Give your taste buds an extravagant treat

Give your taste buds an extravagant treat

SodaBottleOpenerWala turns 5 this year and is celebrating its anniversary with ‘The Rum & Crab Festival’. Wash down your thali with four unique varieties of rum cocktails and three varieties of crab curry… 

Blurb: Crab preparations are available in Matunga style, driven by Mangalorean flavours, along with Maharashtrian and Parsi style

Pull quote: many places in Hyderabad do not offer crab curries on the menu. The only available is the Andhra style crab curry. So, we wanted our patrons to try three different styles of curries from three different regions

SodaBottleOpenerWala, the quintessential Bombay Irani café and bar in Hyderabad has turned 5 this year. And to celebrate the anniversary the Parsi outlet is conducting a month-long food ‘Rum & Crab Festival’. 

“We are conducting this promotion in all our nine outlets across the country. And the menu is the same in all the outlets and so far, we have received a good response for the fest,” Chef de Cuisine, Shashikant Kalyanee, informs.

About the Rum & Crab festival Shahsikant says, “The winter is at its peak and rum is the favourite drink of the season, be it white or dark. And we have introduced a refreshing range of rum cocktails and thalis with three varieties of crab preparations as crab pairs well with rum.”

“The cocktail options are available in white, dark or Cuban rum mixed with sugarcane juice, raspberry and saffron puree, pomegranate and passion fruit syrup and fresh apple juice along with other ingredients to suit your preference and mood,” he adds.

The crab preparations are available in Matunga style, driven by Mangalorean flavours, along with Maharashtrian and Parsi style. There is also an option of a Veg Thali available for the vegetarians.
 
“Recently we have conducted a tribal food fest and crab curries were a hit there. And many places in Hyderabad do not offer crab curries on the menu. The only available is the Andhra style crab curry. So, we wanted our patrons to try three different styles of curries from three different regions. We are using fresh water crabs for the festival,” Shahsikant shares.

Along with an option of the three crab preparations, the non-veg thali consists of a range of accompaniments which include green chilli thecha, red coconut chutney, raita, Maharashtrian style mini vada, baingan bharta, bhaji dana, dal moringa, steamed rice, Ragi Rotli and Saria Papad. There is Strawberry Raspberry Mousse and Anjeer and Apple Kheer for the sweet lovers. The veg thali offers Mushroom and Paneer Masala with the same wide range of accompaniments and sweets. 

The festival is on until February 3.


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