Coorg On A Platter
Welcome To Mercara Gold Estate
Enjoy traditional Coorg cuisine in the lap of nature!
Enjoy traditional Coorg cuisine served on a beautiful brass thali right in the lap of nature. Whilst Coorg cuisine gets its influences from neighbouring regions, it has a culinary identity of its own. Being a agri-plantation society, the cuisine naturally comes from what the land supplies.
Pork is a predominant meat of the Coorg cuisine along with Chicken. On the vegetarian side the land offers Bamboo shoots, Butter beans and a general array of vegetables. Fresh condiments such a Turmeric, Ginger and spices like Cardamom, Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon and many others lend thier flavors.
A unique and most distinguishing feature of Coorg cuisine is the use of a vinegar called Kachi Puli which is derived in a skillfull process from the Cambogia Garcenia fruit commonly called Kokum. This is a sour taste which adds a sense of intrigue to the dish and completely gives it an identity of its own there by resulting in a taste that is distinct and “Coorg”
We take reservations from 12.00 noon till 4.00 pm. The meal experience will last about an hour.
Adult: Rs. 450,
Children between the age 6 – 12: Rs. 300,
Children below 6 are our guests.
The meal has vegetarian and non-vegetarian option.
A full meal laid out in a beautiful traditional copper “thali”
Both vegetarian & non-vegetarian options
Hot cup of signature coffee.
About the Estate
Mercara Gold Estate is a beautiful 12-acre estate located 8 km from Madikeri. Whilst coffee was growing here since the 1960’s we acquired it in 1998 and began a process of transformation by organising it into a well laid out farm with a wide array coffee, spices and fruit trees. Our vision was to develop Mercara Gold Estate into a fully integrated unit, we began processing and roasting our coffees on the estate. We follow all time-tested processes with passion to produce our own range of boutique style coffee and well balanced blends.
Mercara Gold Estate is located 8 km from Madikeri. One needs to take the Madikeri – Mangalore highway and travel for 5 km. We will arrive at a T-Junction called Katekeri Junction. We need to take the left turn and travel for another 3 km on that road. Mercara Gold Estate will be on the left hand. There are boards at the junction and at the estate to identify the route.