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!
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!
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!
Sriracha – Contemporary Pan Asian Dinning, UB City
A lot of you must have heard of Sriracha, the popular spicy sauce that’s typically served in Vietnamese and Thai food, but in this post, I am going to talk about Sriracha that’s the newest Pan-Asian restaurant housed in the uber premium property of UB City. I was here a month back for a nice round of Saturday lunch where we got to experience the new menu curated by Chef Vikas Seth who also takes lead at Sanchez, my all-time favourite Mexican restaurant in Namma Bengaluru. A laid-back afternoon it was and we were glad to catch up with Chef Vikas himself who started the proceedings with the signature Sriracha’s Som Tam which we all loved, it is a green papaya salad that’s prepared on your table. But this is not it, read on to know more about our entire journey across all the courses of our meal.
Smoke House Deli – Camp Grill Festival
Smoke House Deli is having a special menu offering extremely delicious dishes with their own signature twists that will surely be a treat to your taste buds. So if you are among the many folks who love grills then you gotta experience the Camp Grill special menu at Smoke House Deli! The best way to describe the food festival would be – the sizzle of meat on the grill, there’s nothing like the lust of the perfect meat and who better to urge you to start an affair of the Meatilicious kind than Bangalore’s quintessential all-day café and delicatessen – Smoke House Deli.
New Cocktail Menu – Bar Uno, JW Marriott Bengaluru
Ever heard of aged cocktails being served in Namma Bengaluru? Well, if you have then please do share the name of the places that serve them in the comments section below and if not then this post is surely going to excite you! Bar Uno, the signature cocktail lounge at JW Marriott recently launched a new menu that offers a range of exquisite drinks that is specially curated by Bar Chef Abhishek Shevade brings with him the technique of creating infused cocktails and is eager to begin the trend of aged cocktails which is fast growing popularity for its mellow, unique characters and flavours.
Alba at JW Marriott – Neopolitan Food Festival
Alba at JW Marriott can be your best bet if you feel like indulging in authentic Italian specials in a premium and cosy setup that shouts elegance from the minute you step in. They’ve got something really exciting that will pamper your taste buds and impart the wonderful culinary traditions of Alba by sending food lovers through a whirlwind of flours and leaving you to crave for more, and all of this is gonna happen through the on-going Neopolitan Food Festival. The set menu is specially curated by International guest chef Nicola Costa, Senior Chef de partie of Hotel Rottnest in Australia. Read on to know more, you can also find details of the Masterclass with Chef Nicola in the post.
Fava, UB City – Sustainable and Organic Mediterranean Indulgence
If you have been wanting to eat at city’s best Mediterranean restaurant then this post is going to help narrow down your list. The restaurant in question is Fava, a new age fine dine restaurant that is located in the most luxurious arcade of Namma Bengaluru, the UB City. It comes under Avant Garde Hospitality, a young and dynamic company started in 2008 by Chef Abhijit Saha and Shruti M Saha. Fava overlooks the majestic amphitheatre and offers one of the best views of the historic Cubbon Park in the backdrop. But then, what makes Fava so distinct when compared to other restaurants? Read on to find out!
Pot-O-Noodles, Lavelle Road: Bringing Ramen Culture to Bangalore
Pot o Noodles has found its second home in the premium locality of Lavelle Road after successfully spreading good word about Ramen Culture in its Indiranagar outlet. It is a place inspired by Ramen bars from across Japan and South East Asia. This new outlet is located above CCD which overlooks Biere Club and the famous Lamborghini showroom. The Ambiance is airy and brightly lit up, the entire place is filled with colorful walls with quirky Ramen quotes that manages to lighten up your mood.
Matsuri – The Chancery Hotel: A Japanese Affair!
Japanese food is known for its sophisticated and refined ways of cooking which is said to have a healthier balance of filling in well controlled proportions, it is presented beautifully in tiny dishes and plates and as they say, dining here encourages you to ‘eat with your eyes’, and not just savor the taste. Matsuri at the Chancery Hotel is the place you would not want to miss if you are craving for authentic Japanese food in Bangalore.
Beat the heat with Kulfreeze!
