Wednesday, March 22, 2017

All about my recent mediterranean dine-at-home dinner by Authenticook!

Being a Home Chef it’s always a great feeling to try out different dine-at-home options in the city. As we all know, food connects people and dine-at-home creates a comfort zone between the host and the limited number of guests. Recently I had an awesome Spanish-Mediterranean dinner at Kavita Bawa’s tranquil house in North Bengaluru. I was invited to try this Mediterranean meal organized by Authenticook.

There are many startups which find talented Homechefs in the city and recent one I came across is Authenticook which is very much new in Namma ooru. Authenticook is a well-established startup which provides an authentic culinary experience in multiple cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Goa, Boston, Kochi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

My plate :)

The graceful host, Kavita has lived most of her life in Mauritius and she is an expert when it comes to global cuisine.  We started our dinner with Tapas, which was perfectly cooked tasty meatballs, Mediterranean mezze with Hummus, Pita bread, Baba Ganoush, Lavash and assorted bread; Piment dip with garlic and lemon, Guacamole, and Pickled roasted peppers with cheese. With such a wonderful start to a meal, I was looking forward to a great dinner. Next, on the menu, we had a lemon-basil sorbet which was extremely delightful. The flavors were so well balanced.

For the main course, we had ‘fresh salad with microgreens, figs, arugula, and pine nuts tossed in a light and delicious balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing’, ‘Spanish Paella with seafood (prawns, clams, and squid), Chorizo, and chicken’, Rice with green olives, and some pita bread with dips. The Spanish Paella was amaaaaazing with a burst of flavors. I enjoyed a glass of wonderful Bellingham Berry Bush Rosé wine with my dinner.

Is any meal complete without desserts? No… Never! For desserts, we had Affogato. Affogato means ‘drowned’ and true its name, a scoop of vanilla ice cream dunked in espresso coffee shot was a perfect combo. The generous amount of Godiva chocolate toppings made the dessert just extraordinary.

With interesting conversations and tasty food the dinner was perfect. It was pleasure meeting my foodie buddy, Jaideep at Kavita's home. Thanks to Tanmoy, Swati and Authenticook for organizing such a great meetup.  This coming weekend Authenticook will be hosting a Mediterranean meal by Kavita and also a Bengali meal by ‘The Calcutta Diaries’.

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