We are a gourmand couple who love to discover new places and eat our hearts out. Follow us for a guilt trip along the food road.
It has become imperative that we maintain a perfect balance between work and play. You know what they say about “All work and no play”. No one likes it when life becomes too dull and boring. Right? Our busy and mundane life gets too monotonous if we don’t indulge in some sort of fun activities every now and then. ‘Out Of The Blue’, Khar had the right fix for this. Their fortnight long celebrations called ‘Dicey Nights’ where good food, great drinks and some unlimited fun and games make sure that you unwind yourself before heading back to the grind.
We were invited to the ‘FBAI’ bloggers meet at Out Of The Blue to be a part of a fun filled evening with other fellow bloggers. What looked like another night of just food and drinks turned out to be a wild and extravagant evening with perfectly drawn out activities that just made sure you never head back home.
So without further delay, here’s what our high octane evening went like…
Thanks to the traffic conditions, we reached the venue almost an hour late. Our fellow bloggers were indeed having a great time relishing some great drinks and food. But the host made sure that we didn’t miss out on any of the fun. Very soon were served some real soul stirring and potent cocktails along with starters that just juiced up our batteries.
First in line were some deadly combinations that were just downright brilliant, served with ever so delectable entrees that just didn’t seem to stop.
Gummy Bears are no longer a child’s thing after you have the ‘Gummy Bear Shots’. What we had at OOTB has completely changed the way we look at these tiny pieces of adorable candies. Gummy bears soaked in five different types of liquor served with a shot of Vodka. It sure was an explosive start.
Up next came the ‘Whiskey in the Jar’. A Single Malt seriously couldn’t have tasted any better. With the infusion of Drambuie the Whiskey was high on ‘Spirits and Spices’ from the Scotch and herbs. We loved it.
Pairing it up was the ‘Nachos Cap Upside-down’. We’d like to call it ‘Nacho El Maximo! Large crisp bowl shaped nacho with chunky salsa and sour cream in the centre surrounded by some amazing sauces. Each bite seemed to have a totally different taste due to the variety of toppings which slid down the walls of the cap. Though not the typical nacho and more like a crispy roti, it was really light yet high on taste. Our besties !
It was time we were up for the games for the evening. Starting from the Drinking roulette to the (almost) life size chess, to the Jenga, we loved playing it all. What scored more was the game of Beer Pong that got all together. And with much anticipation we lost !
Next in line was the most attractive looking dish of the evening. The ‘Trios of Dips’. The pumpkin chickpea hummus, spinach pesto and the beet pesto were all layered in a stout glass and were served with lavash and pita. ‘Boy o boy’ by its look and taste was a super hit.
The vegetarian got served the ‘Piccolo Chillies stuffed with Goat Cheese. It came out of the pantry sizzling hot. Difficult to bite into one but appealing and tempting,great looking chillies were such, we just couldn’t wait for it to cool down. Crunchy and flaky coating cocooning the chillies which were stuffed with soft gooey goat cheese. The dish on its whole was a cracker combination and a must have for all.
A chargrilled chicken can hardly ever go wrong, but Hummus Chicken & the Cajun Chicken were far better than the best. Both had a distinct flavour and an absolute riot of fusion taste on our palette. Where one side the Cajun gave us a great fragrance the Hummus was high on taste. It was getting difficult to vote on what was better.
We were happy that we were done with our starters and also the dicey games wherein we won a few and lost a few as well. And now we were all set for the 2nd course – the mains.
Talking of the mains, a must mention here were the plating of the food. Minute details were taken care to make our sure our food tasted as good as it looked.
First up was the ‘Grilled Chicken Leg with Merlot Sauce’. A perfect combination of Chicken Legs, Grilled Beans and Broccoli with Garlic Mash topped with Rosemary and Merlot Wine Reduction. The spices were just perfect and the Merlot Wine topping just took it to a whole new level.
To keep the good food company was the ‘Liquid Tiramisu Shots’. For all the coffee lovers as well as tee totalers this was indeed the most acceptable drink. A Hot start of an amazing concoction giving way to a cold seasoned mix of whiskey. The fiery hot strong coffee with a potent mix of sweet whiskey- no one stopped at one!!!
In the vegetarian section was the ‘Cottage Cheese and Spinach Ravioli’. Though the ravioli was a little too doughy and could have been cooked a little bit more. The bed of sauce on which these raviolis sat was to die for. Creamy, smooth and full of flavour. We dovoured the sauce just by itself. It just dint need any seasoning and was perfect.
We also got to try the ‘Exotic Veg Lasagne with 24 hrs drained Tomato Sauce. Just like the name suggest, an exotically wonderful dish. The lasagne sat on a bed of a beautiful red coulured tomato sauce. One cant do much but just concentrate on the plate when the combination is so perfect. The sauce has a great texture to it and the vegetables in the lasagne was cooked to perfection . A 11/10 dish.
Here came in the ‘Full house Liit’. What a refreshing drink it was to go with our meals. A mix of 5 spirits topped with cola. Not a typical LIT but definitely the best ever had.
We thankfully also had a taste of the ‘Grilled John-Dory Fish with Chimchuri Sauce. Soft and succulent fish through which our cutlery just slid smooth in with a perfectly grilled coating with the right bite. Thought this came with tangerine couscous but we bet the John Dory dint want us to mix or match but just dig in.
Full and high in spirits we were almost done for the evening but never without desserts. We preferred the ‘Creme Brulee’ over the ‘Bitter Sweet Cravings’ and ‘ Vegan Chia Chocolate’. These weren’t the best desserts we have had but when there is great food and some fantastic cocktails to go with it, one dosent have a chance to complain.
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