Sundays afternoons world over are for picnics and belly stuffing - this is not to be contested. Upping the ante on this one, ‘Hokus Porkus’ has one heck of a day in store for us all - you’ve guessed right. A whole afternoon dedicated to the culinary wonders of Pork - all the way down to dessert!
Rhea Mitra-Dalal of Euphorhea had created a facebook group, The Porkaholics, for all the lovers of Pork. The reaction to her page got her thinking about all the different ways she could bring Pork to the forefront of the culinary scene in India. Pitching the idea to three of her home chef friends - Gitika Saikia of Gitika’s PakGhor, Madhumita Pyne of Insomniac cook and Subhasree Basu of Hungry Cat Kitchen - they decided a Pop Up Pork Bazaar was the way to go. Voila! Hocus Porkus was born, and it really is everything you could ask for.
Set on the gorgeous terrace of Cafe Terra in Bandra, prepare yourselves to pig out - literally. Gitika’s PakGhor has largely been a looking glass into the relatively unexplored cuisine of northeast India. Attempting to showcase the delicacies from this side of the country, she has prepared to cook Pork in black sesame with sticky rice, Naga style pork and Pork pickle. The Hungry Cat Kitchen has pork pie with celery and granny smith apples, BBQ pork with jacket potatoes, and pork and fennel meatballs to offer. These are all snackable to go perfectly with your sunday beer. Euphorhea Kitchen is being a little experimental with age-old recipes and has Pork Toddywala with pav, Bacon brownies and Bacon jam on the cards. Wrapping up, The Insomniac Cook brings pork ribs in an Old Monk barbeque sauce, pulled pork nachos and candied bacon ice-cream to the table.
This is an all day affair with no entry charge, so come with your appetites ready and your drinking game on. You can expect to spend INR 300 on average for each of the dishes. There will be music and general sunday frolicking - the best sort of ‘Pignic’ we could ask for!
Where: Café Terra, Hotel Executive Enclave, Pali Naka, Bandra West When: Sunday, 13th November, 12 noon to 7pm
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