Another one that I, Arkadev, somehow did not get around to writing. This was a visit to Deja Vu on September 10, 2016. Yes, I know. No, I’m not exactly lazy: I seem to be perennially tired. But that’s not the point of this post. Here’s having some deja vu – having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past – about Deja Vu. This is the place:
As earlier, this one was also through invitation, extended by the management of the restaurant to a few members of Food Bloggers’ Association of Bangalore. The address of the restaurant: 5th Floor, Gopalan Innovation Mall, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. Or Bengaluru, if you go by the correct name.
What strikes you first about Deja Vu is its theme and ambience. The interior is one or the other combination of black-and-white, but not exactly drab. And the walls are speckled with posters of films, bands or performances that are a throwback to a bygone era that is fondly remembered now.
Now, before we dig in, a quick word about how much this place will set you back. A buffet for two will easily cost Rs 1,000, and the charge for alcohol is extra. But then this is not a restaurant you go to every day, so the special-occasion visit it is. And Deja Vu seems quite suited for those excursions.
For our group of bloggers, the restaurant management had graciously laid out a limited platter that accommodated both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The option is available for corporate or private lunches as well. Also, Happy Hours!
Soon after we are seated, the sauces / chutneys / dips come out. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they serve these things. In this case, we had mostly good things to say.
And then out came the starters. The ones below are one veg [sweet potato] and one non-veg [chicken].
To be honest, just the starters of Deja Vu were so yummy and varied that I, personally, wanted to opt for little else. I mean, look at them! Would you have wanted to even take your eyes off these dishes?
And then came some of the drinks. While the more adventurous among us opted for one served in a coconut – a fancy one at that – I, on the suggestion of a fellow-blogger, tried Bira beer for the first time, and was blown away! Some red wine also made its way to the table.
Deja Vu offered up some really interesting starters that day, so when it came to the main course, I managed to pick up a little bit of my favourite dishes on offer, and had a taste. Again, hardly disappointed!
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