Royal Flavours Of Rajasthan | Hebbal Cafe | Courtyard By Marriott | Bangalore |

Khamma Khani!!

Welcome to the land of havelis, the land of Rajahs, the land of Ghoomar & the land of colourful Pagadis , Angharkas & Oodhnis. With ” Athithi Devo Bhavo” being a part of their culture, Rajasthan always welcomes you with a open heart.

The Hebbal Cafe, dedicates their current food festival just to the emotion called “Rajasthan”. Their food festival “Royal Flavours of Rajasthan”, brings to you the varied dishes of the state with their Khansama ” Chef Lakshmi”, who has been flown right in from Rajasthan along with his treasure trove of spices.

The Grub Story :

Chef Lakshmi along with chef Lakhbir & chef Enayat, have created an extravaganza of the best & most loved dishes that represent Rajasthan in its full glory. Here is how the Thali and the accompaniments looked :

1. Bajre ki Raab : An extremely smooth & gritty drink that immediately reminded you of a rainy day. This beige coloured millet drink is totally Rajasthan.

2. Shuruat ( Starters ) : Having opted for the vegetarian course, i was offered the most delicious starter, a duo of Khasta Kachori & Peethiwali Tikki. Rajasthan, is synonymous with kachoris and no one can make it better than them but what surprised me was the “Peethiwali Tikki”

The tikki was your potato tikki but with the cleanest flavours and melt in your mouth texture.

3. My Thali : This was the big daddy of all Rajasthani Thalis and by this i mean the flavour combination and the carefully curated curries on the platter, which progressed so effortlessly into one & another. With iconic gravies like “Pithod ki Subzi, Shekhawati Ker Sanger, Jodhpuri Bharwa Gatta”, there was no way you could stop devouring this.

4. Dal Baati Churma : No Rajasthani festival is complete without the ” Dal Baati Churma”. Boy! Was this a pleasure to devour, with the Baati dunked in ghee and served with Dal & Saffron infused Churma. This made my day!

5. Shekhawati Dahi Wada : This is Chef Lakshmi’s version, where he mimics the recipe his mother used to make. The version, is not only mind blowing but is something that reinstates the fact that less is always more.

6. Kuch Mitha Hojaye? Dessert time

Malai Ghewar and Malpua with Rabri : Both these desserts are the perfect to showcase the sweetness and textural play that Indian desserts possess. Chef Enayat, did a wonderful job in making us realise just how delectable our desserts are.

Verdict : Hebbal Cafe, has definitely put in a lot effort to stay true to the roots and that is easily seen in the execution of the “Royal Flavours of Rajasthan” festival. I’m delighted with the way this has turned out to be. This is on till the 5th May.

Price :

Buffet Lunch: INR 1400 + taxes
Buffet Dinner: INR 1500 + taxes
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Tim Tai | Poke Bowls |

The Poke Bowl trend has taken all over the internet and has gripped a lot of people in it’s clutches. While there are literally 100’s of recipes flooding your screen on how to make the perfect poke bowl, i acquainted myself with one a few days back at “Tim Tai”. Poke bowl, traces its origins back to the Polynesian culture and more specifically Hawaii and comes replete with a slew of bases & vibrant colours that tickle your appetite.

About Tim Tai :

Tim Tai, is a Pan Asian restaurant and believes in proffering you with dishes that are unique and palate pleasers. We were invited to experience the preview of the new menu Launch and the results were very satisfying.

What did i devour?

We started with the delectable amuse bouche which was ” crunchy crackle cup with crunchy veggies”, the perfect mouthful.

I, chose the “Pan fried Noodles in Hunan Sauce” was a delectable mix veggies in a light & dark soya based sauce. The umami flavour was prevalent and i thoroughly enjoyed the poke bowl. The poke bowls comprise of a protein component which usually is fish & tuna in particular but they can be customised as per your fancy.

These bowls have been customised under the keen eye of Chef Nimish Bhatia and were quite a wonderful bowl full of goodness. The portion is quite satisfying and really fills you up. The poke bowls are a meal in itself and trust me are one of the most easy on your health & time kinda meals.

