Saturday, February 2, 2013

Restaurant Review I Chef At Large Blogger's table at Blue Terrain, Novotel

I have been missing from this space for long, and I can't tell you, how much I'm pining for it....We just shifted to India from the US and it's taking a little too long for us to get settled down.. But amidst all this,the first meeting of Chef At Large (CAL) table in Bangalore made me all excited....We, the members of CAL Bangalore were invited for the launch of a Poolside Bar and Barbecue Restaurant, Blue Terrain by Novotel, an upper midscale brand of Accor group... I was meeting the Girl's for the first time and was super enthused to catch up with them..

Ideally located in the IT hub of the city and well connected to all transport lines, Novotel Bengaluru Techpark is a contemporary hotel that is ideal for business and leisure travel. The elegance of European hospitality envelopes the city with their impressive 215 modern ergonomic styled rooms and suites that offer unmatched comfort, contemporary décor and an ambience of spaciousness for the discerning travellers. Novotel Bengaluru Techpark also features multiple dining options to suit the tastes of the discerning business traveller. The Square is Novotel’s flagship food and beverage offering, a global buffet concept with an eclectic mix of live cooking. Chez Nous, the 24/7 Modern Café and Bar is a chic lounge that sets the perfect ambience to unwind and relax. Délice is the 24 hour specialty cake and gourmet shop that presents a delightful selection of authentic breads, home-made cakes and chocolates, French pastries and cookies.

The venue was perfect for the meeting... It had a contemporary charm with serene water curtains, dim lights and alfresco dining which accentuated with a sky lit Bangalore evening. However weather in Bangalore gets a little tricky sometimes...It's usually sunny and warm during the day , but as the sun sets , it can get really cold and chilly...It was no different that day...and because the setting is outdoor, thanks to Abanti (Manager, Marketing Services, Novotel) and Natasha to have advised us to carry something warm.

The staff was very friendly and made us at ease with a perfect blend of chit chats and service. We were warmly greeted and led to the restaurant. The Chef briefed us about the menu which is a well rounded blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options giving ample opportunity to vegetarians to try and suit their palate.

We started off with ordering drinks and I chose to order one of the signature cocktail Blue Cheese and Jalapeno Martini, a Jalapeno Infused Gin and Extra Dry Martini with Blue Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos and Olives with Californian Grapes. The drink was very unique with robust flavor of blue cheese standing out and jalapenos giving it the nice tinge. All the ordered drinks came with a serving of light snacks which complemented the drink. Mine came with crackers and olives. There is a great choice of cocktail drinks like Mango Konexxion, Blue Island, Banana Foster, Lady Saffron and many more. There are also options for softails like Chocojito, Mangolicious, Deep Blue Sea and more.

Natasha was brave to try out the Blue Fire Shoot ( Grand marnier with Sambuca on Fire )

As the evening progressed, the chit chats went on, on varied topics around blogging et al. We had our first appetizer of Garlic Bread served with  Barbeque Mayonnaise, Garlic Toum and Mint Chutney

We were served with nice collection of starters from the menu. Starting with the salad of Lettuce Leaves with Grilled Tomatoes, Honey Mustard Dressing and Orange Segments topped with melting in mouth Grilled Barbequed Shrimps, we went on with my favourites Badami Tangdi Kabab and Fish Hariyali Lasooni Tikka. Hot chicken wings, Zaffrani Makmali Jhinga, Peri Peri shrimps, Lamb Sheekh Kebab and Oven Fresh Chicken Tikka Pizza were among the other Non- veg starters, which were also very good....The vegetarian fare was delicious with very unusual veggies on the menu...There was Crispy Masala Arbi, Maple Roasted pumpkin, Chatpata Paneer Tikka, Honet glazed carrots and Grilled Eggplant and Onion Pizza....

We really didn't have much appetite for the main course, however the menu really seemed tempting and I'm sure the dishes would have left us drooling for more. Nonetheless, we did want to try the desserts , and I'm glad we did with a sumptuous choice of Barbequed Baked Apple Cake with Caramel Parfait, Grilled Seasonal Fruits with Toasted Almonds and Rum Ice Cream, Baked Cheese “ A La Maison” Yoghurt Sorbet and Berry Compote and everyone's favorite Kilminjaro. 

A nice setting with great ambience, lovely food and drinks with perfect company of my fellow bloggers from the CAL Bangalore's table made it a special evening to remember. Thanks to Novotel, its staff, in particular Abanti for inviting us to this special launch, not to forget Natasha for getting us all to meet.

Commenting on the launch occasion, Puneet Dhawan, General Manager, Novotel Bengaluru Techpark said, “Blue Terrain is unveiled with the aim of satiating the demands of our patrons who have appreciated and shown great confidence in our products and services. Blue Terrain is the perfect mix of Restaurant and Bar coupled with an enchanting ambience offering quality food and beverages. We aim to target all the food connoisseurs who have delectable tastes as well as the nearby Corporates who are looking for a place to unwind post whole day’s grind, or party with friends on a special occasion”.

I'm sure Blue Terrain @ Novotel is sure to rock the corporate parties and personal meet ups. I would definitely try it out with my family and recommend it to my friends.

Check out My fellow blogger's experience here

Swapna @ Food for swaps

Chinmaye @ Love Food Eat
Suma @ Cakes and More
Nandita @ Saffron trail
Natasha @ Chef At Large

Novotel Bengaluru Techpark
Opp. RMZ Ecospace Business Park,
Marathahalli – Sarjapur Outer Ring Road,
Ph:             +91 80 6670 0600      
Parking: Valet Available


  1. i missed it... specially the nattu stunt :D ... everything looks awesome... novotel is like backyard to us... will have to visit the new one soon...

  2. There some very impressive points in your blog. I must appreciate your excellent work. I find the blog post very interesting and moreover very informative. I am thinking to write a piece on related topic. Will definitely share it and waiting to read some more interesting blogs from you. Hotels in Indore


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Top food blogs