Whatte weekend! After a maddening week, you need a break and Bangalore’s foodie destinations are all geared up to give you that break with a whole lot of festivals, brunches and a lot, lot more! If you crave for Hyderabadi goodness, or some Italian indulgence — you’re going to love this week. Did we mention the yummy doughnuts, already?
Lazy, lazy... these lazy Sundays
Experience a sumptuous spread at this new Sunday brunch destination in town. Sunday Brunch at Trader Vic’s is all about yummy food, exotic beverages and striking décor. So go ahead and indulge this Sunday with this lavish live cooking brunch spread that includes an array of fresh salads, soups, sushi, maki and a live Mongolian wok along with a variety of appetising main course specials and dainty deserts. Celebrations, the fervour, the fever, the fiesta and the feast are all a part of this brunch.
At Trader Vic’s, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevapura
On Sundays, 12.30pm onwards
Brunch in peace
How about spending your Saturday relaxing with a total yoga experience followed by a healthful brunch? As part of the Wellness Month celebrations, Escape Hotel & Spa is calling you to experience wellness over the weekend with a Yogi Brunch. This energising Total Yoga session followed by a healthy, wholesome brunch is the perfect way to kick-start your weekend.
At Brick Lane Grill, 5th Floor,
Escape Hotel & Spa, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar
On Saturdays, 9am onwards
Stop for the freshest of doughnuts!
Today, Bangalore rejoices as one of the biggest US doughnut chains, founded in 1937 will open its doors to our city. Yes, Krispy Kreme is finally here. (Yippie!) While eating your fresh-baked glazed doughnut (God are they good!), watch the entire doughnut-making process from a glass-viewing area in the theatre. Watch how crispy doughnuts move along the conveyer belt from one stage to the next, finally flipping over and passing through a waterfall of glaze. Enjoy it with a hot or fresh beverage — buy one doughnut at Rs44 or take away a dozen at Rs450 onwards. Choose the basic glazed doughnuts or one of those delicious flavoured ones and just go completely gaga!
At Krispy Kreme, Church Street
desiring a real Italian traditional meal? It’s time to indulge at i.t Alia.The elaborate spread offered at their latest food festival, Winterfest, is what will change your opinion on Italian cuisine. For the main course, try the incomparables — Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Seafood ravioli con salsa vino bianco, Risotto in noce, Milanease risotto al pollo affumicato and then end in perfection with the Pera-e-formaggio blu and the Tiramisu Truffle among other delicacies.
At i.t Alia, The Park, MG Road
On till January 20, lunch and dinner
A grand affair
We all know that Indian cuisine is known for its rich culinary taste. So, how about indulging in some of that richness, eh? Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs pays tribute to Daawat-e-Haleem, a popular meat dish traditionally cooked in large, wood-fired cauldrons. Experience the finest Haleem, an ancient recipe that delighted people around the world with its rich aroma, texture and taste. Crafted by a master chef to suit your palate, look forward to indulging in the Hyderabadi Haleem — coarse lamb mince cooked with whole wheat, lentils and a special Hyderabadi Garam Masala or enjoy the satiating Raan Ka Haleem — a leg of lamb pounded and cooked with lentil and whole wheat and spiced, or the Murgh Ka Harrisa — Haleem made with chicken pounded with traditional ingredients. Vegetarians can treat themselves to Subz Haleem — whole wheat and lentils pounded with garden fresh vegetables and cooked in clarified butter and flavoured with Garam Masala or Arbi Ka Haleem — Coloccacia boiled and pounded, cooked with traditional spices, a delicacy of Hyderabad. The chef suggests that these mouth-watering Haleems are best enjoyed with Khamiri Roti or Nan-e-Bah Kumach.
At Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs,
ITC Windsor, Sankey Road
On till January 20, for dinner only
Time for relaxation
After a feverish pace through the week, it is time to look for a perfect destination to spoil yourself and indulge silly. The ideal place for that would be the Alila Bangalore Hotel where you can start a lazy Sunday afternoon with an amazing brunch. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to soulful melodies by a live band and relish the mouth-watering spread with fresh fruit martinis and wines. This brunch is kid-friendly too!
At Pool Side, Alila Bangalore Hotel, Whitefield
On Every Sunday, 11am onwards