Come aboard The Lost Caravan’s new food journey
Ahead of its first anniversary next month, The Lost Caravan has launched a new menu that includes a few cool upgrades. To begin with, the hip flask, which you could buy your drinks in, can now be taken away as a souvenir. Just shell out an extra Rs 500.
You can also get started with their signatures — caravan lost (spiced rum, coffee liqueur, and vanilla ice cream), or lost cherry fields (brandy and cherry liqueur). The porn star sizzle, made from a mix of vodka caramel, passion fruit and peach, is recommended.
Since the 110-cover outlet is themed around travel, its food menu pitter-patters across the globe, bringing Asian, European, American and Moroccan cuisines to your plates. And as part of the new format, appetisers are now not only cheaper, but also served in slightly smaller portions so that people can try more of them.
Vegetarians can ask for its ‘baked corn and cheddar filo parcels’. The paper-thin, crumbly momo look-alike dumplings, filled with corn, spinach and cheddar cheese, are delicious and addictive. Its chilli flat bread, stuffed with cheddar cheese and onions, served with charred chilli mayonnaise on the side is equally good. The crab and mackerel cakes with a hint of fennel is yet another appetiser to go with your drinks, and while it tasted rather good, the BBQ marinated chicken wings could have been more tender.
Try their burgers though. Be it the Lady Jane’s (vegetable burger), or The Highwayman (grilled chicken burger), the patties are soft, and extremely juicy. All the burgers come with a coleslaw salad, French fries, onions, and honey chilli sauce.For the main course, you can try the Malabar dish varutharacha chicken curry, or the classic Thai beef massaman curry. While the former gives a kick of chilly powder, pepper, and other roasted masalas, the latter, though spicy, has a tinge of sweetness due to coconut.
We concluded our ‘road trip’ with Arborio rice kheer and brandy snaps for dessert. Minus the strong kick of the glazed orange segments, it’s a nice way to wind up a meal.
Rs 1,500 (food with alcohol).
At Church Street. 11.30 am-
11.30 pm. Details: 40924308
— Barkha Kumari