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MasterChef dishes at city lounge

india Updated: Jul 20, 2011 15:06 IST
Serena Menon

Wondered what that exotic food you have seen being created on MasterChef Australia would actually taste like? Well now you can experience it as 12 dishes from the two seasons have been hand-picked to be served as part of the brunch package at city lounge, Shiro.

“We picked dishes with earthy flavours made from an Asian point of view. And I’m absolutely sure they will blend well with the Indian palate. So we have dishes like a Zucchini Pancake with Wasabi Cream and Roasted Vegetables for the starters along with Hoisin Grilled Chicken in rice paper roll,” says Rahul Hajarnavis, head chef at Shiro, Lower Parel, who will recreate dishes from recipes seen on the first and second season of the culinary reality TV show for city foodies every Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm till August 7.

Other dishes include Chicken with Asian Salad, Creamy Crab, Corn and Coconut soup and Lime and Chilli Fish cakes among others. Since not many recipes on the TV show were vegetarian, Shiro has enlisted some of its own dishes for those who don’t prefer meat. At R 1,500 plus taxes, the deal does seem a bit steep, but the chef believes those who appreciate and want to experiment with their palate won’t mind shelling out the big bucks: “We have maintained our brunch package. So for R 1,500, customers will get the MasterChef menu selection, a live sushi counter and an entire range of premium alcohol among other stuff.”

Since season three of the popular cookery show will hit the airwaves in India only on August 2 on Star World, the managers are yet to decide whether they will include recipes from that season as well. “It is a great collaboration and we may extend the offer beyond August,” Hajarnavis says.