese Kurkure...


Chicken Wantons...


Bharwan Tangri Chicken...


Chicken Macau Roll...


Chicken Salad...


Stuffed Grilled Mushroom (my favorite)...


Tawa king fish...


Nachos...


Paneer Tikka...


Zaffrani Cheesy Chicken...


For main course, there was Naan bread to be had with Mutton Rogan Josh, Paneer butter masala and Dal Makhni...


Chicken Biryani...


And the dessert - Gajar ka halwa...


Overall experience was good. Nice ambiance, comfortable seating and great tasting food and drinks at reasonable price. Only thing disappointing is there are not many choices for dessert.




Rohan at 8 months

Rohan turns 8 months old today. He likes to try out his newly sprouted teeth on just about anything he can see...



And a pic from last month...

Joy of Single Malt exploration

It was in 2010, I tasted Amrut Fusion Single Malt for the first time. I've been a fan of Amrut's single malt range since that very day. I was excited to receive an invite to a single malt appreciation event organized by none other than Amrut Distilleries. 
Here's a photo tour of the event...


Amrut is a brand of Indian Single Malt whisky that has been receiving awards and accolades from across the world ever since its launch...

The Saturday afternoon was just perfect and the folks at The Glass House, Bangalore were all geared up to host the event...

I took my seat eager to hear and learn... 

Rakshit Jagdale and his team from Amrut gave a review of their incredible journey so far...

It was a blind tasting session with six samples and a scoring sheet to rate each on the aspects of smell, taste, balance, finish, age and origin. We started with nosing...


Warming the glass with your hand helps release the aroma of the drink...


Nosing is a critical aspect of the tasting process. With practice, one can identify many different fragrances out of over 30 primary aromas...


Next is taking a sip to feel the effects in different parts of the mouth...


Colors can give you an indication of age and wood finish. Normally whiskies grow darker with age...

All aspects were recorded in the scoring sheet...

Each whisky was tasted blind before the identity was revealed...


My scorecard in the end. Highest score went to Amrut Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky. At number two was my favorite Amrut Fusion Single Malt. Amrut had beaten other biggies like Jim Beam, Black Label and even Glenmorangie...

Some good food were served by the host, The Glass House. 
Here's the Beef Carpaccio...

Goat's cheese lollipops...


Chicken fire crackers with red dynasty cabbage slaw...

Pizza...


Eggplant Roulade...


Fish and chips inspiration...

By carefully examining  a glass of whisky, one can appreciate the experience even more.

Leaving you with some pretty faces from the event...







To know more about Amrut visit their website or wikipedia 

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