Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sizzling Sizzlers Festival at Cafe Mangii, Bengaluru

I usually skip the events if I need to travel a lot within the city. But when few restaurants which always treat some of us like family members, I can’t say no to them. In such cases, distance won’t be an issue to try some lip-smacking food. Recently, I visited Café Mangii at ‘Orion Mall for their ongoing Sizzling Sizzlers Festival’ (from 15th July – 31st Aug). Located at Level 2 in Orion Mall, Café Mangii is an absolute spot to spend quality time with your loved ones. Café Mangii’s primary focus is on Italian and Continental dishes.

So what’s special about their Sizzling Sizzlers festival? My answer is fusion food at its best! Most of the places follow the regular pattern of serving sizzlers with mashed potato or flavored rice along with sautéed veggies. Here the game was completely different. Chef created some crazy sizzler combos and I never had such good sizzler experience in Bangalore.

I always choose light drinks to go with sizzlers, just to balance the taste. So this time it was a chilled, refreshing mocktail, ‘Strawberry and Guava Cooler’ along with a glass of Fratelli red wine.

We started our lunch with pizzas. Café Mangii is famous for their thin-crust wood-fired pizzas. Even non-vegetarians will say ‘Wow!’ to Café Mangii’s Verdure pizza made of caramelized onions, 3 peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and zucchini. We also loved their Smoked Barbeque Chicken pizza, Fettuccine Siciliano, and Greek pizza.

The first Sizzler to come to our table was the Chermoula Cottage Cheese one. Paneer in Sizzlers? Seriously? That was the first thing to come to my mind. The answer to my question was the bursting flavors of Chilli Mint Pesto Grilled Cottage Cheese with crispy Baby Potato and Zucchini strips. I liked the combo but I have better suggestions.

Next, we had the Lemongrass Chicken Sizzler. It came with a Char grilled Chicken, Carrot Noodles, Mace and Pepper Pilaf served with Rum Raisin Jus. Lemongrass flavor was very minimal and the buttery sauce overpowered the flavors.

I do like veg sometimes :P The cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa poppers with Lyonnaise Potato, Pepper slaw, and Turmeric Coconut coulis made the ‘Broccoli and Quinoa pops sizzler’ just amazing.

I was about to say ‘No Thank you’ for the next sizzler and the Café Mangii team told us that’s the best selling sizzler and it’s a must try one. When I heard the name Mushroom Baklava I was like :O as for me Baklava is always a sweet pastry filled with dry fruits.  But what’s in the name? The mild aroma and creamy flavors from the phyllo pastry stuffed with Truffle Oil Scented forest Mushrooms and Gruyere served along with Riso Bianco and Thyme Butter Peas was one of the best Sizzlers I’ve ever had.

Ever since I saw an Instastory of Coconut Prawns Sizzler by Debolina (a blogger friend of mine), I was craving for the same. I couldn’t quite enjoy this sizzler as I was so full. The honey mustard sauce went well with the crispy golden fried Prawns served on a bed of Rice.

Tahini Lamb Kebabs Sizzler surely had interesting flavors but it was not up to my liking.

For desserts, we had a luscious Velvet Brick Brownie topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream.

View infront of Orion Mall

Compare to mall standards, Café Mangii has great ambiance and you can have a relaxed time there. The service can be a bit slow on weekends as the restaurant will be so packed with mall visitors.
Cafe Mangii
Level 2, Orion Mall
26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road
Brigade Gateway
Malleshwaram West
For table reservations, contact - 080 22682213

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