Some of the well loved poke bowls were :

1. Steamed noodles with Kai Ka Prao in Hot Basil Sauce

2. St. Shanghai Noodles with Mapo Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

3. Kao Mali with Kung Nam Prik Pow in Thai Roasted Chilli paste

4. Steamed Rice with Pla Ra in Sweet & Spicy Sauce.

We then finished the meal with the darsan of crispy fried wanton sheets & vanilla icecream.

We were also treated to an eggless sizzling brownie, which again was quite a delight.

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Verdict : I, would definitely urge you to try these poke bowls at Tim Tai when the release and relish the melange of flavours on your palate.

BBQ’D| Restaurant Review| UB City |

” The essence of great food, is in the revoking & relishing of the memory when you ate it”- Noorain

For me, i have almost always gingerly caressed the memory of the first time i relished the “Lehsuni Palak Chenna” at Made In Punjab. It was one of those delicate dishes that left a strong impression on my memory. Post a few visits, they unfortunately closed down and i tried to recreate that dish at home with no success, whatsoever.

Recently, my ears picked up some news from the grapevine that said that ” Made In Punjab”, was going to be revived and it was going to happen at BBQ’D. My joy knew no bounds when it was confirmed that the news was as true as the rising of the sun each day and then the a quiet lunch at BBQ’D on a breezy day, revoked the memory of the first time i had that “Lehsuni Palak Chenna” after all.

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About BBQ’D : It’s a restaurant on the 2nd level of UB City, located where MIP* was. The food is predominately served as a buffet and the cuisine is North Indian. They are hugely popular for their grills and happy hours.

BBQ’D, revived MIP* after a huge demand from their patrons ; who just missed MIP* and their signature dishes a tad bit too much. BBQ’D listened and got back their signature dishes on the a la carte menu.

Decor & Ambiance : The decor is done tastefully with the amber lights to superimpose an ambiance of relaxation while you dine. Equipped with plush sofas in stone grey hues & contrasting wooden parquet flooring, rest assured that your dining in style.

Hospitality: Always done perfectly. The staff are well groomed, ready to help and always smiling. Special mention to Mr. Joyjit Bannerjee & Chef Mahabir for looking after us so well.

The Grub Story : The MIP* menu, that you can find on the a la carte menu is as follows :

1.Palak pata Chaat.

2.Malai Broccoli.

3.Chicken Tikka Chaat.

4.Dahi pataka

5.Dhansu Aloo

6.Tandoori Mushroom.

7.BBQ’D special Paneer Tikka.

8.Karara bhatti Paneer.

9.LOL Tiki.

10.Murgh Tikka.

11.Lehsuni Tikka.

12.Legacy Tandoori Champ.

13.Tandoori Jheenga.

14.Bhatti Murgh.

15.Dal Makhni.

16.Lehsuni Palak Chenna.

17.BBQ’D Special Butter Chicken.

18.Murgh Dum Biryani.

19.Rasmalai

20.Nukkad Jalebi.

My favourites out of the list are the crispy yet flavourful Palak Pata Chaat with the delicious potato mash to bind the mouthful. The Dhansu Aaloo was just another treat with baby potatoes basking in glory with little sesame seeds over them. While the Tandoori Mushroom created an uproar on my tongue with extremely power packed flavours, the BBQ’D Special Paneer Tikka soothes it down with the creamy and melt in the mouth marinated cottage cheese.

Last but not the least, the stars of my show ” Lehsuni Palak Chenna” & “Dal Makhani”. Allow me the privilege to tell you that nothing has changed with these, if it has ; then it’s only better. Must must must try! Your meal is incomplete without these beauties when you pair them with a crispy & hot Garlic Butter Naan. What’s life, without some indulgence?

Close the feast with some crispy Nukkad Jalebi and Rabdi and maybe silently engrave another day in your memory to speak of, to people when you meet them.

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Verdict : A delight to indulge in. Their MIP menu must not be missed, feel free to try them and thank me later.

