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Treasures of the sea


A lady pirate smiled at me as I entered Barbeque Nation...

That was just the beginning of the pleasant surprises that followed. Barbeque Nation’s ‘The Treasures of the Sea’ is a Seafood festival, I was invited to explore. 

Here's a picture tour...


The ambiance resembling a sea-faring vessel is very colorful..

Fishing nets on the ceiling...


A shark got caught in the net...

Ritam Mukherjee, Regional Manager of Barbeque Nation shared some interesting thoughts on the Seafood festival...


Oops the soup is hot...


Just blow cool and enjoy...


Time for starters... Live, on-the-table charcoal grill is ready... 


Basting with the marinades and sauces...


Batter fried Silver Fish in the meanwhile...


Grilled Basa fish is ready to be savored...


So are the prawns...


Some Galouti kebab...


Basa fish Manchurian...


Crumb Fried Squids...


Jamaican Chicken...


Octopus...


Crab cake...


Strawberry and chicken salad...


Sushi...


Here comes another surprise. A Goan dance well done to the very dance-able Goan song - Maria Pita Che...

Main course had Crab curry...


Prawns Biriyani...


Vindaloo...


More from the sea food platter...


Prawn cocktail...

Squids and Basa fish...

Dessert...
Barbeque Nation has an amazing variety of desserts. They are as sweet as the staffs' smiles...


Phirnee...


 





They have a new counter where you can make customized Kulfi with a variety of toppings to choose from...


Refreshing Paan toppings...


The Paan Kulfi is so good...


The Seafood festival was one of the most fascinating experiences I ever had... 



Bangalore flower show 2015

The bi-annual flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore happens every January and August.  The 201st flower show is currently happening and as always half of Bangalore is continuing to turn up diligently.

Here are some flowers and critters I saw...

Meadow Argus Butterfly on Baby's breath flowers...


Ageratum Houstonianum (flossflower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot, Mexican paintbrush)...


Baby's Breath...



 Assorted flowers...



 Black-eyed Susan... 



 Bracteantha (Straw flower)...



Celosia wool flower...



 Celosia wool flower...


 Celosia wool flower...



 Chrysanthemum...



Celosia Cockscomb... 



 Celosia Cockscomb... 



 Celosia Cockscomb... 



Common Eggfly butterfly on Zinnia...



Honey Bee feasting on Dahlia...



 Daisy...



 Damselfly...



 Dianthus...



 Dianthus...



 Dianthus...



 Dianthus...



 Dianthus...



Female Lemon Emigrant butterfly...



 Marigold...



 Meadow Argus Butterfly on Baby's breath flowers...



 Petunia...



 Phlox...



  Phlox...



  Phlox...



  Phlox...



 Dahlia...



Phlox...



 Plains Coreopsis...



 Poppy...



  Poppy...



 Red Wax Begonia...



 Rocket Larkspur... 



 Rose...



  Rose...



  Rose...



 Spider Lily...



Tailed Green Jay butterfly...



  Red Wax Begonia...



 Pansy...

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