As part of the World Gourmet Summit’s 21st year celebrations, WGS has invited Punjab Grill @MBS to bring you a night of live music and tantalising food. This one night only event is happening this coming Saturday on 8 April 2017. From 7pm onwards, expect soulful Sufi Music from local renowned singer Zubair Ilyas and refined, authentic Punjabi cuisine from Chef Javed Ahamad, winner of KÜHLBARRA Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year 2017 (World Gourmet Summit Awards Of Excellence 2017).
This event is priced at S$109++ per person and features a delectable menu of Tandoor favorites and an assortment of kebabs specially created for the occasion. Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Menus are available. For vegetarian menu, highlights include Apple Wood-Smoked Asparagus & Zucchini Dumpling Kebab, Beetroot & Pumpkin Sheekh Kebab and Pan-Seared Soya and Edamame Beans Kebab. For the non-vegetarian menu, you can look forward to Apple Wood-Smoked Minced Lobster Dumpling Kebab, Venison Sheekh Kebab stuffed with Galbani Buffalo Cheese and Tandoori Duck Korma.
If you are a fan of fine Indian cuisine from the Punjab region (India’s Northwest Frontier Province which includes gourmet metropolises like Lahore, Peshwar, Rawalpindi, Kabul, Amritsar, Multan and Patiala) or Sufi music (devotional music of the Sufis), book this event on WGS’s website now, before reservations are full!
Punjab Grill’s WGS Special Soulful Sufi Night Menu
Welcome Drink and Amuse Bouche
To welcome you here, a glass of Grape Sangria is served. I like this!
Following which, you will be treated to an exquisitely plated Amuse Bouche of the day.
Appetizers involve two different kebabs. For the non-vegetarian menu, Charcoal Marinated Boneless Chicken Thigh Kebab and Minced Lobster Dumpling Kebab are served. For the vegetarian menu, Cottage Cheese replaces the Chicken Thigh while Asparagus and Zucchini replace the Minced Lobster. Dishes shown are the non-vegetarian ones.
It was really lovely that the Charcoal Chicken Kebab made an appearance in apple-wood smoke, giving it a nice fragrance. This kebab is definitely one of my favorite and I am salivating just thinking about it now!
The Minced Lobster Kebab, glazed in creamy coconut ginger chutney is also very tasty but because the lobster is minced, I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t really taste the lobster.
Entrée is another two kebabs. For the non-vegetarian menu, we have Venison Sheekh Kebab stuffed with Galbani Buffalo Cheese and Pan Seared Soya & Edamame Beans Kebab. For the vegetarian menu, Beetroot and Pumpkin will replace the Venison. The dish shown below is the non-vegetarian one.
Personally, I like the Pan Seared Soya & Edamame Beans Kebab (right), which is served on a bed of avocado and black beans salsa. The Venison Kebab (left) has a mutton flavor so it didn’t find favor with me.
Chef Special Sorbet
I am pleasantly surprised that a sorbet is served in the middle of the meal instead of at the end and am happy to inform all critics that this totally works. The sour-ish sorbet is a wonderful palate cleanser to get us ready to appreciate the upcoming main courses.
For main course, the non-vegetarian menu offers a delicious medley of Tandoori Duck Korma, Kheema Kaleji Pao (Bread with Kheema), Chicken Nihari, Bhuna Vegetable, Dal Punjab Grill and Royal Cumin & Romanesco Cauliflower Pulao. For the vegetarian menu, Bharwan Bottle Gourd will replace the Duck Korma, Lotus-root and Potato will replace the Meat Liver in the Kheema and Vegetable Lollipop will replace Chicken in the Nihari. The dishes shown here are the non-vegetarian ones.
My favorites are the Tandoori Duck Korma and Royal Cumin & Romanesco Cauliflower Pulao. The strongly flavored Tandoori duck is fork tender and does not has any gamy taste so it pairs beautifully with the basmati rice cooked in cumin and served with cauliflower. The rice may look plain but it is actually more flavorful than it looks!
Punjab Grill Dessert Platter
The 2nd dessert for the night is a Dessert Platter of rose flavoured Indian rice soufflé served with vanilla beans and gulab jamun kulfi ice cream. The sweetness level of these desserts is just perfect for me!
To bid you a proper farewell, a Betel Drink is served at the very end of the meal. Frankly I am not a fan of this minty drink but it does help to refresh my breath.
Refer below for the complete menus.
Price & Event Timing
8th April 2017 (1900 to 2230): S$109++ per person
To book the event, visit http://www.worldgourmetsummit.com/
I am glad that my first experience with Punjabi cuisine is at Punjab Grill; it may be my first but it won’t be my last! As the flavours at Punjab Grill are not overly spicy, the food here will suit a large array of palates.
Punjab Grill @ The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B1-01A, Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7395
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- Circle Line and Downtown Line – Bayfront station
- Marina Bay Sand MICE 97, 97e, 106, 133, NR1, NR6
- Marina Bay Sand Hotel along Bayfront Ave 97, 97e, 106, 133, NR1, NR6
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Written by Denise Chua myfoodstory.sg.