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Higher Taste: Simple Cooking, Divine Flavours

16/10/2015

In the hustle bustle of modern living, one always looks out for a sanctuary of peace. The Higher Taste, a restaurant by ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Foundation, provides you just that, a perfect retreat with a wholesome multi-cuisine experience.

You can walk in here after a soothing visit to the temple and then be soothed further by good food.

The restaurant is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity in all its aspects, be it the cuisine, plating or the ambience. The contemporary design, state-of-the-art infrastructure, warm lighting, the comforting devotional songs in the background make this an ideal place to dine with the family.

The fine diner provides two options to its customer; either to self-serve at the buffet (except that jaljeera, the welcome drink, soup and rotis are served on the table) or the ala carte style where people can spend quality time together, dining on the high backed upholstered couches and chairs and ordering at will.

The buffet serves different dishes on different days and has a special menu on weekends with varieties of North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. The menu each day includes soup, six salads, four starters and 16 main course dishes and 12-15 Indian, baked and continental desserts. The style and presentation of the food is also commendable.

The cream of broccoli soup, the crispy paneer 65, baked beans as toppings for mini buns, the creamy shahi paneer, delectable pasta Florentine and the Indian sweets will tempt one to gorge on and on. The ala carte at the upper floor also has an assortment of different yet unique food items on its menu. With more than 60 items including starters, soups, curries and lentils, rice and accompaniments, the spread not only satisfies your taste buds but your soul. The food is served on wooden planks on the table.

These planks have been beautifully carved with fine finishing and space for the cutlery so that they could be neatly placed and people can easily choose them while dining. What is unique about The Higher Taste is that it is innovative and always has something new to offer.

It is totally customer driven and gives a variety of choices to the food lovers, every time they walk in.

The Higher Taste, an initiative of devotees of ISKCON, Bengaluru has also introduced Sattvic Bento meal boxes which are customised meal boxes for breakfast, lunch, hi-tea and dinner. These include salad, starters, a vegetable dish, dal, basmati rice pulao, Indian bread, papad/pickle and dessert.

The Higher Taste also celebrates several food festivals throughout the year like Dilli Ka Swaad, Tastes of India, Karavali Food Fest etc.

The Hare Krishna Festival from October 2 to October 4 will have special items like Gauranga potato and other specialities of the ISKCON temples across the globe.

It brings together the taste of all the special items under one roof so that the devotees can have the feel of having visited all the ISKCON temples across the globe.

Last but not least, the Navratri Food Festival which is celebrated from October 13 to October 22 will have Navratri specialities.

The food served is tested in the in-house food lab and the customer feedback is also taken.

The foods served at the restaurant are based on the Sattvic principle and are cooked without onions and garlic.

The Sattvic foods can be easily adapted to any cuisine across the world.

Source: THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS

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