West meets East

India Today - - SIMPLY BANGALORE -

Chef Ro­han D’Souza, the culi­nary magic be­hind Pep­per Café, used to work on a cruise line. He sailed for nine years and worked in a few restau­rants be­fore bring­ing his cook­ing prow­ess to Ban­ga­lore with Pep­per Café in early 2011, along with two other busi­ness part­ners. The Eurasian menu de­signed around the sea­sons is in­no­va­tive and each dish ar­tis­ti­cally plated. The chef en­joys play­ing with in­gre­di­ents like feta and sun­dried toma­toes and he has a knack of cre­at­ing a whole­some meal out of some un­likely com­bi­na­tions such as Ar­gen­tinean bat­ter fried cala­mari with a rib­bon chick pea salad or a Jerk BBQ spicy chicken wings with le­mon may­on­naise. Roll a morsel around in your mouth so that you don’t miss the flavours like honey bal­samic, cit­rus or chipo­tle. Choose from a range of whole­some soups, pas­tas, piz­zas, chicken, beef and lamb main cour­ses that come with in­ven­tive sal­ads on the side and a host of of­fer­ings from the sea. There’s a sep­a­rate kid’s menu with op­tions to please younger guests.

DON’T MISS The Seafood Risotto, a de­li­cious med­ley of creamy rice cou­pled with suc­cu­lent squid in ev­ery bite. Ask for it even if it isn’t on the menu.

MEAL FOR TWO Rs 1,200 in­clud­ing taxes

WHERE St. John’s Road, Ul­soor TEL 41130000

“I re­ally like the food here for the crunchy veg­eta­bles and stripped down fare that doesn’t have too many sauce,”

DJ Ivan

SAN­DESH RAVIKUMAR

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