|Vivanta by Taj Yeshwantpur, No 2275 - Tumkur road, yeshwantpur, Bangalore 560022
The flavour of food from the land of the five rivers is out. Dig in and be delighted. Get down to earth, as the elements combine. Themes of soil, water, fire, charcoal and the forest stake claim on the menu to reflect the infusion of nature on the plate in Paranda. Smell the flavours, feel the textures, hear the sounds of the landscape from where they were drawn. Enjoy the fine art of robust Punjabi cooking here. This signature restaurant sports a rustic look with a lot of exposed brick walls. Do examine the Spice Gate, where huge panels of aromatic spices are artistically displayed.
Here's where Chef Uddipan will urge you to eat with your bare hands. It's the best way to enjoy Amritsari Dhaba food, and feel the texture of the food. Be it the Kadhi Pakodi, a specialty of Amritsar, perfected by Sucha Singh or the clay oven perfected Tandoori Bharwan Turai. Go ahead and stick your fingers into fresh offerings from the tandoor and bhatti. You must try the delights from the Ulta Tawa, or if you prefer hail the fresh on-to-the-plate phulka trolley.
Our master chefs are not modest when it comes to displaying their skills in the open kitchen. Enjoy the show. There are even tables lining the huge display kitchen for those that want it quick and fresh off the fire. For others, there are 2 semi private spaces and one private dining area. It's quite a treat to enjoy your meal seated alfresco on the outside. The restaurant looks out into the inner courtyard and garden.
Chef Uddipan is passion personified. He has worked for a decade and a half at Taj hotels in Delhi and Hyderabad. But it was in Mumbai, under Master Chef Ananda Solomon that he was inspired to lead.
Forever exploring new styles and innovating to delight, Chef Uddipan believes in the simplicity of food and the flavours of the seasons. "Eat with your hands" is how he believes local food is best enjoyed. Be surprised when he offers you the taste of simple home cooked meals stylishly delivered in metal Tiffin boxes to your room.
The accolades and many international awards that he has received make him one of the most celebrated chefs in the Group. His guest list ranges from world celebrities to heads of state. He has worked closely with celebrated food critics like Rashmi Uday Singh and celebrated food writer Matt Preston on several joint projects.
Experience all that Vivanta by Taj stands for in Chef Uddipan. Not only is he stylishly spirited, his work has a vibrancy which challenges you to engage. Charming you with small surprises and generously embellished with a spontaneous smile.