The worst summer has finally come to a halt in Bangalore. The monsoon started it showers and the breeze brings a lot of happiness in us. The school kids are happy about the surprise holidays, the college goers are happy about the rain drives, the professionals are happy about the granted work from homes and the elders are happy with evening hot teas & snacks. And I think, it is the perfect time to kick start my food journey after a little break in an exceptional manner. I was waiting for the right experience and my wait proved worthwhile.
Us Restaurants was the first one I chose to visit this season. The moment I heard about them, I was so impressed with their concept. It is a new startup restaurant by two aspiring college students. Located at the rooftop of Splendid Plaza, 100ft Road, Koramangala, this restaurant is beginning to gain the limelight.
Us Restaurants has a vast array of cuisine ranging from American to Mexican. To more flavorful food like Moroccan, Italian and French cuisine. It is based on the concept of private dining and the reservations are made 24 hrs in advance. You call them for a reservation and after understanding the occasion, they offer you a menu & setup that would best suit you and you are all set to have a unique experience. My reservation was done for 7-9 PM on a Friday night.
I reached there on time amidst the traffic and soft drizzles. Jessica, the hostess for the evening welcomed me with a pleasant greeting and I was so happy to see 'Welcome Rat' sign at the entrance. That itself made me feel so special.
The place was so cozy to sit out and enjoy the weather while feasting their menu. There was a private dine-in for a couple decorated inside the room. It was really inspiring to see young college grads innovating in the area of dining to provide such a unique service to food lovers.
The lights and décor was very simple and pleasing. My seat was made of piled up tyres with a cushion top. The table lamps, pickle jar, artificial flowers, wind chimes and other pretty little things accentuated the interior. This is what I call, ‘Simplify and Innovate’.
That said, I got my Cranberry Mocktail which was served in a jar. The starters, Kofta Wraps was served on pita bread with Tatziki sauce and Tahini. The wrap was simply delicious. While munching, I peeped into the private dine-in arrangement that was decorated for a couple and honestly, it was lovely. I was sure that the couple are gonna love it.
The low seating, the candles, the hammock, the soft rugs and the music, everything was directed towards having a romantic evening. They have some interesting packages which includes, Live Ambiance, Just Another Date, Anniversary, The First Date, Birthday. Their packages range from INR 1500 to INR 6000 and it’s worth the money for having such a heartfelt experience.
I chose Moroccan cuisine. For the main course, a traditional Moroccan Semolina dish - Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Couscous was served. It was so fresh and steaming. The drizzling sky kick started my hunger, and I was all set to eat.
|Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Couscous|
The Lemon Chicken was well cooked, baked and basted with Moroccan spices. It was the first time I was having Couscous with Chicken and it was super tasty. I relished the dish along with the rain. It was more like eating food and relaxing in my balcony on a raining evening.
Then came the time for dessert, er.. desserts! Yes, not one, not two but three mouth watering desserts. The White Chocolate served in the signature fondue pot, was accompanied by the 3-tier Uspecial dessert platter.
On top were the handmade Chocolate Crinkles, below that an Orange Polenta Cake and at the lower stand, cut fruits were served. I took generously a spoonful of white chocolate and nibbled the cookie, yumm., it was heavenly. Then I tasted the sponge cake with the fondue and at times there a fruit plus chocolate combo tasted. It was like I was having three different desserts at the same time.
|The 3-tier dessert platter|
The very look of this was so inviting. I felt yummy and full when I finished. These are the kind of the experiences that makes the dining at Us stand out from the regular restaurants.
I wrapped up my evening with a satisfied stomach and a happy heart. I thanked the Chef Kirtana personally and the Hostess Jessica for presenting me a delightful eve. While leaving, I was offered a complimentary take away, which added an extra feather on the hat of this satisfying experience.
They arrange flower bouquet of your choice and cake crafting especially for the couples who celebrate their anniversary. They even accompany you for any assistance for selecting a gift to your partner. Get ready to design a perfect date with Us.
Us understands and adds our preferences within their selection and create a marvelous experience for us. And, only us. Private Dining is a new concept to Bangaloreans. So don't miss visiting this restaurant especially if you have an occasion to celebrate. And hey, did I tell you I have booked this private dining experience for my brother and my sis-in-law, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary this week? Ssh.. It's gonna be a surprise gift for them. :-)
There are very few restaurants out there when you walk out of them you feel that you should definitely suggest this place to family and friends. Us is one such restaurant and I would happily recommend this experience to you all.
Location - Splendid Plaza, 100ft Road, 5th Block, Koramangala
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My Food Journey Continues...