Chennai-based resto-bar Nght Mrkt has a brand new menu and a host of fun events for you

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Sushi platter at Nght Mrkt

One of the city’s favorite watering holes, Nght Mrkt has an endearing vibe that includes an interesting menu of street food and signature cocktails in plastic bags. The menu just got bigger and more appetizer-friendly, while plastic bags made way for exciting Instagrammable cocktails in a bid to be eco-friendly. We catch up with Varun Sheth, one of the young directors, who promises us that this revamp is just the start of more fun plans. “We are planning to hold many interactive events and concerts in the near future, including fun workshops,” says Varun, who is busy commuting between Garden City and Chennai, and further adds that we should look for parties quizzes, live bands and second-hand markets. among the many events planned.

Special bartender at Nght Mrkt

Citrus notes

We start with one of the aforementioned cocktails – a citrus bartender special – perched on a rough edge of a tree trunk; this one has the mixologist wielding a kitchen-grade flamethrower that makes the herb (thyme) smoke and flavor before being tossed into the drink. The Simple Story, meanwhile, was a sweet Hibiscus flavor offering and the Coco Beach in Tender Coconut was a delicious Pina Colada variation. While we enjoyed the drinks, the kitchens were busy sending delicious snacks to the bar which paired perfectly with the drinks. The sushi platter caught our eye as Teriyaki chicken taco rolls nestled in hollowed-out indentations of a wooden serving platter with the seaweed wrap of the avocado sushi placed underneath. The jackfruit tacos were covered in mayonnaise and made us think there was ground meat in the mix!

Galouti Skewers with Nght Mrkt

Bite to bite

With the summer heat still raging outside, you have to forgive us at this point for switching to a tall glass of cold beer which pairs perfectly with the fried options like the crispy spicy soft shell crab and the chicken tostada which is stuffed with lightly flavored chicken. cubes. With the experimental galouti all the rage in restaurants across the city, the Lotus Stem Galouti here is an easy winner and impresses with its flavor and texture. For main courses, we try the delicious Stuffed Paneer Roulade with slightly crunchy Mini Chur Chur Parathas. Even as we licked our fingers appreciatively, Varun claimed that they had indeed amped up the vegetarian options. The flamethrower was back as we got ready for dessert. A generous slice of a classic cheesecake arrived which was quickly seared and caramelized with flames, then liberally sprinkled with Biscoff – ensuring that the other option of a pot of fresh mixed fruit and water chestnuts in chilled coconut milk, which was probably healthier, was a bit overlooked by us. On this indulgent note we put down our forks, completely satiated!

Meal for two at Rs. 1,500.

—Sabrina Rajan

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