Baked filter coffee or paan cheese cake?

New restaurant brings global, classic dishes with a regional twist.

Published: 04th June 2016 06:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2016 06:33 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Bengaluru’s culinary spots are turning up the heat. Every new restaurant is bringing along something exciting and unique to the table.

One of the latest trends that every restaurant is trying its ladle at is ‘Fusion Food’ but only a handful have been successful at it. One such restaurant and bar with the name ‘Glocal Junction’ opened in the city last week.

It has all the elements - great concept, rustic interiors, peppy music, lip-smacking fusion food, unimaginable desserts and tantalising cocktails.

Glocal Junction is a new-age all day dining place and bar, with a touch that’s local. It starts as a soothing space as the day begins and transforms into a high-energy casual night spot by sundown.

This restaurant is a brainchild of Sanjay Vazirani, an established restaurateur and CEO and founder of Foodlink Services.

Talking about his culinary journey, Vazirani says “Our journey began in 2012 with the establishment of China Bistro in Mumbai, and in a span of just three years we now successfully deliver exceptional dining experiences across 10 restaurants designed in three distinct restaurant formats. Currently we are operating in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru under the brand formats of Glocal Junction, China Bistro and India Bistro”.

Every city has its own taste and preferences. “Hyderabad is more acceptable of higher spice levels, in Mumbai the street food is very popular whereas in Bengaluru, people are open to experimentation,” he says. “Bengalureans are the well-travelled lot and they love the classics as well as the fusion of flavours”.

There so many restaurants that fizzled out in a couple of months after a promising start. Vazirani having led 10 restaurants successfully over four years says that “innovation, consistency and continuous evolution’ are what can make or break any restaurant business.

He explains, “A restaurant must offer a fresh experience at value for money prices. It must be consistent in the quality (of food) and the experience it offers. It must also continue to evolve and keep up with the trends.”

Vazirani plans eight more Glocal Junction outlets in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad by March 2017.

His advice for budding entrepreneurs, who want to make it big in the hospitality industry, is simple: “Get your head down and work hard. It is not about the money, just get on with the job and try and obtain as much experience as you can, whatever job you are doing, wherever you are working.”

Glocal Junction’s menu is an amalgamation of global cuisines with a twist of regional flavours. There are also separate menus for different times of the day. The whole idea is to surprise the guests in a pleasant way.

What not to Miss

Must Try Starters and Main Course

Chat Pizza, Kung Fu Nuggets, Half Roast Bird, Tawa Pulao, Biryani Risotto.

Must Try Desserts

Masala Chai Panacotta, Baked Filter Coffee, Hazelnut Torte, Beeramisu, Waffle Brownie, Kalkatta Paan Cheese Cake.

Must Try Cocktails

Mirage, Black Magic, Thailee, GLIT: Glocal Long Island Tea.

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