Grubitizer is back again after a brief hiatus. A lot has happened in the last 2-3 months, a mix of both positive and negative things, but then let’s save that story for some other day. Right now we’re going to talk about your favourite Pan Asian restaurant in the city, Sriracha! I’m sure a lot of you folks will be familiar with this brand, the iconic Pan Asian restaurant in the uber posh property, UB City! So when I heard that they are opening their second outlet in Indiranagar I was happier because it was now closer to my home. Feb 2019 is when this new place opened its doors to excite the gourmands, what sets this particular outlet different from the other one is the presence of two distinctive experiences, the Live Robatayaki and the Cambodian Khmer cuisine. We were here on a Saturday afternoon to check out the offering and the place was packed, like literally. Read on to know more about our dining experience.
Author: Pratheek Ponnappa
New Menu at Indian Durbar, Conrad Bengaluru
There are very few places in the city that are truly known to recreate the magic of traditional forms of cooking which is inspired by the Royal Kitchens across India. Indian Durbar at the Conrad Bengaluru is one such example that shouts opulence and takes your dining experience a notch above from the minute you step inside, the theme is golden yellow accentuating the strains of gold-leafed, ‘jali’ as they call it. We were here on a peaceful Sunday afternoon to check out the newly introduced menu, read on to know more about our epic lunch!
Four Hands Collaboration, Alba – JW Marriott Bengaluru
We were part of an experiential dinner last week that let us experience the brilliant display of culinary excellence at the signature Modern Italian restaurant, Alba in JW Marriott Bengaluru. Chef Brian from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and Alba’s Head Chef Eliyaz Mohammed at the hotel have joined hands to create a radiant display of delectable flavours in the form of a limited period menu called the ‘Four Hands Collaboration’.
Pop-Up Menu, Chef Jia at Mahjong Room – WelcomHotel Bengaluru by ITC
Chinese Master Chef Yuanzhong Jia is a renowned name in Mumbai where he has been instrumental in making Shanghai Club at ITC Grand Central as one of the prime destinations for Chinese Cuisine. If you are based out of Bangalore and love Chinese food then you are in for a treat! Mahjong Room at WelcomHotel is hosting a pop up with Chef Jia where he himself will be present to take you on a culinary journey to experience the delectable flavours of his home province Sichuan along with Hunan, which he holds close to his heart. Read on to know more about our preview dinner.
Weekend Getaway to Pune – Holiday Inn Express Pune Hinjewadi an IHG Hotel
Let us assume a real-life situation where you are to visit another city for a quick business trip or a short vacation that requires you to be constantly on the move, what is the kind of stay option would you opt for? If you are in that dilemma, then this is the perfect post for you. It talks about Holiday Inn Express, a chain of mid-scale hotels from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) which also happens to be one of the fastest-growing midscale hotel brands in the country. This brand is the preferred choice for an increasing number of travellers who need a simple, engaging place to rest and recharge. Read on to know more about my visit to Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra.
Grand Gardenia Brunch, the finest Sunday Brunch in Bangalore at ITC Gardenia
Sunday Brunches are probably the most sought after weekly event that a lot of folks out there are eagerly waiting for, I personally get tons of messages asking for the best deal out there in Namma Bengaluru and that’s when I get confused, why? Because of so many options available! This post is for people who are looking at having the most exquisite and premium brunching experience, it is about the Grand Gardenia Brunch at ITC Gardenia! The experience is a culinary celebration in its own right which comes alive through the variety of never ending gourmet food on offer.
Dakshin Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park turns 30
Dakshin, one of the oldest and heritage-rich restaurants in South India recently completed 30 years and it called for a grand celebration! This post talks just about that where the excitement began from the minute we got to know that Grubitizer shall be part of the party! The journey was fun, we met old friends and made new ones during the trip, the itinerary looked interesting, we had some really great meals during our stay, Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park pampered us a lot and the list seems never-ending if I have to talk about the highlights of this FAM trip. So yeah, read on to know more about our visit to Chennai, the Detroit of Asia!
