Mangoes are the flavour of the season and there are so many ways that it can be had. Here are 5 places you should head to in Bangalore to savour the best of innovative dishes and drinks with this King of Fruits.
The Mango Menu At Café Felix
Cafe Felix has come up with a Limited Time - 'Mango Inspired Menu'. The cocktails section has mango-inspired drinks such as Sparkling Wine and Mango Passion Sorbet and the Vodka With Ripe Mango, Chocolate Ganache and Chilli amongst others to choose from. Mango Shakes and smoothies such as Good Ol' Mango Milkshake, Mango Muskmelon Coconut Smoothie are indulgent choices. Cold Soups, Salads and Breads are Mango inspired too. Among the mains choose the Pan Seared Salmon With Citrus Mango And Roseapple Salad or the Kairi Curry And Mon's Mango Chutney. The Tandoori Blackened Chicken Wrap with grilled peppers, corn and mango miso slaw is also a great choice.
Café Felix is known for its desserts and this time you can choose from the Fresh Mango Tart with Raspberry Mousse & Vanilla Bean Meringue, Crepe With Mango & Mixed Berry Mascarpone amongst others.
This special Mango menu is available all throughout the day, priced at Rs. 225/- upwards.
Address: Cafe Felix, 5th Level, 1 MG, Bangalore - 560001
*Festival until May end
May’ngo Mania at Novotel Bengaluru
Novotel Bengaluru Techpark brings to you Mayn-Go season this May. Treat yourself to a mango feast by 'Executive Chef Jaideep' at The Square, all through May. Choose from a wide variety of International and Indian savouries and desserts, as well as scrumptious mango based drinks, featuring some best-known mango varieties namely Baganaphalli, Imam Pasand, Malgova and the ultimate king, the Alphonso. These will also feature in the Sunday Brunch at The Square in May. Kairi Murgh Tikka, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Mango Guava relish are some of the dishes to look forward to. Top the meal off the Mangomisu, Flambeed Crepes and much more.
Dig into a carefully curated dessert menu featuring Mango Pannacotta, Dehydrated Mango Cheesecake, Fresh Mango Almond Tart, Mangomisu, Phirni, Mango Kulfi and many more delights. Quench your thirst with the ubiquitous Aam Panna, savour a lush Mango Berry Smoothie and top your meal off with a bowl of freshly cut mangoes with home-made ice-cream. Delice at the Novotel will feature Mango specials through June.
Address: Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, Marathahalli - Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Bangalore
*Festival until May End
Mangolicious Summer Menu At Sanchez
Nothing is quite as synonymous with summer-like mangoes and true to the spirit of the season, Sanchez Restaurante & Cantina celebrates the king of fruits with a dedicated summer menu.
'Chef Vikas Seth’s' special Mangolicious Summer Menu is crafted with bold flavours and ingredients that are exactly what summer needs. The menu includes refreshing and healthy beverages, appetizers, mains and dessert, created from the most favourite fruit of the season.
Take a sip of the delightful Mexican drink, Aqua Fresca, a line-up of locally sourced fruit-based concoctions that are perfect to cool you down this summer. Take a swig of the summer special cocktails with the Avocado Margarita and Tangy Mango.
The fan-favourite ‘live guacamole at the table’ makes it to the menu with a mouthwatering mango twist.
Then there is the zesty, yet very healthy Mango Ceviche made with the catch of the day fish, the homemade Oaxacan Artisan Queso Fresco with Mango and Smoky Chipotle.
Mango and Pulled Chicken Chimichangas
Non-vegetarians can try the Mango and Pulled Chicken Chimichangas while vegetarians can savour the Mango, Charred Pineapple and Queso Fresco Chimichangas for appetizers.
Mango inspired Taco renditions to make up the mains. The dessert, Jalapeno Mango Nachos, brings forth heavenly homemade mango flavoured Ice cream with a hint of spice to hit just the right taste buds.
Address: Sanchez Restaurante & Cantina, UB City
*Festival until May End, with the possibility of an extension
Mango Month at Courtyard by Marriott, Hebbal
Enjoy a month of mangoes at Courtyard by Marriott, Hebbal. A twist on the classic Mexican treat with a flair of the king of fruits, the chefs at The Hebbal Cafe prepare fresh Fish Fried to golden brown perfection and top it with freshly tossed mango salsa. Head to Glazed at Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru savour freshly prepared Mango & Basil Cheesecake - a rich amalgamation of intense seasonal mango, rich cheese and fresh basil leaves to cool your palate. Also, try a refreshing blend of Dark Rum, tropical fruits and syrups like pineapple, grenadine and of course the king of fruits to top it all! This is available at the B’lore 45. Mango rules the palate with a refreshing Crab Cake and Mango Salad - a summery dish with bits of mango, heavenly crab cakes and a tangy dressing to tantalise your taste buds. Great attention to detail is paid while creating the classic key Lime Tart as the best mangoes from across the region are used in making the dessert that epitomises indulgence. And, a marvellous way for you to unwind this May is sipping on a Daiquiri made out of the King of Fruits.
Address: Courtyard By Marriott, 2/55, Outer Ring Road, Opposite Lumbini Garden, Nagavara, Hebbal, Bangalore
*Festival until 27th May
The love for mangoes is unparalleled and this time, Bar Bar and Shizusan come together to bring Mango-licious beverages. The limited period mango cocktail festival brings you a unique yet delectable range of cocktails that has something for everyone. From cocktails including Boozy Mango Mogo Iced Tea made up of Gin, Mango Juice and Chilled Mogo Tea to the classic Mango Rum Punch Twist with White Rum, Triple Sec and topped with Mango juice would definitely ensure you end the night on a fruity high. It is highly recommended you try the Mango Mojito, a twist to the classic cocktails that is relished all over the world. Teetotallers can sip on the Mango Berry Cooler - a shaken concoction of Mango Pulp, Strawberry Crush and Ice cream and The General - a classic mocktail having mango Juice, Lime Juice and Lychee Syrup.
Address: Shizusan and Bar Bar - Level 2, Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru
*Festival until June 6th
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.
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