Sunday, March 7, 2010

barbeque delight

My first barbecue dinner!

Wanting to give me a different eating out experience my son took me to Barbeque Nation.

My adventure started with iced tea which I have never tasted before. When I looked in shock at the large glass the youngsters pacified me saying I can take my own sweet time to finish it off, taking a sip in between the course. What I cannot understand was why it was not sweet!

Luckily I had a companion for vegetarian menu! We had different colour plates safegaurding us from the carnivores' feast! The ubiquitous tissue paper was absent! A neat cloth napkin was placed on our lap.

A grill was placed in front of us and a variety of vegetables & panneer in rods were put on the grill. On the table were 6 cups of sauces in six colours with small brushes to apply on the barbecued items. The brushes were amusing to a country mouse like me! The baby corn, colour capsicums, potato, mushroom etc served were sizzling & tasted good enough with sufficient salt, pepper & oregano. Hence I desisted from experimenting with my painting skill by dipping into any of the cups.

Roti & chutney too was good. Then we hastily bent down the flag kept on the table to stop the fast flow of barbecue supply & got up to forage into the buffet section.
The tomato soup was divine. It has taken nearly 4 decades' interval for me to taste a proper soup: the last time I had it served was at a lunch hosted by the American Embassy during a seminar in my PG days- with butter cubes & crunchy, yummy crotons.

I steered past noodles & macaroni. A big 'No' to them when I had better options before me! The teaspoonful each of elegant-looking rice & briyani found no favour with my palate, either!

Gifted(!) with a sweet tooth as Iwas, the dessert area was attractive to me. The content of the dainty earthen mug- baasanthi- was not up to my expectation: not sweet enough. The gulab jamuns were good. My grandson was heartily forking them down his throat one after another!

There was souffle- something I have not tasted before! The pineapple souffle was simply superb! The bitter chocolate sauce was not for me. The green, red jelly & nut, caramel garnishings are OK with me! I guiltlessly committed the sin of helping myself generously to the delicacy.

Icecream with nut toppings followed leaving no place in the tummy for the variety of cakes!

Voila, a sumptuous dinner to remember!

3 comments:

  1. Manjula RamakrishnanMarch 7, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Hello Friend,
    I happened to read your blog. I liked all of them,you seem like a like minded person and I enjoyed every bit of your blog. Keep it up and we will keep in touch

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  2. Wow! What a delight it is to find a friend of the same wave length! Thank you, Manjula ramakrishnan!

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  3. Hi PP,
    I too have a BBQ once in a way at home, totally NV though with a few V items as my d-i-l happens to be a vegan.
    You really seem to have filled up your blog real quick

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