Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Chug - Garage Bar

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long one!
Talk about eateries with great themes and this one will definitely top my MUST VISIT list! What a great idea to infuse a garage theme in a bar! Located in Nagwara, Chug is a bike lovers paradise. The place is decorated with parts of the Royal Enfield throughout and has an insane vibe! We loved the whole setting; the lighting, decor, music, everything! Extra points for a great service and staff ;)
Coming to the food, I think this was one of the best meals we've had in a while. From the starters to the desserts, everything was on point. Savored each dish to the fullest!

Chug has a massive variety of drinks to choose from which makes it all the more special. We were first served two very unique drinks : Madras Bull and Scrambler. Madras bull was super spicy yet surprisingly yummy and Scrambler was an extremely refreshing drink with a great mix of cucumbers and egg whites.  

Madras Bull

We were quite keen on trying their milkshakes too but were afraid we'd be too full just with these drinks. Luckily our server was kind enough to give us a taste of the One Kicker Milkshake in a shot glass! Its a rich mascarpone milkshake with vanilla beans and ripe strawberries. Yum :D

One Kicker

The chef was very thoughtful and prepared a special platter for us which contained small portions of most of their starters. This gave us a chance to taste a lot of different dishes. Do note that the actual quantities per plate are much more than the ones shown in the pictures. 
Spoilt for choice here, it was hard to decide which one was my favorite! These starters were definitely a treat for our taste buds. 

Starting off with the non-veg platter, we were served Crumb Fried Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken and Garlic Black Pepper Chicken. The Crumb fried chicken was a perfect plate of crispy chicken which was too yummy to be true! The Kung Pao Chicken and the Garlic Black Pepper Chicken were finger licking good and had a great burst of flavors in our mouth. 

Crispy Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken and Black Pepper Chicken

Each vegetarian starter was unique in it's own way and we loved them all! We had the Spinach and Corn Vol Au Vents which was a cheesy mix of corn and spinach placed on baked puff like base, so different and delicious. We then had the Szechwan Vegetable Balls, they were spicy mouth-watering vegetable balls and lastly, we had the Vegetable quiche which was a cheesy and tangy tart like dish with a great blend of flavors. 

Spinach and corn Vol Au Vents, Szechwan Vegetable Balls, Vegetable quiche (left to right)
You can never have too many sides, can you? We were served two delectable bar snacks - Peri Peri Chicken Wings and Crispy American Corn to top off all the dishes! Yummy in my Tummy :P
But now that I think of it, we were quite full by the time we finished our starters and we were only half way through ;)

Coming to the main course, we were again served smaller portions of the actual dish because we had already eaten too much. We had two lip-smacking dishes, the Madras Curry Risotto and the Pan Seared Basa. 
The risotto was a perfect blend of rice, curry and chicken, so well put together which of course tasted great. This one is a must try at The Chug. :) 

Madras Curry Risotto
The fish in the Pan Seared Basa was cooked flawlessly. We loved the addition of orange in the creamy sauce which instantly elevated the entire dish. Served with potato wedges as sides this dish stole our hearts.

Pan Seared Basa
You're never too full to fit in some dessert in your meal, are you? :P I'm so glad we did that too! The Snicker Bar we were served for dessert was a great balance of chocolate, caramel and peanuts and we couldn't get enough of it. It tasted as amazing as it looked!

Snicker Bar
Because of places like these, our love for food can never diminish. It was a lovely experience not only because of all the plus points we mentioned but we also happened to be there on our 1st bloggiversary, making this place all the more special for us :) We highly recommend Chug because it's perfect for any kind of occasion; from a friend's birthday surprise to a chilled out evening with your close ones! Do visit and show it some love! :D

MYD! :)

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