Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Glocal Junction, Bangalore Launch- a modern twist to the global and local cuisines!

Few days back I was invited for the launch of 'Glocal Junction' and for a food tasting session, yes.. you read it right. It's Glocal, an all day dining, bar and restaurant redefining the global and local cuisines.

Ever imagined a Masala Tea Pannacotta or a Biryani Risotto? Our age is all about fusion and molecular technology inspired food and Glocal gives a modern twist to the regional, global and local cuisines.
After making a remarkable success in two of the famous cities, Mumbai and Hyderabad; Glocal finally opened its door for Bangalore foodies and party lovers. Located in 12th Main, Indiranagar, this place has got a relaxed and spacious ambience with rustic interiors and quirky servewares. With its dimlighting and nordic restaurant looks, one cannot get bored easily at this all-day dining bistro.

We tried a variety of starters and some of my favorites includes:
Disco Anda Pav- Desi style light vada pav with masala egg omelette filling, served with a simple onion salad.
Kung Fu Nuggets- Crispy, crunchy chicken nuggets served with a dip. Nuggets were delectably good and tasted different from any other restaurant.

Arab ki Thali which had hummus, muhammara, baba ganoush served with lavash and pita bread. Another Lebanese favorite was the creamy rich falafel pockets.
Chaat Pizza- The famous Indian street food, chaat as the key ingredient for pizza, which was just fantastic.

'Fish and Chips' and 'Chicken and Chips': Crumb fried fish and chicken pieces served with finger fries and a dip were another two tasty dishes.
Grilled potato skin with creamy filling served with Bhutta (corn) was good. Glocal leafy smoked fish was an attractive dish with a wonderful smokey Thai flavored Basa fish fillet wrapped and cooked in a banana leaf.

Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians vouched for Grilled Cottage Cheese with bell peppers and red onions in chimichuri sauce along with two others dishes; Makhani Risotto and Fusion Khowsuey. The Italian Risotto with Makhani (Creamy)  flavor was one of the best dishes from the afternoon. True to the name Fusion Khowsuey was one fusion dish of bursting Burmese flavors of vegetables and noodles served in a glass.

Along with all the yummy starters and main course we also tried some of their signature cocktails. I just loved the drink named 'Bouquet' which was an Absolut Kurrant flavored with passion fruit and floating edible flowers. Before serving this drink they will burn a bunch of Rosemary, so the smoke from the Rosemary will enhance the taste of the drink.

Few other cocktails we tried were - Coalition (Margarita teamed with Corona beer), Black Magic (Smoked whiskey with in-house bitters, along with Orange zest oil), Infused Jar (another favorite drink with home infused vodka with bark, fruit and berries), Toxic box (Vodka based cocktail with far-eastern flavors), GLIT (Glocal Long Island Tea), Thailee (Vodka and watermelon cocktail).

After a wonderful meal with a great company of foodie friends, we were eagerly waiting for the desserts and to our surprise we got some of the most innovative desserts in town- Kolkata Paan Cheesecake, Masala chai Pannacotta served with khari biscuit and crumbs, Baked Filter Kapi and Beeramisu. I couldn't try the Beeramisu, but rest all the desserts were pure bliss. Presentation, taste and creative mind for making these wonderful desserts, I will give a 10/10 rating for it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the 'Glocal Junction'. Thanks to Sunaina and Prarthana for making me part of the launch event. There are plenty of innovative dishes and drinks to try from their menu. So any day/evening I would prefer this place for a relaxed time.

#2986, Ashwani Complex,
12th Main Road, HAL 2nd stage,
Indiranagar, Bangalore

Phone no: 080 65604999

To know more about Glocal, click here

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