Thursday, June 10, 2010

Announcing : The Indigo Challenge

You might have noticed that this blog has been floundering for a while. There has been some nice food, but nothing truly exceptional going on around here. And twice in the past week, I cooked something I thought was too boring to write about. Mixed vegetables, anyone? Won't you rather have "warm spherical dashi cloud with fairy ring mushrooms flavoured with purple shiso, sesame and yuzu".

While we aren't going the El Bulli way yet, there is going to be some excitement in our lives. For you are going to get food only seen so far on the menu of the best fine dining restaurant in Mumbai. When I decided to set myself this challenge, the choice of restaurant was easy. Indigo, with its ever changing innovative food has never failed to impress me.

Now Indigo in Colaba has regular lunch and dinner menus, plus a daily special. And a sunday buffet menu. And a separate dessert menu.

So what's the challenge? I'm going to cook every vegetarian dish on Indigo's dinner menu. That's 16 dishes in all, to be followed by a chocolate souffle - the only dessert I ever eat at Indigo.

To be clear, these are not Indigo recipes. All I have to go on is a one line description of the dish. I always order their day special, so I haven't tasted even a single dish in this menu. I don't even know what any of these look like once the Indigo chefs are done with them.

Exciting, isn't it! Specially when you have a white bean soup coming up. Complete with an arugula pesto and garlic chips. Ah...well...garlic chips? what's that???

4 comments:

Kanchan said...

This is interesting Simran, even I'm a big fan of Indigo ... so I'll too hop on here on regular basis n bookmark my favorites !

PJ said...

sounds interesting! i have never eaten at this restaurant but look forward to your recipes.

Jaya Wagle said...

Wow Simran that is quite an undertaking. Best of luck. Do we another Julia and Julie in the making? Except you won't have a recipe book to follow, but google. :)

Siri said...

I never heard of Indigo but the menu sounds very rich and ravishing. :). I like the concept of the challenge Simran and All the best to u!

Siri