Kadu | Our new additon on the wine list

As you might not know, Priyanjana is a bit of a wine lover {read: wine addict } and we love trying out wines from different brands, both Indian and International. 

And if the wine is coming out of the state where we stay, then how can we pass that down,So we recently tried out all of the wines they have to offer and we were not dissapointed.I will let you read about them and then tell you which is my favorite from what they have to offer.

KĀDU (pronounced Kaa-du) is the first premium wine offering from the Karnataka vineyards of Sula Vineyards, India’s leading wine producer.

Kādu, meaning “wild” in Kannada, is India’s first “Wine for a Cause”. The beautiful label, handiwork of renowned label designer Simon Frouws, depicts a tiger in all its glory in the wild jungle.

Karnataka is home to the most wild tigers on the planet in its many reserves. But the majestic beast - India’s national animal - is endangered, with its habitat under threat.
Sula has decided to take up the cause of the magnificent tiger with Kādu, India’s first “wine for a cause”. With each bottle of Kādu sold, Sula will contribute to tiger conservation within Karnataka. To ensure the optimum end-use of the funds contributed, Sula is collaborating with Mud on Boots, the pioneering initiative by the Sanctuary foundation.

Bittu Sahgal, legendary conservationist, founder of Sanctuary and Sula founder, CEO Rajeev Samant launched Kādu in Bengaluru on 6th November 2017.
Kādu is Sula’s homage to Karnataka as one of India’s most important wine regions. Kādu is the fruit of Sula’s efforts to bring the best from Karnataka’s terroir to your glass.
Four delicious Kādu wines will be available initially:

Ø  Kādu Chenin Blanc – is delicious, slightly sweet, floral and fruity
Ø  Kādu Sauvignon Blanc – has delicate aromas and flavours of passion fruit, cut grass and green peppers
Ø  Kādu Shiraz Rose – is light, fruity and full of luscious berry flavours
Ø  Kādu Cabernet Shiraz – is lush, medium bodied and peppery with subtle oak
Winemaker Gorakh Gaikwad has crafted Kādu from the choicest premium Karnataka wine grapes to produce this wonderful “Wine for a cause”!

Come help Save the tiger, one sip at a time!

So, time to let you know my choice,  The Shiraz Rose is what we loved the most. Rose is a very misjudged wine, but I really like the crisp and the deep notes it hits, at the same time! And the rose from Kadu definitely didn't disappoint! 

I would urge you to try these wines out and see for yourself!

Dhyaana Health Cafe

I have been keeping a close watch on what food I am consuming these days. Not because I am trying to achieve something, but eating a lot of heavy food has taken up a toll and I sort of want to cleanse my body.
And healthy food, consciously made with the ingredients kept under close watch, is what I am gravitating towards. And at the perfect time Dhyaana Health Café, located in Indiranagar, Invited me over to try their offerings.

Dhyaana health café is designed in such a way that you would get a beautiful positive vibe from the place. Plenty of natural light, calming and cozy interior is what makes this place perfect to relax and eat. 

They are not only a café, but they are a holistic center where they host yoga classes and mindfulness workshops. But in this post I’ll tell you about the food I had there! 

Let’s start with the drinks. I had a wheat-grass shot, called “Oh she glows” and honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be! Because the last time I had wheatgrass, I immediately regretted that decision! 
masala tea


"Oh she glows"

The smoothie that I had is called Nirvana. And honestly, one of the best guilt free drinks I have had. The almond and the coconut water together make it a wonderful drink!  The masala chai is also quite good here. Love the fact that they serve the sugar separately. 

They also have dosa here, served with a light coconut and tomato chutney.  I had the mixed millet dosa. Apart from being quite flavorful, it was filling, which I had not expected. Also had some momos, I actually tried all the variants they have to offer and I loved the spinach momos. They are wrapper is made of whole wheat, if you were wondering. These are served with a spicy and garlic-y tomato chutney, which by itself it a treat! 

The khichdi bowl that I had was a hearty meal, with very subtle flavors. But again it was quite filling without any compromise on the taste, which I had not expected and was happy to be surprised! 

Mixed Millet dosa

Lastly, I had a delish dessert, called malabi. It takes a bit like Phirni, but healthier version of it. The powdered rice makes this mildly sweet dessert a treat along with dry fruits and some pomegranate seeds! 

I would highly recommend that you visit this place. You can call it hip, on trend or necessary, but healthy food like this would always be a delight! 

Bon appetite!

Flow and prosper menu at Yauatcha, Bangalore

Yauatcha has been one of our most favorite restaurants. And we have quite possibly made it clear to all our readers, with the amount of posts about the restaurant! Yauatcha Bangalore recently invited me over to try out their new offering, The Flow and Prosper Menu! 

