July 12, 2015
This spacious restaurant close to southern avenue takes grub to a different level. It’s pretty hard to go wrong at The Wall, even though they boast an extensive menu. The food here may not be fancy, but it’s clearly prepared with heart. The Wall is a all time favourite when it comes to sating those oriental cravings. Celebrity Chef Sushanta Sengupta flaunts his handiwork and dedication to presentation through sophisticated tapas with modern twists. The innovative monsoon special salads & cocktails are even made using fresh ingredients selected by chef himself.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Organic Seasonal Salad
Prawn Cabbage & Spinach Roll
Mango Salsa Salad
Bang Bang Chicken Salad
From gastronomic connoisseurs, to the lenient tipplers, The Wall brings up the ‘The Rainy Tales’ (Salads & Cocktails Festival) from 11th to 19th July, 2015 to pamper the myriad moods. The festival has been designed to celebrate the diverse range of salads and cocktails, irrespective of whether you’re a stick-to-what-you-know type or a culinary adventurist.
Nasu Yaki Salad
Seaweed & Lotus Root Salad
This place flows with creative juices during the Salads & Cocktails Festival, both literally and figuratively, as their seasoned mixologists stand ever-ready to cater to every aspect of your cocktail needs by customising your drink. In a completely interactive environment, drinks are personalised and crafted according to your mood and current preferences. Committed to bringing you specially-crafted cocktails with a strong emphasis on local flavours, they boast some unique cocktails with flavours you’d never think could be combined with alcohol. Some favourites include their signature Monsoon Magic, Rain Dance and Thunderstorm.
From the bar, six new concoctions have been shaken up. Choose from ‘Monsoon Magic’ (Vodka with cranberry, orange juice, shaken with strawberries), ‘Nimbus 2000’ (cool lychee and vodka drink, muddled with lemon and mint), ‘Rain Dance’ (coconut water, tequila, lime juice mixed in a coconut shell) and ‘Thunder Storm’ (a fruity vodka based cocktail for that booming effect). There’s ‘Cloudburst’ too, a roasted mango sorbet spiked with vodka.
Nimbus 2000 & Thunder Storm
The salad menu includes options for both vegetarians and non – vegetarians – ‘Seaweed & Lotus Root Salad’ with grilled tofu, ‘Nasu Yaki Salad’ (Braised aubergine in sweet miso dressing), Organic Seasonal Salad, Crispy Bhetki & Lemongrass infused ‘Mango Salsa Salad’, ‘Prawn Cabbage & Spinach Roll’ with yellow mustard & wasabi jelly, curry flavoured ‘Grilled Chicken Salad’ and more.
Chef Sushanta Sengupta
A must-try salad is their Mango Salsa Salad, a truly innovative salad of lemon grass and crispy bhetki. You won’t stop swooning over how good this is. Their Prawn Cabbage & Spinach Roll with yellow mustard & wasabi jelly is a unique find and is definitely worth a try too. Go for Grilled Chicken Salad; they do a nice, smoky sear on the outside while leaving the centre soft, so that you get to enjoy the curry flavoured chicken. Bang Bang Chicken gives a slightly caramelised exterior, ridiculously juicy and tender, this one’s definitely for non-veg lovers. Bang Bang Chicken Salad and Grilled Chicken Salad both well marinated in a special aromatic sauce and not for the faint hearted. The well-executed fusion of flavours leads to unexpected and often delectable results.
with Chef Sushanta Sengupta
Speaking about the selection of menu, Chef Sushanta Sengupta said, “Oriental cuisine has a wide range of salads to offer, which we don’t have in our regular menu and that’s why we designed this Salads & Cocktails Festival, bringing in recipes from china, Indonesia and Japan. Keeping the weather in mind we also included those new cocktails.”
So, begin your monsoon adventure with ‘The Rainy Tales’. Spoil yourself with some Prawn Cabbage & Spinach Roll, Organic Seasonal Salad of all kinds, super tasty Mango Salsa Salad, freshly made Nasu Yaki Salad, Seaweed & Lotus Root Salad and even Bang Bang Chicken Salad! You’d be glad to know that despite the vast variety, the quality remains high. Complete the meal by sharing few innovative monsoon cocktails like Rain Dance, Monsoon Magic or Cloud Burst. The Wall makes a great place for dining in groups and eating till you drop without burning a hole in your pocket. With nothing above 500/-, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank!
The Wall’s management kindly invited me to their event Salads & Cocktails Festival at Deshapriya Park.