Smorgasbord of flavours

Eat all you can this July as these chic city restaurants get set to serve a gourmet food spread

Zensational food fest
The Japanese Zensations festival at ZEN, The Leela Palace Bangalore is where you can get a taste of Japan only over some eclectic Japanese flavours. Find your Zen from a varied vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu to choose from, as this festival promises you a soulful meal. Some of the dishes you can try include Vegetable Sukiyaki – Vegetables in hot broth, Tuna Tataki – Seared tuna with truffle flavored soy, Crispy Tofu Salad – Crispy tofu & arugula lettuce in tofu dressing, Baked Unagi – Baked fresh water eel in avocado sauce and more.
Where: Zen – Ground Level, The Leela Palace Bangalore, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru.
When: On till July 15.

The Travelling Sushi Festival
Eight special sushi that have travelled the globe before landing on your plate at all Shizusan Shophouse & Bars this July. Shizusan – the Southeast Asian Shophouse & Bar – is introducing a special menu for all the sushi lovers. The Travelling Sushi festival which begins on July 11 will have eight special maki rolls specially created by Chef Paul Kinny that are world-inspired. They promise to add a surprise element in each of them, so be prepared to be amazed! After creating a stir with the Thai dessert inspired Mango & Sticky Rice Sushi to celebrate International Sushi Day, Shizusan introduces a menu with eight innovative maki rolls with equal vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. For the carnivores, the menu features The Jamaican Roll that Chef  Paul claims to be his personal favourite with the trendy activated charcoal that gives the sushi a goth colour and an added health benefit. The Srilankan Roll promises to be the most Instagrammable sushi on the menu with beetroot rice that lends a beautiful pink colour, spicy crabmeat, coconut cream, sambal and the Sri Lankan staple snack – yam crisps.
Where: The Travelling Sushi Festival, Shizusan Shophouse & Bars, Phoenix Marketcity, Bengaluru.
When: July 11 onwards.

Cheers for more beers
Biergarten Brewpub & Kitchen turned 1 this July and they want to share their happiness with you. To make you more happier, Biergarten is offering flat 50% discount on Beers, Hard liquor and cocktails. Now that’s what is called a celebration.
Where: Biergarten, 188, Doddanekundi Industrial area, Graphite India Main road, Doddanekundi, Bengaluru.
When: On till July 13 from 12 pm – 7 pm.

The Biere Club
Bengaluru’s first and most popular Craft Brewery, The Biere Club turns Six and in celebration of the glorious years, the brewery has introduced a new menu and an exciting new variety of handcrafted brews. A place synonymous with a fresh, original and an innovative food and beverage menu, The Biere Club has always experimented with unique ingredients, distinctive flavors and seasonal special. On tap this month is the very interesting Ragi Biere, a first of its kind, brewed with over 50% organic ragi. Soft notes of the ragi malt and raw ragi with the addition of organic jaggery, add more depth to the beer and on the palate it is light and silky. Served cold, it is easy to gulp down with a pleasant ragi aroma but as it warms up in your glass, the ragi flavors really start to come out. Up next is the cripsly refreshing Mango Ale, made with organic, naturally tree-ripened mangoes which highlights the delectable character of this singular fruit in the most perfect way.  Brightness without sharpness, fullness of flavor without heaviness, the soft notes of mango lend a smooth finish on the​palate, making it light and easy to drink in this heat and the alternating rain. There are additions in the menu too like the​ Protein Platter, Whole Roast Chicken, Beef Tenderloin, Asian Style Pork Ribs and a complete new​ ​Indian section with​delicacies like Kashmiri Lamb Stew, Mushroom & Pea Stew, Chicken Tikka​ & more.
Where: The Biere Club and 153, Biere Street, Bengaluru

Carnival Sunday Brunch
JW Kitchen – JW Marriott Bengaluru is all set to celebrate a one of kind jamboree every Sunday, with a fun filled fiesta of games and culinary delights. A presentation of the best dishes will feature a variety of popular mouthwatering treats that are synonymous with carnivals. Lazy Sunday’s are a thing of the past because now you have a reason to have a day of fun and frolic with family and friends. Indulge in an array of delights such as BBQs, Chilli Dogs, Candy floss and appetizing treats such as Sushi and Tandoors. This Sunday is not just about the food as you can take part in various carnival games for  adults and children along with activities which include roaming balloon artist, craft corner with face painting and paddle pools. The activities are endless and the food is extravagant. Make this a special day for family and friends at JW Marriott Bengaluru.
Where: JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, 24/1 VittalMallya Road, Bengaluru.
When: Every Sunday in July, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Monsoon Bites
Every neighbourhood needs a corner, that friendly place where people can gather, unwind or take a break. A place where the food is comforting, the service is friendly and the welcome is warm. Café Felix brings the concept of all day dining with comfort food specials and nostalgia inducing favourites, to Bengaluru. Monsoon is here and all we want is some hot, comforting food. Cafe Felix has just got that right for you.From the breads, must-try burgers are Grilled Tenderloin Burger with caramelized onions and cheddar, Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger, Quinoa and Beetroot Burger with feta and onion marmalade and the Cauliflower, Corn and Chili Potato Burger with truffle mayonnaise. Sandwiches such as the Zucchini, Aubergine and Mozzarella Panini with peppers and rocket pesto, the highly ‘instagrammable’ Avocado Toast with goat cheese and tomato salsa, the 36 Hr Braised Pork Belly Panini with BBQ sauce and red onion marmalade, the BLT Croissant Sandwich with scrambled eggs and avocado, and the super sloppy but equally delicious Chicken Sloppy Joe are guaranteed to hit the spot!
Where: Cafe Felix, 1 MG Mall, MG Road, Bengaluru.