Big Pitcher | Old Airport Road | Bangalore |

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food” –Kurt Vonnegut

Ergo, here i am ready to throw in some talk about my experience at Big Pitcher. When you have a plateful of food you like to eat, things just get better. The ambiance, the temperament & the person you’re with start looking better than before.

About Big Pitcher :

Big Pitcher, is spread across 6 floors in the Old Airport Road locale. Being neighbours to The Leela Palace & Mathan, Big Pitcher boasts of its own charm with the eye catching geometrics, welcoming you with purple lights et al. Big Pitcher, spoils you for choice with each floor dedicated to pull in a certain kind of crowd. They are:

  • Club Kahuna : Just the place for the millennials or for people who are young at heart. The live pizza kitchen keeps you mesmerised as they dish pizzas out.

  • Splitwood : Cowboy, Texas themed restaurant with a Weekend buffet going on. Has hookah as well.
  • Sizzling Street : For all your BBQ buffet needs, equipped with an on the table grills.

  • Studio 4121: Get your party shoes on, they have a floor dedicated to the jumping bean within you. All while playing the latest tunes.

  • Star Lounge : Their rooftop restaurant, replete with candlelight dinner and flowers as accessories to making a great evening.

Ambiance & Decor : As, each floor has a certain theme to it, the decor disparities are seen across floors. While some floors are perfect for a great family meal, some are just the proper ones to get you grooving.

Hospitality : It doesn’t fail to disappoint you with well equipped staff who keep a constant check on you sans the interference.

The Grub Story : I, was here to try out their new menu launch and was pleasantly surprised to see some winners. Here were my favourites:

  • Minestrone Soup : Enjoyed the light tanginess of the Soup and the mouthful of macaroni. Just the right way to start a meal.
  • Paneer Stir fry : Replete with a juicy sauce, the chunks of Paneer were done well and engulfed with the umami taste.
  • Margherita Pizza : Made from the pizza oven, across our table ; the pizza was simple with basil & tomatoes, yet left an impression behind.
  • Artichoke & Corn Crepes : The thin crepes has enveloped the corn & the sauce complemented it well. Must try for sure.

Quick look from the Non vegetarian table :

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Verdict : The place has something or the other for a every kind of a palate. You are given a choice and you just need to take your pick. Go ahead and get exploring, it’s a magnanimous place to begin with.

Rating : 4.5/5

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

Clicktable Meet | Xu-Fashion Bar & Kitchen|  Leela Palace | Old Airport Road | Bangalore|

 My Motto is : more good times”- Jack Nicholson

Please tell Jack, somebody, that I’m echoing his sentiments. Unaware, of the fact that this evening would unfold something more than just food & professional conversations, i put on my best mascara, just so that people would see me wide awake. 

Spoiler Alert : One of the best evenings, filled with memories. 


About Clicktable: 

Clicktable, is a “Restaurant Booking” app designed to make your dine in experiences, much more easier & benefitting to you. While, we are stuck in our realms of reality, finding time for the simplest things in life becomes cumbersome. 

Clicktable, makes your life much easier, with the tap of a few buttons. You can book your table at your favourite restaurant & avail great discounts as well. So, it’s time to say goodbye to long queues & unnecessary calls to restaurants asking them to reserve a table for you. 

All you need to do is, just click. ______________________________________

Xu – Fashion Bar & Kitchen

About Xu : 

It’s a fairly new entrant, which tries to capture the essence of being a fashion bar. The restaurant, is nothing short of special because of their offerings. The cuisine is Spanish, European, Indian & Fusion. You can expect flecks of molecular gastronomy as well. 

Ambiance : 

I, really enjoy a relaxing ambiance yet mellowed down ambiance. Though Xu, has a peppy and well thought eclectic ambiance, it didn’t fail to keep me entertained. It also rates high on comfort factors. 

Hospitality: 

The staff, is highly well versed with the menu and they do give you good suggestions on what must be ordered. The service is a little slow, but there is lots of room for improvement because it’s just launched. 

The Grub Story : 

We were here for the Clicktable app meet, were we had an interactive session with the members about the inception & workings of the app. 

