If Bangaloreans cannot go to the sea, the sea will come to Bangalore !!!
Coast along with the Vivanta by Taj, as they fish out the best catch for us every Friday at Cafe Mozaic. Come and visit ‘Bangalore by the Bay’ (which I would have named Bay of Bengal-uru or even Bay’ngaluru … but as usual no one asks me for my opinion )
Showcasing the ‘fruit’ of the waters, this river to coast festival has been crafted by the ever innovative Executive Chef Selvaraju and his team.
Sail with them from coast to coast as each Friday takes you on a culinary voyage, savoring mainly different regional and some global styles of preparation.
Get up close and personal with gigantic fish that form a part of the decor.
Dock awhile at the various stations where you can experience a large number of seafood laden salads, cold cuts, soups, grills, tempura, fries, curries and even biryanis.
We were invited to the Friday that was mostly dedicated to the coast of Kerala (which seems to be lingering on in my life for an unusually long time, not that I am complaining )
The vast range of fish that was served was truly amazing and while the dishes are too many to be named, a few of the items that we had are mentioned below.
At the live grill counter were the squids, octopus, prawns and such, that were marinated in sauces of our choice and grilled.
Other popular live counters had meaty fillets of large fish like seer that were tava fried and whole small fish like Kane (lady fish) that were coated with semolina and deep fried into the famous Kane rava fry and also the well loved Anchovy (Nethili fry).
The tempura station had squids and prawns and the Thai station had a delectable prawn green/red curry with sticky rice.
The Kerala part of it which was the theme of the day, bore a bounteous number of items like Meen para, Kottayam fish curry, Meen Moily, Mackerel masala, Alleppey prawn curry and Meen Pollichattu, accompanied by Malabar meen biryani, prawn biryani and idiappams.
In keeping with the coast, some of the desserts were Kerala based like the coconut payasam and the Ada pradhaman.
The choices are vast and the variety of fish is outstanding. It is not just the Bay but an entire ocean that they bring to you.
So drop anchor with them on a Friday evening and enjoy the culinary cruise !!!
Yes there are some vegetarian dishes too but be aware of the purpose of this festival
Bangalore by the Bay at Café Mozaic docks into port every Friday from 7:30 – 11:00 pm and the smiling Crew at the Taj, ensure that you will Shore’ly have a great time.
And at INR 1500 plus taxes per person, there is nothing fishy about that amazing price
And as seafood lovers would say, Bay is Bae !!!
For more pictures see My Facebook- Vivanta by Taj-Bangalore by the Bay