Though we’ve been hearing a lot about this place on Lavelle Road, (map, they have valet parking) a love for my internal organs had made me resist it every time D made the suggestion. But for her birthday dinner, we decided to finally drop in there. The place is indeed lovely, especially at night, when the roof can be seen in full glory. Some of the open air seating on the ground floor makes for a good setting, but we preferred sitting upstairs in a corner overlooking the next compound and a jackfruit tree! We arrived early and had a table reserved, but it did get crowded by around 8.30, so you might want to book a table.
They have a pretty impressive wine list and we tried the Malbec Bodega Norton Coleccion and Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon Redvale ‘Rivergum’. The first had a sweet spice hint and the latter was more full blooded with a berry undertone. We asked for a Bacon and pickled chilly hash, served with a three cheeses dip. That was just average since the flavours mentioned in the name never really appeared. D volunteered to finish my wine so I could try a Tennessee Coffee. JD, coffee and chocolate were all very well represented in this one, and I enjoyed the play of the flavours.
For the mains, there were quite a few pizza options available, but I decided to try a TGH chicken lasagna and D asked for a Chicken Breast Grill with Chimichurri marinade and Red wine shallot butter sauce served with Parmesan & Black Pepper Mashed Potato. Despite all the sidekicks the latter had, I preferred the lasagna – the cheddar and parmesan cream were fantastic and the herbed tomato provided that little extra zing to the dish. The Tiramisu had been highly recommended but I chose it halfheartedly after seeing the chocolate options. Thank God. Fantastic stuff!
The service is quite helpful and prompt. The ‘happy ending’ hid a bill of a little over Rs.3900. Yes, the kind of place where you’d go for a fancy dinner with an enormous choice of wines, reasonably good food, at least one great dessert. You then hope you can live with just that one kidney Actually, for the location, ambiance, service and food, it’s not that high priced.
Those shoes in the desserts display were quite cute though I wondered if anyone ever ate those chappals. Ok, heels!
The Glass House, 25/2, Lavelle Road, Ph: 65419999
P.S. Also noted that Java City is being demolished. So many life defining conversations and experiences have happened there.