Mediterranean Paradise – Grapevine
Grapevine is inspired by the Mediterranean theme to become a charming and cosy family led restaurant in HSR Layout, Bangalore. Started by a Mother-Daughter duo namely Madhu and Jahnavi, the place reminds of wanderlust and nostalgia. While the menu serves authentic dishes from regions of Italy, Levantine, Maghrebi, Ottoman, France and Spain. Grapevine creates the perfect atmosphere for one to unwind over a cup of tea while catching up on a good book.
The décor is filled with colorful furniture, tiled tables, washed out walls and lanterns for the evening’s, which will transport you straight to the Mediterranean islands. The unique ambience at Grapevine is reason alone to visit this place. The ambience and the delicious food at Grapevine will make you feel right at home. With an in-house wine bar sourcing both imported as well as locally made wine, Grapevine takes the Mediterranean experience to just another level. Not only that you can also choose between an extended range of juices, smoothies, beverages and much more.
To kick off we started with the Green Ranger and the Sunrisers juices. The Green Ranger was created from Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Apple, Parsley, Lemon and tasted amazing keep in mind the essential minerals and vitamins in it. On the other hand, the Sunrisers is made from Orange, Carrot, Apple and Lemon. This again was refreshing and filled with goodness of fruits. For the food, you cannot miss the Mezze Platter here. The platter comes with Hummus, Muttabbal, Tzatziki, Olives, pickles, pita bread and falafel. This is a complete meal in itself and every item on it was nothing less than outstanding, especially the falafel which were still moist from inside. While the olives were tossed in chili oil giving the kick. The Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad made with balsamic reduction goes really well in summers. This is a combination that is worth trying if you haven’t done it so far.
The Spanakopita came next which was a Greek Spinach Pie made with layers of Filo pastry and filled with spinach, onions, feta and nuts. The ultra-thin pastry is served with cucumber yogurt dip and breaks at the slightest touch. The Couscous with Vegetables was a Mediterranean spiced vegetables stacked between layers of couscous. Liked the dish as it had plenty of vegetables and semi-crunchy couscous. The Greek Moussaka is another whole dish, which comes with garlic bread. Made out from layers of sweet Eggplant in a tomato based sauce with béchamel and then baked till it is golden. If you love Eggplant and Tomato this authentic dish is for you.
To indulge in Sweet tooths Grapevine has plenty of heavenly desserts like Tiramisu, Banoffee Pie, Pistachio Mousse among many others. The Banofee Pie is to die for as it had layers of bread crumble, banana, caramel and fresh cream. What more, it is made in-house and will take you straight to your childhood days. The Pistachio Mousse was made in layers of pistachios. While the Tiramisu was super fresh with a balance of sweetness with the bitter coffee taste.
Head out to this Mediterranean themed family run restaurant today and enjoy the authentic flavors of the region right here in Bangalore.
Grapevine – Mediterranean Food & Wine – Scorecard –
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