Benares Bloggers Night
Benares welcomed some of London’s finest food bloggers to the restaurant this week to celebrate a brand new menu.
The night started with a Terraza Rosa Cocktail at the Chef’s Table and then Atul hosted a demo in the kitchen to showcase his tandoor smoked scallops dish and his famous soft shell crab with saffron mayonnaise dressing. Followed by an a la carte banquet in the main dining room including Kolkata style mackerel; Chicken tikka pie; Taggiasca marinated salmon; Scottish lobster with fricassee of Okra and Mango and Cannon of lamb with umbles samosa, purple crushed potato (“best potato I have ever had”- @tehbus).
Sides were extremely popular too with garlic, peshwari and garam flour naans, spinach with paneer, sautéed baby potatoes in roasted cumin and a selection of golden dals.
Desserts wolfed down included Betel leaf baba, Chocolate peanut butter tube with jaggerycake and Rose and raspberry bhapa doi.