Glocal Junction celebrates its first anniversary with a new menu
To celebrate its first anniversary in Bengaluru, the all-day restaurant and bar, Glocal Junction seems to have gone all out with a new menu — one that continues to focus on experimental, fusion food, that has come to become synonymous with the brand. On an overcast summer afternoon, we headed to the restaurant in Indira Nagar to sample some of their new offerings.
The Tokri chaat is what we were served first. This is an innovative creation that is a mixture of tomaya sauce (Egyptian style garlic sauce), pomegranate, sev, yoghurt, potato and cucumber in a crispy filo cup. Definitely an interesting starter. The Vegetable saoji sliders proved to be quite impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed the crisp patty flavoured with a special spice rub from Maharashtra. The Grilled barbeque vegetables are also worth a try. The dish packs in broccoli, zucchini, capsicum and bell peppers, with slider buns, pesto rice noodles, corn on the cob and lemon wedges on the side.
Next, we sampled the Caribbean grilled chicken, which is marinated in a mix made with lemongrass, garlic, parsley and galangal. Bacon Bombs (bacon filled with mozzarella cheese and served with sweet chilli sauce) is a must try. The saltiness of the bacon and cheese is well balanced by the sweet and spicy sauce.
For mains, we tucked into the Coorg pandi curry bunny chow and the Rice conjee risotto with soy grilled fish. While the pandi curry served in the South African- Indian style (in a bun hollowed out to form a bowl) gets full marks for innovation, we found that the traditional flavours of the curry didn’t really come through. The risotto on the other hand, is one to return for. The subtle hints of garlic from the risotto go well with the soy-marinated fish.
Desserts included the Red Velvet cheesecake and the Kalkatta paan cheesecake. The latter was well executed but it is an acquired taste. Though we’re not fans of the gimmick that red velvet really is, the Glocal version (with cream cheese sandwiched between layers of sponge) is light and not mind-numbingly sweet. The menu is exciting and stays true to what Glocal stands for.
Rs.1,500++ for two. At 12th Main, Indira Nagar. Details: 49653173