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September 2012

Bene, Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway

Address: 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram-Rajajinagar Bangalore, Karnataka – 55
Telephone:080 4252 1000
Email:[email protected]

About the Restaurant

Bene, the Award winning signature Italian Restaurant at Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway offers an exclusive range of divine Italian food. The restaurant has a characteristic Italian/Californian style in contrast to the traditional Italian décor set in cheerful colors with natural wood and stone in a functional yet modern design. Choose from an impressive array of appetizers and salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, cheese, all of which are impeccably flavored and are made from authentic recipes with innovative and exquisite presentations.

The famous Pizzaiolo, Pizza Bar helps the guests in selecting the pizza of their choice while they have a sip of Mojito’s. Signature bread is also served with Bene dips and olive oil. The menu features a wide selection of traditional Italian dishes along with creative house specialties and an extensive Italian and New World wines to choose from. If beer is your preferential beverage for the day, Bene offers you a delectable selection of international boutique and draft beers to choose from. Soft drinks, milk shakes and liquer coffees are also part of the beverage offerings.

Children are entertained with special sodas and milkshakes presented in unique individual glasses. Large desserts full of flavor and visual enticement are a specialty. The food preparation is overseen by Executive Chef Béla Rieck, and he likes to keep it modern yet authentic. The restaurant focuses on fresh, local ingredients together with fine imported Italian products.

With Chef Béla’s guidance the restaurant launched “Italissimo - The most awaited Italian Sunday Brunch @ Bene”.. So what makes the Bene brunch at Sheraton Bangalore Hotel Oltre Pranzo (more than just lunch).. While some of the most popular dishes associated with the Italian culture include a tempting slice of pizza and a heaping plate of pasta, there is much more to the world of Italian cooking. The Bene brunch theme showcases exactly that! Apart from a delicious spread of salads, starters and desserts, you can also order a wide variety of hatted dishes from a pass around menu. What is delightful about the pass around menu is that you get to enjoy endless portions of your favorite variations of lasagnas, ravioli, picattas, Spaghetti and much more.  It is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon sharing and passing some of the finest Italian food. The brunch also includes a whole array of bottomless drinks ranging from red and white wine, beers, white spirits and a host of cocktails. Guests can enjoy a perfect meal with live peppy music and other entertainment to make Sunday simply perfect. It’s a perfect connotation of what Italians say: “Dove c'é Gioia c'é Cibo, Dove c'é Cibo c'é Gioia!” (Where there is Happiness there is Food, Where there is Food there is Happiness!)

With a seating capacity of 140 guests, Bene provides alternative dining options of a bar counter, outdoor terrace setting, private dining room or a table in the restaurant. French windows invite people into the restaurant with action, music and aroma from the open kitchen and bread ovens.  Natural light, windows with a view, large and picturesque botanical arrangements and the opening to the outdoor terrace accentuate the fine Italian experience.

The service is friendly and extremely efficient with minimum fuss yet an emphasis on excellence. Upbeat and entertaining music, carefully selected from a master list from Asia composed of a wide combination of Italian, modern Italian, modern pop and rock is played through channel music speakers.

Bene is located on level 4 near Angsana Spa and Fitness center, with excellent access for passing trade from WTC and accessible to the upcoming shopping mall. It is operational for lunch - 12pm to 3pm and dinner - 6.30pm to 11.30pm and on Sunday Brunch -12pm to 4pm.

Chef Béla K. Rieck

Chef Béla K. Rieck appointed as the Executive Chef at the award winning Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, oversees culinary operations of the Hotel including the 6 restaurants and bars, In-Room Dining and banqueting. Apart from spearheading the food and beverage experience of this award winning hotel, he is involved in preparing innovative menus and provide training and development to the hotel’s culinary team.

Hailing from the European Continent while inoculating himself with a rendition of numerous cultures, Chef Béla K. Rieck brings a dynamic and powerful perspective to food and contemporary cooking. Chef Béla believes in an unconventional method of culinary preparation and yet never compromises on the palatability of his dishes. He lives by the adage ‘Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently’. He started his culinary experiments at a tender age of 15 while his passion was to carve a niche for himself in the hospitality industry and create a unique and compelling culinary experience for his guests.

What sets him apart is his penchant for change while a varied and dynamic wealth of culinary experience gives him a deep sense of grounding. Serving his blue-chip years in the hospitality industry around the world, he imbibed the enriching exposure to various cultures and developed an ardent passion to cook. He moved above and beyond learning and experimenting with cooking techniques to being creative and adding and spreading love and care through his cooking.

Chef Béla was the Executive Chef of The Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan, China where he oversaw the culinary operations for the 409-room resort featuring seven restaurants/bars and a full-service banquet facility. Prior to his Executive Chef position in China, Béla was the Executive Chef at The Kempinski Hotel River Park, Slovakia. In addition, he’s held a variety of culinary positions including Executive Sous Chef at Hotel Indonesia Kempinksi, Jakarta and Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin; Sous Chef at Intercontinental Hotel, Cologne and Kempinski Hotel Atlantic, Hamburg .

Besides cooking, Chef Béla K. Rieck extends his avocation for his love to music and enjoys playing the guitar. He finds music soothing and therapeutic and if given a choice, he would listen to rock music all day long. He enjoys watching an occasional game of football and spends a lot of time reading.

Speaking on his appointment, Chef Béla said, “Though this is my first stint in India, I am familiar with Indian food and culture thanks to my sojourn in Indonesia and China, where I was exposed to the Indian cuisine. Sheraton’s reputation as a, upper upscale hotel that provides a memorable guest experience is well known. I feel privileged to be a part of this team. I am excited to share my innovative and enthusiastic approach as well as give my intense commitment to the highest possible standard of excellence in this hotel.”

Béla brings, to this role more than 20 years’ experience in luxury hotels and restaurants; has been part of hotel openings and has been fully responsible for menus, food testing, cookery shows, menu calculation, manpower and HACCP. But more importantly, over the years he has understood that there is more to being a chef than just cooking. The important aspect is how important each guest is and how different each of their tastes and palates are. His sole driving force is the smile on each guests face when they taste his food. That to him is his greatest joy and his deepest satisfaction.  He says “Its my privilege to be given an opportunity to serve my guests and its my duty to make them feel special through my cooking.”

His specialty is the crabmeat cake. Chef Béla has also won the Best Master Exam in Germany in 2001 and has cooked for celebrities like Madonna. He aspires to write his own book someday, which will be based on his life as a chef he says.


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