Weekend Cooking: Pat Chapman #GrillstheWorld


When an invitation to attend a grilling event at Barbeque Nation popped into my inbox, I was super-delighted to say yes.

I am a frequent visitor of Barbeque Nation and I always enjoy their tasty grills that they allow you to grill right on the table and I’ve always been curious about the marinades and sauces that they offer.

Another reason for accepting is that the person doing the presentation is Chef Pat Chapman – some initial googling soon revealed that he is one of the top chefs in the world and extremely knowledgeable about Asian cuisine, so much so that he has actually spoken on behalf of the Government of Kerala on Indian spices.

When I arrived for the event, I saw an array of interesting looking marinades, vegetables, and fish laid out on the table. There were quintessentially British marinades – Yorkshire Marinade, Worcestershire Marinade, one from Spain – the Spanish Valencia Marinade, some marinades from the Middle East – Arabian Marinade, and Persian Marinade, and some from Australasia – Outback Emu, Mighty Hot Mai Thai, Chinese Sichuan and Indonesian Bumbukacang, and some from the Americas – Texican Marinade, Albuquerque Atomic Marinade, New Orleans Incendiary Marinade, Aztec ~ Mole Poblano Marinade and the Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

Introducing all his ingredients and talking through his grilling techniques

Some of the ingredients on the table

Phew! That was a lot of marinades.

There was a short presentation where he demoed a couple of marinades for us. His presentation was very vibrant, very interactive, and we as his audience were all ears. He allowed all of us to get a feel for the ingredients, smell, taste even if we wanted, and he was very open and available to all our questions.

That small polka dot blob in black and white in the back row is me

That small polka dot blob in black and white in the back row is me

After the presentation, all of us were invited to stay for lunch and it was a great time networking and catching up with bloggers I know and getting to know bloggers I don’t know.

We then sat down for lunch. The starters were the Barbeque Nation specialty – live grills that you can grill right on your table.

Our veggies grilling nicely on our table

Our veggies grilling nicely on our table

We gorged so much on the grilled cheeses and vegetables (we are vegetarian, so no meat or fish), we could barely manage more than a few spoonfuls of the main course.

A plateful of yummy food - small quantities of some of the different options available in the main course

A plateful of yummy food – small quantities of some of the different options available in the main course

On our way out, we were handed little goody bags with vouchers for another meal at Barbeque Nation – I am definitely going to treat Snubnose to a good meal with that one, I just know she’ll love the grilling experience.

We were also handed a small box, I assumed they were Diwali sweets, but not so. It contained a book with some lovely grill recipes, and I was pretty kicked about it.

One of his awesome but super simple recipes

One of his awesome but super simple recipes

Want to experience some grilling fun?

Come visit Barbeque Nation, if you visit before October 31, you also get to experience some of the Pat Chapman magic in person.

Where: Barbeque Nation outlets – Indirangar |Kormangala | JP Nagar | Lido Mall | Whitefield Road | Kammanahalli | Electronic City
Date: October 3-31, 2014
Average meal for two: Rs 1600
Timings: Lunch and Dinner hours

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4 Responses
  • bermudaonion(Kathy)
    December 29, 2014

    That looks and sounds like so much fun!!

  • BethFishReads
    November 2, 2014

    What a cool event — lucky you to attend. The food looks awesome and how neat that you got a cookbook too.

    • Nishita
      November 2, 2014

      @BethFishReads:disqus yes, thanks. It was a good event, and I am especially happy with the recipes 🙂

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