Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Pied Pipers of Prawn Balchao

The folks have moved the restaurant again!!
This is the fourth place Bernardo's has moved to.
Probably a new record as far as hopping restaurants go. Though I don't know if any exist. At least not in this city..

The first joint was this pigeon hole above a tentwallah in the Mehar Chand market where the roof would leak in the rain and guests were encouraged to bring umbrellas.
They came anyway.
Lasted about six-odd months there before upping skirt and stove to BongLand.
This time around we got a bigger place with an air-conditioner and a loo. The only fuck-up being that the place was in a residential colony and hence illegal.
So cops and random obnoxious neighbours who didn't like the smell of frying fish (in BongLand of all places!!!) would harass the old man and woman.
Third stop was a nice place, if a little out-of-the-way in a deserted complex in Gurgaon. Palm trees, a backyard and shit added to the Goa feel.
The new place is in DLF Galleria, a first-floor, duplex joint that looks sorta like a ship's cabin complete with portholes and lemon yellow coloured walls.
(They've gotten bamboo matting for the reception)

The menu's being expanded and folks want us (Sister and self) to start taking active interest.
Which means self has started cooking lessons... self taught of course..

4 Comments:

Blogger Arthur Quiller Couch said...

You write pretty good sometimes. Not this post in particular, some of the earlier ones.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goan food tip -- Remember that the secret of the perfect prawn curry lies in getting the vinegar content just right. And please don't North-Indianize the damn thing by cutting down on the spices.

Look forward to the day when will be able to criticise your cooking! :-)

9:00 PM  
Anonymous dzi said...

the fifth place will be even better. :)

12:57 AM  
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