U4IA has devised a refreshing new menu to cater to its varied crowd. Just like Bangalore’s multitude, the dishes on the menu are a fusion of different cuisines.
We started off with the Euphoria salad, which had roasted sweet potato, beetroot and almond with Moroccan dressing — an instant hit with us. The appetisers were just too tempting and so we ended up trying out quite a few. The Texas Cheese Melts were, true to their name, cheesy and mildly spicy. We loved the crispy fried mozzarella served with marinara sauce, although the beer battered onion rings could have done with some more seasoning. The double cooked lamb and the tulsi wala murgh tikka in basil pesto also found their way onto our favourites list, especially the latter, which was a successful fusion of Indian and continental flavours.
For the main course, we recommend that you choose from their combos. The vegetable jarochos, simple yet tasty, had cottage cheese served with Spanish rice and margarita sauce. The braised lamb shanks come with creamy mashed potatoes and red wine peppery sauce, which we dived into. But we had a difficult time trying to cut into the lamb, which was slightly undercooked, letting down an otherwise great dish. We found the Nasi Goreng with prawn fried rice and curry slightly overpowering, but it should work well for the prawn lovers.
Drinks and more
Their new range of organic drinks, made with fresh fruits, certainly caught our attention. The pomegranate martini that we sampled was fruity, refreshing and not too sweet. Also, make sure you don’t leave without trying the banoffee pie, which we thought was a true show-stealer with its combination of fresh bananas and thick caramel sauce with Chantilly cream.
for two (with drinks).
At New BEL Road.