- 30 Jul 2016
- Fathima AbdulKader
Eating out and culinary experimentation has become the favourite past time of most Kochiites and most are on the lookout for a way to experience the world through their palate. Cafe 17 is a great location to head to for to get different cuisines under the same room in Kochi.
Cafe 17 on Kaloor Kadavantra Road was started by brothers Praveen Mohan and Pramod Mohan and Praveen’s classmate Zaheen Theruvuthakath. This Cafe started in November 2014 was the dream project for the trio and they have made a cosy cafe that has great ambience, lets patrons sit for hours doing work or watching live screening of football matches with their friends, or digging into their delicious dishes. Praveen Mohan is the Cafe Manager and has been in the hotel management industry for 15 years, with 8 years spent working in Italy. They have an extensive menu, including dishes from various countries from around the world.
Cafe 17 Sunrise (English breakfast) – Britain
A classic full English breakfast is popular in Britain and Ireland. Traditionally the spread includes one form of eggs, bacon, grilled tomato, fried mushroom,fried or toasted bread, sausages and baked beans. The Cafe 17 variety includes Toast, Mini Sausages, Egg Sunny Side up, Wedges, Peppers and Grilled Mushroom and is the perfect dish for when you need a light and filling meal.
The Quesadilla is an easy bite from Mexico. It consists of a tortilla filled with Mexican filling of jalapenos, oodles of cheese, other yummy stuff and folded into a half moon. The Cafe 17 Quesadilla comes with a side of nachos, slaw and dip.
Grilled Tenderloin Steak – Australia
A meat lover’s favourite dish, the grilled tenderloin steak at Cafe 17 is a crowd pleaser. It comes with a side Mash Potatoes, Vegetables and Herbs. The grilled tenderloin steak is topped with a sauce and the customer has the option to pick between a mushroom sauce, a barbeque sauce or a pepper sauce.
Chicken Stroganoff - Russia
One of the most famous Russian dish, Stroganoff has been said to be derived from the popular family Stroganov. It consists of sautéed beef or chicken served in a sauce with a type of sour cream. Cafe 17 offers both the chicken and beef variety and the stroganoff is served with the meat and vegetables in a cream sauce with a side of buttered rice.
Paneer Tikki Burger- India
The Paneer Tikki Burger is the Indian take on the classic American dish. This burger comes with a spicy Paneer Tikki patty in a Burger Bun with grilled onion, capsicum, lettuce and tomato with a side of French fries and tomato sauce.
Burrito with Minced Meat- Texas
Burrito is a Tex-Mex dish made of a lightly grilled wheat tortilla with a filling of choice. The Cafe 17 variety has a filling of minced meat, lettuce, salsa, cheese and sour cream.
Fish Provencal- France
The Fish Provencal is a Healthy French dish of a Bass Fillet topped with Provencal sauce- a fragrant tomato sauce with sautéed onions, garlic, capers, olives and Herbs De Provence. The cafe 17 variety is served with potato Lyonnaise
The word Cacciatore means “hunter style” in Italian. It is a traditional dish made with the harvests from the forest, the fields and the garden. The Cafe 17 Chicken Cacciatore has juicy chicken pieces cooked in tomato based gravy and served on top of pasta.
Words: Fathima Abdul Kader
Photos: Aghil Menon
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