Have you ever experienced that feeling where you go to a restaurant and eat its food and the first thing you want to do is to go and give the chef a tight kiss? At the expense of sounding creepy, I have! Multiple times. And a lot of those times were at Elephant and Co gastropub. Known for its delicious and experimental cocktails, this bar has been one of my favourites since the time it opened its gates last year in May. From then till now, they have tried to experiment with a lot of dishes, bringing in fun elements such as serving teriyaki chicken in a bowl made out of a real pineapple. However, not all of them received the response they expected.
Bored of eating Maggi every time you get hungry and want your food in literally two minutes? Try this recipe for homemade Paneer Macaroni. It’s delicious and super easy to make!
Quick-fix Paneer Macaroni (Serves 2-3)
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Five cloves of garlic
10 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes
2 bell peppers (red and yellow), chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1 TSP pasta seasoning
Red chilli flakes, to taste
150 grams durum wheat macaroni
150 grams of paneer (I used Modern Dairy‘s Malai Paneer), cubed.
Half a handful of Pine nuts
7-8 Basil leaves
1/4 cup milk
Salt, to taste
Olive oil, 2 tbsp
When the Café Felix invite dropped in my inbox, I was ultra-excited! The menu looked super interesting, as did the space. I roped in a friend, spoke to Apeksha (the one co-ordinating the tasting sessions) and a weekday lunch at this brand-new cafe was decided upon. ‘
As we entered the café, we were greeted with plenty of natural light and a modern casual chic vibe that instantly set the tone for our lunch. Before we settled in, Apeksha showed us around the gorgeous restaurant and introduced us to Chef Nitin Kulkarni who was previously with team Indigo from Mumbai for over 17 years. He’s been working with The Clearing House in Mumbai for the last few years and has made his way into Bangalore with the all-day open, Café Felix.