Here is what we sampled : 

Soups: 

  • Deoxidised Gazapacho (₹230/-) : A light yet hearty soup made out of Roma tomatoes, scallions & Smooth Brie. I, enjoyed the refreshing taste immensely. 
  • Creme di Bisibele bath (₹170/-) : Dal Tadka savarin with phulkas. Definitely a must try. 


Salads: 

  • Quenching Catalian (₹285/-): Watermelon triangles served with feta quenelles & mint raspberry coulis. I, kid you not, it was one of the best salads ever. Period. 

Appetisers:

  • Magnificent Malai (₹260/-): Deiciius and melt in the mouth, these Labneh Kebab were my favourite. Flavoured with rose powder & cilantro oil. Very unique in composition.


  • Indian Sushi :  A beautiful fusion of cultures. Curd rice sushi, with wasabi and befitting in taste. It could do with some more wasabi, but no complaints. 


  • Nitro verduras (₹435/-): One of their signature pizza dishes, made out of sautéed veggies, jalapeños and nitro cheese foam. Extremely toothsome and filled with flavour. 


  • Bombay Bhajji Rolls (₹445/-): One of the best dishes of the day. The delish  quotient was high on this one. The Bhajji was filled with mascarpone. Oh my Gawwwwd!! This was just genius. Worth every penny! Must must must try.


Desserts : 

  • Nitrosiana tart (₹200/-): Mysore Pak Tart with Shrikhand cheesecake. I’m in love with the concept & it’s something that titillates your taste buds. 
  • Petterossian Gavaroche (₹260/-) : Hazelnut mousse, aero sponge & creme anglaise. Another lipsmacking one. 

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Verdict : The Restaurant is a pleasure to dine at. The food is ambrosial and unique. Rates high on VFM meter as well. 

Well deserved 4 star 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Mood for food | Food Review | Delivery only |Bengaluru |

Customers don’t measure you on how hard you tried. They measure you on what you deliver”- Steve Jobs 

Pleasantly surprised at the package that stood hot and steamy on my table, I decided to give this place a go, after having heard quite a few things about the place. The aroma wafting across, had my mouth water and had me put on my “toque blanche” so that, I could start dissecting each and every aspect. 

I, had a few friends come over impromptu and that’s what friends do, don’t they? They just drop in. *ting tong* 

About Mood For Food : 

This is a delivery only restaurant, which has a wide variety of dishes on offer. They have a decent amount of starters, main courses and drinks. The cuisine is primarily North Indian & is a mixture of all the North Indian favourites. The whole catch is, this restaurant is operational till midnight on weekdays and is up till 5 a.m, during the weekends. Like.. Bazooka, wow!!  

Service : 

They usually have a 45 minutes slot, to get your order going & they very well, do try to get it done within that time span. The packaging can definitely get better, they could incorporate plastic containers for deliveries, instead of the normal bags. Their delivery personnel also, are courteous and they know, how to execute their job well. So, a yes to the service. 

The Grub Story : 

Here, are the things that I ordered. Read on to know, how my experience was. 

  • Tandoori Chicken Full (Rs. 400/-) : A gorgeously well marinated and tandoor’d chicken with subtle hints of spices. The chicken was cooked to perfection, it wasn’t dry nor was it too juicy. Looked perfect for a meal, which everyone was looking forward to. 



  • Paneer Tikka (Rs. 190/-) : I, loved the fact that the paneer was so juicy and actually had a nice softness which enveloped your palate for some happy time. It was done pretty well, with the bursts of the celery seeds aroma. Grilled to nothing but short of perfection. I would’ve liked more charring on it, but, hey! no complaints. 


  • Chicken Malai Tikka (Rs.220/-) : Ok! Allow me the privilege to tell you, that, I loved this. For me, this is what Malai Tikka is. The chicken cooked well and firm & the beautiful dressing coated generously on those boneless pieces of happiness. Being a vegetarian, I did only try the sauce, but I could easily understand how good the whole morsel would’ve been. The sauce is a creamy white one with the smoothness of blended cashews. Must must must try. 



