BENGALURU: While the mercury rises with each passing day, Three Dots and a Dash in J P Nagar wants Bengalureans to cool things off with some Polynesian cocktails and food from the Tiki culture of Hawaii and other islands in the Pacific.
The restaurant cum bar recently introduced what they say is the biggest Tiki bar in the city and we were invited for a visit. To start things off, our hosts recommended the Pineapple Paradise, a mixture of White and Caribbean rum served in a whole (and hallowed) pineapple in typical Hawain style. The added affect of this cocktail being served with some smokey dry ice sure looked visually impressive. More for the very light drinkers, the visual appeal of the drink justified the taste.
For starters, we ordered the very chewy and moderately spicy, Lamb Konjee, tossed in Hoisin Bell and pepper. The Chicken Wrapped Prawn was quite a revelation. One helping of a whole prawn wrapped in chicken, fried and served with various sauces can be quite a mouthful. We recommend taking bit size chunks of each piece. Our last starter, the Fish Fingers served with tartar sauce could definitely have been jazzed up a bit.
We teamed all this with some Passion Fruit Margarita, a very citricy and non-alcoholic drink of lemon, orange and of course as the name suggest, passion fruit and the strong Beach Bum, a cocktail of vodka, grenadine syrup and cherry.
For the main course the Sea Food Saffron Risotto that had fish, calamari and prawn was impressive. The other main course, a marinated fresh fish dish served with mash potatoes and veggies, Panseared Meuniere Fish Steak, was very tender and went well with our drinks.
Cost for two: Rs 2,000 to 2,500