There’s nothing more comforting than a tall glass of something cooling and a bowl of comfort food, after a long, muggy day. And if you’re having one of those days, we suggest you head to the Biere Club, to unwind over some of their signature beers and a new range of quick bites, spanning Mexican, Indian and Greek cuisines.
Taking in the laidback vibe of the space, we settle down at a table right in the middle of all the action and start with the Kolkata Style Veg Cutlets with Kasaundi Mustard. Super crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the little nuggets are made with shredded beetroot filling with a clever inclusion of roasted groundnuts, that made our day. And before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of beetroot, we’re bold enough to say that this dish will turn your frown upside down.
Continuing on the crispy theme, we then opted for the Vegetable Spring Rolls with Hoi Sin Mayo.The pastry was flaky and just the right texture with a filling of sauteed vegetables including carrots, onion and capsicum. The accompanying mayo added a tangy note, to make the dish complete.
A unique and interesting take on bar favourite, nachos, the Spinach Filled Potato and Jalapeno tikki with Gauc and Salsa is the way to go, if you’re feeling like something snacky yet hardy. Boasting a crunchy texture, the potato balls are tossed in crushed tortilla chips before being deep fried to a delightful golden brown.
Putting an Indian spin on sliders or a global spin on the vada pav, “The Indian Sliders” are quite a treat. Opt for the classic vegetarian Vada Pav or try the non vegetarian versions — chicken or lamb. The chicken version — basically curried chicken in a bun, is definitely moreish.
Sort of like a meal in itself, the Souvlakis looked appetising as they arrived at our table. Choose from options such as vegetarian (haloumi, zucchini, prunes and thyme), chicken (with olive lemon, and mint), and beef (capsicum, onion, Rosemary). However, they proved to be a let down, as the pita was dry and rubbery and hard to bite into, even though the meat (chicken) was perfectly cooked.
You can draw your meal to a close with the tangy and refreshing Key Lime Pie, which is served with blueberries and cream.
Rs 1,600++ for two.
At Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 49653581
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo