Expect Indian, Italian and European classics with a twist at Trinity Square
Last weekend, Taj MG Road, Bengaluru unveiled a new look after renovations that lasted months. The hotel now has a more modern look with sage and rose gold interiors, which they feel accurately captures the Bengaluru vibe. We paid a visit to their all-day diner, Trinity Square, which stands in place of Cafe Mosaic and Graze. Boasting a completely new menu, with a few old favourites, it features a mix of Indian, Italian, Middle-Eastern, American and European classics, with tweaks and twists to cater to the modern palate.
We were first served a shot of Apple and Cucumber Gazapacho. Cool and slightly salted, a dash of basil added some freshness. The Quinoa and Duck Salad is ideal for a warm afternoon, with its mix of fresh orange chunks, crunchy asparagus, lettuce and pomegranate pearls. The Mezze Platter, with servings of tahini, babaganoush, hummus, tabbouleh, olives, pickled vegetables and fluffy pita bread, is a great way to start your meal. Baked in a wood stone oven, the pizzas here, we are informed are already becoming a favourite. We sampled a vegetarian pizza that is not on the menu. Topped with corn, capsicum, basil, cheddar and mozzarella, this was delicious and we were impressed when we were told that this is one of the few places to bake their pizzas with a completely raw sauce.
If you’re craving something Indian, the Zaitooni Paneer Tikka is a good option. Slices of paneer are stuffed with minced olives and hung curd before being sauteed. Rich and velvety with a hint of flavour from the stuffing, this was quite an interesting starter.
In a jam
For mains, a must-try is the Slow Cooked Pork Belly, which is accompanied with fig jam and sauteed apple cubes. Drizzled with a red wine jus, the pork was well cooked and paired well with the slightly sweet jam and cinnamon-flavoured apple. While the pork was impressive, it was the Mushroom Risotto, that stole the show. Featuring edamame and shiitake mushrooms, it is flavoured with truffle oil, which makes it a sensational dish.
Dessert involved some classics, that were executed to perfection. The Chocolate Mousse was rich and velvety with a hint of bitterness, while the Tiramisu, gave us a much-needed caffeine kick, after a heavy meal.
With a modern and contemporary ambience and a menu that is classic yet experimental, Trinity Square is sure to draw in a lot of diners.
Rs.3,000++ for two. At Trinity Circle