Rating : 4.5/5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5

*MIP : Made In Punjab

5 Things to do this Monsoon in Bangalore.

Bangalore, has always been a vibrant city. It breathes love and positivity. Being a native of this beautiful city, i just can’t get over how much i love it here. When those rain showers grace the city and the process of rejuvenation happens, Bangalore comes alive with more rigour. With these monsoons amidst us, here are the things that I will be doing this Monsoon.

1. Bajji Bonda at Central Tiffin Room (CTR) : This quaint, stuck in the 90’s place in Malleshwaram , is a haven for all your breakfast & mid evening snacking urges. The wafting aromas of the South Indian kitchen will have you head over heels. The Bajjis and Bondas here are just lipsmacking delicious. Hailed as one of the iconic restaurants of Bangalore, you must not skip on this one. You also must try their neer dosas, kesari bhath and Benne masala Dosa.

2. Rooh Yoga at Lahe Lahe : Lahe Lahe, has been synonymous for being innovative and always creative. Lahe Lahe, is a community of like minded individuals who take time out to indulge in interactive activities.

This time, they are conducting “Rooh Yoga” classes from 27 June – 6 Aug. The classes will commence at 6:30 am and will teach you “Yoga” under the Lahe Lahe roof albeit in a contemporary way, by Arooshi. Let’s do some yoga and watch the beautiful sunrise while doing so.

3. Rooftop Lunch or Dinner at High Ultra Lounge : Have a breathtakingly beautiful view and soak in the purple and warm yellow ambiance of highest fine dining venue in Southern India, at a staggering height of 421 sq. feet. Indulge in the city’s finest contemporary pan Asian cuisine and click some Instagram worthy pics here. You can’t enjoy Monsoon better! Also awarded as the best rooftop restaurant by EazyDiner, just a few days ago.

4. Tea Tasting at San-Cha Tea Boutique : India’s first tea boutique, that will have you go crazy with the sheer amount of tea variety available. What’s a monsoon without some tea and if the tea comes from San-Cha Tea Boutique, it’s bound to help you create Monsoon memories. The tea sommeliers will offer you complimentary tea tastings of over 65 varieties of teas.

5. Ameen Sayani Live in Concert 15 August 2018 : Whenever you hear the pitter patter of those raindrops, the first thing you want to do is, switch on some soul soothing music. With the era of “Bhule Bisre Geet” fading away to the din of the songs of today, this is a reprise, a moment to turn back the time and listen to India’s first Radio Jockey, “Mr. Ameen Sayani Sahab” who will present to us a melange of melodies from the yesteryears by talented singers and musicians. Make sure, that you do not miss this if you love your Monsoon melodies. This fundraiser show will be held at “Chowdiah Memorial Hall”.

6. Bonus point : Well, now that you’ve come this far, i’m gonna be letting you in on my perfect thing to do this Monsoon. Retail therapy. I will be immersing myself in some retail therapy by going to the ” Phoenix Shopping Festival 2018″. I’ve already visited them twice as i write and have been picking so many things up because 300+ brands are on a 50% or more off.

These were my top things to do this monsoon and i hope, that no matter who you are or what your likes are, this list has found you bookmarking some things to try.

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Location Guide :

1. CTR : 7th Cross Rd, Shri Rampura, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003

2. Lahe Lahe : No.2906 & 2907, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Near BSNL compound, HAL 3rd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

3. High Ultra Lounge : 26/1, World Trade Center, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore Brigade Gateway Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055

4. San-Cha Tea Boutique : 54 Lavelle regency Lavelle Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

5. Chowdiah Memorial Hall : 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003

6. Phoenix Marketcity : Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

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Thank you dear, Shraddha of Sodapop Love for the introduction. Please do check her blog on Monsoon Hairstyles.

The next on the list is “Shreenithee” of Desire Flexions take over and talk about how to stay naturally beautiful this Monsoon. She will be sharing her natural care tips for Monsoon.

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The Going Blonde Guide

So, how many times have you seen yourself in the mirror and thought, if you could pull off something bold, whimsical & something that breaks you out of your comfort zone? Maybe, you must’ve sighed, pushed in a little “ooh aah hmmm” and then again defenestrated the thought, because you or rather we, are ruled by habits and monotony.

