Chef’s special menu for the day

This Saturday was a blast inspite of getting up all grumpy and annoyed a little too early for my comfort (around 4.30 am) scarred by some horrible dreams. Got to do a lot of things, all fun, the whole day, till the dawn of the next day, but the best part of it was going to this amazing restaurant as part of a very close friend’s birthday treat (I thought last year’s Christmas Brunch of his was the best, but this year’s birthday treat as of now tops it all). It is called Caperberry, part of Avant Grade Hospitality located in UB City, Bangalore. There we have a special tasting menu which hosts a 7 course meal of chef’s specials for that day. I haven’t been to such tasting menu so far, so I had no expectations as such and I don’t watch the cooking shows too much, because 1. they make me very hungry, 2. I can’t do any of that even if I want to (lack patience in the kitchen) and 3. Most of them make non-veg which I can’t even try even if I want to. So what is the point. But here they had separate specials for both veg and non veg. So, ready to take a peek at what the Chef’s special was this Saturday at Caperberry ? Here it is

a)

Baked Escalivada in Filo
Baked Escalivada in Filo – Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Mojo – Veg
Pepitoria Chicken
Pepitoria Chicken – Almond, Saffron and Garlic sauce, black olive powder and mixed lettuce – Non Veg

b)

Green Pineapple Apple and Basic Gezpacho with Beetroot icecream, beetroot and apple tartar
Green Pineapple Apple and Basic Gezpacho with Beetroot icecream, Beetroot and Apple Tartar – Veg
Tomato Gazpacho with Tuna Tartare and beetroot-feta caviar
Tomato Gazpacho with Tuna Tartare and Beetroot-feta Caviar – Non Veg

Had some Sparking wine in between

Sparkling Wine
Sparkling Wine

c)

Vegetarian Migas- Mango spherification, caperberry and  pink onion
Vegetarian Migas- Mango spherification, caperberry and pink onion – Veg
Pan seared Scallop & Black Prawn Tempura, Dill foam, poached fennel puree, saffron alidi and wasabi mayo
Pan seared Scallop & Black Prawn Tempura, Dill foam, poached fennel puree, saffron alidi and wasabi mayo – Non Veg

d)

Glazed Morel and Shittake - Mushroom pisto, porcini sauce, parmesan crumble and spring onion
Glazed Morel and Shittake – Mushroom pisto, porcini sauce, parmesan crumble and spring onion – Veg
John Dory with Romesco- Textures of Aspharagus and Orange segments
John Dory with Romesco- Textures of Aspharagus and Orange segments – Non Veg

e) To bring out more appetite for the main course

Cryo Virgin Margharita - lime and ginger
Cryo Virgin Margharita – lime and ginger

f)

Aspharagus and Cauliflower Risotto - Truffle oil and manchego cheese
Aspharagus and Cauliflower Risotto – Truffle oil and manchego cheese – Veg
Duck Empedrat- Celery Textures, Apple Textures and port wine jus
Duck Empedrat- Celery Textures, Apple Textures and port wine jus – Non Veg

g) Oh!!!! This was so heavenly..You have no idea…I can still feel its taste in my mouth.

White Chocolate and Olive Oil Ecstasy - Chocolate crumble, caramel espume and vanilla icecream
White Chocolate and Olive Oil Ecstasy – Chocolate crumble, caramel espume and vanilla icecream

And later we were given two additional desserts

Petit Fours - Cryo Lichi Cream
Petit Fours – Cryo Lichi Cream
Candies
Candies

What do you think of the chef’s specials ? I wasn’t too stuffed, because the quantity was perfect and the taste was so so so wonderful. Service was good, drinks (we had Sangria and Sparking wine and both were good). Its a high end restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised when he said he will take us all (7 of us) to his birthday treat there. But then he is known for his special treats 🙂 Thank you dear friend for showing us this lovely place (even though I am sure I wont be back there frequently, but once a year is a perfect way to indulge).

More of some fun times coming up.

4 thoughts on “Chef’s special menu for the day

    1. Yeah, even the non-veggies (5 out of 7) in our group wondered why they can’t choose from both the menu’s because they felt that especially the Veg Gezpacho and Escalivada were much better than their non-veg ones, according to them

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