Put the Breaks
The Indiranagar circuit has been abuzz after a strange sighting on 12th main. On a 2.20 am tipsy cab ride home, passing by the Bao place, an amber glow caught their attention. They shouted ‘Put the Breaks, Boss,’ and got off. Bombay Brasserie looked like a living room from the Great Gatsby met a Greek cafe by the sea. They all stood, wondering if they should settle under the warm lights indoors. The smokers bullied and then begged the others to sit in the patio outside.
Brasserie means Restaurant
“No, it’s bras-se-rie,” she sighed as he toned down his giggle. Realising he’d bungled his French she said, “It means a ‘restaurant’” as the others opened the attractively bound menu. His smile came back as he read the starters:
‘Papad Tokri’ and ‘Chakhna Tray.’
‘How do you read these in French again?’ The others giggled and read aloud with surprise:
‘Aam Papad Paneer?’
‘Chilli Cheese Kulcha!’
‘Naga Ghost Pepper Wings!’
They got one of each but the vegetarian was the most overjoyed. Her paneer was prepared Jain-style and she had found more food with this unique option.
To Desi or To Angrezi
That is the question that stumped them next. The desi cocktails were being served in a rather ‘hatke’ fashion. The quarter bottles (like the 180 ml old monk) got them all nostalgic about their broke college days. Thanks to the high, they felt they were ready to empty their pockets on some more potent blends from the bar, just for old times’ sake.
Their eyes lit up as the carnivores in the group spotted the largest piece of seekh kebab they had seen. The Kashmiri Naan Kebab was served at the next table and the gang had to have it. It arrived and they elbowed each other to get more of the ‘doon chetin’, a palate refreshing yogurt-based sauce with dry fruits.
Plans for the future
When they had enough of the food and drink, they couldn’t stop using words like “ambience”, “feel”, and “vibe” while giving their verdict. That was when they discovered the high-tea menu. The next day they converged at Bombay Brasserie at 3.30 pm for a hangover cure. They vowed to leave at 7.30 but they stayed and lived happily ever after.
Keep an open mind and you will be surprised with what you get.
How to Get There
Where: 2989/B, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 41471004
Timings: Mon – Thu 12 Noon to 11:30 PM | Fri – Sat 12 Noon to 1 AM | Sun 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (VAT Extra)