So, after 1.5 years of wait and letting my hair outgrow the previous highlight, i allowed myself the luxury to immerse my locks in some liquid gold.

Here’s how they do the highlighting :

  • Make sure your hair is prepped by having washed your hair with a shampoo that’s actually good for your hair. I, love Schwarzkopf’s bonacure Hairtherapy Smooth Shine.

  • The stylist/ hairdresser then, checks your scalp & then determines the strength, thickness & length of your hair.
  • You then discuss, the kind of blonde you want to be. Yes, there are lots of blondes; from cinnamon blonde to orange blonde & from hazelnut blonde to platinum blonde. Choose wisely!

  • They then perform a patch test (if you’ve never coloured before, but I skipped this test as i have coloured my hair before) to determine how your hair will react.
  • They then start by mixing the ingredients that are needed for the perfect blonde colour development, into a plastic bowl and add the most important secret that keeps your locks strong. The measured cup of SmartBond! Yes, that gives your hair so much of a life and minimises damage.

  • The stylist/hairdresser will then go ahead and part your hair into several partitions and slowly starts applying the mixture on your hair that’s encased by aluminium foils. The aluminium foils serve the purpose of warming the hair and opening up the hair cuticles, so that the colouring happens at a faster rate.
  • After the application, your hair is let to warm under the influence of an orbiting hair processor, for a better colour development.

  • Hair is then washed with a colour depositing shampoo, to give it a more uniform look.
  • Your hair is conditioned with a conditioner apt for your hair type or given a hair mask treatment.
  • Last but not the least, your hair is blow dried & styled accordingly.
  • I, chose a nice sun kissed caramel blonde and here is a close representation of what it looks like

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Tips before going blonde :

  1. Make sure your hair has been conditioned well, looked after properly and is in its best state.
  2. Make sure that you do not have any kind of product in your hair, before the session. Oil, hair creams or leave in conditioners are a no no.
  3. Make sure, you have done a through research on the kind of blonde you want and that you clearly make your stylist understand that. For all that you know, you might want a Honey blonde & you end up with orange blonde.

This intensive hair highlighting treatment happened at “Vurve Signature Salon”, for me.

That’s it peeps! Happy Blonding ❤️❤️

Cafe Mangii | Restaurant Review | Orion Mall| Bangalore |

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”-Leonardo Da Vinci

This is what we experienced during the “Pizza & Sangria Festival”, hosted by Cafe Mangii at Orion Mall. The sight of piping hot pizzas is bound to get anyone salivating and hungry for one. It’s nothing less than a wonder to see a flatbread with toppings and something that had a humble beginning in Naples, conquer the shores of every country. Pizza is what defines comfort food & there was no way, I wouldn’t be a part of it.

About Cafe Mangii :

Cafe Mangii is one of the those places, which redefines the Italian dining experience. With, just about everything on the menu infused with simplicity, it truly is a pleasure to imbibe yourself here. So let’s “mangiamo”

Decor & Ambiance :

It’s a beautiful rooftop restaurant, which overlooks a serene artificial lake. The whole ambiance is very cheery, yet sophisticated and relaxing. The trattoria kind of a feeling is prevalent here. The chairs and tables are just the perfect backdrop for an Instagram worthy picture.

Hospitality:

Again, doesn’t fail to impress me with their courteous and well groomed staff. The service is unhurried and works well for me, because I love lounging around the place.

The Grub Story :

I, had the opportunity to experience the ongoing “Pizza & Sangria Festival”, which is going to wow you up till the 15th December 2017. Here’s what I savoured.

  • Quattro Stagnioni Pizza (₹595/-) : A medley of the 4 Italian season veggies, artichokes, Mushroom, courgettes, pimentos, bocconcini & Parmesan Aioli. This hands down, was one of my favourites. The buttery smoothness of those toppings, just melt in your mouth.

  • Moroccan Pesto Pizza (₹635/-) : Extremely evident in this pizza was the flavour of quinoa chickpea tabouleh with tomato koftas with the labneh. Delectable! The complexity of the flavours, lay in its simplicity. Sprinklings of zaatar & sumac made this even more irresistible!

