The Fisherman’s Wharf in South Goa is the talk of the town, everybody who visits it fall in love with it’s seafood smeared with authentic Goan flavors and sassy ambiance, it is the ultimate dining place in Goa. The restaurant has successfully captured the tastes of local community as well as the travelers with the best authentic Goan Cuisine.
Xavier Furtado a business professional from Goa is the man behind the Fisherman’s Wharf. He started the restaurant in 2005 in Goa but with the over whelming response from travelers all across the globe decided to expand not only in India but in the foreign territories as well. In Bangalore, Fisherman’s Wharf established it’s first restaurant in Sarjapur road and once again the ambiance and seafood attracted food lovers from all across the Bangalore. The restaurant is nestled among swaying palms, bamboo and hibiscus flowers, with live music and airy interior it recreates the laid back holiday like feel in the IT city.
With the continuously expanding boundaries of the city Xavier decided to open another Fisherman’s Wharf in the heart of the city – Lavelle Road, a world cuisine bistro which provides guests the opportunity to have to feel Goa in an air conditioned fine dining restaurant. The interiors are done in bright colors depicting the blue waves and seashores of Goa.
On Saturday though Fisherman’s Wharf has a special buffet but we decided to go for A’la carte menu to taste most of their seafood delicacies. Afternoon kick started with seafood platters, which has batter fried Squids, Rawa Fried Prawns and Stuffed Crabs, those stuffed crabs were everyone’s favorite on the table and we ordered for the second helping of seafood platter. And then came the famous Goan Chorizo Pao, interesting fact is everyday this place gets it’s special Goan style Pao (a kind of bread served) from Goa, without any second thoughts we digged into the chorizo pao which was truly scrumptious, few other starters we tasted were bacon wrapped prawns, Sushi, Shrimp Salad accompanied by Wasabi Mayo and Peri Peri Sauce.
For the main course, we had Chicken Cafreal, Goan Prawn Curry, Prawn Balchao, Pork Assad, Beans Foogath, Mushroom Tonak and the Seafood platter, which consist of Pomfret Rechado, Snapper fillet Cafreal and Butter Garlic Tiger Prawns along with Goan Rice and steamed Red Rice. Though it sounds like too much but trust me we were not at all overstuffed with food as flavors are so perfectly balanced in each dish that you cannot have enough of them.
After mains we decided to have dessert in the bar upstairs, the airy and spacious bar on the second floor is perfect to enjoy your favorite sports matches with a bunch of friends on a wide screen. For dessert, we had the famous layered dessert of Goa – Bebinca with ice cream, which was perfectly layered and baked to perfection.
So if you are in Bangalore and missing your last holiday in Goa then head to Fisherman’s Wharf and experience the pinch of Goa in your own city.