On Monday, Snubnose and I did our regular stop at Barbeque Nation to sample some of their special edition Southern Heat food festival that focuses on South Indian foods.
Barbeque Nation always does these events in a big way – so when you go, you can expect a humongous variety of dosas, idlis served table side, live counters serving food prepared to your taste, and tons more food in the main buffet. You never leave hungry from a Barbeque Nation.
There was heavy traffic (so what’s new about that in Bangalore) all the way to the restaurant, and Snubnose and I entered ravenous and ready to do justice to all the food on offer.
Three Quarter Chinese is an old and reputed restaurant located bang in the middle of the Central Business District and shopping hub in Bangalore – in Church Street. It’s also literally a hop, skip, and jump away from the M.G.Road Metro station. Perfect in terms of location. It also used to be one of our haunts for K and I back in the good old days when we worked together in the same office and would often stop by for after work dinner.
Once our offices moved out of the city though, we stopped the regular lunches and dinners there too.
So, it was lovely to visit it one weekend with Snubnose when we were invited to sample their lunch buffet options. We clubbed the lunch with a little shopping at Blossoms just down the road, and then leisurely walked into the restaurant. Seriously, the Metro is such a boon when visiting MG Road and surrounding areas – no stressful hunting for parking spots, and most shops and restaurants just a short stroll away.
Anyway back to the topic ie. lunch at Three Quarter Chinese.
The kids always expect something big for our wedding anniversary celebrations, and it’s usually pretty easy to deliver as our anniversary is just one day prior to Children’s Day in India. So, there’s always something to do.
This year, we opted to do the Sunday brunch at Limelight in Royal Orchid Hotel off Airport Road.
Last weekend, I was down with a very bad cough and cold. As I prepared to reach for my trusty Benadryl for some relief, K suggested that brandy would make a better alternative.
I have had a bottle of Janus Brandy in my pantry for quite some time lying unopened – ever since the Janus Brandy event, and it was definitely more tempting to have a glass of brandy than a thimbleful of cough medicine.
Sancha Tea House in Bangalore is a bright and airy space tucked away in a corner of Lavelle Road, so small from the outside, you can barely see it. A friend and fellow blogger Soumya was invited for a tea tasting session here, and she kindly invited me to tag along with her, so one extremely hot Saturday afternoon, we went up and down Lavelle Road trying to find a parking spot, and trying to find this place, amongst all the teeny tiny boutiques over there.
Last weekend, I met up with fellow food bloggers when we all descended upon Kalmane Koffees in VR Mall for a sampling of some of their lovely coffees and short eats.
Once we were done with that event, we spent a lot of time shopping and generally hanging around in the mall, and there was so much to catch up on, that we ended up drifting into Cafe Noir for a late lunch.