Party on your mind and rains playing spoilsport? There's only one way to get over the monsoon blues. Step into Hard Rock Cafe and let the month-long Latin Fiesta from August 7 till September 6,lift your spirits with foot-tapping music, crafted tequila cocktails and delicious Latin American food.
So, here's how we have planned it for you. First up, peppy Latino music that will not only soothe frayed nerves, but also make you shake a leg to the beats of Shakira's Whenever, Wherever, Carlos Santana's Jingo, Rickey Martin's Livin' LaVida Locaand many more chartbusters.
Perk up your senses with the Tequila Slammer (known as the Muppet in Mexico), which is served in a shot glass, and if you are looking for a long night ahead, go wild with Liquid Lust, an amazing mix of sweet and tangy concoction of white wine, cranberry, orange and lime. Oh, there are plenty of Tequila cocktails to keep your spirits high. You like them fruits, you have them with Jose Cuervo…Who would have thought Tequila is such an all-rounder?
If rum is your drink then enjoy the sour-sweet taste of Spanish Daiquiris with a dash of rum, citrus and sugar or better still, try the luscious Margarita, with some lime and salt while you rock into the night.
Indulge your culinary senses into some of the most delicious Latin American dishes and since this is Hard Rock Cafe, there will always be something for every palate. Fire up your taste buds with Char Grilled Tex-Mex Chicken Skewers (char grilled chicken tenders marinated with Tex-Mex spice rub & tangy marinate, served with honey mustard dip), the Red Rod Fries (crispy fries topped with dry spice and a cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeno, spring onions, sweet chili drizzle and tangy salsa),Tijuana Chicken Sub Roll - a tantalizing blend of Mexican spices & tangy smoky salsa, Spanish-influenced Fire Cracker Crunchy Chicken Tenders (smoked chicken strips, with burst of spices and Spanish paprikaserved with sun-dried tomato and chipotle dip).If you are into sea food, then the Orange Tequila Prawns (pan seared king prawns in corn taco shell, glazed with reduced spicy, tangy cilantro, orange sauce and flambéed with tequila) will leave you swooning.
For vegetarians, the Brazilian Barbeque Veg Grill Skewers (sizzling skillet of BBQ glazed andspice-rubbed with Brazilian spice barbeque, cottage cheese skewers served over chimichurri-spiced fajita onionsand bell peppers) is a must try. And whether you have a sweet tooth or not, no visit to Hard Rock Cafe is complete without the sinful, mouth-watering Walnut Brownie topped with chocolate fudge and vanilla ice-cream.
If you want to mix and fix a drink, attend a cocktail DIY workshop in association with Tulleeho.com and try making your own cocktails and drink them too! We all secretly wish to be a bartender, even just for a day.
The flavours of the festival will be heightened with the signature memorabilia on the walls, high ceilings and of course the Latino ambience. Head straight to Hard Rock Cafe and grind to the beats of ‘Waka Waka’ and ‘Livin' la Vida Loca’!
Date: August 7 - September 6
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Saket and Gurgaon
Contact: 011 - 47158888, 0124 - 4949630
Time: 12 noon to 11 pm
Nithya Rajasekaran is a software engineer turned blogger who loves diverse cuisine and creative food presentation.know more