The Bengaluru Brasserie at Hyatt Centric Redefines the Modern Food

The taste and preference of people are changing. With more exposure and debate around healthy food, people are opting to go easy on the grease, hence increasing the demand for superfoods like millets and quinoa along with salads. This has made the restaurants to alter their menu, giving plenty of space to accommodate the health-focused millennials.

The Bengaluru Brasserie at the reloaded Hyatt Centric is a classic example of this important change in the F&B industry. Their menu has something for everything, right from superfood-inspired dishes to healthy salads; Regional, Asian to global affairs; burger, wraps and array of desserts. Not to forget their bar menu which has a good mix of classic and modern cocktails.

Having said that, all boils down to the most important thing – taste! Let’s find out which food on the menu impressed me and the ones that just didn’t turn up good for the occasion.

RIGHT ON THE MONEY

PRAWN WONTON

Wonton fairs very well when clubbed with a soup but I love when surprises turn into delight. This wonton with a prawn filling is tossed with sesame, chili gives the added punch and the spring onions brings in a dash of colour and freshness. Pair this with any of their cocktails or beer, whatever pleases you and this dish is right on the money.



BOILED WATER CHESTNUT AND GARLIC CHIVES DUMPLINGS

This is another star dish on the menu. I just cannot miss out on the dumplings if I see it on the menu which also means I have a benchmark for the taste. The boiled water chestnuts bring in a very mild and slightly nutty flavour whereas the garlic chives accompany oniony flavour with a distinctly garlicky overtone. Both of these important elements combine together with a hint of soy creates magic together. This is not be missed.



POACHED PRAWN AND GREEN MANGO SALAD

I have lately been focusing on the healthier aspect of food and salad is part of my everyday diet. This poached prawn and green mango salad just blew my mind. It has all the elements to qualify as one of the best salads in the city. The combination of prawn and green mango is a match made in heaven. 10 on 10 for the punch of flavours.



RAGI DUCK DOSA

I was shocked when I read the name on the menu. As much as I was excited to try this, deep down I was scared because I have never imagined this combination of Ragi, duck in a dosa. I thought it was a disaster in the making. However, I was left surprised and wanting for more when it arrived on the table. The treasure is hidden under the crisp ragi dosa in the form of a brilliantly cooked duck. Wrap the duck in the ragi dosa, dip it in the tomato chutney, close your eyes and just enjoy the bite. If you don’t get a smile on your face, you need a doctor!



FLOPS

GRILLED FISH WITH AVOCADO

Grilled fish is one of my favorites and I was utterly disappointed with this one particular dish. I believe it was a mistake and bad day in the kitchen. One element, which should have been the star maker, becomes the villain here - I am talking about the Karnataka Avocados. The amount of avocado used in the fish just overpowers and kills the taste of the fish. It is just avocados and nothing else. I cannot wait to go back and taste this dish again and I am sure, it will be flawless.



SPICY MANGO AND COCONUT PRAWN CURRY

What is not to like about this dish, right? A classic combination of mango and coconut curry with prawn. There is everything in there and that is the problem, all the elements instead of lifting each other and make this a dish to remember just create utter confusion. There are no powerful flavours to lift the dish – the spice, the raw mango – everything just gives a monotonous tempo of flavours. Going back again to taste this dish very soon.



LAMB RENDANG

Rendang is a classic South East Asian food, which means flavour is what does all the talking. However, the lamb rendang served here lacked exactly that. The boldness and uniqueness of Asian flavours were evidently missing, making it a very ordinary affair.



MANGO TIRAMISU AND COCONUT GRANOLA

This is a great example of why looks can be deceiving. A complete stunner and will make you drool with its looks but it the taste was disappointing. One of the important elements in Tiramisu is coffee and the punch it brings along in different layers is just impeccable. There is a reason it has earned the title of a classic dessert. Here, the flavour of coffee is just for the namesake and somehow the mango spoils the fun for me. The coconut granola is just a mere spectator on the plate, does not add any value to it.



MUST TRY COCKTAILS

The range of cocktails at The Bengaluru Brasserie is super impressive. Listing my favourites from the menu.

KAPI CURRY: Tequila, Kahlua, Espresso, Curry leaves, Simple syrup and Lime

SAKATH: Whisky, Angostura, Salted Caramel and Dehydrated Orange


CENTRIC SANTRA: Vodka, Rosemary, Orange Marmalade and Lime

BHISKY: Whisky, Vanilla, Blueberries, Lime, Simple Syrup

LAL BAGH: Gin, Berries, Rosemary and Lime


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OVERALL RATING: 3/5


Suman

Dreamer, Blogger, Writer, Foodie, Movie buff, Public Relations. Contributor for The New Indian Express and recently started a news publishing website 'Unkrate'.

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