  • The Local (₹525/-) : Pizza baad topped with Makhani sauce, tempered paneer, Amul Cheese Tandoori Mayo & kanda kachumbar. A very desi twist to it, has the flavours of pickled onions, cut through very subtly, against the masaledaar Paneer. I’m not someone who loves Masala Paneer in her pizza, so this one was a so-so one.

  • Que Pasa (₹515/-): Crisp tortilla, refried beans, queso cream cheese, pico de gallo, smoky BBQ squirt & corn kernels. This pizza is really heavy on you, one of the most satisfying & filling pizzas, if you have a thing for tacos & mole sauces.

  • French Connection (₹515/-): What an ambrosial treat, with the artfully clever use of harmonious ingredients. Everything about this pizza made me go “Mamma Mia”. The lyonnaise potatoes, thyme cream porcini ragout, baby spinach, caramelised onions, mozzarella and truffle mayo, yes! They were just a match made in.. well kitchen.

  • Dark Gems (₹515/-): A delight for all those sweet tooths out there. Pizza with all the gooey goodness. Hear this out.. Peanut butter Glaze, Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie, Nutella fritters & Gems! I know, it’s just jaw dropping and yup, it’s delish for sure!

  • Virgin Mojito : If, you’ve noticed my trend of drinking, I’m a huge virgin Mojito fan. So, it wasn’t surprising that I’d ask for one. The flavours are spot on.

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Verdict : The Pizza Festival, was a total success. There are quite a lot of vegetarian options, trust me a vegetarian wouldn’t feel left out. It’s on till 15 December, so don’t forget to go and savour some and you will thank me later.

Well deserved 4 star

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Location : 3rd Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway.26,1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Ph No : 080-22682213

L’inouï | Chocolaterie Review | Cunningham Road| Bangalore| 

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary, is that little extra”- Jimmy Johnson

“Blurred phantasmagoria of images reel across, revealing Arham’s smile, the steam dispersing, the clink of the glass, the incessant chatter of birds & the sound of heels on the gravel crunching it ever so lightly.”

“What was that?”, you ask.

Well that was just a snippet of my time at “L’inouï”.

Quite true to its name “L’inouï”, does stand out from the bunch of chocolateries, in the city, by adding that extra to the ordinary, making it extraordinary in every sense.

L’inouï is no stranger to me, I’ve been a patron for quite a few years now. I’ve always connected to the brand, because it bought back the memories of my childhood. It’s something that had & does excite the olfactory senses, making me salivate at the thought of their menu. 

About L’inouï:

L’inouï, is a chocolaterie, like no other. Trust me, i wouldn’t exaggerate. They believe in the emphasis of quality ingredients and importance of imparting par excellence experience, whilst devouring their chocolates. 

Anusha Chowdaiah, the CEO & Founder of “L’inouï embarked on a journey to let bangalore taste, the real spirit of class apart chocolates. The products at L’inouï are preservative & additive free, hence they come with a limited shelf life. The ingredients are sourced from all parts of the world, like the Californian almond, the Belgium chocolate & henceforth. Even the gelatine used is “100% Halal” which means extra rupees, but uncompromising on quality. Each piece of chocolate is specially handcrafted with passion & therefore is a masterpiece in its own right. So, whatever you eat over here, is 100% the best of all.

Ambiance: 

L’inouï, my favourite chocolaterie has a new destination. They are located at Cunningham Road in the midst of a beautiful set up which feels like a getaway in its own right. A sense of heritage seeps in & you are transported to the past. 

Hospitality: 

L’inouï has always been a place which feels like your own. The staff are ever so caring and they hands on make sure to let you, enjoy your time here. 

The Grub Story : 

Well, it’s more of a dessert story. Get ready for some pleasing vignettes. 

