This is one of the casual dining restaurant in the heart of Indranagar. The moment you come to know of casual dining, plenty of restaurant do come up in our mind. And now to be able to pick up the best of the restaurant would depend on the quality of the food being served, service, distance and the overall ambiance. Then there would be further discussion on how food be compared as the tastes might vary, the ambiance might always look unique. But personally, I felt that that this is one of the good casual dining restaurant that serves quality food.
I was recently there at the restaurant for the Hawaii food festival that is on. Chef Dhinakar had curated a wonderful menu of dishes and cocktails which were apt for the theme.
Let me share my personal experience on tasting some of the delicacies.
This is one of the main reason why people like visiting a restaurant. Coz it deals with the way the restaurant has been setup, the seating arrangement, the table arrangement and other aspects.
There is a special cartoon of a man wearing mask dancing and smiling with wide tooth that is the main highlight. It is quite funny and colourful.
Seating arrangement is casual and has a unique combination of high-rise chairs and low height tables & chairs.
Being setup on the top floor means, you do get natural air.
Bamboos are used to segregate some of the section of the restaurant which is quite well done in this restaurant specially. Usage of bamboo is quite evident from the entrance on the ground floor as you lead to the restaurant on 1stand 2nd level (terrace).
This is surely the most important factor for people to go back to a casual dining restaurant apart from the cocktails. Coz people need to feel like going back and trying the same dish again & again. Specifically, to celebrate the Hawaiian Theme, there were couple of unique dishes that were curated, let me share my experience on the same.
Salad – There were 2 varieties including the Waldorf Salad & Lemon Coriander – Veg options. A Waldorf salad is a salad generally made of fresh apples, celery, grapes and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal. It was perfectly made here and I enjoyed every bite of the salad I had.
Starters – There were plenty of options including – Herb Cheese Stuffed Mushroom, Vegetable Croquettes, California Spud. Apart from that there was a fish based starter called Polynesian Baked Fish. My favourite among the vegetarian start options included the Stuffed Mushroom starter and Vegetable croquettes.
The starter on top of the croquettes were wonderful and tasty quite good. The starter was served on a black stone.
Main Course – There were equal combination of veg and non-veg that were introduced as part of the fest which included – Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous and Spicy Veggie Whole Wheat Pizza. Both the options were simple awesome. Loved the Vegetable Tagine was a nice main course which had specify South Indian based masala curry in it. The taste was simply awesome. You would get a feel like that of Mixed Veg Masala curry.
Pizza was decent, not that I was overly impressed. Thought that the cheese could have been softer. It seemed to have become a little chewy. I am sure the inputs would be taken and the next it would taste perfect. The topping was also good.
Deserts – This sometimes is the most important items in the meal. Some of them that I consumed included – Hawaiian Banana Split with Fresh Cream and Bailey’s & Raspberry Gateau.
Among the 2 deserts, Hawaiian Banana Split was simple awesome and served in a unique manner. The fresh cream added the magical touch to the salad.
Cocktails – I mentioned earlier also that a casual dining restaurant can become popular coz of its food and unique cocktails. As part of the fest, there some unique cocktails that were based on Light run, Aged run, Seal run and the Dark Rum.
The names were also quite unique – Dark & Stormy, Fog Cutter, Jungle Bird, Pineapple Daiquiri, Rum Crusta and Rob’s Mistake.
Among these my favourites were Jungle Bird which is Dark rum based cocktail with Campari, Lime juice, Cointreau, Orgeat, Spiced simple syrup. It was decently potent and I could feel the dark rum very well.
Another drink I thought was good was the ‘Rum Crusta’ which contains Aged rum and tastes a bit of sweetness eveytime it is consumed.
A good time on a Saturday afternoon wherein I got to taste some great dishes which were inspired by Hawaiian theme. The drinks were also quite potent and good as they went along with the food. It is one of the restaurant that should not be missed coz the team of Chefs are quite strong and love to bring something filled with flavours & taste to customer. My current rating for this place is 4.0/5. It surely has potential to go up the rating.
Rating in various departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.0/5
Drinks – 4.0/5
Food for 2 at this restaurant would cost anywhere between INR1500-2000