Bengaluru diners, meet Colombo’s Ministry of (Chennai) Crab


The 4 Seasons is bringing Sri Lanka’s common Ministry of Crab to Bengaluru, serving crabs from Chennai, for a two-day pop-up eating expertise

The 4 Seasons is bringing Sri Lanka’s common Ministry of Crab to Bengaluru, serving crabs from Chennai, for a two-day pop-up eating expertise

In what guarantees to be a memorable culinary showcase, 4 Seasons Resort Bengaluru’s Asian restaurant Far & East will likely be internet hosting the Colombo-based Ministry of Crab, quantity 35 on Asia’s 50 Greatest Eating places. On the two day pop-up, Bengaluru diners could have a style of a four-course menu curated by Chef Darshan Munidasa, who spearheads Ministry of Crab.

At Far & East, the menu will embody recognisable favourites like avocado and crab salad: steamed and chilled crab meat spiked with wasabi mayonnaise, and jumbo garlic chilli prawns served with a conventional Sri Lankan  kade bread. In the principle course, diners can tuck in to a spiced pepper crab served with Japanese rice.

Zeroing in on these explicit dishes was a no brainer for the crew. In spite of everything, “folks will anticipate to check out our signature dishes, those we’re most well-known for,” says Munidasa, over a cellphone name from Colombo. He provides, “We wish the diners in Bengaluru to have the identical expertise that they’d usually have at our restaurant in Colombo, or in Mumbai.”

Far & East, Four Seasons Hotel, Bengaluru

Far & East, 4 Seasons Resort, Bengaluru

To that finish, the chef already has groups stationed in Mumbai (the place Ministry of Crab launched in 2019) and in Chennai, aiding the Far & East crew.

Why Chennai, you ask? “It’s the place our crab comes from. Even on a standard day on the Mumbai restaurant, our crabs are flown in from Chennai,” replies the cChef.

The rationale for that is pretty easy. “Recent crab of fine high quality, within the giant portions that Ministry of Crab requires, will be usually sourced solely in Chennai. We’re a no-freeze restaurant, so good contemporary crabs are essential to our operations; and we wish the Bengaluru pop-up to have the identical,” says the chef, including on a hopeful observe, “It’s so a lot simpler to organise one thing like this now, since we’ve groups in each these cities. We are attempting to carry our meals to completely different components of India.”

Ministry of Crab is at present current in Colombo, Shanghai, Manila, Mumbai, Maldives and Bangkok.

The pop-up will likely be held at 4 Seasons Bengaluru, Embassy ONE, on Could 11 and 12. For reservations, name 080 45222233, or +91 9739906230



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