  • Almond Dragees (₹240/- for 100gms): The almonds are toasted to perfection, caramelised, covered with chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder. The deep flavour of toasted almonds seeps through the chocolate. A family favourite. 
  • Handcrafted truffles (₹75/-): Truffles are meant to be bitten in with delight. They have quite a few variants, each pleasing to your palate. My favourites are Dark Truffle, Coconut Truffle, Nut Truffle & White Truffle.
  • Chocolate Slabs (₹240/- per 100 gms) : These slabs are made out of the perfect ingredients as they leave no stone unturned by being supreme in their genre. Milk chocolate and Nuts & Chocolate Slabs are my favourite.
  • Chocolate Mud Pie : If, there’s anything you should try, then it is this. This is from the “special of the day” . Words do no justice to how, magnificent this was. A medley of chocolate mousse, tempered chocolate and hazelnuts.
  • Japanese Green Tea (₹75/-): Their teas are of the ultimate blends, but that’s not the novelty here. The novelty lies, in their presentation. Just for the sake, of that gorgeous presentation, we used to drink it. Comes with a sandglass timer to let you know, exactly how long to seep your tea leaves.

  • Hot Chocolate (₹150/-): You must have had quite a few hot chocolates till now, but have you had the pleasure to melt a cube full of smoothness to reveal happiness? Comes along with delicious butter cookie as well.
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Verdict :The aesthetics of this chocolaterie is what, I stand by. The desserts here are ultimate in each in every aspect. The taste is like no other and it is an experience that you must savour. It’s the perfect choice for gifting and as well as for indulging in some sinful palate pleasures.

Nothing less than a 4.5 star rating for this place!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5
P.S. : The logo is used for representationonly and belongs to L’inouï

Monsoon | The Park Hotels | Restaurant Review | MG Road | Bangalore | 

Cooking well, doesn’t mean cooking fancy”- Julia Child 

While I am, perambulating my surroundings, a breeze perfumed with the scent of blooms of jasmine, pirouettes by and the weather is a perfect brew of romance and warmth. The light trickle of water, leaves imprints on the facade and what a better way, to imbibe the feel of this monsoon, whilst flumping yourself comfortably in your chairs and indulging in some banqueting with your loved one, at “Monsoon- The Park” 



About Monsoon- The Park Hotels : 

The Park Hotels, are well known for their fine quality standards while entertaining their guests with the very best. “Monsoon” encompasses that very trait, it is a fine dine 24 hour restaurant that is proffering a spread of ” Italian & Pan-Indian” fare. Located at a prime location, stones throw away from a premium mall, Monsoon, is a perfect getaway if you are in the vicinity. 

Ambiance : 

The ambiance is an amalgamation of laid back & relaxing. The colour scheme, is a beautiful deep toned brown with specks of green, which instantly give you a cozy feel. The slow tempo of the music in the background, also helps you shrug off the cacophonous chatter in your mind. 




Hospitality: 

The service is extremely exemplary & that is not an exaggeration in any sense. The wait staff are groomed in impeccable fashion with pleasing demeanours. Special mention to our maitre d’s , ” Mr. Satish” & “Mr. Jyoti” for being ever so attentive & ever ready to please. The Chef “Mr. Pal”, was more than happy to come, when I personally wanted to meet him & thank him for whipping up one of the most delicious & true to roots ” Penne Alfredo”


The Grub Story: 

I, was here for their dinner buffet. I, will be therefore showcasing my favourites. Here was how it went:

Soup : 

Being a vegetarian, I went for the “warm creamy mushroom soup”. I, kid you not.. it was by far, the most delish mushroom soup I’ve had.


Salads : 

They had quite a few salads, but my favourite was the “Japanese Salad”, which was foamy soft with sour cream as the dressing. It had tangerines, lettuce & veggies. Mind blowing yum.


Drinks : 

The had the option of unlimited iced coffee or pineapple juice. I, chose the coffee of course. 



Starters: 

  • Paneer Tikka : Beautifully marinated squares of Paneer coated with the Masala & tandoored. 


  • Honey Chilli Potato: The slender Potato fries were tossed in a sweet spicy sauce. Delectable much.



Mains : 

They had a toothsome selection of parmigiana, Wok tossed noodles, Dum gosht biryani, pulao, mirchi ka salan, yam yeruval,etc


Desserts : 


  • Walnut tart with whipped cream: Trust me, the pastry was melt in the mouth. Crumbled into the mouth & was overtly delish. 


  • Apple Strudel : Done ever so lightly with the flaky phyllo pastry and with the slightest hints of cinnamon. This made my day. 


