Have I mentioned that Barbeque Nation is fast becoming one of my favorite places to eat? I might have I guess here and here, and over numerous Instagram posts, and if I am being repetitive, I apologize in advance.
However, when I came to know that Barbeque Nation has a seafood festival going on and that there was an invite available for me, I had to go and check it out and report back to you people 😉 .
The atmosphere in the restaurant was absolutely gloriously nautical. The ceilings were covered with fishing nets in which fish were trapped and the waiters were all dressed per the seafood theme.
They even did a lively jig for all the customers dancing to popular sea-faring numbers. My favorite was their dancing to Maria Pita Che by Remo Fernandez. The restaurant just exploded in applause once they were done. You can see the video embedded at the top of this post.
Anyway, that was all about the decor and the entertainment, what about the food? Well, I am vegetarian so I have only second-hand accounts of the non-veg food, but everyone seemed to enjoy the seafood very much.
If you’re vegetarian and wondering whether it’s worth going, fear not. There’s plenty of excellent (and new!) fare for vegetarians too. Have a look at this vegetarian menu.
As you can see, there is a lot of variety, and OMG, everything was so tasty, I don’t have the words to describe. However, I am listing some of the highlights of the dinner here, so that when you go (and of course you are going to go, right?), you know how to manage the space in your tummy 🙂 .
So, here’s a list of some of the really delicious stuff that I urge you to try:
- Lychee surprise – I am not very fond of lychee so I was planning on giving this a skip, but the waiter was insistent that I give it a try, and what do you know, that was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. It was truly a surprise and a very pleasant one.
- Cajun Spiced Potato Skins – It’s not the most original food, more like potato wedges with some Cajun spices sprinkled on top, but they were delicious, and made a perfect starter.
- The Bhindi Crispy fried – These bhindi (lady’s finger) were deep-fried to a crisp in probably bucket fulls of oil. But boy, so tasty, and I enjoyed every bit of it.
- The atomic mushrooms were also super-tasty as per usual, as were the grilled pineapples.
The non-vegetarians really enjoyed the crispy fried anchovies, the crumb fried squids, and the basa in peri-peri sauce. Other non-vegetarian starters were the mutton gehlawati kabab, Maryland crab cakes, mai tai prawns and Jamaican jerk chicken.
After the starters, we were so stuffed that we had very little place for the main course. I knew the desserts were going to be excellent so I stuck to a simple plate of steamed rice, dal amritsari, and vegetable schezuan noodles. All were good, but really the starters are the best thing in Barbeque Nation and you shouldn’t skimp on them. Plus, there is all the fun of grilling your own starters on the table.
The desserts were the bomb. I tried the kulfi that they mixed up for me.
I then embarked on the fresh fruit platter and the strawberry chocolate tart (which was just divine). If there’s only one thing you are going to eat here, then it should be the strawberry chocolate tart. Just writing about it here has me wanting to visit the restaurant again 🙂 .
Overall, a wonderful experience and a must-have experience for foodies. I suggest you immediately make plans to visit the place over the weekend. Theirs is a restaurant chain with branches all over Bangalore. They are having the event till February 8th, so time is running out!
Ending this foodie post with a short flipagram I made of some of the dishes that were served. I hope you like it.