Mayookh Bhaumik set, Anglo-Indian treats Maka Pao De & Gulkand Perdu Toast on Monkey Bar's X'mas eve itinerary
Spend your Christmas Eve night at Monkey Bar which is hosting an homage to the Anglo-Indian community all through December with their The Jolly Good Fellows menu featuring small plates, replete with decadent flavours, inspired by the food cooked in Anglo- Indian homes across the country. From meaty Panthra rolls to the Mama’s Mad B**f Pepper Fry and heady cocktails like Shaken Bacon and Brandy Bugger, the Jolly Good Fellows menu promises an adventurous and satisfying feast. DJ Rwik ad popular tabla percussionist and Mayookh Bhaumik will play a live set and guests can party till 3 am!
Monkey Bar, which also happens to be the first gastrobar of the country, is famous for its quirky pairings and desi takes on global cocktails. Their festive menu focuses on the ingredients used in Anglo-Indian homes to ad an authentic twist to some beloved and bingable comfort food. The Maka Pao De, for instance, which is an Anglo-Indian staple featuring a delicious kulcha, with spicy and sour Goan ambot butter - Monkey Bar's version re-imagines the bread and butter with a Portuguese twist.
Panthra rolls served with Mother-In-Law’s Chutney is a go-to dish for most Anglo-Indian communities of Kolkata; it's prepared with panko fried crepes, filled with chicken mince and is paired with spicy devil’s chutney. You'll also find some Bombils Men, which is heavily inspired by Maharashtrian cuisine and features a green masala marinated, semolina-coated and pan-seared Bombay Duck served with mint chutney. Another fantastic speciality is the Ball Curry and Pao, which is a slow-cooked Railway-style mutton meatball curry, served with buttered pao and prawn balchao butter.
End your X-mas eve dinner with some incredible cocktails and desserts; on the menu you'll find a Pain Perdu Toast, a French-inspired dessert with an Anglo-Indian touch added by an almond cream and gulkand topping. Team it with a Shaken Bacon, a playful concoction of bacon and booze with Jameson Irish whiskey, maple syrup and a bacon wash topped with a garnish of crisp bacon.
The Jolly Good Fellows Menu will last till January 5. Price for two: Rs 2,000