Nothing But Chicken – Koramangala, Bangalore
Nothing But Chicken, Mumbai’s much-loved speciality chicken delicatessen known for selling a wide and freshest range of chicken products has made its way to Bangalore with their first store located in Koramangala. All the products here are 100% natural, preservative and artificial colour free and is Halal & ISO 22000 certified. With the presence of 12 different stores in Mumbai, I’m glad that folks in Bangalore are all set to get pampered with best quality chicken in every form, be it raw meat, cooked, salad, ready-to-eat or marinated.
Amore – The Cake Boutique, Bangalore
Home baking is an art that a lot of folks are turning their attention on to, be it a customer who requires a personalized cake or a get-together where the ask is for a dozen brownies and cupcakes, the amount of personalization that can go in your order is beyond imagination. Amore Cake Boutique is one such venture that curates customized products catering to people who are looking for quality and a great ordering experience. I got to try few of their products and folks at my place were mighty happy with what they got to taste, their perception towards baked items have changed for good and this post aims at creating the same awareness to all my readers.
The Cuisine of Coorg at The Raj Pavilion – ITC Windsor
ITC Windsor, the iconic hotel in Namma Bengaluru is a classic reminder of the old charm that Bangalore carried back in the days. This splendid property was built in the early 80s and with the British regency styled corridors to the art décor inside, everything here calls for royalty. This post is about the on-going food festival, Cuisine of Coorg at The Raj Pavilion. Continue reading
Experiencing Wonderla Resort, Bangalore
One thing we all are looking for during the holiday season is that perfect getaway to escape from the chaotic city life and get cocooned in a surrounding that is away from the maddening crowd and lets you relax in the best possible way. We all know about Wonderla, it is christened with the title of India’s best amusement park, but what you also need to also know is about Wonderla Resort, which is all set to let you experience luxurious living during your stay here. Read on to know more about our experience.
Next Stop Kolkata – Festival Menu at Monkey Bar, Indiranagar
Next Stop Kolkata! is Monkey Bar’s take at recreating the finest flavours derived from the iconic streets of Kolkata. With the onset of Durga Pujo, the celebrations we see around Bangalore and other parts of the country in the form of Pandals where people from all walks of life come to enjoy the festivities is a delightful sight in itself, while we prepare ourselves to witness the grandeur of the festival, let’s not forget about the much needed Peyt Pujo as that’s something this post is gonna talk about.
Smoky with a chance of Beer Cocktails – Smoke House Deli
What’s the best way to spend a lazy afternoon or a laid back and relaxed dinner with friends? Among many things that are coming to your mind, it is about indulging in some sizzling grills, refreshing beer cocktails and drowning in an enormous amount of gossip! Bangalore’s favourite all-day café and delicatessen Smoke House Deli is hosting a food festival comprising of just that, they’ve got the grills right and the beer cocktails to keep the fun times last longer. This special menu combination is available for a limited period only, so read on to know what you can expect from this food festival and make sure to let your gang know about it!
Rain Soaked Sunday Brunch at JW Kitchen – JW Marriott Bengaluru
Monsoon is the season where all you would want to do is cosy up and grab yourself a nice and warm cup of tea and something spicy to go with it, the usual snack being hot pakoras that are served with equally spicy chutney! Now, keeping this fact as a baseline, the Monsoon Brunch at JW Kitchen is derived in the best possible way to let you experience the same feeling in a more elaborate manner. Dishes are served hot to suit the delightful weather, it would be the best way to go about a lovely Sunday. Read on to know more about our dining experience!
Hawker’s Brunch at High Ultra Lounge
High Ultra Lounge brings you the city’s most exciting brunch, the Hawker’s Brunch. The brunch setup is a combination of live stations that will serve Grills, Maki Sushi, exotic Pan-Asian dishes, Desserts and an elaborate set of options for Main Course buffet. The bartenders do an equally good job at keeping you hydrated with amazing cocktail creations based on your choice of liquor. Sunday Brunch has been an evolving trend where every brand is trying to establish its own USP and the ever hungry crowd of Namma Bengaluru welcomes each unique concept with open arms, so what’s so special about High Ultra Lounge? Well, read on to know more about it!
