Had heard about Rocksalt from quite a few of my friends. I have already gone through the the Abhijit Saha experience in his other hotels Fava and Caperberry so I was looking forward to this when we planned it. Interestingly all of his restaurants are named after some element of food. The restaurant is nice and airy with as they claim one of the biggest bars. The lighting can be bright or subdued depending on the day/celebration. The music also allows for private conversations as well as lets you swing to it. The fact that you are among a green surrounding in between chaos of St. Marks road makes it all the more attractive.
What did I taste at Rocksalt?
The must try would be their impressive array of pani puri specialties from veg to non-veg (yeah you heard that right). The non veg has from chicken ghee roast to chicken 65 with buttermilk shots. Absolutely brilliant and fun to eat. I think I went a bit overboard. For the veg you must try the dahi ke kabab made with hung curd. Its exquisite and melt in the mouth. The malabari prawns was finger licking and the one that won my heart was the chole masale on khasta roti made into a kind of tostados and topped with a green chilli. A little squeeze of lemon and you will no longer be in Kansas baby (a line from Wizard of Oz). I started this with White Owl Diablo. Love this beer which has been creating ripples in Bangalore
In the main course the parmesan and olive dust naan was a show stopper. Brilliant and the Lal mans. The paneer used is chena made inhouse, which is a much better and less gooyyier version than a regular shop paneer.
For dessert the obattu with saffron milk was exquisite and must try. I liked it because it was not too overly sweet. My friends liked the Jalebi and Rabdi and the baked yoghurt with mini rosgollas ( tasted like mishti doi and I love mishti doi). I also got to watch the making of the hot toddy with burnt cinnamon which tasted good especially after the food.
Enjoy the snaps
The service was absolute top notch and you are treated like royalty. Must go place for a complete wholesome experience. After the first experience I also brought my team (about 20 persons) for the same experience. They have good corporate offers.
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