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    From Asian bowls to authentic coastal treats, city restaurants end the year with new menus for a refreshing beginning to 2015

    Whether it’s Mexican, Japanese, Malaysian or Goan you’re after, we bring you a round up of newly launched menus to keep things interesting. From miso soups and red currant whiskey sours to duck taquitos and mutton vindaloo, there’s plenty to choose from.
    By Aakanksha Singh Devi and Rashmi Rajagopal

    2612Food8FullPage3bFisherman’s Wharf
    Savour the very best of authentic Goan cuisine, with this restaurant’s newly-launched all you can eat buffet. Available from Thursday through Sunday, the menu includes chicken cafreal on skewers, butter garlic calamari, masala rawa fried mussels, prawn peri peri and vegetable croquettes. For something more hearty, try the borlole kulli (crab shells stuffed with crabmeat), prawn balchao, Goan prawn curry, chicken xacutti, beef assad and mutton vindaloo. At the live counter you can choose from rechado grilled fish, chouris naan and cheese garlic naan. While the bebinca is a regular affair, those with a sweet tooth must not miss the ale belle with fenny sauce and Portuguese pudding. Rs.1,199. At Lavelle Road. Details: 9844080000

    2612Food8FullPage4aTangerine, Sizzlers & More
    The new menu here is meant to appeal to evolving palates and tastes. Offering a fine balance between traditional and modern favourites, the menu includes spicy beef strips — a julienne of tenderloin grilled with taco seasoning, sausage platter with mushrooms, celery, leeks and a creamy jus, fish merida — fish fillet wrapped in enchilada sauce and chicken Tuscany — grilled chicken breast topped with sundried tomato pesto sauce. Rs.1,000 ++. At 100 Feet Road, Koramangala. Details: 41152678

    2612Food8FullPage4bSanchos
    Add in some festive cheer Mexican style at Sanchos. Their specially-crafted menu combines fresh ingredients of the season and innovation, all thanks to chef Vikas Seth. Appetisers include guajillo marinated duck taquitos with orange sour cream, zucchini blossom quesadilla with chipotle, a taco salad that comes with green apples, pineapple, oranges and garden greens in a serrano dressing. Entrée creations go from Mexican chorizo, apple, sage and torta bread stuffed chicken roulade to charred corn and zucchini chilaquiles, which is Mexican Lasagne with layers of tortilla chips, ranchera sauce, and queso. Finish off with glazed strawberries and brandied cookies with chocolate custard cream. Rs.1,500 upwards for two. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 49653021

    SONY DSCThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Bringing a taste of America to your table, this eatery is offering a new selection segregated into three different sections namely Breakfast, Gourmet and Bakery. The brekkie section sees Power Pack combos which include muffins, waffles, sausages and eggs to order. Gourmet bites include different varieties of wraps, sandwiches and quesadillas. Vegetarians can indulge in masala aloo and salsa wrap, margarita pizza wrap and corn with cheese quesadilla, while meat eaters have murg kali mirch and spicy tender chicken to choose from. Pop Cakes come to India for the first time here and promise to go well with their cappuccino. Or opt for hazelnut chocolate mousse cake, almond cake and oatmeal, dates and cranberry muffins. At Phoenix MarketCity, Mahadevapura. Details: 67266477

    Yauatcha
    Chef Chong Chee Loong, the long-standing head chef of Hakkasan and Yauatcha India brings in his experience from working as head chef at Hakkasan London. The new array of dim sums include chicken in spicy Asian sauce, vegetable ying yang dumplings, prawn and seaweed ones in addition to quirky sugarcane chicken rolls, black pepper duck puff and squid cakes. Wok creations include celery, carrot and mushroom soup, steamed red snapper in black bean sauce, kam heyong lamb, Penang-style prawn noodles and stir-fry tenderloin in Mongolian sauce. Rs.2,000 upwards for two. At 1MG Mall, Trinity circle. Details: 67724400

    Mamagoto
    Mamagoto has introduced new signature bowls with an Asian twist. The hot China bowl comes with glass noodles in a home-style broth of red chillies, schezwan pepper, green beans, sesame seeds and chicken or vegetables, ideal to get rid of the winter cold, plus a barbeque pork belly bowl. There is also a new traditional Japanese miso soup with soba noodles soaked overnight in broth, premium silken tofu and seaweed served with vegetable or prawn tempura and a side of gomai salad. Throw in some of their cocktails like red currant whisky sour, dark rum winter mojito and green apple vodka shaker and you are good to go for the season. Rs.1,000 upwards for two. At 12th Main, Indiranagar. Details: 40937237

     

     

     

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