Alexa… Which new restaurant is a must-visit in Bengaluru?
Alexa: In Bengaluru, it’s Bo-Tai.
After missing the launch party finally, I made a visit to this trending new restaurant recently. Bo-Tai is the latest restaurant from Massive Restaurants. Zorawar Kalra, the pillar of Massive Restaurants always surprises their patrons with modern and unique restaurants that can go beyond the borders. Bo-Tai located in JW Marriott, Lavelle Road is winning hearts for its sophisticated modern Thai and Chinese cuisines and also for the beautiful ambience. Their Al-fresco seating under the 200-year-old tree is soul-soothing. You don’t feel like you are actually sitting in a 5-star property. The surprising part comes when they present you with the menu which I would call ‘affordable luxury’.
Bo-Tai’s bar menu is done by a team from London and the bespoke cocktails served are treat for your senses, both visually and flavor-wise. ‘Full Moon Festival’ – a cocktail inspired by the popular Thai festival Loi Krathong is made of Beefeater, Strawberry and rose syrup, inhouse spiced vermouth, grapefruit, spiced orange syrup, pandan tincture, lime, and edible flowers.
Bo-Tai’s food menu is brilliantly done. We started our beautiful afternoon with Preserved Raw mango, Avocado salad which was so refreshing. One of the best Avocado dishes I had recently.
The Raw Mango, soft shell Crab is something you shouldn’t miss if you love Crab. Being a Keralite, I love the way they garnished a few dishes with fried coconut pieces. Other interesting appetizers from the menu are – ‘Corn curd pepper salt’, ‘Crystal Radish Dumplings’, ‘Beijing style Prawns with Lantern Chillies’, ‘BBQ Pork Spare ribs’ and ‘Crystal Pork Dumplings’. Each dish served with different fried toppings and this added an extra oomph factor to the delectable dishes.
For the main, I tried Stir-fried noodles with Duck Massaman curry and Tofu in Thai Basil sauce. The noodles had such immense flavors, it didn’t really need any side dishes. They served us some piping hot Jasmine rice with ‘Thai Green curry’ and ‘Grilled Snapper with Chilli Jaggery and lime’. The Grilled Snapper was amazing.
After a wonderful meal, it was time for desserts and we tried their ‘Coconut Crème Brulee’ and ‘Chocolate Tart’ (They should name this 50 shades of Chocolate :P ). I really enjoyed every tiny bit of the beautifully presented, lusciously rich desserts.
Overall I had a great great time at the newly launched Bo-Tai. I will surely visit again for some of my favorite dishes. This place completely transforms into a different atmosphere with their classy nightlife scenes. They have taken the Bengaluru Party scene quite seriously I guess. Whether it’s for fine dining or for a rocking party, do visit them to experience the vibes of this place.
Thanks a lot Mr. Zorawar Kalra, Rekha Ma'am and team Encomium for having me over :)
JW Marriott, #24/1
Vittal Mallya Road
Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru
For reservations, contact - 07349768792
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