To kick start 2017 and for one week from 23rd January, Chai Ki will pay homage to Burns Night in its Toddy Shop Bar. Always up for a Shindig, or in this case a Hootenanny, the team will be toasting the legendary evening with a menu of Spicy Soul Food, Hops and Grain inspired by Scotland’s finest flavours and ingredients throughout the week.
Chai Ki founder, Rohit Chugh, and his team have created a Bar Plate menu, including Coorgi Pulled Pork with a curry leaf and chilli rub inspired by the Coorg region of the Southern Indian state of Karnataka. Thanks to the region’s picturesque landscape of rolling green hills, it is fondly known as the ‘Scotland of India’. Haggis will feature in a rich Venison Keema, served with crumbled haggis, naan and ‘achari’ pickled red onions. Celebrating Scottish ingredients, the Toddy Shop Burger will be made with 35 day dry-aged Scottish Angus beef from the Ayrshire coast topped with smoked chilli chutney, cheese and paprika mayo. Rounding the feast off will be Iced Drams; vanilla ice cream drizzled in a choice of whisky.
It wouldn’t be a true Scottish celebration without a few drinks and the Coorgi Pork will be paired with award-winning Harviestoun Schiehallion craft pilsner. There will be a selection of special cocktails for the week, with a Hill Station Hot Toddy with Johnnie Walker Black Label, mulled spices, honey and nutmeg and the Ginger Rusty Nail with Scotch, Drambuie and ginger liqueur. For the purists, specially selected Single Malt flights will be available to toast Rabbie Burns with a dram or two.
‘I love how real Indian food has always, and will always, evolve and adapt, both across the Indian sub-continent and in other parts of the world. So much of Indian cuisine takes influences from amongst others Persia, South America, Portugal, Central Asia, China and of course Britain. For our Burns Specials we’ve embraced that spirit of creativity and fun to put together a menu combining Scotland’s finest with a taste of India’ says Rohit.
Chai Ki will offer the Burns Special Menu in the Toddy Shop Bar from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th January.
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