Bombay Brasserie now at RMZ Ecoworld, Bangalore

It’s been quite some time that we are continuously inactive!
Now there’s a good news & a bad one. Since we can’t ask you which one goes first, here it goes: We are now going to cover place to eat in Chennai as well! The bad part is that the frequency might decrease a bit.

We’ll try our best to keep bringing you guys the best of F&B like we always do.
In this post we’ll be talking about a restaurant which after its initial success in Bangalore, has gone ahead & opened a new outlet.

We were recently invited to experience the offerings of the new outlet of Bombay Brasserie in Bellandur. The outlet is located in RMZ Ecoword-The Bay.
Our previous experience with Bombay Brasserie set up a high level of expectation & we’re happy to say that the standards have indeed been maintained!

Before we talk about the food, we want to emphasize on the ambience, the seating & picturesque surroundings. The setting of the restaurant really puts the weather of Bangalore to great use. If you visit, you’ll come across a lot of blue & green. They even have tables with swings on both ends so you can rock & eat at the same time. (Doesn’t work for us though)

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Now it’s time for the point of focus:
This time we were accompanied by someone who loves food as much as we do & thanks to her we were able to clean everything which was served.

Without getting into much details we’ll list the items we tried & which ones we recommend.
Starters: Spicy Pahadi Mushrooms, Naga Ghost Pepper Wings, Kashmiri Naan Kebab, Old Delhi Murgh Boti with Butter Roomali & Rajputana Murg Soola Kebab.

We tried the Kashmiri Naan & Old Delhi Murgh Boti & the taste was remarkable just as the time before. We loved the mushrooms. The spicy minced paneer filling & the pahadi masala did wonders with the flavor & taste.

The ghost pepper wings were smoky, hot & unimaginably tasty! If you aren’t afraid of the next morning, do try this. This might make you cry but you won’t stop having it. Lastly, the Soola Kebab was presented very well & even blow torched in front of us. The meat was juicy, tender & retained all the flavors. The prep is mildly spicy but it didn’t have an amazing kick to call it wow.
For drinks, we tried their Pauas which are local Mumbai drinks served in small bottles. [The idea is to make them portable for travelers].

They have interesting colors & flavors & they really stand out.
Apart from these, we tried the Fauji Party Special which is a dark rum based drink with pineapple & chaat masala. It is not a sweet drink so you get the raw kick of the rum in each sip.

For main course, we tried the Goan Prawn Biryani & Rajasthani Dhungar Maas accompanied by Chur Chur Paratha.
We tried the Biryani before and it had the same great taste. The Paratha was interesting. It was like a lachha paratha with an additional crispy top layer which tastes like a cheese cracker with seasoning. It tasted great & went well with the semi-spicy mutton prep. The Mutton pieces were cooked perfectly & the gravy was lip smacking. 

For dessert, we tried the Amritsari Kulfa & Anglo Indian Bread Pudding.
The former was a combination of Kulfi & Rabdi on a bed of Phirni. It was creamy with the right amount of sweetness & the hint of rose syrup added to the experience. Definitely wow! The portion size was pretty big as well. 

The latter: comforting & mildly sweet bread pudding served with custard. The portion size was huge. The best part about this dessert is that it was very light on the stomach in spite of the portion size. We would classify this as an entire meal itself.
That’s all we tried this time as we were on a diet! :P

It feels great to be back! We would love to hear more from you guys in the form of comments/tweets/anything.

If you like quiet/calm/romantic dining, this should be your pick. The food is great & you’ll get to know that first hand.

We’ll be back soon. Very soon ;).
Till then—don’t lose faith & bon apetit!

Hallo-Wine Festival at Phoenix Market City, Bangalore!

It has been quite some time since we wrote about an event on the blog! With Rudra Moving to Chennai, I will be writing most of the blog, about events, tastings in Bangalore. So, here goes the first event blog in a long while.
On a Breezy Saturday afternoon, I reached Phoenix Market City. Just a day prior to Halloween, and saw their courtyard dotted with various stalls! They had a Festival going on, a three day long festival, called Halo-wine. Though I love wine, I had decided not to drink during the day time, so I didn’t really indulge myself with copious amount of fabulous wines which were available. 

I did that with food, anyway! The event was organized by Phoenix Market city in association with the Karnataka Wine Board and a lot of Karnataka based wine brands participated in the event.
Some of my Favorite wine brands were present too. Like, Big Banyan and Sula. And, everyone had the opportunity to sample all the wines for just a nominal amount of money.
But, the food was wonderful! They had multiple food trucks and stalls from Bar Bar and Café Noir. I tried some delish food from Bar Bar and the food trucks. 

