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Cowboys to serve you



WILD WEST: Savour steaks and grilled food.

DELICIOUS FOOD in delightful ambience is a rare treat in itself and it is precisely this that the Harbour

View offers at their Steak and Grill food festival. With waiters in cowboy hats, cowboy posters and guns on the walls and cactii in the corners, one is transported to the bygone cowboy era of Ronald Regan, Charles Bronson and Clint Eastwood, imparting a nuance of nostalgia on diners familiar with old time movies.

Mexican cuisine

One almost harks for the blast of guns and the sound of galloping hoofs as one digs into Mexican food. Yes, it is Mexican food most of the way at the Steak and Grill at Acropolis of Harbour View, like Zarzvela Fish steak, which is Cajun spiced fish steak with spicy Mexican sauce, boiled vegetables and rice a tummyfull , at Rs.120. No it doesn't make your eyes water as one expects hot Mexican menu to do but it certainly makes your mouth water even in retrospect.

There is Brislakia steak/sizzler. This is medallion of beef with mossarala cheese served with mashed

potato and sautéed vegetables, costing Rs.130. Apart from sizzling quail at Rs.140, grilled chicken breast stuffed with tiger prawns, though costlier at Rs.160, is delicious and surprisingly crunchy when one bites into the tiger prawn within. It is served with mashed potato and mushroom cream sauce. The grilled lamb chops served with herb jue, costs Rs.160 and is equally special.

Herbs

Where do the spices come from?

We bring Rosemary, thyme etc from the Gulf, says chef John P.John. There is Catterlon Steak sizzler, beef flavoured with garlic and served with French fries, as also grilled pomfret with lemon butter sauce, at Rs.160. The Surf and Turf is a real must, with grilled breast of chicken, fillet of beef and tiger prawns served with French fries and herb jue.



Chef John T. John.

The Harbour view has an exclusive ambience, especially in their Two Trees restaurant and the food is mostly continental, English and Chinese, patronised by a mix of North Indian and locals, apart from visiting tourists, seduced by the continental and Mexican flavours.

Prepared under the supervision of chef John P. John , the food, whether English or Mexican,

Chinese or North Indian, retains a unique stamp, quite different from the run-of-the mill menus. Hailing from Kottayam, chef John P. John perfected his expertise in the Gulf countries.

There is the soup of the day, which varies from day to day and the dessert of the day. The dessert, Tiramissu left one asking for more.

The food festival is on till November 14.

LEELA MENON

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