This is a selection curated by them! Taking a cue from two of China’s Luckiest Numbers, six meaning ‘flow’, and eight meaning ‘prosper’, The Flow and prosper menu features six cocktails and eight varieties of dim sum. And During weekdays from Monday through Friday this menu is available. From 3pm until 11 pm, at the bar and high tops, at Yauatcha, Bengaluru, 1 MG Road, Lido mall. 

Now, let me take you through the selections and what I ate/drank from these! Most of the items on the curated menu were my personal favorites, and being a regular at Yauatcha, I had tried everything once before apart from a couple things. And, everything on this menu is priced at 400 INR plus taxes.  This is great! 

Flow and prosper menu at Yauatcha, Bangalore

Let me first tell you about the drinks. 

The Lam Peak martini is one of my favorites their and like always I ended the night with this one. Started the night with a Ginger Martini. A perfect zing of ginger to start the meal
Next I had the Pork Char Sui buns, these fluffy balls filled with pork filling is always my favorite. The prawn hargau was next. And, like always, was delicate yet the most delightful thing to eat. Next I had the prawns with pumpkin sauce. 

Yeah, pumpkin. Believe me, this is one of the most delicious dishes Yauatcha has to offer! Next I had the pork and prawn sui mai. I am not a very big fan of this, but I wanted to try the sui mai. 

Next, along with a repeat of drinks, I had the Stir fried mushrooms and the krispy konjee lamb. The konjee lamb is a must have with drink, without a doubt! 

Flow and prosper menu at Yauatcha, Bangalore

One of the best things I have had at Yautacha till date is the Mushroom and black truffle rolls! A beautiful combination of the mushrooms with the sharp yet magnificent taste of black truffles! A definite must have from the menu. 

The crispy veg roll is the vegetarian option for all those who miss out on the delicious non vegetarian food. A must have for all the vegetarian dimsum lovers. 

They have a lot more options to chose from in case of the drinks, than I have tried. I love their cocktails, so I am sure the other drinks will be great too! 

Do dine at Yauatcha, Bangalore and try the flow and prosper menu! Because at the price point, this menu is not to be missed. 

Until next time, 
Bon appetite !

One Bowl Winter Menu at Monkey Bar

Ever felt like monkeying around?
We sure feel like it!
We’ve covered a variety of food festivals before & this time we’re going to talk about meal bowls.

This post is all about our recent experience at the Monkey Bar, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
We’ve been in the same building many times before (to Fatty Bao) so no surprise for us. This time we’re going to talk about the ongoing “One Bowl Winter” festival at the Monkey Bar across all its outlets in Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi & Mumbai.
This is an ongoing festival which is on for about a month & a half more.

The best part about meal bowls is that everything comes at one shot so you don’t have to worry much about quantity & sides.
Without further ado, we’ll let you know which ones we tried & which ones we want to keep on trying!

Must tries: Panch Phoron & Kasundi Maach, Chicken Xacuti, Korean Bibimpap & the Kashmiri Yakhni.

Mutton Yakhni

The Chicken Xacuti
We also tried the Nagarjuna Inspired Chilli Chicken & the Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowl which are definitely worth a shot but not as good as the above. The former was a spicy chicken preparation served with parathas whereas the latter is the usual Grilled Chicken in Teriyaki sauce.

We later realized that we had missed out on the seafood bowls, which we were really looking forward to!
First up, if you love fish, you have to try the Kasundi Maach. The fish used is Surmai (clearly written in the menu). They use fresh & well layered fish for the prep. The aroma of the Gobindobhog rice & the zing of the kasundi is always a magical affair. For a Bengali, this is a must try!

The Xacuti was brilliant. The goan spices with the tender boneless chicken tasted heavenly. Moreover, the millets tasted really good & went well with the spicy gravy. We had millets for the first time so either millets have a distinct aroma or they used Ghee in the preparation.

One Bowl Winter Menu at Monkey Bar, Bibimbap

Now for the 2 best bowls: The Bibimpap & the Yakhni. 

The latter had succulent chunks of mutton in yoghurt based gravy. It comes with a serving of saffron rice & the combined aroma is overwhelming. This is a mildly spicy preparation. The Bibimpap is a popular Korean preparation with shredded beef. The beef in this case was simply irresistible. The sauce was lip smacking. This is served with sticky rice, greens, mushrooms & a fried egg. 

Although it doesn’t seem much, the bowls are pretty heavy on the stomach.
For dessert, we tried some Churros, Nutella cake with ice cream & a preparation with molten chocolate & caramel popcorn. This was a full-fledged Choco-indulgence! 

The Nutella cake is just amazing. The sweetness if perfect & of course: Nutella. The popcorn concept was pretty neat & worked out extremely well.

That’s all from our side!

This special menu is on for quite some time so don’t miss out. The preparations mentioned are truly mouth-watering. There are others which we couldn’t try so feel free to try them out & let us know how you feel.

We’ll be back soon with another foodscapade ;)

Till then—think about your taste buds & bon apetit!

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