Quaint sur­prises

India Today - - SIMPLY BANGALORE -

The new kid on the block, Sanc­tum is ex­clu­sive and hid­den from pub­lic view with good rea­son. Even the en­trance is tucked away unas­sum­ingly in the large build­ing, the Chancery Pav­il­lion. But guests who know bet­ter have signed up for the restau­rant’s pri­vate mem­ber­ship so that they don’t miss out on some of the coolest par­ties in town. On Wed­nes­day and Sun­days, the rest of the city can find out what all the fuss is about as well. Non- mem­bers must pay a cover charge for spe­cial events.

Mod­elled along the lines of mem­bers- only restau­rants found in Lon­don, Sanc­tum is a restau­rant, lounge, club bar and per­for­mance space, where each func­tion seam­lessly gives way to another. A busy ex­ec­u­tive may bring spillover work from the of­fice here rather than take it home, for a quick work­ing

lunch or a longer net­work­ing din­ner with drinks with as much ease as the party cir­cuit’s elite let their hair down. Dimly lit, with low ly­ing yel­low lamps cre­ate an al­most mys­te­ri­ous am­bi­ence in this glam­orous restau­rant. How­ever, this place de­serves a visit just for its food. Start off with a se­lec­tion of cros­ti­nis, with top­pings rang­ing from some sim­ple eggs and mayo to the slightly salty goat cheese. Make your way through the In­dian fare crafted by Chef Breeze Be­hera, who’s trained with celebrity chef, Jiggs Kalra. Or­der the usual sus­pects like Dal Makhni and But­ter Chicken and savour ev­ery bite. End your meal with in­dul­gent desserts like choco­late truf­fles and cheese­cake. DON’T MISS The creamy Dal Makhni— the best in town

MEAL FOR TWO Rs 4,000 plus taxes WHERE Chancery Pavil­ion, Res­i­dency Road TEL 30405400

There’s a lot of per­sonal at­ten­tion here, be­ing a mem­ber­sonly club. I get to in­ter­act with the own­ers and they cus­tomise our needs,”

An­shul Choda, Ar­chi­tect


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