Bangalore restaurant reviews Chinese


Friday, February 26, 2010Me! In words

This Bangalore restaurant was a discovery for us. It is tucked away in JP Nagar close to Rangashankara. I was looking around for a new place to eat, something that was close to home. I zeroed in on this place called Grandma's Kitchen. It was supposed to served home style Kerala food and with a resident Kerala-bred with me, it sounded interesting and so off we went. On the way there we spotted Casanova and thought "should try it out next time." Grandma's Kitchen was on the parallel road. It was in the basement and though it looked clean and family types... Sudhakar was put off by the pile of chairs dumped in one corner and so... round the corner we went and parked in front of Casanova.

The whole set-up looks like someone photocopied Friends from Koramangala and brought it to JP Nagar. Right from the outer facade to the seating, the kitchen and billing area et al. The place was half full with families. One look at the menu and it was like reading a mix of Casa Piccola, La Casa and Chung Wah. It read as though someone went to all these restaurants, picked the best sounding names and included it in the vast menu.

We started off with an Apple Eye mocktail for me and a Southern Belle for Sudhakar. Apple Eye had apple juice topped off with rose cream and Sudhakar's was ginger ale with lemon juice. The Apple Eye was really interesting and the rose cream was at the bottom and not too overpowering. I was a little worried that it might have an overdose of Roohafza in it. For those of you who love ginger ale... Sudhakar's drink is just the answer. The lemon is a nice twist.

Apple Eye

Southern Belle

For starters we had a chicken whose name I forget. I assumed that it be boneless since the name suggested so, but it came on the bone. A cross between KFC and broast chicken. Hot and fairly decent.

Chicken starter

For main course I opted for the Chicken Fritters, which was a standard when we used to frequent Casa Piccola. It came with coleslaw and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were crumbly and had a bit of mayo and cream mixed together. Made for an interesting change from the usual smoothly mashed and creamed potatoes. The stuffing of the rolls was similar to Casa Piccola and was really nice. The only place it takes a beating is the outer crust.

Chicken Fritters

Sudhakar had the Chicken Cordon Bleu... the looks of which would have had gourmet cooks cringing in terror. Here is where I tell you that all the chicken dishes, including the fritters had the same batter fried coating. Of course you would understand it for a restaurant of this caliber but you would think the cooks would be a little more innovative. The dish was ok... Sudhakar rounded the meal with an Orange Blossom which was orange juice with vanilla soda. Nice.

Chicken Corden Bleu

Orange Blossom

Casanova doesn't claim to be anything extravagant. Judging from the number of people who came for a meal as well as for takeaways, the place which is around 10 months old is popular. The menu also includes a sizable Chinese range as well. All that we had came in the range of Rs 550. They have two loos which are later additions to the structure and are clean.

Address: #18, 24th Main, 5th Cross, Opposite Foto Flash, JP Nagar - 560078
Phone: 41489595, 9480287232
Cuisine: Multicuisine
Cards Accepted: Yes
Wallet factor: Rs 600 for two
Parking: Street

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