Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whatte job! ;)

figuratively :)
have been upto a lotta things lately..
eating out as usual remains my only way to chill out or take time off.. but lately haven't been to any new places.. the old restaurants have a sort of familiarity and cosiness that pulls me when I go out to eat..
I have to tell you something.. :)
Am on a fast food spree, all thanks to my job. By job I mean the internship that I am doing, where I have been given the work to do a consumer study and competition analysis of a pizza place (can't reveal the brand here :P ) For that I have to go around all the popular pizza places and junk food joints and do this research. In return I get to eat there. And the bills would be reimbursed. How totally COOL is that! :) am all smiles..
So I have around 10 fast food joints in my kitty, where I shall go and complete the job assigned to me :P Yay!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Perpetual hunger!

This place that I am going to talk about today, has got a lot of business thanks to the positive word of mouth generated by me :D I have tempted so many of my friends to try this place out that the restaurant should now appoint me as their Brand ambassador :)

I am talking about BOCA GRANDE and its ultimate Breakfast buffet.
I am the kind who lovvvvvvvvves breakfast and for me it is a fantasy land. I can put up with sad lunch or sad dinner, but a sad breakfast really spoils my day. I totally believe in having a breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper. Staying in a hostel is a pain, when you have to get up on time to be able to have breakfast. But it's worth the effort I'd say. Thankfully, messes generally don't botch up breakfast- speaking by my experience, breakfast turns out to be the (relatively) best meal of the day. Here you can find an old post on my breakfast love :)

Well coming back to my review :P which I almost forgot indulging into my breakfast fantasies. BOCA GRANDE gives you an ultimate spread of English breakfast starting from omlette to sausages to waffles to muffins to Ice tea to coffee to mashed potatoes to crispy toasts...I am already salivating like a dog!

The people are extremely courteous. The food is amazingly delicious. And fresh. They make it in front of you. This breakfast buffet happens only on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 12pm :) What you should do is go early, eat slowly and linger around till 12 :D It is a house converted into an eating place. Therefore the charm and the air around is very comforting.

First time we went there, it was S's birthday. One sight of that huge spread was enough to fill my appetite. While I was enjoying the chocolate syrup and fruits (We dont get fruits in the mess, no!!) , S was trying to convince me to have more and more sausages and ham so that I can 'wasool' all the money :P

So people who really have a goood appetite should go and make the most of it. Apart from the breakfast buffet, which by the way costs only Rs. 200, other stuff is also good. I tried the lasagna which I must say was delactable, but the quantity was kinda let down. And oh! the desserts. That's my favourite part! I was literally drooling over the desserts. I was seated right next to the corner where they were preparing the desserts and all that whipping, slicing, warming, wooooooooooooahhh the aroma of cream and essence was killing me. I ordered Tiramisu. S ordered some *fancy name* pastry and our friends ordered this exquisite dessert (don't remember the name) which we called "Dosa and cream chutney" It looked like dosa and tasted like heaven. I don't know how they prepared it; I felt cold, crunchy pieces in my mouth with sudden droplets of warm chocolate sauce and a sweet after taste :) **makes a mental note to visit BOCA GRANDE once again**

The ambience is also very amicable. Very home kind. Specially for breakfast buffet. I love the colours and the funkiness. On the tables they have little puzzles that you could solve while waiting for your order. We had lots of fun doing that.

And before I forget- BOCA GRANDE is in Kormangala near New Bethany high school :)
They also have a website which I think could have been made more friendly. Nevertheless. Here- my pictures :)

The Breakfast buffet

The tarts and the fruits

S's order that day- some *fancy name* pastry

Dosa with cream chutney :D

The puzzle :) Try and figure out. 
You have to find names of 10 food items that are served in their 
Weekend breakfast buffet.

P.S: Right adjacent to BOCA GRANDE inside their premise is Grappo which is a funky shop selling clothes and junk. Have never been there. But friends say it's kinda good :)
Also some people say that the quality of food has gone down, but am sure that's because of the unrelenting expectations they go with. Anyhow, I totally love BOCA GRANDE. Go try! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First destination

I ruminated fair bit about the first restaurant that I should pick and review. So today I am going to write about this place I went to last week. It is our latest favourite place for burger. According to him, the restaurant has the best burger he has ever had in Bangalore. Truffles Ice n Spice it is called. It happens to be the place where I celebrated ate on my birthday. And also the place where he treated me after he got his first salary, i mean, stipend. We are studying, remember!!

The first time we went to Ice n Spice, we went to the one at St. Marks road. And we kept going, although it was very very far from our place. And last week, we discovered their new branch at Kormangala. He was all smiles. Now we can go more often.

Coming to the food-
Our favourite favourite is "Tons of Fun" Lamb burger. It is really out of this world. One burger is enough to make you full. And believe me when I am saying this. I am not the petite girl who savours food by eating little. I love food. And the burger is scrumptious.
The ambience is good too. Very good music. Quick service. No hoo-la-la. A place where you can sit for hours and talk. While the one at St. Marks is really small and cosy, the one at Kormangala is very spacious and is good when you go out in big numbers.
Blue berry cheese cake is also something to die for.

The one at Kormangala, right next to their counter on the left side check out this amazing small wall they have created using green colored bottles stacked on top of each other. I found it really cool. :) And in their menu, in between all the delicacies it's written- extra tissues- 1000/- ;) It is not distinctly written. Figure out the next time you go there :D

A few pictures I clicked long back when we went there-

Was way too hungry and greedy. Pounced on it immediately and after eating more than half, realised I should take a picture ;)

Blue berry cheese cake is also one of my favourites there. Notice the cut on the pastry :P Just when I was about to dig into it, I remembered my camera :)

Blog warming :)

Finally. My first post on this new new blog I created long back.

After being in the blogosphere for so many years, it was about time I created a specialised blog for myself :D where I dish out things that could be of some use to to others. For how long can people really put up with my cribs and excitements, really! So here people, I present to you "Coffee and Apple"- my Food blog :) 

It is ironic though, because I can not cook to save my life. But I want to own a restaurant chain one day and am really really 'passionate' about food. 

Does that suffice? or do I have to prove myself for keeping a food blog? :D Alright, for the uninitiated- S, my best friend (I somehow can't use the word "boyfriend", I know it's weird :D) is a half graduate in Hotel Management (He dropped out to join Visual Communication) and is a BIG foodie. And I am soon going to learn cooking :). Actually, food is what brings me and him closer.

Talking about that, it was my mom who pointed out that all the photographs of me and him are clicked in some or the other restaurant :P I realised the only way we 'chill out' is by eating out. We don't go for movies or shopping or pubbing. Food is the alibi of going out and spending time together. :)

I live in Bangalore. And thanks to the bad mess food in college, I eat out often.
So this blog may talk mostly about restaurants in Bangalore but if I happen to eat somewhere outside Bangalore and find it yummilicious it will certainly find a place in my blog.

Also, since I am still a student (only for just another year hopefully) the places I go to are not expensive. They are the regular eating joints which have super super food but may not present the best ambience or services.

P.S: If any of you is from Bangalore, please leave comments on places I should try out. I'd love to find a new hang out place and coax S to not be stuck with one restaurant for months. Will Be back soon :)

Thank you for dropping by :)