Great Thali Experience – Indian Kitchen, MG Road

Indian Kitchen is your one stop destination to get authentic signature dishes from Kashmir to Kerala, so basically it is known for Pan Indian cuisine. The place takes pride in presenting the rich heritage of Indian cuisine in a very humble manner with more emphasis on taste and richness of every preparation. A lot of restaurants are known for serving full sized Thali (which is usually vegetarian), but at Indian Kitchen you can choose between 4 variants of Thali – Veg, Chicken, Mutton and Fish! The fact that all of this is unlimited makes it even more tempting and irresistible. Adding to that, decor of the place is quirky as the walls here are covered with some intense art work which beg you to stare at them.

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Onam Sadya at M Café – Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield

Onam is a very special festival for the folks of Kerala and holds significant traditional values to every element that is associated with it. Pookalam, Onam Sadya, boat race along with dance and music ensure that the festival is celebrated with much fanfare. M Cafe, Marriott Whitefield decided to treat its loyalists from across the continent with Onam Sadya, a feast comprising of over 26 dishes which is served on plantain leaf. Chef Mahesh along with Chef Thirumal curated a wonderful multi course meal which was offered from 12th to 17th September. Since this was my first attempt at trying Onam Sadya I was looking forward to a great experience.

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Farzi Cafe – Gastronomical Illusion at its best!

Farzi Cafe, a place globally known for creating an illusion with its cuisine has finally marked its presence in Namma Bengaluru. Farzi Cafe is a part of Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd which also houses two other multi award winning brands under them – Masala Library and Made in Punjab. It follows a concept of Modern Indian Bistro which means it amalgamates traditional global cuisines with Indian classics and adds drama in terms of contemporary presentations and culinary styles. A visit to this place is sure to leave you bemused as the experience does not stop at food, instead it wraps you under the blankets of curiosity and interest as the cafe incorporates molecular gastronomy and various table theatrics to keep you entertained till the end.

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Salt – Indian Restaurant Bar & Grill, Koramangala

Salt – Indian Restaurant Bar & Grill is the latest entrant in Koramangala. The place is known for serving modern Indian cuisine with a healthy twist. One glance at their menu will make you realize that the food options available here is a well balanced combination of North Indian and South Indian delicacies along with certain unique snack items which breaks the monotony found in other restaurants.

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The Grand Wine Experience – Alto Vino, Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield

I would like to share a quote by Ernest Hemingway which goes like this – “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”. The quote tries its best to showcase the beauty of pairing wine with your favorite food and vice versa.

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Tea Appreciation by Sublime House of Tea – UB City

Yes Bank Art Bengaluru 2016 in association with Sublime House of Tea recently hosted a bunch of enthusiasts for a Tea Appreciation event where Anamika Singh, a Tea-Taster by profession engaged the audience by sharing her extensive knowledge about Tea and everything that revolves around it. This was followed by a tasting session of different samples from Sublime House of Tea. The event also featured tea infused cocktails and a chicken preparation which was cooked under the influence of tea. I was here to experience this wonderful event along with other Tea lovers and aficionados, the purpose of which was a casual round of interaction aimed at equipping every one of us know more about Tea and spread good word about it.

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