  • Paneer Paranthas (Rs. 80/-) : The Paneer Paranthas were good as well, but I’ve had better ones. The punch of celery seeds was a welcomed affair. These babies fared good enough on my delicious-o-meter 👍🏻


  • Chicken Biryani (Rs. 240/-) : The Biryani is done, in a very typical Hyderabadi style. The spices are done right, the grains are long and separated and the portions are hearty as well. The flavour was intensified by the sprinkling of fried onions on it. The Biryani was light yet flavourful and instantly reminds you of your Hyderabadi friend’s Eid Biryani. 


  • Mango Lassi (Rs.120/-) : I, love Lassis of all kinds. Meetha, khara, chocolate, strawberry or mango. I’ve had quite a few lassis from different places and I have to give it to “MoodforFood” for being quite a stiff competition to the others. I totally loved their mango Lassi. The acidity was just right and so was the sweetness of the mango pulp. Must try! 


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Verdict : When you really are bugged to cook, have people come over, hungry all the time or are just like me- a hopeless bag of lazybones in the kitchen, call these people and take my word for it, they wouldn’t disappoint you. 

Recommends : Chicken Malai Tikka, Biryani, Mango Lassi & Tandoori Chicken. 

Rating : A well deserved 4 star 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 

Fattoush | Restaurant Review | Bannerghatta Road |Bangalore 

Food is a great way of communicating.” -Jan Karon 

Communicate, we did whilst we gathered around a table, silently munching our lunch in peace. The propitious gulps and nibbles were slowing transforming into monosyllabic nods of approval. The only fracas that erupted was in deciding, which dish would be crowned as the best. 

About Fattoush :  Fattoush, is a multi cuisine restaurant which strives to strike a balance with all flavours. Spearheaded by Mr. Abdulla Pullambath, the restaurant is here to stay. This young entrepreneur has been hitting “Home Runs”, with hospitality and food. Usually,  as with multi cuisine restaurants, there is always a sense of complacency with their offerings, even if the food lacks the authenticity. But, that’s not the case with Fattoush. Though their USP is Arabian fare, they do a great job with Indian and Indo-Chinese fare as well. 

Decor : The decor is elegant and the restaurant overlooks the main road but also provides you a view of dining amidst a canopy of trees. The colour palette, again is very soothing and well upholstered chairs serve to your comfort. The restaurant is ever so airy. The ambiance is relaxed and calming. Must visit in the evenings for a much more enriching experience. The Play Area, is another reason why, I love being a patron here. They’ve considered everything in detail. 



Hospitality : Another one of my favourite restaurants to dine at, because of the hospitality. The wait staff is highly equipped, but I also need to bring to attention that, there are a few staff members who are better than the others here at their work. So, yes there is scope for priming them up. Special mention to “Mr. Sohail”, who always is extremely helpful & keen on assisting you. 

The Grub Story : I’ve been a regular at Fattoush from the past 2 years and I’ve never had anything to complain for. It’s one of the best places, at least in this part of the town. Here’s what we relished. 

Drinks :

  • Green Fair (Rs.150/-) : A beautiful mocktail, with Mango Syrup & Passionfruit. It looked anything but green 😁 Extremely refreshing and a perfect companion to your meal.


  • Blue Orange (Rs.150/-) : The combination of blue lagoon and lemon with crushed ice. Loved the slush and it looked nothing less than amazing. A must have, to beat the summer heat. 


Starters

  • Manchow Soup (Rs. 125/140 veg/nonveg) : The soup was delectable with a very umami taste. The non veg one was generous with the chicken. The veg manchow was a good kind of spicy. 


  • Mushakkal (Rs.750/-) : The assortment of different kinds of meat grilled was a great welcome to a hungry soul. Though I didn’t taste any, this mixed grill platter was a treat to sore eyes. The barbecued items on the Platter were the main talk of lunch. It had Turkish grill, Chicken Wings, Sheekh Kabab,etc. All I could hear was, that the meat was marinated well and succulent. 



  • Tandoori Veg Platter (Rs.450/-) : This Platter had all my favourites. Grilled Cauliflower florets, Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms, Vegetable Sheek Kabab and Tandoori potatoes. The spice level was just right and the Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms and Vegetable Sheek Kabab were just bang on right. To the veggies, this is something for you.


