These five restaurant and special menu launches will add more deliciousness to the gastronomic scene in Bengaluru
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Record Room Opens On Magrath Road
India’s first craft beer and vinyl bar, Record Room promises a variety of craft beers on tap to the backdrop of the joys of vinyl in a distinctive space. With over 200 vinyls across genres, customers can browse and listen to music while enjoying some of the city’s best craft beers, currently from local favourites Geist and Toit, while Pune’s Great State Aleworks will soon be joining the ranks – a first for Bengaluru. Also on the menu are signature cocktails selections, a choice of wines and a curated coffee menu, made using artisanal coffee sourced from multiple Indian roasters.
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Expect an eclectic line-up of international dishes with a signature Indian twist. Perfect for sharing, the bar snacks and small plates complement the craft beers. Try the Biryani Crisp Balls (seasoned biryani rice is paired with parmesan, deep-fried and served with a side of mint sauce – a play on arancino), and end with a selection of desserts, from profiteroles to almond tuiles, panna cotta to an assortment of pastries to pair with coffee.
More: Record Room, 2nd & 3rd Floor Ram Kunj, 16/3, Magrath Road (opposite Garuda Mall), Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 25. Average meal for two (with alcohol): Rs 2,500 + taxes
10, The New Speakeasy, Now Open
Tucked away behind a premium paan shop on buzzing Wood Street, 10 promises to be a well-kept secret, like the American speakeasies in the Prohibition Era. Its large chandeliers, tungsten lighting, statement furniture and bar set-up will all remind you of a mafia film.
On the menu are cocktails and Asian fare as well as other global cuisines. Curated by the award-winning Yangdup Lama, an iconic name in the F&B industry, the bar menu includes signature cocktails such as the Kokum Sour, Monk Mule and Southern Soul. Food selections include Grilled Aubergine with Greek Yoghurt, Churros and Basque Cheese Cake, as well as Peruvian Japanese food, Pan-Asian appetisers and Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food - all served tapas style, with an emphasis on small plates to encourage sharing.
More: 10, No 76-63, No 10, BBMP PID, 10, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru – 25
Sunday Brunches At Fox In The Field
World cuisine al fresco on the terrace of Fox In The Field at Whitefield - that’s the promise of the Sunday brunch. The terrace, aptly called Fox and the Moon is the venue to enjoy modern comfort food, complemented by inhouse crafty brews and a selection of other wines and spirits. The menu includes favourites such as Foxy Leafy Bhel, Aloo Anardana Kulcha and more. Expect live music, grills, Indian delicacies and specialty Western fare.
More: Fox in the Field, Forum Shantiniketan – Whitefield, Krishnarajapura, Whitefield Main Road, Thigalarapalya, Hoodi, Bengaluru -48. From Rs 950 onwards
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Boteco – Restaurante Brasileiro Brings Brazilian Food To The City
‘Boteco’ in Portuguese translates to a place for great drinks and easy conversation. Housed in two storeys, Boteco brings to Bengaluru the warmth and vibrancy of Brazil in a 100-seater restaurant and bar. Expect a space with a casual and relaxed vibe, an extensive menu of both authentic and reimagined dishes (quick bites like Pão de Queijo – traditional cheese bread) and heady cocktails. This first-of-its-kind restaurant and bar promises to introduce Bangaloreans to the vibrant and diverse cuisine of Brazil. Boteco has its own ‘Churrasqueira’ section and a specially-designed charcoal grill to cook meat to perfection. Internationally renowned chef of Brazilian origin, Executive Chef and Partner Guto Souza helms the kitchen at Boteco, bringing his unique style to the dishes with an interplay of flavours, use of local ingredients and reinterpreting dishes to create a whole new and exciting offering.
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Brazilian food is a community-based cuisine and there is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes such as Bolinho De Aipim – deep fried cassava and cheese croquettes served with chilli sauce – Feijao Amigo, a thick Brazilian traditional soup made with beans, parsley, garlic, bay leaves and fresh cream, Rocambole de Espinafre – a spinach roll filled with vegetables and cheese, Risotto de Tomate – a risotto with fresh tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, pesto and roasted almonds, and Polenta Cream with Mushroom Ragu & Puff Pastry - a creamy cheese polenta topped with mushroom ragu and puff pastry crowned with a parmesan tuile. And of course, desserts await. Order the popular Quindim – a Brazilian baked custard with fresh coconut or the internationally-renowned Doce De Leite Com Churros – a fried-dough pastry served with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. Wash it all down with the Brazilian national drink, the Caipirinha made with imported Brazilian Cachaça.
More: Boteco - Restaurante Brasileiro, Ram Kunj, 16/3, Magrath Road (opposite Garuda Mall), Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru - 25. Average meal for two : Rs 1,800 + taxes without alcohol; Rs 2,500 + taxes with alcohol
Special Summer Menu At Bombay Borough
Bombay Borough celebrates the mango in an exclusive menu that takes you on a ‘Mango-full journey’. Start with the Bombay Mango Salad, go on to the Avocado and Mango Pakwan, and treat yourself to desserts and sangrias as well that showcase the mango in its sweetest form. There’s a Mango Falooda, and sangria in a range of choices - including Ripe Mango and Raw Mango. The menu is available until June 19, 2022.
More: Bombay Borough, 10, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru - 25
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