Newsletter Thursday, AUGUST 31, 2017

 

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In continuation of the WUG dine out series, we present another set of culinary experiences you can enjoy to the backdrop of the rains and lush Goan landscape, traveling through Baga, Calangute and Nerul to Panaji, Margao and Benaulim! Bom Appetite!

 

   
EAT

 

HABANERO
 

BAGA - CALANGUTE AREA

HABANERO EAT


With a vibrant outdoor garden setting, this resto-bar, brewery, and performance venue is a welcome addition to the shores of Goa. Their exciting menu (which also features a special section for kids) presents favourites from Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine like Nachos, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Burritos and Enchiladas. One of their highlights is being North Goa's first microbrewery. They serve Indian Pale Ale, Vanilla Porter, and Mango Wheat Beer by homegrown brand Susegado. Enjoy live music here every weekend.


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A REVERIE
 

CALANGUTE - CALANGUTE AREA

A REVERIE EAT


With an air of contemporary tropical chic, this is the place to see and be seen in. Embrace a lifestyle of food, wine and the good life at this fine dining restaurant. Loosely encompassing Modern European fare infused with Asian and local influences, the food introduces you to an innovative dining concept while retaining old favourite dishes and best sellers. Do not miss their Wine Experience Room, which stocks an exclusive selection of wines from around the world.


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BHATTI VILLAGE
 

NERUL - CALANGUTE AREA

BHATTI VILLAGE EAT


Set in a cozy village house filled with artifacts and collectibles, here's an experience of Goan hospitality with a traditional home-cooked meal. This is a family run eatery, and they serve what is available for the day. The menu may include Whitebait Fry, Galmo Chilly Fry, Pork Bimbasol, Chonak Masala, Samarchi Kodi, Prawns Guisado among others, best complimented with a few glasses of feni.


 
 
BLACK SHEEP BISTRO
 

PANJIM - CENTRAL GOA

BLACK SHEEP BISTRO EAT


This is a new age fusion restaurant and lounge that brings to Goa locally created dishes inspired by world cuisine. Situated in an old Portuguese house, it offers a contemporary dining experience for those who explore and experiment with their food. They pride themselves in a farm-to-table food philosophy; sourcing and supporting fresh, seasonal produce, within 100 miles radius of the restaurant. Their lounge is also primarily created as a comfortable space for women to unwind after work.


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THE JUNCTION
 

PANJIM - CENTRAL GOA

THE JUNCTION EAT


Set in a lively mall in the heart of Panjim, this is one of Goa's popular themed restaurants. Bearing a quirky decor suggestive of an upmarket automobile garage, the place lends well for prop-filled photographs. Their menu is influenced by several cuisines, serving dishes such as Bhatkarcho Uno, Crab Meat Soup, Prawns Balchao Sizzler, Kombdi Vada, Kolhapuri Misal Pao, and Khao Suey. Go here for a fun time with kids!


 
 
IGNIA
 

UDEAR SPRINGS - CENTRAL GOA

IGNIA EAT


Possibly one of the most unique locations for a restaurant in Goa, it sits on a hillock adjacent to a natural spring, with the Ambulor lake nearby. Enjoy an amazing meal in this lush outdoor space while listening to sounds of flowing water. They serve continental delicacies with their own twist, and specialize in the age old art of barbecued dishes. Their impressive bar menu is a cocktail connoisseurs' delight. Live music and stand-up comedy happen here regularly.


 
 
ZEEBOP
 

UTORDA - CENTRAL GOA

ZEEBOP EAT


Savour delightful Goan and Continental seafood grills in a picturesque setting. Occupying an expansive beachfront location, on the longest stretch of white sand in Goa, this restaurant is inspired by Carlos Santana's album 'Zebop!'. They serve a delectable menu including favourites like batter-fried Calamari, crispy Crab stuffed Pappadums, Prawn Peri-Peri, Red Snapper with Butter Garlic, and Fish Kebabs. Drop by for gorgeous sunset views, live music and occasional beach parties.


 
NOSTALGIA
 

RAIA - CENTRAL GOA

NOSTALGIA EAT


Nestled in the sunny state’s hinterland, this is a specialty restaurant with an expertise in traditional Goan cuisine. Spread across a large property, the space is reminiscent of Goa’s old charm. Carrying forward the legacy of the late chef Fernando, their exclusive Goan menu with strong Portuguese roots, is not to be missed - Caldeirada, Caldinho, Panados, Rolados, Xacutis, Vindalhos, Cafreal, Recheiados, Feijoada, Balchao, Ambot-tik, Rosachi Codi, Moongancheo Ganteo, Hotcottem, Sukem, Chouli Ros, to name a few. Enjoy Konkani and Portuguese live music sessions on the weekends.


 
 
THE CHIKOO TRE PROJECT
 

MARGAO - CENTRAL GOA

THE CHIKOO TREE PROJECT EAT


This comfort food restaurant serves a sumptuous menu of home-cooked dishes in a casual setting. Kerala-style Chicken Stew with Dosas, Coorg-style Pandi curry or Koli curry, and Thukpas are quite popular here. They regularly invite home chefs to take over their kitchen for a day. Their intimate space also hosts art and music events occasionally. It is also noted for creating a first-of-its-kind dedicated pet café space in the premises, with a select menu of broths and diets for your four-legged friends.


 
 
FIREFLY
 

BENAULIM - SOUTH GOA

FIREFLY EAT


A stone’s throw away from the beach, this is an amphitheater styled family-owned bistro bar. They are renowned for serving the world’s longest list of feni-based cocktails, which compliments their Goan and Continental menu. Live music events happen through the week. While you are there, pick up a bottle or two of Cazulo, their family-owned brand of premium feni.


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