Guess what? The Indian cuisine specialty restaurant, Terracotta, in Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore, lives so much up to its name that many of the preserved ancient recipes served here are actually cooked in terracotta vessels! Honestly speaking, it makes a huge difference to the taste!
Terracotta is basically a type of earthenware, a clay-based glazed or unglazed ceramic, where the creation is fired intensely and made to belong to the category so named. Glazed ceramic pots, pans and casseroles are very commonly used for cooking in many countries around the world. It is believed to enhance the natural flavours of the food. In Terracotta, the restaurant, not only some authentic Indian, specifically Lucknowi, even Afghani recipes are cooked in such earthen utensils to match the perfection of flavours and texture of a dish. Not many high end, super-efficient, no star or five star kitchens do this. They even have certain dishes which are cooked in an unique way where the marinated item is wrapped in a banana leaf and then buried in thick mask of clay before baking. Then the hardened clay cover is broken to render the soft, succulent and beautiful cooked preparation on your plate. The specially cared for seekh kebab, galouti kebab and other non-veg kebabs on mini grills brought to you with suitable dips, are also quite out of the world. Vegetarian people may enjoy an equally good variety of such exclusive starters and main courses. The desserts are very unique and do not forget to enquire after the ‘chef’s special’ for the day! The huge variety of wines are quite impressive and the staff may suggest the best combinations if you’re not too sure.
The indoor and outdoor setting, the nice blend of soft shades of browns and cream, yellow and gold with contrasting shades of greens and blues of Terracotta offer a great visual escape from the mundane city scene our eyes are so accustomed to seeing! Call 76767 76767 or click here to make a reservation to experience a great change of taste and ambience with your food advisor – Bookyourtable!