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For the kids too

Though the name remains the same, `Red' E Court has gone for a grey decor from New Year. Eating here is literally a child's play as there are dishes on the menu card specially for the young palates.


NEW YEAR and new beginnings. I like them because of the hope they bring, the hope that things may change. With all the sabre-rattling and aggression that threaten to swamp you, hope is a precious commodity. Talking about changes, the Red E Food Court (phone: 28223622 /27138857), Salzburg Square, Harrington Road, has undergone quite a metamorphosis. The garish red has gone and the sleek, sophisticated grey is in. Besides the vast improvement in the colour scheme there is no more milling around the counters to choose food and pay. The only counter on display is a salad bar. This is a very child-friendly restaurant. Beyond the playroom and the digital hi-tech jukebox, the menu has dishes marked as being children's favourites. Since we had kids with us the order went the kiddie way. Popcorn shrimp chat (Rs.80), marked popular with children, caught the eye. But it turned out to be a damp squib. I am yet to figure out what it has in common with chat and popcorn. It is just breaded shrimp. The other starter, Cajun spiced onion rings (Rs.65) was nice. Again breaded, the onion rings were crisp and crunchy.

Well greased after the fries, we moved over to Fish steak (Rs.120). The two big pieces of seer fish came with veges, bread rolls and baked potato. The fish though not very fresh, was passable. Couscous aur tari with lamb (Rs.95) was a pleasant surprise. Couscous, native to North African, resembles our Kitchadi a lot-semolina with vegetables or meat. The executive chef, K. Suvir's version will appeal to even the most traditional palates.

Back to kiddie fare, Red E chicken burger (Rs.60) is a treat for all the fast food junkies. It is everything a burger ought to be, big, fat and juicy. The Super veg pizza (Rs.85) with olives and capsicum too was nice though a bit heavy on the tomatoes.

The dessert, An Indian summer (Rs.70) lives up to its name. A gorgeous combination of vanilla ice cream, gulab jamun and scoops of kulfi and topped with mango puree, it is imaginative and totally yummy. The Chocolate sundae (Rs.60) falls to a second to the Indian summer.

MARIEN MATHEW

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