Street Storyss – Restaurant Review

How does one savor the flavor of a place? Right from its streets of course. Alleys and pathways that serve fare that symbolize its soul, more than any of its fine dining restaurants could. Food that carries with it tales of history and heritage and transports to you the essence of the land.

So listen to the stories that have been brought to you by management professional turned restaurateur Akshay Luthria and his mother Vandana Luthria, whose love for food led them to opening a restaurant of their own, where they now bestow upon Bangalore’s palate, treats from various streets that dot the globe, including of course some favorites from our very own tapestry of Indian ‘khana’.

I know you cannot wait to discover what they have in store for us, so let us step inside and peep.

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Kappa Chakka Kandhari – Restaurant review

3 years of foraying into 300 home kitchens and over 70 toddy shops, involving extensive research by those who are truly passionate about their regional cuisine, with a resultant 900 painstakingly curated recipes … this is where the story of Kappa Chakka Kandhari takes root from.

The new restaurant in Bangalore that came into being on Dec 18th, 2019, is the brain child of partners Chef Regi Mathew, John Paul and Augustine Kurien and brings to our palates, plates bearing aspects of Kerala’s cuisine sourced from deep inside home kitchens and toddy shops, the likes of which one does not really get to see in fine dine environments.

This is the kind of food that appeals to my heart and hence I gladly accepted the invitation to partake of a carefully curated meal that strove to showcase the various elements of their menu.

So step into the restaurant and discover what Kappa Chakka Kandhari is all about.

 

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Java Rain Resorts – Activities

What will you choose to do in a luxury resort that is set amidst the stunning rainforests of the mighty Western Ghats with its rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, shimmering lakes and lush greenery?

Will you go out there all adventurous and trek and hike and climb and explore?

Or will you just cuddle up in your warm bed and luxuriate in the lavishness of your cottage, just as cosily as the place you have chosen to stay … the Java Rain Resorts which is snugly tucked away in the picturesque hills that surround the tiny but charming city of Chikmagalur.

Well there are no right or wrong choices at the Java Rain Resorts and whether you are Out or In, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time in the midst of verdant surroundings and stunning vistas.

Come with me on a tour of this beautiful resort and discover what they have in store by way of entertainment.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

Read on for Part 2 of 3 – Java Rain Resorts, Activities 

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Java Rain Resorts – Dining experiences

We are at the beautiful Java Rain Resorts in Chikmagalur and after a tour of the property, we are now preparing to dive into the dining room, where we are at our happiest 😀

I would describe the food here as sumptuous, multi cuisine fare that spans South Indian, pan Indian, continental and the all pervasive Indo Chinese.

Despite the ubiquitous sound of the major portion of the menu, I must hasten to add that they manage to pull off dining experiences that are memorable, mainly due to the fact that they have chefs with different fortes who get their individual cuisines right. The repertoire may sound a bit too familiar but the openness to customize and the varying nature of the daily menu, does provide a hearty dining experience.

Mirra and Crimson Peak are the 2 dining locations at the resort, where we will now proceed to marvel at the views they offer, as they regale us with food and drink and very attentive service.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

Read on for Part 2 of 3 – Java Rain Resorts, Dining Experiences 

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Java Rain Resorts – An Overview

If you have been living for too long in your urban jungle without a break, then it is time to wake up and smell the Coffee … quite literally, as you take in lungfuls of pure, unpolluted coffee perfumed air and say Hello to nature, at the Java Rain Resorts.

Java Rain Resorts is a luxury stay tucked away in a coffee plantation that is perched in between the pleats of the Baba Budan Giri hills which form a portion of the mighty Western ghats range, one of the world’s major bio diversity regions.

Located in Chikmagalur (or Chikkamagaluru) district in the state of Karnataka in the southern part of India, this resort is one of the few luxury options that exist in this area.

Chikmagalur is known as the Land of Coffee and ‘Luxury brewed strong’ is the tag line of the resort, where they certainly seem to have Filtered out the best for you.

Ascend with me into its verdant environs and bask in the bliss that it offers, even as it balances nature with the modern, giving you state of the art comforts that blend subtly with the jungle that ensconces them.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

Read on for Part 1 of 3 – Java Rain Resorts, the Overview 

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