Now the hard part for us was trying to decide on the menu. We did a lot of back and forth for mains while slowly enjoying the starter, when suddenly Sudhakar put down the menu and called on Jacques. "Oui" came the reply and we told him we would leave the choice to him - we were good with anything, bland was not an issue and we were open. Instantly he suggested a "a filet mignon with gratin for the gentleman and a baked fish with bacon for the lady". Why not we said. He then added that this was best savored with a red wine for Sudhakar and a white one for me.. But of course we said. We opted to go with Indian wines - Big Banyan Limited Red for Sudhakar and a Vindiva Sauvignon Blanc for me.
My fish came still wrapped in foil and was opened up in front of me. Just the whiff of the bacon laden steam that emanated from it was enough to trigger a tsunami in the mouth. The filet of basa (hmmm) was quite a long one and I was confident of finishing it up before Sudhakar could be done with his. But the butter-cream sauce that it was baked with was the deceptively heavy player here. And of course there was bacon, how can you go wrong with that. There was also a zucchini-bellpepper agli olio pasta on the side which was a great main course.
For a restaurant that we entered by fluke, this turned out to be a fabulously wonderful meal. Jacques does breakfast as well and I am definitely going to try that out soon. The meal was close to Rs 3000, but I felt everything was worth the money. The loo was clean.
Address: 25/4, Lavelle Road.
Wallet factor: Rs 1500 for two