Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Coast to Coast with Monkey Bar

Visit Monkey Bar for a Coastal Adventure of Food and Drink from June 16thto June 30th, 2016

– Delhi and Bangalore  


A delicious journey through coastal Karnataka and Kerala awaits you this June at the Monkey Bar’s Coastal Adventures – one that stars fresh seafood, spicy chutneys, traditional specialties and southern style cocktails all with the Monkey twist! You can set sail with a hungry belly, touching parts of Udupi, Kundapur, packing in a punch with some fiery Mangalorean cuisine as well as flavours from coastal Kerala.

Dig into a menu that gets you the best of the shore and sea from Southern Fry (batter fried calamari, coconut crusted prawns tossed in dried shrimp rub), Kerala Bao Uttapam (Kerala Inspired beef fry served with bao uttappam and coconut chutney); Udipi Beet Cutlets stuffed with green peas; Clam Sukkha and the humble red rice in a crunchy and unusual Kuttari Salad. Wash it down with Vanakam Panakam, Chilli Puli and Kapi Macha. The Monkey Bar version of the coastal and regional delicacies in a fun avatar will make you want to drop anchor at your favourite gastro-pub, Monkey Bar this season. The Coastal Adventure @ Monkey Bar, from June 16th to June 30th, 2016 at Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj, Delhi (Plot No 11, Pocket C 6 & 7, Commercial Complex Vasant Kunj(Adjacent to Kotak Mahindra Bank and Mini Cooper Showroom), New Delhi – 110070) and Monkey Bar, Indiranagar, Bangalore

 Kundapur Chicken Wings
 The southern coast offers one of the most flavorful and hearty cuisines in the country and Monkey Bar has conjured up a menu that lures you to cruise along with some fabulous fare. Get yourself an order of KP Tacos -flaky Kerala paratha with Chettinad styled pulled chicken with black lychen, baby onion salan and garlic pickle. Dig into staple street favourites; crispy dal vada, maddur vada, medu vada and Mangalore bun when you place an order of South Street served with kosambri salad, coconut chutney and a tangy tomato and tamarind chutney.

Enjoy Prawn Ghee Roast- Kundapur style ghee roast with fresh water prawns served with garlic toast. Try the Suran Blankets - Monkey’s version of aloo paratha - Mangalore style suran palya stuffed paratha with onion and radish slaw, pickle and chutney or ask for a portion of Mandeli Fried Fish - rava crusted fried fish filets, baby onion salan puree, plantain chips and south inspired bread and butter pickles. Kundapur Wings- chicken wings tossed with Kundapur ghee roast masala served with sprouted moong kosambri salad.  The popular egg puff gets a makeover with Monkee Eggs - coriander and black pepper crusted poached egg on puff pastry, with green chutney and a coconut cream hollandaise.  And finally order the Coast to Coast–the Monkey Thali with Mangalore inspired gassi with raw mango, potato and tomato, ghee rice, avial inspired vegetables, gonghura chutney, kerala paratha, pickle, curd, papad, kokum sharbat and jaggery custard. If you’re still in the mood for something more – there is the Batak Dosa Kerala style duck confit with shaved onions and chutney on bite sized set dosa or the Ode to Molly- spice marinated seabass, fragrant lemon rice, avial inspired vegetables and a turmeric and coconut milk sauce.


Mandeli Fried Fish

Monkey Eggs

They have an equally exciting set of special cocktails inspired
Soulful Kadhee
by the southern coast. Choose from Soulful Kadhee-gin, Kokum syrup, tender coconut, curry leaves, lime cordial or Vanakam Panakam- whiskey, panakam, lemon juice. Order a Chilli Puli-Tequila, Tamarind paste, green chilli or settle down with a Kapi Macha- Dark Rum, Espresso, Pineapple Juice and cinnamon. Traditional spices, family recipes and a generous sprinkling of innovation – that’s what makes up the Monkey Bar Coastal Adventures. 

Monkey Bar is India’s first gastropub brand owned by Olive Cafés South Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s most premier stand-alone restaurant brands.  Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd., in partnership with award winning chef Manu Chandra and hospitality operations expert Chetan Rampal, set up the first Monkey Bar in Bangalore in April 2012. It subsequently opened in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj in 2013, with its promise to offer you anything but the usual! Monkey Bar later opened its doors in Indiranagar, Bangalore and Central Delhi – Connaught Place – in 2014. It has the essence of a pub and is backed by excellent food and service, at accessible prices. In a short span of time, the brand has been recognized both nationally and globally as a unique F&B destination that is set to revolutionize the concept of dining out in India. Conde Nast International Gold Standard 2013 and Time Out London and Singapore listed the gastropub among the must visit places in the world; Times Food Guide awarded Monkey Bar, Bangalore, the Best Bar 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Time Out Food Awards 2014 awarded Monkey Bar the Trendiest Restaurant. Monkey Bar Delhi has also won the award for the Best Bar in Delhi at the Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2015! Monkey Bar Bombay has also won the award for the Best Cocktails in Bombay at the Times Food & Nightlife Awards,2015 Having firmly established itself as a quality dining out destination in Bangalore (Indiranagar), and in Delhi (Vasant Kunj and Connaught Place), Monkey Bar opened its doors to the people of Mumbai in 2015.


Quick Facts

Wallet Factor

Meal for two without alcohol excluding taxes: Rs. 1200++

Meal for two with alcohol excluding taxes: Rs. 1800++
Pictures credits: Supratim Ghosh




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