Have been to the Hard Rock Café endless number of times and this is a place I can never say no to. Great food, great people, great performances, great hospitality and great liquor!
The Latin American Fiesta which has travelled other Cafes’ across India, is ready to greet people at Bangalore with some great Latin food, remarkable crafted tequila cocktails and amazing music.
So here’s to South America’s treasure trove of beverages brought to you by the world’s highest selling tequilas, Jose Cuervo, in association with Gulf Beverages. Not to miss highlights that will just quack your senses are the Tequila Slammers (known as the Muppet in Mexico), which is served in a shot glass, and if you are looking for a long night ahead, go wild with Liquid Lust, an amazing mix of sweet and tangy concoction of white wine, cranberry, orange and lime. Oh, there are plenty of Tequila cocktails to keep your spirits high. You like them fruits, you have them with Jose Cuervo… Who would have thought Tequila is such an all-rounder?
Or, if rum is your drink then enjoy the sour-sweet taste of Spanish Daiquiris with a dash of rum, citrus and sugar or better still, try the luscious Margarita, with some lime and salt while you rock into the night.
Here’s a list of things you should definitely put your money into:
Shot in the head: A Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado Tequila mixed cranberry and lime. That shoots you high, 3 pegs of this goes in and I was ready to rock’n’roll. Cranberries are a major commercial crop in certain American states and Canadian provinces and primarily consumed as juice, and is known for its nutrient content and antioxidant qualities, so what do we have here, a cocktail which is high on nutrients and goodness! A cocktail which even your mama won’t say no to.
Liquid Lust: Wanna rock all night long! White wine with cranberry, orange and lime with the sliver tequila, served chilled with rocks in a mason jar. I bet you won’t stop at just one.
Cranberry and Lychee margarita: Another amazing drink with freshly squeezed lime juice, Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila, lychee, cranberries & secret ingredient spilled over rocks. Each of the flavors have a distinct role to play and what you get is a blast of flavors inside.
Free Tip: Do not stir this preparation, just lift it up and drink it from the jar/ change the levels of your straw to experience the various flavors it stands for.
Alert: Food at Hard Rock Café comes in really huge portions, so make sure you leave some space to experience the great food as well.
Orange tequila prawns: This was a unique preparation and sits on top of my fav list; the chef and the entire team was also very proud of this one. Prepared with pan seared king prawns, glazed with reduced spicy and tangy cilantro orange sauce, flambeed with tequila, all of these in a corn taco shell. A fusion dish with a very distinct taste and you would love them as the prawns are really cooked to perfection so that they are juicy inside combined with cilantro orange sauce making it a true amaze.
Spanish Influenced Fire Cracker – Crunchy Chicken Tenders: Large cut chicken strips with burst of spices served with sundried tomato and chipotle dip. Tomatoes were originally dried and preserved as it was difficult to grow fresh produce during winter. But now, it is used as a fancy ingredient in preparations across the world.
Bahama Mama – Chicken Buritos: I can’t eat these it’s so huge was the first reaction when these delicious looking burritos came to me. (I was filled already with a lot of tequila floating inside me) Remember why I said about the huge portions at HRC. But I wasn’t able to resist myself from the aroma it was spreading around. I had a bit and could experience the entire description of this beautiful dish which says (Flour tortilla laced with roasted chipotle chili ranch, smoky ragout of sweet corn, fresh dill & smoky baked beans, seasoned crunchy chicken tenders, shredded lettuce, mixed cheese & jalapenos). Sounds great isn’t it.
There’s so much more to explore from Corn and Cheese Samosettes, red rod fries, Brazilian bbq veg grill skewers, Albuquerque, bahama mama, vegan and non-veg versions of burritos, char grilled tex-mex skewers, Tijuana chicken sub rolls, orange tequila prawns, sizzling skillet scorched brownie dessert. So don’t wait just hop right away from wherever you are and experience a true latino style partying experience.
“Tequila is a growing trend, people have discovered there’s a lot more to tequila than what we drank when we were 18, it’s such a versatile liquor category. Add to the delicious Latin cuisine and we have a celebration. There is no denying that Latinos know how to party and we are encouraging people to head to our venues to party just like them” – said Vikram Varma, AVP- Marketing for JSM Corporation, the master franchisee for Hard Rock Cafe in India.
Till then keep eating, keep exploring and keep sharing for the love of food.