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What’s cooking in Jonathan’s kitchen

Crabs, sushi, fish and steak, it was more than a humble meal

When it rained like doomsday here earlier this week, my only prayer was that my drive to Jonathan’s Kitchen (JK) doesn’t make me regret it. After an eternity — a long drive, during which all I could think of was a foot massage, I am was offered a refreshing gin and tonic. A sip later, I feel I was ready for the food, no sooner did I think, out came baked Brie coated with pistachio and almond dust. I was too hungry to care about dying from the Brie overload so I went straight ahead and carved out a generous portion and put it in my mouth. If you love cheese, you will definitely love this one; stringy, soft and warm, with the perfect feel in the mouth. The nut-dust coat adds the crunchy bite allowing a bite to the gooey cheese.

What’s cooking in Jonathan’s kitchen

Jonathan’s Kitchen is not a new place. Nor is the chef, nor one of the investors called Jonathan — and Jonathan’s Kitchen doesn’t just serve western food. If you want a selection of Indian and Asian, apart from the steaks and burgers, at Jonathan’s kitchen that too is made.

To set the mood for the fuzzy monsoon evenings, the chef has decided to make changes in the menu. Some of these are better versions of bar food and definitely worth considering for binge eating.

What’s cooking in Jonathan’s kitchen

Those who love spicy Indianised Asian, should try the chilli fish. I would recommend it with or without a drink. It is spicy enough to conjure up some sweat on your hairline and still not give up on it. Want to raise the bar? Take a bite of the bird-eye chilli with which the fish is garnished.

What’s cooking in Jonathan’s kitchen

Personally, I wasn’t sure what was kept for the tasting session, so I went overboard with the fish and still couldn’t refuse the fried soft-shell crabs which I ate effortlessly and heartily.

Then came sushi and it vanished faster than it appeared from the kitchen. The spacious interiors of the restaurant makes one feel very comfortable inside. The ‘no fuss’ interiors make it even easier to make your way to the lavish buffet if one is opting for such a spread.

What’s cooking in Jonathan’s kitchen

Apart from the interiors, JK has menu that will caters to a wide variety of diners. Their steaks are popular for the selection of meat and its quality. The seafood selection at JK is worth the drive and if you are in the mood for a lavish Asian meal, then a must-try is the Masamam curry with sticky rice.

Chef is also very proud to say that their menu lays stress on veg selection and it was a welcome to see paneer wasn’t the focus in the veg section.

What's a meal like without desserts? Can’t really say, because the chocolate mousse wasn't something that could be refused. After one spoon of the sticky-gooey dessert, there was nothing more to think about.

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