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PLAN YOUR DAY
9 amto
AN OLD TREE.
>> Some new tales
What
Breakfast
10 am Where
Presto, 49, Kariappa
Road, Basanvangudi
How much The Bat & Ball Inn, off Richmond Road,
Rs250 (for two) said goodbye to an old restaurant to
Must check out
Garlic bread and their make way for something new...
range of sandwiches
A friend recently commented on quite impressed that you could ac-
how too many eating joints are tually taste bits of mushroom in
mushrooming in the city. The trou- the soup that was the right consis-

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What
ble is, they’re shutting down quick tency and didn’t look like water.
11 amto Shopping
Where
too. So the place we knew as Cor- The tomato soup was quite average
nucopia on Richmond Road is gone for my taste. Maybe a lighter ver-
2 pm Serenity, 8/1, 5th Main,
Jayamahal Road
and there’s something new there. sion would have done better. A sal-
And to be honest, I am not disap- ad was a must. So we got the Mixed
How much pointed with the change. Green Leaves with Pear, Walnuts
Rs500 onwards Called Under The Mango Tree, and Parmesan Cheese. I just wish
because of the large mango tree the salad had come before the soup
Must check out that sprouts right from the middle though.
Their range of new jute of the restaurant, this comfy A salad is a salad — if the ingre-
cotton kurtas and
restaurant is a dients are right
accessories
rather nice and the dressing
place to grab a appropriate, you
good bite. can’t goof up. In
There’s no al- this case, they
What
1 pmto cohol so you had it right. The

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Lunch have to make combination of A NEW LEAF: The mango tree, from where the restaurant derives its name from, stands in the centre
BY PRIYADARSHINI NANDY
do with the walnuts and
3 pm Where
The Only Place, iced teas (that pears is a suc-
don’t come out of a packet) or the cess as the two contrasting tex-
with the mash. I have to hand it
out to the potato mash maker be-
portion is just right and if you get
the salad instead of the fries, it’s
Museum Road
coffee. tures and flavours work really well cause he’d pulled off the tradition- diet food!
How much As I walked in, the warm lights together. al style without going over the top They also serve pasta there and
Rs1,200 (for two) and the twinkles on the tree For main course, we chose one with the butter and not losing the thin crust pizzas and even the Xa-
Must check out branches, achieved by using fairy of the ‘signature’ dishes of the essence. cuti. In short, you can take your
Chicken stroganoff lights inside old wine bottles, made place. King Sized Sausages With The sausages were perfect — whimsical friends there too — in
and spinach the place quite endearing. The Caramelised Onions and the Roast- large chunky ones, diced into bite case they are in the habit of con-
mushroom lasagna seating is comfortable and the ta- ed Mushrooms. Both the dishes size portions and then tossed stantly changing their minds.
bles aren’t too close to each other come with the option of fries, around in a brown sauce and For dessert, they don’t have a
either. mashed potatoes or salad. We went topped off with caramelised huge spread. They have the mango
The menu starts on one page onions. The portion was quite gen- mousse cake, chocolate mousse and

4 pmto
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and ends on the same page — a erous too, in fact if you’re a small even the blueberry cheesecake. PERFECT: The king sausages
MY PLAN privilege that’s available only at a eater you can share this one. Yes, sinful and divine, so order
few places. Sometimes, it can get The roasted mushrooms looked carefully if you want to bite into
7 pm I'm planning to take
my kids out today. We tiring, having to flip through thick
menu books wondering if I am
real pretty! Large button mush-
rooms, toasted around with
those. Or else, you’ll have to make
do with a steaming cup of coffee to
RATING ÆÆÆÆÆ
might most probably
watch Endhiran, missing out on something. oregano and then served with some wind up your dinner with. UNDER THE PRICE:
considering my kids Beginning with a soup, my more mash, nearly made the cut, And between courses, stare up MANGO TREE Rs1,200
3, Laurel Lane, (meal for two)
are big fans of friend and I went with the Tomato had it not been for the intial burst at the mango tree occasionally. It’s Cards
Rajinikanth! And Basil and Cream Of Mush- of saltness you’d experience as you got something special. Richmond Town accepted
room. The mushroom soup came RIGHT BITE:: Seabass with sundried pop one of those mushrooms into n_priyadarshini@dnaindia.net
>> SANGEETA GOPAL
with fabulous texture; in fact, I was tomatoes and olives your mouth. But I loved it — the
1 2
EAT AT
HOME
NEARLY
THERE
3 4 5
WE’RE
GOING
BACK
SUPER
HOT
STEAL
THE
CHEF!!

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What
If you’re a sucker for good
Easy galouti recipe...
7 pmto
8 pm >>
Catch a play — Kitthale
Mane Kaveri
Where
Taralabalu Kendra, 3rd
Main Road, RT Nagar
Melts in your mouth food, then Tunday’s a must
check out for kebabs...
Dry roast cloves, cardamom,
mace, cumin, cinnamon and star
anise in a pan for few seconds
and grind them. In a separate
pan, heat a tablespoon of the
Sunayana Suresh we tried to experiment in the south by ghee and sauté the onion until
Must check out opening one in Bangalore. The re- softened. Put the onion and
The Kannada THIS one is famous for the galouti ke- sponse is amazing and people really spices, along with ginger, garlic,
adaptation of Emily Of bab which was made for the toothless seem to have taken to the food. We have mint, coriander, pineapple juice
Emerald, that talks of Nawab of Awadh. It has made its way had the best of stars from Bollywood and saffron soaked in milk into a
the Peranakans, a to the bylanes of Koramangala! Yes, including Salman Khan, Dharmendra food processor and blitz to a
community that such is the cosmopolitan nature of the and Amitabh Bachchan visiting our paste. Spread out the lamb
resembles Coorg’s city that the Lucknowi chain decided outlets in UP, we do get (minced and ground) on a flat
culture to first expand in a city like Banga- many famous faces from tray, and pour over the paste of
lore in South India as opposed to the UNDER Bangalore in our branch spices. Lightly mix together with

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other cities in the country.
BELLY here as well,” says Ali, a spoon, then leave to marinate
9
pm
onwards
What
Dinner
They serve the Awadhi cuisine
temporarily, with paranthas, rooma-
who manages the Banga-
lore branch.
in the refrigerator. Remove the
meat mixture from the
Where li rotis, some gravies, biryani and, of Tunday Kababi opened a few refrigerator and, with damp
Kubay, 110, 6th Cross, course, many variants of kebabs. months back and it has quickly become hands, shape into patties. Heat
6th Block, Priced as low as Rs80 for a plate of ga- quite the popular hangout in Koraman- ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan
Koramangala louti kebab, they are as quick as a fast gala. The biryani and seekh kebabs are and cook the patties for a
How much food joint, where your kebabs, rotis and also worth checking out apart from couple of minutes or so on each
Rs800 (for two) main course reach your table in as lit- their signature galouti kebabs. side, until they are cooked
tle as five minutes. They are situated in Koramangala through and have a slightly
Must check out “We’re quite popular up north and 5th Block, near Jyoti Nivas College. blackened crust. Serve
Crab soup and prawn BITE AWAY: The galouti kebab garnished lemon and coriander.
curry

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