Airlines has been our go to place whenever we (group of friends!) decide to spend a relaxed and peaceful evening on a weekend, sipping on that hot coffee and taking shelter under your own cars is a nice experience altogether. There are many food joints here that can keep your tummies happy and this post here is going to talk about the latest addition Kulfreeze! This humble shack like outlet specializes in fruit bombs which actually contains no preservatives, artificial color or essence, sounds like a healthy way to enjoy your favorite summer dessert rite?!
Spice Terrace at JW Marriott – All New Menu by Chef Abdul Quddus
Spice Terrace is one of the many premium restaurants housed inside JW Marriott which is located steps away from the lush gardens of Cubbon Park and close to the UB City, the heart of CBD. I was here around a week back to experience the launch of revamped Spice Terrace which also included a delectable Awadhi and North West Frontier food trail designed by Master Chef Abdul Quddus.
Made In Punjab – UB City, Lavelle Road
Made in Punjab (MIP) made its presence felt in Bangalore on 23rd September in the most fun and entertaining way, just the way Punjabi’s are known to celebrate. Since then, it has been the go to place for a lot of folks who wish to indulge in authentic Punjabi flavors and interesting set of cocktails and mocktails. MIP is a part of massive restaurants, a venture curated by Zorawar Kara who is also the man behind premium brands like Farzi Cafe, Masala library and Pa Pa Ya. Continue reading
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.
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.
The Biere Club, 5th Anniversary Celebrations!
The Biere Club, Bangalore’s First Brewery witnessed its 5th Anniversary on 25th May. This called for a celebration as they completed five wonderful years of serving some of the finest craft beers and combinations of food that goes well with your drinks! Running a brewery is no easy task and achieving this to perfection continuously from five years is a commendable job. *Pat on the back* to the folks who are responsible to keep this place lively at all times. I was here for their Anniversary celebrations and this post talks about my experience here.
SE01E05: UB City Food Walk at Cafe Mangii
Cafe Mangii is a cosy little place tucked in the corner of UB City 2nd level. Mangii has an all day menu serving you a handpicked selection of food and beverages, do check out their exotic wines section! Their elaborate offerings are spread across Mocktails- Smoothies, Cooler and iced teas when it comes to beverages and a vast classification which includes Soup, Salad, Small Plates (Appetizers), Fondue, Burgers, Sandwich, Pizza, Pasta, Risotto, mains and desserts! Well Yes, the menu is actually huge for a tiny place like this. The food here is an Italian affair altogether, Wood Fired Pizza being their Signature dish which is a traditional Italian preparation.
SE01E04: UB City Food Walk at Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir was our fourth stop on day-1 of this wonderful food walk in UB City. It is one of the most up-market cafes in Bangalore which is devoted to serve genuine and contemporary preparations from the French lands. Cafe Noir has a nice bistro like ambiance which lets you comfortably enjoy the French cuisine at its best. This place is determined to serve you all day with quality food from breakfast to dinner. Their menu is vast and covers a huge range of confections, beautifully crafted burgers and sandwiches along with wide varieties of eateries.
SE01E03: UB City Food Walk at Rasavora
Welcome back to the next episode of our UB City food walk. After indulging on some super awesome food in Fava and Caperberry, our next stop was at Rasavora – The Royal Kitchen. A place is known for its mysterious blends between Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines. Rasavora brings you the the magical food from palaces and their royal kitchens. Everything you see here, right from the cutlery used to the presentation of food is a leaf straight out of royalty and it is associated with an equally rich gastronomic legacy.
SE01E02: UB City Food Walk at Fava & Caperberry
My previous post tried to highlight some UB City in general. Here on everything you read will be about food and different types of cuisines available from various restaurants in UB City! So, our first visit was at Fava, a specialty restaurant known for its Mediterranean cuisine. Fava overlooks the beautifully built amphitheater and is airy enough to revive your senses. This restaurant is a brainchild of celebrity Chef Abhijit Saha, the winner of ‘Best Chef in India Award’ in 2013. He is also the man behind this exciting menu which offers an excellent selection of traditional dishes from the Mediterranean land.