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Eat and watch cricket

`Khao cricket, peeo cricket and bolo cricket' is what Hotel Golkonda is tempting people with. The Super Bowl is a cricket fest offering a menu exclusively designed for the season.

LONG ON: Chicken sausage hot dog

IT IS the season when cricket fever reigns supreme. So what if you have not been able to make it to South Africa where the action is on, the city has lined up festive options for the cricket buffs to come together and cheer the teams. The Super Bowl, at Skylight Coffee Shop, Hotel Golkonda is one such venue thrown open for sports enthusiasts.

The tall atrium offers a perfect setting to sit back and view the matches screened everyday on the large screen. One finds the place decked up with gloves, stumps, practise nets and other cricketing gear to keep up with the spirit. And for some munches to go with the excitement, Chef V.Narasimha Rao, executive chef Hotel Golkonda, has designed the season's exclusive cricket menu. "We have planned individual meals at special rates. The idea is to have the viewers sit for a long time and enjoy the match," says Santam Sen Gupta, Executive Asst. Manager (F&B).

For the openers, taking the cue from the opening batsman, the line up has 10-Dulkar (Earl grey iced tea), Nick(ed) at night (cold coffee with ice cream), Sehwaah (traditional fruit punch) and Gang(bang)guly (Milk shake with ice cream in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry options).

IN THE PAVILION: The ambience matches the theme.

The middle order sure won't fall flat with Geoffrey's `Crikit' Special -fish and chips with tartare sauce served with two pints of Royal Challenge beer or two bottles of Pepsi, Square Cut - a non-vegetarian club sandwich with milk shake or one pint of beer, Shivaramakrishnan Special-vegetable cutlet served with south Indian mixed coffee and Googly - paneer pakoda and ready made masala chai. There is more that the connoisseur can try out such as Four runs, Umpire's choice and Match referee. "Long On - chicken sausage hotdog served with one bottle of Pepsi or one pint of beer and the Reverse Swing- vegetable and cheese burger served with vanilla milk shake, Pepsi or beer are ones to look out for," says Sen Gupta.

Tail enders Yorker-chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and cherries, Azhar's Bijlee (Khubani ka meetha with a scoop of vanilla ice cream), Extras -beer, soft drinks and fresh fruit juice and The Cup-tea and coffee, sure offer a wholesome viewing experience. "Apart from cuisine, we are focussing on the total cricket experience. For important matches we would be having with us players from the twin cities such as Shivlal Yadav and Arshad Ayub to present analysis of the match during break time. They will also be answering questions posed by viewers here. And there will be a lot of giveaways such as T-shirts, caps, and other goodies. The whole idea is to offer cricket undiluted," says Sen Gupta.

The heat is on and if you want to see the match with a group of friends, catching up a bite with a pint of beer, you know where to go.


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