West meets East
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,”