2 things that are always Evergreen and growing and here to stay in Bangalore is hotels and restaurants.Lately,the mindset of the people has widened up and are open to accept varied cuisines and authentic food and true value of food is giving prefernce.Be it a stanalone speciality restaurant or an internation hotel chain.everyone has a patron and following and i am sure one of the first followers of this new Hotel chain in Bangalore, Howard Johnson hotel which is an well known brand in the US and has opened its first chain at the Tech hub of bangalore which is located close to Manyata Tech Park and hebbal near the Outer Ring road.
Nest, the all-day dining restaurant serves a wide selection of Pan-Asian and Indian specialties.Some of the top bloggers were invited for an experience of a sunday meal at Howard Johnson also known as HOJO.We have a personal menu meticulously curated set Lunch prepared by Head Chef of HOJO Dev Bose and were greeted and hosted by Food & Beverages Manager Mahinder Rawat and Marketing Manager Meghna Trivedy Das.
We were pleasantly surprised when each menu offered to us has a personal touch with our name beaming on it which was heart whelming and gave us assurance that we are going to have a fabulous time and the importance of guest service and quality of food is stressed upon.
The menu was specially made for us keeping our food palate in mind with the best of offerings available at HOJO Bangalore.
It was a private dining area where 8 of us were seated and We started with White Wine and Amuse bouche was served.
The Amuse bouche was traditional yet contemporary.The presentation was perfect and it was dry panipuri served with sour curd and mint which set the appetite for the long sunday lunch that was in-store for us.
We have a good share of conversation with the host.we were informed that HOJO #DineTaxFree
In the starters,We started with vegetarian Starters which was curry leaf & black pepper crushed paneer tikka which was perfectly made with right flavors oozing out with every bite.i totally loved it.
The 2nd Veg Starter was Soya ki Shammi which also was well made that the presence of soya was non existent and was soft and well made.
We were offered Asparagus and Mascarpone Tortellini which was good to taste as well.
The main course for Vegetarians were Cottage Cheese medallions served with pilaf rice and ratatouille.
Though i am a veggie,My fellow bloggers had a brilliant time with the offering as well. New Zealand lamb chop with mashed potato, glazed root vegetable in minty and mustard jus was the star for the Non vegetarians.For chicken lovers,Stuffed chicken breast served with rosemary risotto and pistachio butter sauce.
In Desserts, We were offered Honey Almond bar,Chocolate Buttermilk cake, Basil Creme brulee and Sticky Date Pudding.All the desserts were just out of the world.
Do check out Nest and HoJo Bangalore hotel at the following address:
132,Thanisandra Main Road, Near Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bangalore, India
Howard Johnson® Bangalore, a part of Wyndham Hotel Group offers free Wi-Fi connectivity, a well equipped Gymnasium, Executive Lounge and Meeting rooms, Spa and Sauna facility, a gleaming azure outdoor swimming pool as well as the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which travelers can join at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The Howard Johnson® hotel brand is an iconic chain of nearly 450 hotels with locations around the world. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands.