Rocktober Fest, Hard Rock Cafe, Worli

With Oktoberfests creating a buzz in the city, Hard Rock Cafe is rocking it out with their own version called Rocktober Fest! Hard Rock Cafe needs no introduction. Known as a rock-n-roller’s sanctum sanctorum, it is known to be the the place for any music lover. With insane acoustics and valuable pieces of musical history, this place ensures that every guest has a great time. From enthusiastic servers to bottle juggling bartenders, from crazy Birthday/Anniversary rituals to huge portions of food! Hard Rock Cafe has it all.

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We were invited to try the RocktoberFest menu there last Saturday! We were shown to our table by our waiter for the day. We glanced through the RocktoberFest menu and placed our order.

We started off with the Jamaican Hotty Submarine (Rs 365), a Mexi Cali Burger (Rs 385) and Carnival Fiesta Fries (Rs 385).

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The Jamaican Hotty Submarine was Char Grilled Smoked Chicken Frank stuffed SubRoll, topped with Jamaican spiced stir fried veggies and tangy Cajun BBQ Mayo, served with Chilli Fries! It looked fabulous. We were salivating the moment it reached our table. At Hard Rock Cafe, you know you’d be happy and overwhelmed with portion sizes. It was huuuuge! (Donald Trump voice)

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We made the mistake of ordering the Carnival Fiesta Fries. It was fries enough for four people. It was Cajun spice dusted, crispy tangy chilli garlic crusted fries, topped with BBQ spice rubbed hand pulled chicken and chopped smoked chicken franks served with a tangy salsa and cheddar cheese sauce! Phew! Yup! That! We were served fries with the submarine and the next burger we ordered later. It was just a whole lotta fries. 🙂 But we enjoyed it.

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We also tried the Mexi Cali Burger, which was an absolutely juicy tangy smoked chicken patty, charred to perfection with a honey citrusy mayo topped with a smoky relish served with spicy chilli fries. We loved how tasty this burger was. Well, Hard Rock Cafe is known for their epic burgers, so this was just another feather in their cap. It’s a must try.

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We couldn’t stop ourselves from ordering a side of onion rings. Believe us a “side” of onion rings at Hard Rock Cafe doesn’t look like your normal side of onion rings. It’s like a normal portion served at any restaurant and our server Leingam said the normal portion is almost triple of what was served to us! We also tried Mac n Cheese Poppers which is our favourite snack at Hard Rock Cafe. The best part about the cheesy mac n cheese bites are that they are served with a warm cheese sauce.

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We then tried the Mediterranean Pasta with Grilled Prawns, it was a complete pasta dish as it’s packed with veggies like french beans, artichoke hearts, roasted mushrooms, capers and garnished with smoked red peppers, black olives and romano parsley. The fettuccine is tossed with these veggies in a light garlic sauce, topped with grilled prawns and served with toasted garlic bread.

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While we were having this dish we saw all the staff at HRC get on the divisional walls of the booths for their famous groove! We have seen it a hundred times and everytime feels like the first time. It is so much fun to see every single employee at HRC dance to YMCA! They have so much fun themselves, and often the guests join in too. But this time they didn’t stop at just that. As it was Saturday they got together near the bar area and asked all the guests to join in and they broke into a fun routine! It was a blast. Everyone was on their feet trying to keep up with them. Hats off to the staff at HRC, even on a busy day they just don’t seem too busy to have a good time.

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As it was time for dessert, Leingam recommended the Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie. Yup the goodness of three desserts packed into one. The portion was a nice big slice, no doubt about it, but it was one of the best Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie that we’ve ever had! It was soft and absolutely decadent and drenched with raspberry sauce, the brownie part was gooey and we just couldn’t stop ourselves after the first bite. It is a part of the RocktoberFest menu and if you love the cheesecake-brownie combo then you really shouldn’t miss this.

There are crazy cocktails and mocktails that have been created for the RocktoberFest so if you want have a great time and relish great food with great music and excellent service, Hard Rock Cafe is the place to be, where the party never ends!

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