Main Course :

  • Triple Fried Rice (Rs. 180/-) : The beauty of this Rice, is in the layering of the Rice with the sauce. So, when you do serve, it’s a nice layer of Fried Rice with red shezwan sauce dunked chicken. I, did try the Rice and it was just par excellence. 


  • Fattoush Special Fried Rice (Rs 220/-): This was a mix of all kinds of meat, like mutton, prawns and chicken. 

 

  • Pahadi Murg and Laal Maas : Superb curries with that surge of subtle flavours. Both were much appreciated. 

Desserts : 

  • Falooda : Delicious and loaded with dry fruits, something you must try if you love faloodas. It’s nothing extraordinary but won’t disappoint for sure.


  • Mango Cream : Yum, yum & yum. One of the best mango creams, I’ve had. The mango was blitzed and added to the heavy and rich cream. What a joy to savour! 


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Verdict : My experience is based solely on the basis of previous and present visit. For me, in the genre of multi cuisine bourgeois restaurants, Fattoush stands strong and passes with flying colours. 

In comparison to them, I’m gonna give Fattoush a generous 4.5 star. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 


P.S: The logo has been sourced from google and is used purely for representational purposes only. 

Wok | Restaurant Review |Koramangala 

  Within the rounds of a wok, are memories etched for eternity”- Noorain

I, believe in those memories which are usually concocted up in the kitchen. They retain for the longest of time. Casually passing by, I noticed a bright neon board which said “Wok”, & out gushed those memories. 

About Wok : It’s a small place, which relies on deliveries and takeaways, rather than dine-ins. They specialise in Indo-Chinese street food, but with so much more authenticity. You might get a little baffled seeing the place and might even think that it wouldn’t be on par with your expectations, but be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. 

The Grub Story : With a raging appetite, here’s what we ordered. 

  • Mushroom Manchurian & Broccoli Manchurian (Rs. 125/-): I, personally loved the spice level in these. Take it from a person who loves her food bland. The mushrooms and broccoli really made it! With the veggies batter fried and enveloped generously in the sauce, these starters were the best I’ve had at a qsr 👍🏻👍🏻



The noodles are made to order and customised as per your taste. You get to decide what and how much you want to pay for your bowl of happiness. Please do bear in mind that the portions are huge, when you order for Regular size.

  • Udon in Saigon sauce : I’m a huge Japanese Udon fan. To find it over here, was nothing but elation of my joy. I, customised my bowl with mushrooms, babycorn, bok choi and broccoli. The Saigon sauce, was your run of the mill “Black pepper sauce”. The peppery Garlic profile of the sauce, actually worked well with the Udon. The combination proved to be delightfully yum. 


  • Udon in Beijing sauce: This one, was added with chicken, prawns and topped with black & white sesame. The Beijing sauce, on its own didn’t really click too well, but it was fair enough. The generosity of sesame toppings, actually surprised me. It’s a huge big tablespoon, if I’m not wrong. That’s all the calcium that you need for the meal. 😁


Verdict : A great place, to try the unconventional street food Indo-Chinese. Where, Udon & Buckwheat usually graces the shelves of star kitchens, you find them easily over here, for 1/4th the price. Rates high on VFM & taste as well.

 A well deserved 4 star for getting Udon & Buckwheat out and out. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5



Kopper Kadai | Restaurant Review |Koramangala |Bangalore| 

“It’s still magic, even if you know, how it’s done” – Terry Pratchett 

Now isn’t that true? There are sometimes when, things just happen. The beauty of it lies in savouring the experience. Something of that sort happened when I found myself at “Kopper Kadai”. While I walked up the stairs, the cognisance of a good evening meal, had already framed up in my heart. 

Gingerly, I slipped my hand into my pocket and felt the edges of my iPhone. “Let me take a picture”, I think fiddling with the passcode. *click click* Yep! I’m done capturing the entrance. 


