Ten-Second Takeaway

In town for the World On A Plate event that’s been put together by Goldrush, Masterchefs Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Preston share the highlights {of the eating out kind} of their Bengaluru trip. Plus, George dishes on who deserves to inherit his famed chef’s tweezers {all we can say is, you stand a chance}.

City Tour

Outside the Masterchef kitchen, the World On A Plate is the first event that Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Preston have come together. Ask them why they chose Bangalore for the special event and Calombaris can’t help but admit that he has a soft spot for the “cool” city and that he loves that it has been influenced by so many cultures over the decades. Gary Mehigan {quite vehemently} chimes in that Bangalore had to be the place! It’s a great place to discover South Indian cuisine and Mehigan insists that he has been struck by the cuisine’s simple yet robust flavours.

Bazaar Buzz

The Three Musketeers {as they are famously referred to} have been busy discovering the city since the time they landed. And, boy, do they have a few recommendations for you. First stop  is Russell Market that Mehigan describes as “wonderful and hypnotic”. Like other markets in India, the Masterchefs feel that Russel Market too wonderfully showcases local produce.

They’ve Got Permit

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On previous visits, the trio was left mighty impressed by the international cuisines served at the likes of Caperberry and Fava. So, this time too, they have ventured out to try out local restaurants. All three of them recommend The Permit Room, and Calombaris feels that “outstanding” young chefs like the ones behind the hip restaurant should find encouragement in India. The vadas and dosas at good old Airlines also make the recommendation list. And Matt Preston having discovered the joys of the Kachampuli vinegar {a regular feature in Coorgi cuisine, the sour vinegar is extracted from the Kachampuli fruit} on his last trip, recommends that you add it to your kitchen cabinet. He’s also using the vinegar to whip up creations during his upcoming Masterclass that’s part of the mega event.

While today and tomorrow are going to be a busy affair for the trio {they are hosting a pop-up restaurant, Masterclasses and a meet ‘n’ greet session}, George Calombaris wonders {when asked} whether he can squeeze in a competition to find a worthy inheritor for his famous  tweezers {which he uses to plate food and without which he feels naked apparently}. And also find the time to run around Cubbon Park and take part in a laughing yoga session there.

For all details on the World On A Plate event, click here.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Featured image via: Masterchef Australia