Chili's on my Plate!!
Chili's. I had seen this wonderful reataurant at Orion Mall a lot of times. That because the kind of shopoholic that I am, I tend to visit malls really often. I had the pleasure of visiting the Indiranagar outlet of Chili's. The is place is huge and has a different vibe to it, that can be enjoyed by everyone, be it young or old. I do not really enjoy restaurants that play blaring music into the ears of the customers, but the choice of music here is good and the volume is just right to either enjoy the music or to have a conversation with your friends, family, date, acquaintance, colleagues, etc.
Chili’s decided to extend celebrations at their outlets with their special menu that is being rolled out for a limited period, these dishes are pretty similar to the normal menu but with the exception of a few changes in the dish that gives it a different and unique taste. Like mentioned, the place is huge and the management has used the space to provide enough privacy to each table. Recently Chili’s had held the India’s first cook out and that was a major hit across the country, I am eagerly looking forward to their next cook out.
I wanted to try the Watermelon Margarita from their special menu which has Sauza tequila, fresh watermelon puree and in-house sour, this was wonderful drink. The Sauza tequila was wonderful blend with the watermelon puree, which made it mild yet a very good drink. This was a wonderful drink for me to start off with. The highlight of this drink was the house made sour that was felt after the first two sips, this sour was just right to give you a mild taste which did not over power the watermelon taste.
Next I was stuck between Flavored Classic Margarita and Mojito, I was asked to go with the margarita. The margarita contained Tequila and triple sec with a splash of lime, this drink contained a lot of crushed ice which was a disappointment to me but this crushed ice and the splash of lime was the true creation of the drink. The crushed ice enabled me to take my time in having the drink slowly. Splash of lime gave me the tangy taste that was a different experience all together; due to this the order was repeated once more.
Persidente Margarita will shake up your day, as this is a hand shake Margarita made with Tequila, Cointreau and premium brandy. This is a two serves drink. This drink is really strong in alcohol content but the way this blends the taste of the food is mind blowing. This is among Chili’s wonderful creations.
Cosmopolitan that has Citron vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice was indeed a very strong drink. Even though I felt this was a very strong drink, I still loved it that taste of vodka blend with cranberry juice.
For appetizers we had first ordered the Triple dipper with Paneer bites, Texas cheese poppers and Fried Paneer quesadilla bites, I loved all three of them. The Paneer bites were really good and that have wonderful crunchy with the entire flavor intact inside of the Paneer and the other ingredients, the Paneer did have a unique texture inside for which I loved it. The Texas cheese poppers are always great in Chili’s, I just love them as the cheese in the poppers tastes just yum and the way the cheese fills up the mouth is wonderful. The fried Paneer quesadilla bites very delicious and all I can say about this is “Finish it while it’s hot” because if you don’t, then the others will finish it. The chipotle sour did the wonders in this dish.
We ordered the plain nachos that were served with in-house salsa. The salsa has a fresh texture to it which I liked. The salsa was so good that I even used with the cheese poppers and Paneer bites and with my big mouth burger bites also. For me nachos have always been a favorite snack and whenever I get fresh salsa with it.
The plain nachos were followed by Classic nachos which was pretty awesome. This dish was made with melted cheese with jalapenos, beans and queso served with house-made pico de gallo and sour cream. This dish vanished into everyone’s tummy within a matter of minute. This dish was something more than just classic, this was more of a modern classic with all the texture and the way the whole dish was balanced was just delicious.
The Big mouth burger bites was the next to hit our table. The burger patty was well made but the burger as a whole was a bit dry for me but the salsa did it trick. The big mouth burger bites is served with onion rings, fries and a jalapeno ranch dressing that was really good. The onion string and fries were crispy and the jalapeno ranch dressing was delicious.
Then came in the BBQ grilled Paneer salad (actually known as BBQ chicken salad, which is also available with Spicy garlic and lime shrimp), this was a crispy mixture of grilled Paneer, cheddar cheese, pico fe gallo, corn relish, cilantro, crispy tortilla strips and a touch of BBQ sauce served with ranch dressing.
Cilantro pesto pasta with veggies was a blend of fresh green, cilantro, nuts and olive oil enlivened in a cream based sprinkled with pico de gallo. I liked the slight tangy flavor that was there in the cucumber, the bread should have been a bit most crisp but other than that this dish was just ok. I am a huge fan of pesto pasta but the cilantro flavour was not something that I prefer.
Marinara pasta with veggies was a tangy tomato based sauce with a tinge of garlic and basil. I love tomatoes but after having so much I found the pasta a bit too tangy and skipped it.
Moving on to the desserts, Chili's really need brownie points for it. The desserts were ordered twice and we literally jumped into finishing them. The Chocolate Chip Pie paradise was the first to come in. It was nice and sweet and went really well with the Vanilla Ice cream topped over it.
Molten chocolate cake topped the chocolate chip paradise pie on my dessert list. This was just yum all throughout. The master creation was devoured by us in a matter of seconds. Even though everyone had eaten enough but once this was on the table, every one of us became hungry again. This is one dessert that you just can’t miss having