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A Serious Feast at Itihaas | Birmingham

May 16, 2018

When I first moved to Worcester I had no idea what the local blogging scene was like. Turns out, it’s fairly quiet, but it is getting there. But the joy of working in Birmingham has meant I’ve been able to moonlight as a Brum Blogger. The first event I ever went too was at Itihaas and recently I was invited back to check out the menu updates.

Birmingham has a growing Indian food scene, from the super fancy right down to the street food kind (I’ve already blogged about a couple of these). But Itihaas is one of the fancier ones, if you’re looking for a date night curry I would already be recommending them to you from my previous visit. On my latest visit I was invited along with a gaggle of Birmingham bloggers for a night of serious foodieness. So whilst we didn’t get to pick our meal, the restaurant picked a great selection to show off. Or so I thought anyway!

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Starters

We started off with lots of canapes, but because of my greed I forgot to take photos. I assure you they were good, but I can also assure you the main event was more exciting. The dinner started off with a gorgeous Soft Shell Crab. A light batter, not soggy, perfectly spiced as well, encompassed the soft shell crab. I won’t lie, I could’ve eaten more. We were then given a selection platter of starters (that would be larger if you ordered off the menu) that included Reshmi Lamb TikkaChargrilled Salmon Fillet and Salmon and Seabass Fish Cake Tikki. These were all wonderful, spiced perfectly so that none of the flavour of the meat or fish was lost. Both the fish and meat fell apart at the touch of a fork, and the deep fried fish cake was not soggy or over cooked. Perfect.

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Mains

For mains we had to make room for a ridiculous amount of curry. The dishes we tried were the Jaipur Lamb TikkaMethi Murgh MirchGoan Lobster Curry and Tandoori Soya Tikka Masala. For me the highlight was the lobster. The curry was full of soft, creamy chunks of lobster meat, but so wonderfully spiced that the flavour of the lobster was not lost. I actually hogged this rather a lot (sorry guys) but I got a little sample of the others and they were delicious too. Although the lamb was probably the one I would be least likely to order. With our mains we had Truffle Oil & Poppy Seed and Chilli Olive Naans that were wonderfully cooked and perfect for mopping up our plates. By the end of this I was far too full for dessert… But some of the others did go for it!

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Overall

The service was great, but I’m going to have to go back and see for myself. At an event like this it’s hard to review the service. However, what I can vouch for is the food. What we ate that evening was impeccable. The chefs at Itihaas have some incredible dishes and next time maybe I’ll stop for dessert?!

Are you an Indian food fan? Have you been to Itihass before? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. I was a guest of Itihaas for the evening. All words, photos and opinions are my own. 

P.P.S. Itihaas is located at 18 Fleet St, Birmingham B3 1JL.

14 Comments

  • Reply Naomi May 16, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    This all looks so delicious!!! I really need to go to Itihaas!N

    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      It was seriously tasty – well worth a visit!

  • Reply laura May 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Wow! Lobster curry? Sounds so gory! Also truffle oil and poppy seed naanssss where can I find this in Manchester? Haha! Great review as always.

    Laura xx

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    • Reply laura May 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Just to clarify – gory was a typo – meant to say gori.. major face palm!

  • Reply Kieren May 16, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Indian is definitely the no.1 cuisine – and this is the proof. I’m not a big fan of fish in my curry but would definitely try these, sound great!

    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      They were delicious 🙂 Indian has always been a favourite of mine!

  • Reply Chloe May 16, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Lobster curry sounds insanely delicious!

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    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      It was very luxurious!

  • Reply Karen May 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I love that you forgot to take pictures of the canopes – to me, that’s a good sign that they were too good not to eat right away! Or maybe it’s just a sign I’d be a rubbish blogger haha

    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      I had too many things in my hands if I’m honest! A glass of fizz and canapes. I’m terrible!

  • Reply Kelly May 16, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I’m like that too…totally forget to take photos when the food looks too good.

    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Haha when it tastes too good was my reason!

  • Reply Oliver May 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I’m glad the blogging scene where you are is picking up! That looks like a fantastic event; the food looks so delicious!

    Oliver x

    • Reply MissPond May 21, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      It’s already quite a scene in Brum, but there seems to be few more bloggers in Worcester now!

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