Mushroom satay

Paneer Roll

Chicken Shami kabab

I tried almost everything from Bar Bar and some things from the food trucks, while enjoying the live music! There was an option of grape stomping as well! I didn’t participate, but a lot of people did and it looked like fun! 

I hope I visit a lot of festivals such as this, because good food, good wine and lovely music makes anyone’s day brighter, and certainly mine too! 

Till next time,
Bon Appetite!

Cake Mixing Ceremony at Grand Mercure, Bangalore

Hey everybody! 

We apologize for not writing a post for such a long time! There have been a lot of changes on our front. We will definitely share the news with you. But lets kick start the blogposts again! And with a ceremony which marks a seasons start! 

I am talking about a cake mixing ceremony. Particularly, the one I attended  last weekend, at By The Blue. A pool side , beautiful restaurant located at Grand Mercure, Bangalore. 

Grand Mercure kick started the festive season with the joyous ceremony. With patrons and guests from all over the city present with their families! 

An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore
Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Because of rat races all around, people work exceptionally hard to earn their daily bread (or at least most of us). Sometimes, it is best to let go, relax & unwind for better mental & psychological health. This time we experienced something very unique at one of our favourite go-to places in Bangalore: A Night of Comedy & Gastronomy!

Yes, you heard that right! The word comedy is loved by most as it is a light hearted mode of entertainment (with spare usage of abusive language) & laughter is good for the heart. This time around we were invited to Vivanta by Taj- Yeshwantpur to experience this one of a kind event.

Two well-known comedy veterans from Bangalore: Ahmed Shariff & Shadab Aziz tickled our funny bones till we were famished.

This was a complete package: the comedy show along with an exclusive Italian set menu dinner at Azure, curated by Exec Chef Agnimitra Sharma.

Without further ado, we’ll take you through the items we tried:

Pan Seared Scallops @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore
Pan Seared Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops, Chicken Consommé, Grilled Indian Sea Bass, Roasted Tenderloin Rib Eye, Slow Cooked Lamb Shank for appetiser, soup & mains.

For dessert we tried Panna Cotta & the classic Tiramisu.

Each individual can pick any one out of the list & leave the rest to the chefs to please their palate.

The scallops were fresh & perfectly done. Generally they bear a typical seafood smell but in this case, nothing! The presentation was amazing. They were served on shells with ratatouille vegetables. It also had a sweet after taste.

The consommé was very appetising. This lukewarm soup did not have a thick consistency but was high on flavour. It had chicken tortellini in it with finely minced chicken. Tasted delightful!

Saffron Grilled Pear @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore
Saffron Grilled Pear

Now for the mains:

The Indian sea bass or Tilapia was fresh & juicy. Generous amount of fish was served in this & the dish was well balanced. It had sautéed spinach, raisins & olives. Lastly, a bit of pine nuts for the extra crunch in each bite. The overall combination was smooth, well thought through & praise worthy.

The tenderloin chunk was massive in size. This preparation had cauliflower puree, spinach & braised potatoes. Yet another killer combination which tasted marvellous. Especially the cauliflower puree was lip smacking. The sauce had a homely feel to it. The only disappointment was that the medium rare tenderloin was over cooked.

Grilled Indian Sea Bass @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore
Grilled Indian Sea Bass

Tenderloin Rib Eye
Roasted Tenderloin Rib Eye


Lastly, the lamb shanks were too good to be true. The meat was tender & perfectly cooked. Moreover, the sauce was to die for. The sauce was so good that it was very hard for us to keep our hands away & lick the plate clean. It was served with mashed potatoes.

We also had the chance to taste the Gnocchi. It had loads of Mozzarella & Parmesan. They were smooth & the taste was as expected. This was pretty heavy on the stomach compared to the above.

Dessert time:

The Tiramisu must be tried. The consistency was equal throughout & it had the right amount of sweetness. Moreover, judging from the taste of the mascarpone cheese, it was made fresh. The rich aroma & flavours of coffee & cacao were evident.

Panna Cotta @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore
Panna Cotta

Tiramisu @ An Evening Affair with Comedy and Gastronomy @ Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur | Bangalore

The panna cotta came last. It had the right wobble & it came with berry compote. This was served with thinly sliced fruits as well. Very light on the stomach, very smooth mouth feel & the perfect ending to a fab evening.

We had the perfect evening comprising of a heavy dose of laughter & a satisfying meal. Kudos to the Azure team for arranging such a unique event.

The AI price for the set dinner is 2000 INR. Similar events are soon to follow & these are open to the public, so what are you waiting for?

We recommend visiting for both the comedy & the food, because they were equally good.
If you want more info, do ask us directly/via comments.

We’ll be back soon with something interesting.

Till then—LOL & bon apetit!

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