Genuine Broaster Chicken : Bbye Trans Fat, Hello Chicken Fry!! 

​Genuine Broaster Chicken are a quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and casual dining chain from America that has finally arrived in Kolkata after 60 years of reigning the USA market.

Known for their famous Chicken Fries and “healthy” food GBC is here to stay. They use fresh chicken, not frozen, and pressure-fries these using patented pressure fryer technology. It is cooked in Broaster Pressure Fryer, which utilises 50 per cent less oil than open fried chicken and retains more chicken moisture. It has zero trans-fat, and more protein fat per gram than saturated fats and carbohydrates.

In India GBC has collaborate with Chef Harpal Singh to create an Indianized Menu, palatable to the locals. Ramya Ramachandran invited me for a bloggers for the opening of GBC at loudon street, Kolkata. She was a real delight the entire evening and her concept of the place deserves accolades.

When I stepped in the place look fab!! It’s a two storey outlet. The ground floor has a small table placed with hanging helmets and quirky lights; the ceiling lights are in the form small decorative LEDs covered with sack – an ingenious idea.

The top floor is a much larger space with funny wall art, typically American posters and adding to the appeal some bold discolored furnitures.

Coming to the food, be ready to try some fusion. While the chicken fries are typically American , the Schezwan Noodle Burger and Lamb Rogan Josh Burger are fusion personified. If you are customarily a quirky eater and have no qualms in trying new things, I believe this is the place for you. Try the Rogan Josh Burger, it’s delicious – A red bun, lots of meat and Rogan Josh.

And if Rogan Josh isn’t quirky enough for you then there is always the Schezwan Noodle Burger. Some chicken strips, noodles and Schezwan Sauce – who
 knew America and China could come together in this way.

If you are in the mood for some rice, order the kichidi. It’s a rice bowl with lamb chunks, chicken keema and a host of flavours. I also got to try the hot fish squares. They are interesting but not remarkable.

They serve 3 kind of fries which are American to the core; ‘healthy’ and crispy at the same time. While each of the flavours couldn’t be distinguished from the other I loved there chicken in general, the extra moisture heightened the taste and healthy cooking allowed me to indulge to my heart’s content.

Lastly I tried the cheesy keema and chocolate samosa. It’s fusion all the way. Both of these were delicious. Cheesy keema had hot keema at the bottom topped with freshly fried french fries and cheese. The chocolate samosa was surely the showstopper of the evening. 

I wish the team of GBC all the best for their future endeavors, cheers to their efforts which lead them to great success in healthy dinning.

Genuine Broaster Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

West View Bar and Grill(ITC Sonar): Italian Week 

Italian Week(21st to 27th November) is seven days of signature Italian Cuisine, the first of its kind to be held worldwide in 130 countries. West View Bar & Grill at ITC Sonar hosts this unique event (dinner only) showcasing this as the theme of the Week. They feature diverse cuisines of Piedmont, Parma and Versilia,   highlighting Italian gastronomy. The accent is on authenticity and taste crafted through the use of local products.

After delighting gourmands in Bangalore, Chef Vittorio Greco, with his Michelin starred restaurant in Italy and restaurants in Australia, lends his expertise to the occasion.  His culinary art is firmly rooted in the Italian soil combining traditional flavours with a showman’s flair.H e is a gem of a person, and his enthusiasm to food rather life in it’s entirety is infectious. He is one person I will remember for a long, long not just because of his mind blowing creations in the kitchen but for his basic outlook towards life in general.

Gondhoraj Based Welcome Drink. Made from garden variety gondhoraj and sprite. Refreshing and summery.

Zuppa Di Carciofi Con Gorgonzola E Cioccolato Fondente – Creamy artichoke soup with gorgonzella and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate in a soup. Have you EVER heard of it ??? Well, it was delicious. My showstopper for the afternoon.

Filleto Di Pollo O Alle Ebre E Limone Con Salsa Tonnata E Pane Al Sesamo : Sous Vide chicken breast with tuna sauce and sesame seeds crispy bread.This was an interesting combination , the subtle tuna sauce made all the difference. It’s truly worthy of a revisit.

Parmigiana Rivisitata Con Olio Al Carbone : Trio of aubergine tomato & parmigiano mousse with fresh aubergine salad, crispy parmesan and a drizzle of charcoal oil.A combination of all three made so many different flavours burst in my mouth. Loved it.

Filetto Di Brazino Capperi E Olive : Sea bass braised with celery, capers and olives in thyme and white wine scented broth. Fish it’s generally fried and then cooked. Here I got the chance to try the sea bass in its most nacent form, no fry, no spices. I can’t say just delicious because that wouldn’t be able to do justice to this rare dish, It was an experience in itself !! Loved it, a must try.

Ravioli Di Ossobuco Con Argumi E Spezie: Lamb ossobuco ravioli citrus sauce. The raviolis were delicious to the core – such subtlety of flavours!!

Tiramisu arrived at the fag end of the meet. And it the best Tiramisu I have ever had. I’m a Tiramisu fan and I end up having Tiramisu at many Italian joints, but nothing could beat this one. It was deliciously creamy with just enough crumbly cake, and the inherent bitter sweetness of Tiramisu that leaves you saying – ‘Pureeeeeeeeeeee Bliss’ !!

West View Bar & Grill - ITC Sonar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato