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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Big Pitcher - The Massive Brewpub






I have been in Bangalore for the better part of 7 years, and surprisingly, I hadn’t visited this place, until recently. I had a fun time here, and here is how it went.

Location/Ambience:
Located on the Old Airport Road, opposite Zaitoon, this place is hard to miss. As I entered this place, it struck me, this place is huge! Spread over 6 floors, with each floor having a distinct theme, this place is suited to a wide variety of occasions. The top floor is the Star Lounge, which is a rooftop place with a more intimate seating. The Fourth Floor features a huge-dance floor, and is suited for those looking to get their groove on.

We were there on the launch of the new menu, and sat at the third floor, where an Oriental Buffet was in progress. The ambience was cool, relaxed and airy. They have a separate indoor section for private booking, if you so please.

F & B:
Drinks: Being a micro-brewery, I wanted to start off on the right foot, and ordered a beer sampler. They have six beers on tap currently, including Sarava, Hop Witch, Adjust Maadi and Kingslayer. However, they had a unique seasonal beer, which I really liked. This had a combination of herbs and kokum juice, and it was a really refreshing summer beer, however, I am not sure if it would be very sessionable, owing to the myriad flavors it had and might not go well with a lot of dishes as well.

Cocktails: They have a really interesting line-up of cocktails including a new set called, Desi cocktails which had Indian flavors in them, including Shake Chilli(A guava based cocktail with the kick of chaat masala and vodka) and Ek Dum Jhakkas(which was like a masala lime soda with liquor) Here are a few of the more memorable ones:

High Seas Adventure: This was a vodka-based cocktail along with vanilla, coconut milk and topped with cinnamon and star anise. Mild and refreshing because of the coconut flavors, and a slight zing of vodka, this wasn’t bad!

The Big Pitcher: This is their signature cocktail which is a combo of brandy, port wine, black tea, blue curacao, lime juice and garnished with a fruit medley on a stick. This one is good if you are in a group, and makes for an interesting drink!

Flaming Ferrari Shots: Vodka, Triple Sec, Blue Curacao and Grenadine, presented, such than it is completely transparent, with a thin red-streak in the center (Ferrari-like!).

Food: The menu here is vast and actually differs on each floor. We had a selection of items from the new menu, and most of them tasted pretty good.

Starters:
Seafood Chowder: This one is definitely a house favorite with the right amount of creaminess and the hint of seafood smell coming through. Loved this!

Brawny-Prawny: This one was hands down, the prettiest dish of the day. These prawns were perfectly cooked and were tangy with a hint of spiciness. Another winner!

Angaari Khatarnak Murgh: As the name suggests, these were spicy chicken pieces cooked in a tandoor and had the flavor of curry leaves. Though presentation wasn’t too good, they tasted nice.

Mains:

Beef Hamilton: A main course item, these were beautifully cooked beef pieces, cooked in a peppery-mushroom sauce. Though the quantity was on the lower side, the taste more than made up for it. It was served with a piece of bread, mashed potatoes and veggies.

Corn and Asparagus Crepe: Crepes are easy to get wrong. However, this delightful dish from Big Pitcher was spot on, and the herbed cream cheese on top made all the difference. Highly recommended for vegetarians!

Desserts:
Tiramisu: Lovely soft layers of cake with a subtle taste of coffee, I really liked this one, and especially the presentation.

Double-Caramel Baked Cheesecake: I was expecting a lot from this one, however, this dish was just average. I suspect, the caramel topping might be the culprit here, being too sticky to handle for a cheesecake.

Verdict: Be it on a date, a group of friends looking to have a fun time, or people who would like to put on their dancing shoes, this place caters to everyone. With a huge selection of dishes and cocktails to choose from, Big Pitcher has a little something to suit all palates. The pricing is also on the average side and if you have Zomato Gold, it would be an even better deal.

Big Pitcher Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food Quotient: 4/5
Ambience Quotient: 5/5
Service Quotient: 4/5
Unclichéd Quotient: 4/5

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