New Menu at Kebabs and Kurries – ITC Gardenia, Bangalore
Kebabs and Kurries at the ITC Gardenia is a speciality Indian Cuisine restaurant that is known for bringing together the ancient culinary secrets, long forgotten herbs and exotic flavours to pamper your platter. It is a melting pot of innumerable new dishes which originated throughout Central Asia and ultimately found a home in India. This post is going to talk about our experience of trying out the new additions to their existing menu, so read on to know more about the unveiling of the enticing new menu!
Flavour Fest at The Tamara Coorg
Welcome to another post from Grubitizer and this time it is going to be about my FAM trip to one of the most exotic destinations in Coorg! A couple of weeks back I was invited to The Tamara Coorg, this multiple awards winning resort offers a bouquet of tranquility and luxurious experiences that has enough and more in it to let you enjoy nature amidst coffee and spice plantation estates, rugged terrains, misty trails, lush green canopies and plenty of streams and waterfalls. Read on to know about this experiential retreat and you shall too fall in love with this place, just the way I did during my visit.
Kebab and Roti Festival – Golden Rice
I had been to the launch of Golden Rice a few months ago, back then it was one of the few exceptionally good North Indian cuisine restaurants in Marathalli area serving delicious signature preparations in an affordable manner. This time they are hosting a limited period food festival to celebrate the history of Kebabs and Roti, a combination that has been savoured for a long time now and I was all eager to check it out!
Tijouri – Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru
It has been quite some time that I posted a blog about my dining experience, well that doesn’t mean I was out of the scene, just that I was caught up with random trips outside the city and work took a major toll on me! I still managed to visit some new places with great concepts that I shall be talking about them in my subsequent blogs but this post here is about Tijouri, which remains as the most authentic address for tastes from North and South Frontier regions.
Awadhi Food Festival at Infinity, The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru
If you are among the many folks who are fond of the traditionally rich cuisine from Lucknowi region then a trip to Infinity, The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru is a mandatory affair before the 13th of May. They are hosting a limited period food festival that is sure to take you on an unforgettable gastronomic journey to the princely state of Awadh. The special menu comprises of loads of dishes curated carefully under the guidance of Executive Chef Vijay David, read on to know more about my dining experience.
Lunch Scenes at Blue Frog, Church Street
So there are few places in Namma Bengaluru that flash my mind when it comes to describing the ideal nightspot for partying with DJs who are hosting parties, famous international and local bands coming down to play, various live performances and so on. Blue Frog is one among them, and with a location that is right at the centre of the city, it has managed to do extremely well even in the times of turmoil (read as highway alcohol ban and the dull period when church street was getting renovated) But then, Blue Frog being a casual lounge does offer an amazing array of food and cocktail options to choose from and this post here will give you all a quick glimpse of what a meal for two on a quiet Sunday afternoon looked like for me. Plus, they’ve got a new menu as well so let’s jump in straight to check out what it looks like.
Bowl Manifesto Food Festival at Mamagoto, Indiranagar
Grubitizer is back with yet another post and this time it is about Mamagoto’s limited period food festival called the Bowl Manifesto. I was invited here to try out the festive spread and was totally impressed by these massively elaborate one bowl meals where the base ingredient is rice and noodles that are paired with gravies made from seafood, meat, and a whole lot of exotic veggies. The food festival is on till the 20th of May so hurry up and devour yourself in these bowled beauties that are sure to take you for a quick spin across the Asian streets.
Goa comes to Bengaluru – Goan Food Festival at JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Bengaluru
Goa is the first thing that probably comes to your mind if a vacation in India is what you are planning for. To me, Goa is that one place where the vibes are chilled out, life seems so colourful and the f&b scene there is just next level good. Goa comes to Bengaluru at JW Kitchen is a food festival you cannot afford to miss if you love Goan cuisine and want to revel in the charm of coastal cuisine, so be prepared as Chef Berna from Goa is all set to cast a spell on you!