About Kopper Kadai : 

Appreciated by Masterchef Matt Preston, Kopper Kadai, though a new entrant has already gained a lot of appreciation for being one of the best in the city. The chef who curates the menu, is none other than “Chef Akshay Nayyar”. Isn’t that a novelty enough? Kopper Kadai believes in proffering, usual traditional dishes with an unusual twist. The curries at Kopper Kadai are usually braised in Copper utensils, as well. There are about 172 spoons 🥄 adorning the entrance, which are representative of the 172 spices that are collectively used in the cooking. 



Decor : You really must visit “Kopper Kadai”, in the evenings to imbibe the beauty of it. The colour palette is an elegant teal, creams and black. Plush and opulent seating is found, uplifting your experience. Immensely beautiful, gold calligraphic “KK” nestles on your stoneware plate. Minuscule details are given attention and any keen eye will detect them. This is dining with all senses. 



Hospitality : Nothing less than perfect. The staff was extremely well versed with their menu, knew what they were talking about & certainly knew how to serve the customer. Special mention to “Mr. Manpreet”, who was keen to assist us in ordering our dishes. His immense expertise in describing the dishes was such a welcomed move. Please, do ask for his assistance, if you visit the restaurant. 

The Grub Story : As the cuisine is Indian, I plonked comfortably in my chair. Me, the hubster & little one had placed our order and it was just time, for it to start flowing across. 

Drinks : 

  • LPG (Rs.222/-) : A harmonious concoction of Litchi, Peach & Guava with the kick of green chillies and peppermint. Loved the khatta-meetha flavour & the presentation was bang on. It literally came in a mini LPG looking cylinder. Hearts out! 


  • Smoked Chaas (Rs.141/-) : Your run of the mill Chaas with the smokiness infused from the charcoal burning in the copper urn. This was such a visually captivating feat. 



Starters :

  • Limca Bhel (Rs. 161/-) : Puffed rice, tossed in a sweet and salty kinda dressing. The total khattas (sourness) of Limca-ish flavour couldn’t be felt, but yes, the subtleness made this enjoyable. 


  • Tandoori Mushroom Gulgulay (Rs. 282/-) : Lemme, get this clear. This was one of the best tandoori Mushroom, I’ve had. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. The beautiful grilled blush on the juicy mushrooms & in combination with that cheese, was just amazing. Must must must have, if you love Mushrooms. 


  • Challi Kolmi Pasht (Rs. 323/-) : What a gorgeous looking plate of happiness. These are potato and crispy corn kebabs, made to mimic a chicken tangdi (leg). The luscious kebabs were beautifully spiced, extremely flavourful and very light on your stomach as well. 


  • The Ganna Chicken (Rs. 353/-): This is their signature and both the boys, were in love with it. The chicken mince was shaped into a sheekh and wrapped around sweet sugarcane sticks. The magic was, when you took a whole bite and the sweetness of the sugarcane came through the spicy chicken mince. Another must have. 


Main Course

  • Ameeri Tawa Tarkari (Rs. 343/-) : A very subtle dish, in which veggies were tossed in a creamy pan curry, with Paneer and egg. Nothing extraordinary, but yes, very delicious mix of veggies. The cuteness quotient lay in, the mini fake rupees that came stapled with the Curry. 



  • Laal Maas (Rs. 464/-) : Laal Maas, is something the hubster enjoys immensely. This beautiful Curry was so delectable. The tender lamb was cooked with red chillies and yogurt & spices. Yep! I did try the Curry. Yum yum yum.. the deep brown colour with a hearty flavour profile and perfect pairing with rotis was just what a hardcore non vegetarian would love. 


Desserts

  • Gulab Jamun Biskit (Rs.191/-) : Such an innovative one, baked gulab jamun with Rabdi and cookie crumble. Oh god! Did you just read that? Like how can someone not fall in love with this? The sweet baked jamun was complemented with a not so sweet Rabdi and crumble. 


  • Nutella Dhodha Lava (Rs. 222/-) : Dhodhaburfi muffin with oozing Nutella inside. Enuf said? I guess so too. Again very subtle flavour, the sweetness isn’t overpowering and is certainly not gonna hit you palate. Great dessert 👌🏻


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Verdict : The place is just perfect for a special date or any such occasion. Being a fine dine, the prices are a little steep but the dishes are amazing. It’s the most understandably great way to spend your day, if you’re in and around Koramangala. 

