I was very excited for this food and wine pairing event for Food Bloggers Association, Bangalore. Venue being Punjabi By Nature was obviously a plus because of their reputation of fabulous Punjabi food.
The group received a warm welcome from the hosts and a beautiful ambiance just set the mood for the party. Very classy and a beautiful fine dine. I especially had a great time connecting with these amazing food bloggers.
I will just go ahead with the review of food because wine isn’t really my forte.
We started off with beer samplers. From left to right, these are house special wheat beer, American ale or green apple beer, German Pilsener, and Stout. House special wheat beer is a must try. Very light yet with a beautiful fizz. Green Apple beer had green apple ingredient missing, it was light and in the name of green apple, there was just color. German Pilsener, on the other hand, was stronger yet tasty. What stood out for me was stout. Maybe because I have never had this particular kind before, but the after-taste of caffeine was just amazing.
For people who enjoy Mocktails, you must try Mango Margarita here. It was so flavorsome. The taste of mango and anardana fights against your palette making it most delightful thing to have. Oreo shake is another beautifully presented drink. I would personally like it to be a bit more creamy, but yumm nevertheless.
Since was a food wine pairing event, there was a lot of fine wine to try which goes well with Indian food. There was Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. I am no expert, so wouldn’t go on commenting on these.
Moving on to starters, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters were equally amazing. Amongst veg, Galauti Kebab were delectable. While I have a thing for beautifully executed dahi k kebab. I feel it’s art and so artistic dahi k kebabs here made me happy. But the thing you absolutely should not miss is tandoori paneer because I have never had a softer paneer ever. It just melts in your mouth. Divine. Roasted cauliflower and broccoli were a miss according to me.
Amongst non-veg starters, murgh malai tikka was really soft and delicious. But the winning starter for me will be kasturi kebab. Beautifully marinated chicken covered with egg and cooked. There are so many flavours that fight in your mouth and the aroma of Kasuri methi takes the taste a level up. Amongst the misses, we had tandoori fish which was a tad bit overcooked and marination needed a bit work.
I was completely stuffed after starters. But the main course displayed the actual richness of a Punjabi meal. But I wouldn’t miss it for anything. The food was as delicious as it looked. As a tradition, I will start with vegetarian dishes first. Paneer yet again was an absolute delight. Very creamy and good balance of spices. Tawa vegetables were a good addition to the meal as well. Dal Makhani, a must have here, was very close to a dal makhani you’ll get in a city in Punjab.Moving to Non-vegetarian section, Meat Punjabi by Nature, a mutton dish left me speechless. I’ve never had a better mutton preparation. I recommend this very strongly. The mutton was soft and the gravy was so perfect. I will that any of my words will not do justice to the dish. Chicken masala was a great addition to the table.There is indeed always room for dessert. So even if I was stuffed, I cannot pass on these wonderful desserts. Jalebi with Rabri is something I miss from up north. Such a pleasure to have it, that too a great preparation. Flaming Gulab Jamun was a visual treat. Set on fire by rum, the taste blended well.!
There is indeed always room for dessert. So even if I was stuffed, I cannot pass on these wonderful desserts. Jalebi with Rabri is something I miss from up north. Such a pleasure to have it, that too a great preparation. Flaming Gulab Jamun was a visual treat. Set on fire by rum, the taste blended well.!
It was a great experience in Punjabi By Nature.! The food was scrumptious and experience was memorable. Great place to have a nice “fancy” Punjabi meal.