Sante in Bengaluru introduces a menu with ingredients like aloe vera and hemp seeds
A bowl of Black and White Moroccan Hommus on our table welcomed us as we arrived at Sante Spa Cuisine. The dish was a visual and culinary treat, and is exactly the kind of thing the one-year-old restaurant is known for. The chefs are all set to launch a new menu now and we were
invited for a sneak peek.
The all-vegetarian menu is made of natural and organic ingredients, with plenty of gluten-free, vegan and keto recipes. Almost every dish has a healthy twist. The black Hommus, for example, was made with sesame and activated charcoal, and we couldn’t get enough of it. The benefits of adding charcoal, apart from making the dish look cool, include increased digestive health and detoxification. Along with the Hommus, we sipped on a Watermelon Mojito. The drink is made with slow pressed watermelon and lime. Another recommendation is the Vitamin Booster, a delightful concoction of carrot, ginger and orange.
One popular hipster food trend that we don’t see often is hemp seeds. To get a taste of that at Sante, try the Spinach, Mungo and Hemp Chowder. Bright green in colour, this comforting number was packed with goodness.
Kale me, maybe
For our next course, we tried the Sauteed Kale, Roasted Red Beet With Aloe Vera, and the Asian Papaya And Lotus Stem Salad. The aloe vera in the warm kale and beet salad was a fun addition. Although it doesn’t have a distinct taste, the jelly-like bites added a nice texture. The combination of the raw papaya and lotus stem in the second salad also worked well, but we found the dressing a tad too sweet.
Melt-in-the-mouth Galouti Of Black Beans was the first starter on our table. The smokey notes on this kebab, and its mealy texture made it one of our favourites. Thai food lovers should try the Carbon Dim Sums in Green Curry. The dish, bringing together two classics — dumplings and Thai green curry — is a must try if you are a fan.
We were quite full at this stage, so we nibbled on main course. The Burmese Khaukswe, served
with its customary accompaniments, was authentic and moreish. The other dish we tried was Paneer Methi with Multigrain Roti. The home-style preparation made this a light and healthy option.
Even though Sante promises clean eating, dessert was decadent. The Matcha Truffle Forest had bite-sized chocolate-dusted and coconut-covered truffles with a chewy texture. We wrapped up the meal with a scoop of Sugarfree Fig and Walnut Ice-cream. The natural flavours of the fruit shone through in this dish.
The new menu at Sante delivers on recipes that are healthy and wholesome, but without compromising on taste.
Rs. 1,800 for two. At Indira Nagar