Their buffet prices are extremely reasonable, priced at Rs. 599/- + taxes from Monday-Thursday and Rs.699/-+ taxes on Friday. 

Highly recommended!! 

4.5 stars for Kopper Kadai. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5


P.S : The logo has been sourced from google images and is used for representational purpose only. 

Melange | Park Plaza | Restaurant Review | Marathahalli | Bangalore |

“Nothing Brings People Together, Like Good Food”- Anonymous 

I, honestly could feel the stark rays of sunlight, pierce through the sun drenched skies and settle on my sunblocked and goggle laced face. While, the driver played a popular Bollywood tune of my choice, that got my two left feet tapping, my heart was set at reaching my destination. 

Brunches are always hearty and they are best enjoyed with the people you love. I, was a part of the 59th FBAB meet up that was held at “Melange, Park Plaza”, for the relaunched menu. 

About Melange

Melange is a 24 hour dining restaurant, at Park Plaza. The menu at Melange, is a mishmash of Indian, European & Pan-Asian Cuisine. It does stand true to its name & is certainly a melange of different cuisines. 


Decor : The decor is casual contemporary. The colour palette is my favourite of neutrals & green. Orchid stems, adorn your table. The ambiance is highly relaxed, suffused with positive vibes. 


Hospitality : It goes without saying, that as this is a star property, the hospitality tends to be just short of perfection. Highly happy with the wait staff, specially the sweet lady making waffles. Courteous, well groomed and keen to serve, they made our brunch worthwhile. 

The Grub Story : We were here for their renowned “Sunday Brunch Buffet”. The buffet, is a huge assemblage of dishes ranging from the Rajasthani Laal Maas to  the Levantine Hummus with Pita bread. There were quite a few favourites of mine & due to the sheer amount of volume, I had to skip the mains. 

Here’s the gallery to my happiness: 

Drinks :

Virgin Bloody Mary : This was one drink, that I absolutely loved. The spicy kick, with tomato juice & lemon puckerings was such a welcome. A part of it, felt like a strained chill gazpacho, but then, that’s what Bloody Mary’s are all about. Highly recommended! 



Salads : The counter was filled with my favourites. Russian Salad, Caesar’s Salad, Mushroom Salad, German Potato Salad, etc. Trust me, the Salads, each one of them were just the best. Delicious, generously tossed in the dressings and fresh. 



Sushi : Who doesn’t love some heart warming Sushi? I’m a “Sushi believer”, specially in Avocado Maki Rolls. Pleasantly, surprised was I, to find 2 variations of vegetarian sushi. The sushi was just perfect, with the perfect amount of rice vinegar. Not too much heat on the palate, just subtle flavours.


Starters : I liked the mini “cheese & tomato buns”, “cheese and spinach tikkis” & ” panko crusted paneer” 


Live Pasta Counter :  The pasta counter was another delight for me. The alfredo pasta was such a great one, with the sauce being rich and creamy. Bang on! 👍🏻


Live dimsum Counter : Even the dimsums, were outstandingly delish, with the subtle hint of seasoned veggies. 


Live Chaat Counter : The beautiful sizzle of the samosas and whole process of seeing them being made into a Chaat was mesmerising. The puchkas were drool worthy as well. 


Main Course : I had, filled my heart out with salads and had to skip the main course, but I did see a great assortment of Indian cuisine & Italian cuisine. 


Desserts : Desserts are always the prettiest to look at. With their colourful layouts and mouth watering offerings, desserts are always the weak spot. 

  • Baked Cheesecake: A lush cheesecake with fruits. Such a wonderful one. 


  • Waffles : The best out of the lot. Please don’t miss out on the waffles, they are just perfect. Buttery, rich and lipsmacking! 


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Verdict : My Sunday brunch was sorted, loved every bit of it. The brunch was at “Rs.1275+ taxes”(without alcohol) , which according to me is a great deal. The spread is huge, you name it & probably they have it. Also, everything on the menu is par excellence. 

Here are my 4 stars for the Brunch. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5