Oyster Bay, a brand new Seafood Restaurant conveniently located on the busy Jyothi Nivas College Road, cannot be missed. Oyster bay tags out to seafood lovers and to vegetarians "equally". A big THANK YOU to Dimna from the PRHUB for having arranged the afternoon lunch, and made it possible.
Who were my fellow blogger's who joined in for the afternoon Madhuri from Cook Curry Nook, Geetha and her husband Prakash from Fragrant Kitchen and Shubhada from Shubhada 1,2,3's It was the first time for me with respect to a blogger's meet, taste testing and reviewing a restaurant. Was it worth it? Of course it is when a group of women who just simply got fired away like long lost friends catching up over good food - Cooked specially by Chef Thomson.
My refreshing Orange blossom along with an Amuse bouche appeared in front of me. We tried the first entrée of our meal proper with a soup, my eyes fixed onto the Lobster Cappuccino in the menu - which I found a delight with the lobster pleasantly done justice to with a soul warming balance of flavor. A bemusing appeal of a soup served in a coffee cup, not to forget the foam effect too. Then came the nibbles with Tahini Scented Grilled Lebanese Prawns, Oyster Otang Otang which is oyster cooked in spices, wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled. And then came Spiced Pesto Tentacles - which is squid tentacles combined with a hot pesto sauce, all scored full marks.
|Top L-R: Lobster Cappuccino,|
Bottom L-R: Grilled Prawns, Oyster Otang Otang, Spiced Pesto Tentacles
|Jewels of the Sea|
To round of the lunch on a sweet note, there came the dessert platter - A Missippi Mud pie, portions of Bebinca, Coconut Mousse, Tiramisu, Blueberry Cheesecake, Litchie Bavarian, the Winner Walnut Chocolate Brownie with chocolate sauce, not to forget a glorious Chocolate fountain to indulge in further. What took to a couple of more bites are the Palada Payasam and the Coconut Mousse a definite must try for those wanting a delicate hint of coconut. And with almost two hours after we had started, our meal drew to a close. Though some of the dishes may sound intimidating, the service is handled by exceptional service with dignified enthusiasm.
My verdict: Go if want to try out seafood in its options, a MUST TRY of their soups and entree's, needs wee bit more work on some of their dishes...
Oysterbay Ground Floor, Cygnus Chambers, Adjacent to Bhima Jewelers, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramnagla, Bangalore 560095. Tel: +91 80 4209 0000
Working Hours: Lunch: 12 noon to 3 PM, Happy Hours: 3 PM to 7 PM, Dinner: 7 PM to 11 PM
Basement Parking Available