Independence Day celebrations begin early in Bengaluru and go on well into next week. We found some sweet deals that you should check out.
The pre-Independence day brunch at 100 Feet, the boutique restaurant, has a huge spread with unlimited beverages, both alcoholic – cocktails, wine and beer – and non-alcoholic. Begin your meal with a potato and green peas soup or a hearty seafood minestrone. The extensive mezze on offer includes pesto marinated mushrooms, cottage cheese fingers and green apple wrapped with crispy tossed bacon. Head for the chefs’ pre-tossed salads, but leave some space for the massive grill section, which includes dishes such as cajun spiced brushed sweet corn, mustard and dill chicken satay, which will be made to order at the grill counter. You have pizzas and pastas on order too, but if you ask us, skip the tri-coloured macaroni and special tri-colured cake and cupcakes.
Where: 100 Feet Boutique restaurant, Indiranagar
When: 14th August, 12 pm – 4pm
Phone: 080 – 25277752
Price:Rs. 1699 (all inclusive)
House of Commons
One of Bengaluru’s newest bars, House of Commons, certainly has one of the best deals this week. Select items from their menu will be priced at Rs 69 since it’s the 69th year of Indian independence. Enjoy some beer, rum, whisky or vodka with peanut masala, sundal, chilli corn, salad, mini pizza, masala papad and rolls, all for Rs. 69 onwards.
Where: House of Commons, HSR Layout, 1085, 14th Main, 18th Cross, Sector 3, HSR
When: August 12th – 15th, 2016
Price: Rs. 69 plus taxes
Enjoy an Indian-food inspired brunch at the JW Kitchen, the all-day dining restaurant, at the JW Marriot. The menu features dishes like vepudu (fry), kuthu paratha, Kolkata kathi roll, pav with keema and bhaji, Indian style BBQs and street food like assorted chaats, gol gappas and samosas along with traditional desserts like jalebis with rabdi and gulab jamun to name a few.
Where: JW Kitchen, Lobby Level
When: 15th August; 12:30pm – 3:30 pm
Phone: 080671 88950
Price: Rs.1599 plus taxes (brunch without alcohol), Rs. 2599 plus taxes (brunch with alcohol)
Shangri La Hotel
There are long lazy brunches and then there is the day-long Independence day brunch at the Shangri La hotel. Beginning at 11 am and continuing until midnight ensures that you have 12 hours to enjoy the spread. Start off with cocktails like kokum sour, the desi version of the whiskey sour and Bangalore breeze, a spicy concoction of rum, chillies and curry leaves. The food menu includes dishes such as makai badam shorba, a north Indian corn and almond soup usually consumed at the onset of winter, dum aloo Kashmiri, a rich potato curry preparation, flavoured with nuts and saffron, dal makhani, dum Hyderabadi chooze ki biryani, chicken with long grain basmati rice, cooked traditionally in thick pots sealed with dough, served with mirchi ka salan and burani raita. And if you are still hungry for more, you can head to the Lobby Lounge, that will transform itself into a plate, to hold a 70-feet cake.
Where: b Cafe, Shangri La Hotel
When: 15th August, 11 am – 11 pm
Price: Rs. 2299 ++ (Non-Alcoholic) and Rs. 3399 ++ (Alcoholic)