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Monkey Bar Comes To Kolkata

Yes,Monkey Bar has finally come to kolkata.After Delhi,Mumbai and Bangalore the monkey has made its way to the city of joy.I along with other city bloggers were invited for an exclusive preview to this new gastropub in town ,and on a day when the city experienced its heaviest rainfalls we bloggers took all the effort to make it to monkey bar.Who would want to miss it right?The heavy rains,waterlogged streets,terrible traffic,nothing could dampen our spirits.

Monkey bar has opened in fort knox,camac street and the moment i entered the place  all that i knew was i was extremely happy.MoBar(as it popularly known) is an extremely warm and cozy place.The decor has a typical kolkata feel to it,and the view is just orgasmic.I bet i can spend hours staring at the St Pauls Cathedral,Victoria Memorial and the Vidyasagar Setu and sipping my drink.Trust me the view is to die for.

We were first served the cocktails,MoBar has introduced some special cocktails and food to the menu just for the city of joy like Toast to Calcutta(Gin,Basil and gondhoraaj lime cordial) and Pack-A-Punch(rum,brandy,apple cinnamon and thyme shrub).They also have their all time favourite cocktails,Maanga,Copper Monkey and tipsy sherbet.I loved the copper monkey and maanga.

Tipsy Sherbet

Pack-A-Punch

After a round of cocktails the time came for food.First we were served Kerala Red Rice salad( it had a very tangy and crisp taste to it,very desi).Then came Baked Brie(Brie with caramelised onions and marmalade),Med Platter,Butter chicken khichdi,Tiger Beef,Chicken Chapli,Tikki Of joy(calcutta bhekti chops with kasundi,perfect for us bengalis).My favourites were tikki of joy and chicken chapli.Chef Manu Chandra was also there interacting with us and telling us the story behind every dish that was served.

Kerala red rice salad

Baked Brie

Tiger beef

Butter chicken khichdi

Tikki of joy

As we say in Bengali no meal is complete without “mishti-mukh” (sweets).Finally the desserts arrived and MoBar didn’t fail to impress us with desserts as well.For all you chocolate lovers there is the Snicker Bar which is an indulgence of chocolate ganche,dark chocolate cake and salted caramel gel.If you are not a chocolate fan then why don’t yo try something fun and tangy?Yes,there is Gondhoraj lemon tart for you then,a perfect combination of lemon curd,mint,pistachio cake and cookie crust.

Snicker Bar

If i have to say about Monkey Bar then i would say its awesome and i cant wait to go back to this place.So if you are looking for a place that offers good food,fun drinks and an amazing view then you know where to be.Monkey Bar of course.

Picture Courtesy:Monkey Bar

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