2 of the best unwinding options in Whitefield area of Bengaluru are the Best Brews lounge and The Eatery restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton Whitefield Bengaluru. Best brews reminded me of Old Bangalore due to it’s decor which has been inspired by The Bangalore Club in the 1960s and 1970s. The recreation of how socialite parties used to happen then including a variety of section of people was well depicted on the walls of Best Brews lounge.
Each wall is dedicated to a special memory of Bengaluru like Transport in Bangalore in the 1970s or People in Bangalore in the 1970s. The team has painstakingly collected some wonderful memories of Bangalore or got them recreated them via talented artists to give feel of Bangalore of 1960s and 70s to visitors to the city or people who grew up here as well!
At the start of the Beer Master Class at the Signature Best Brews bar, Anjali Mehra, Assistant Director – Marketing & Communications, South Asia for Starwood Hotels and Resorts introduced us to the team behind the successful creation of Four Points by Sheraton Whitefield Bengaluru and of course Chef Michael Swamy and Karl the bartender.
Karl the bartender made the Beer Kazi a signature beer cocktail for us. Making beer kazi is very simple – pour vodka, lime juice and sugar into a shaker. Tear some coriander sprigs and add them to the shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain into a snifter. Add in some beer to it and give it a good shake! Your Beer Kazi is ready! Karl also mentioned that the hotel’s beer selection is broken down by style, character and body, so that guests can easily identify the perfect brew for their taste.
Karl also made for us Citrus Oak and Summer Drummer. Making Summer Drummer cocktail is a breeze! Add watermelon chunks to a shaker and muddle it with peach syrup. Add in the vodka, lemon juice and cranberry juice. Give it a nice shake with ice. Pour it into a pilsner glass or a tall glass. Top up with beer. That’s about it! This cocktail will refresh you after a long and hard day at work!
What I loved about the snacks at Best Brews at Four Points by Sheraton were that they were locally sourced stuff from Bangalore like Kodubale, Chakli and Nippattu which gave it a genuine Bangalore taste which cannot be found at many upscale restaurants or lounge bars. The team sourced it from different parts of Bangalore and Karnataka to ensure that guests have a unique culinary experience too!
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Chef Mangilal Kurly who has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru cooked us the Dahakte Jhinga (Prawns) in a flambe style. It was wonderful to know that Chef Kurly has over 19 years of professional experience in hotels like Kempenski hotels, JW Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and even Marriott Beijing. He is an expert in Indian cooking and introducing the world to Indian cuisine so it was no surprise that the cooked prawns were world-class!
Then it was the turn of Chef Michael Swamy to dazzle us with his creations at the cook-off at the Eatery. Chef Michael is a Food stylist, travel photographer and writer based in Mumbai, India. He has been the food consultant for Master Chef India Season 1 & 2. So you can understand the wonderful creations he could make for us! Michael also has launched his own culinary channel on youtube called CottageChef Culinaire, wherein he has showcased food in myriad ways that touch on much more than just recipe videos.
Chef Michael Swamy created Meen Varuval for us. This is a fish based dish which is deep fried in oil till golden brown and served with lemon wedges. The simplicity of this dish was the best part as most of us could understand the simple recipe very quickly and assured us that we could cook the same at home too! The flavors were delightful!
In main course, I liked the mutton curry very much among some great Indian and Continental fare. The wide range of Desserts ensured that I keep sufficient space for them in my stomach after already being full with sumptuous main course!
Had a real good time at The Eatery. The Eatery is a lively, all day dining, family restaurant which serves Indian, Continental and Asian favorites with different flavors and spices. The restaurant serves delicious meals, quick bites, and drinks in a cosy, casual ambiance. It was great to experience a range of international cuisines, both at the buffet and with Ã la carte.
The selection of beers to go along with your dinner at The Eatery were the best in business including Kingfisher Ultra, Miller High Life, Peroni, Tuborg, Stella Artois, Corono Extra, Budweiser Magnum and the Royal Dutch. Everyone will find their perfect beer here.
The Four Points Best Brews program has been developed in keeping their promise to deliver Simple Pleasures. They feature local craft beer fresh from the tap, along with numerous other local, regional, and imported beers.