  • Apple cream Yoghurt: Another masterpiece, with light flavours but powerful punches. 


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Verdict : The dinner buffet at Monsoon, was a total heartwarming feast, with not one dish being below average. The emphasis is more on heroing elements and there isn’t a purge of too many flavours. Food stands tall & is absolutely worth the spot on pricing. Rates absolutely reasonable on the VFM meter. 

Priced at ₹1700/- for two (dinner buffet) that’s about ₹850/- per head. 

A well deserved 4.5/5 rating 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 



Coyla- Cababs & Curries| Four points by Sheraton | Whitefield | Bangalore | 

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients”- Julia Child

And, as i flopped down in my seat and helped my self to some second servings, Julia’s words rung true. It really isn’t always about being positively baroque all the time, sometimes you just crave for something analogous to your roots. 


About Coyla : 

Coyla- Four Points By Sheraton, is a relatively new venture, by Sheraton. As we all know, Sheraton, is no newbie when it comes to exemplary hospitality and calibre. Coyla, is a beautiful rooftop restaurant which tries to caress your cares away, with its ambiance. Coyla (Charcoal in Hindi), is synonymous with Indian cuisine and even more so with North Indian, Punjabi Cuisine. The Head Chef, “Mr. Rajesh” is a true blue Punjabi, so you can expect a hearty dose of Punjabi spices. The menu, has been curated by none other than the celebrity chef, “Sweety Baluja”, himself.


Ambiance : 

The ambiance is a perfect mix of rustic and calm. The open kitchen, let’s you gawk in awe at your food being tossed around. The atmosphere sets the perfect mood for a nice laid back evening and if you have that special someone- it’s romantic. 



Hospitality :

I, personally loved being pampered by the staff, who are ever so attentive yet do not interfere with your dine in experience. Special mention to “Mr. Animesh”, who was a perfect host. 


The Grub Story : 

Appetisers : 

  • Baans aur Singhade ke Cabab (₹449/-) : A delicately in house spiced pan seared bamboo shoot and water chestnut gallette. The delectable crunch and the textural play, made this one of my favourites. Unique, yet very true to Punjabi flavours. 


  • Paneer Tikka Angare (₹449/-): A fiery, spicy cottage cheese sandwich with golden garlic and caramelised onions and finished into charcoal spit. The spice level was quite high on this one. True to it’s name, it was angare alright. 


  • Sarson wali Broccoli (₹449/-) : Broccoli which was doused generously in a spicy and tangy kasundi or mustard paste and tandoored. Loved the firm bite of the Broccoli, which wasn’t lost during its time in the tandoor.


  • Murgh Tangdi Peshawari (₹549/-): This was a unanimous favourite amongst the non vegetarians. The drumsticks were sliced opened and filled with cheese and green chillies and allowed to be roasted in tandoor. What a magnificent sight to see the cheese, melt and slowly drip. 



Main Course :

  • Makhanwala Ghar Ka Paneer (₹399/-) : The juicy cubes of Paneer were tossed and doused in the silky butter laden tomato based gravy. What a delight, those clean flavours were. A little tang and a lot of desi ghee love paired with a delicious warqui paratha made your day. 


  • Amritsari Pindi Chole (₹399/-) : The Pindi Chole, were good & basically the run of the mill kinds. Nothing extraordinary but yes, very homely and warm. Went great with the Taftaan. 


  • Maa Rajma Makhanwali Daal (₹349/-): Oh my goodness! I’m living for this. I, would love to visit “Coyla”, just for this. What clean & ambrosial flavours. When things are made in desi ghee, it just goes up by notches. Must must must try. 


Drinks : 

  • Virgin Mojito : Something I need to cleanse palate, love it. 


  • Signature Chocolate & Grape Mocktail: What a great blend of flavours, the sourness of grapes coupled with the sweetness of chocolate & Demerara sugar! Unique & worth a try. 


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Verdict : The 3 main factors were ticked during my visit- Service, Ambiance & Food. I, enjoyed the demure evening with flavourful food. 

Coyla gets a 4.5/5 rating. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5