Italian Khanna @Toscano Mojito Bar, VR-Bengaluru
Toscano Restaurants & Wine Bar, under the flagship of the Red Apple Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, is a fine-dining chain of Italian restaurants located at UB City, VR Bengaluru, Jayanagar and Orion Mall.
They are top rated restaurant for best Italian food in Bengaluru. Established in 2005, the restaurant offers appetizing pastas, salads, seafood, signature oven-baked pizzas and 32 varieties of wine,13 brands of beer from across the world.
In association with VR Bengaluru, I was hosted by toscano for an exquisite food tasting session. The ambiance is warm and modern, guests are greeted with aromas of freshly baked breads from the live wood fire pizzeria at the entrance.
VR Bengaluru, is popularly known as Black Box On Whitefield Road, is an integrated lifestyle destination for many Bengalureans. Its gross floor area is 600,000 square feet houses an assortment of brands, a nine screen multiplex including a purpose built IMAX which is the biggest in Bangalore, apart from India's largest Gold Class, several pubs, cafes and restaurants spread across the mall.
I started my tasting session with, Passion fruit mojito: Bacardi, passion fruit puree, lemon wedges, fresh mint, demerara & sour mix.
Pumpkin, spinach and mushrooms soup: Butter and herb tossed veggies and beans are served in a large bowl then they pour a warm vegetable broth at the table.
Herb grilled chicken & pear salad: Goat cheese, rucola, herb grilled chicken, crunchy lettuce, lolarossa, beets, toasted almonds, grilled pesto chicken, sun dried tomatoes, figs with feta and a balsamic vinaigrette and some croutons is one of my favorite salads here.
Prosciutto mozzarella e melone: 24 months parma ham, freshly rolled buffalo mozzarella & rock melon is a classic and must try at toscano.
Spaghetti aglio olio e pepperoni.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
This was my first visit to Toscano mojito bar and VR Mall. I enjoyed the entire experience. I'm always a huge fan of the salads and soups at toscano. My suggestion is always try the soup of the day and salads first before indulging in pasta or pizza.
My three best picks from the entire tasting was Prosciutto mozzarella e melone, the ham was not to salty neither stale classic salad with fresh rolled mozerella literally melts in your mouth.
Next was the pumpkin, spinach and mushrooms soup. This soup was packed with flavors was so soothing. I have tried almost all the desserts at toscano but not the chocolate fudge cake its a must try from now on. I liked the crusty exterior and fudge center it was all gone in few minutes.