FUSION MENU LAUNCH AT K.K'S FUSION

My first experience to K.K's Fusion was pretty memorable. It was 2014, when me and a friend of mine won the cooking competition in Rigolo, the cultural fest of IIHM, Kolkata and we got two coupons for K.K's Fusion as our prize. And recently, I was invited to the food bloggers and reviewers meet at K.K's Fusion and I was quite enthusiastic about it. 
We were lucky to meet Mr. Pradip Rosario, the Patron and Chef, who is quite popular for his fusion culinary skills. As he said, "When there can be fusion in music, dance and art, then why not in food?" Fusion food is basically an union of two different cuisines, but what Mr. Rosario explained us is that, while making a fusion, the most important thing is that one needs to keep in mind the taste of the regional palette and experiment accordingly. A fusion food that would be served in Kolkata would definitely be different from the fusion food served in other cities in India. Thus, the geographical location is an important factor for creating fusion. It is also important that the foreign flavors are palatable for another culture's taste. The menu of K.K's Fusion was very well planned, the perfect blend of European and Indian (mostly Bengali) flavors. The menu was a five course meal and the pocket pinch is Rs.1500 plus taxes for two persons.

BLUE HAWAIN AND MANGO MOJITO 
As soon as we entered, we were served some mocktails. I had a Blue Hawain and a Mango Mojito. My pick among these two is the Mango Mojito as the flavors were perfectly balanced, neither too sour, nor too sweet. The other options for mocktails include Daiquri Strawberry and Cool Mint. 
GRILLED PRAWNS IN SKEWERS MARINATED WITH CORIANDER CHUTNEY
Then came the star of the evening! Grilled prawns served in banana leaves on a wooden boat style plate marks for an exciting presentation of the dish and any one would get mesmerized at the first sight. The prawns were grilled to perfection and were definitely very good. But the coriander chutney did not help much for this dish. 
MURI WITH ALUR DOM
Well, this was the surprise element during the dinner. Mr. Rosario gave an account of his experience with the Chief Minister of West Bengal, when he served something similar to this to her, and that was well appreciated. The Alur Dom was really tasty and quite spicy and went perfectly with our Muri. The dish was served in small tiffin containers which gave an authentic feel to the dish. 
FENUGREEK SCENTED PAN FRIED FISH ON RUSSIAN SALAD
Now, it was time for some fenugreek scented pan fried fish on Russian Salad. I am quite a fish lover, and there are certain times when I prefer fish over chicken. First of all, the dish was presented beautifully and the boiled egg on the top added to perfection. The fish was tender, flaky and perfectly crispy and the Russian salad tasted really fresh and good. 
CHICKEN ROULADE WITH SEASONAL GREENS AND SUNDRIED TOMATO KULCHA
Then we were served Chicken Roulade which was not so satisfying. The chicken was a bit dry as well as cold. The flavor of the sun dried tomatoes in the Kulcha went quite well, but then the kulchas were also a bit stiff making the entire dish a disappointment. 
LAMB CHOP ROGAN JOSH SERVED WITH VEGETABLE CHORCHORI COUSCOUS 
Recently on my trip to Kashmir, I had too much of lamb rogan josh and I became a crazy fan of that dish. So, I was pretty excited to see this on the menu, but when I had it, it was like okay-ish. Not too great, yet not too bad. The vegetable chorchori was also quite ordinary and I would have liked some more flavours in it, but what I loved the most here was the Mexican Rice. It was perfectly spiced and went well with the lamb rogan josh. 
CRUNCHY SUGAR CUP FILLED WITH CHANAR PAYESH AND CITRIC FRUITS
Like all the other dishes, the dessert was also served in a spectacular way. It was a crunchy sugar cup filled with Chanar Payesh and fresh fruits, and then a flambé was done using some liquor. Now, not being a fan of too much liquor, I felt that the dessert tasted quite bitter. Apart from that, the Channar Payesh tasted really good along with the fruits.

Overall, the evening was quite good. The ambiance, location and the food made this evening quite special and I would like to come here for more fusions. I would like to thank Mr. Indrajit Lahiri for sharing his photographs with me.

Location: 89C Narkeldanda Main Road, Near Swabhumi, Kankurgachi, Kolkata. 


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