It all the time pays to know the place the watering holes are, in case you’ll want to make a pit cease within the meandering wilderness that Bengaluru has change into. If you’re ever within the Whitefield a part of town and within the temper for a chunk, you might try Proxy Rooftop Bar and Kitchen. The method street and even the inside of the lodge would possibly increase eyebrows, however when you attain the rooftop, the transformation is fairly drastic. Open on three sides, Proxy is as breezy as its decor — a fusion of enjoyable and performance.
The menu too takes the concept of fusion ahead in an try to deliver collectively the cuisines of the north and south of the nation (and even the jap and western influences of the globe). This might clarify why conventional French ratatouille and hen steak sit smack between paneer in scorching garlic sauce and hen tikka butter masala on the invoice of fare.
This mix of tastes, flavours and elements makes for uncommon mixtures. Take as an example, the avocado sev puri dimpled with contemporary pomegranate. Whereas it positively shouldn’t be a chaat staple, it actually makes for a dialog starter. One might say the identical for the sabudana coconut vada served with chilli garlic thecha or the Tellicherry pepper hen tikka accompanied by parmesan pachadi. The dishes may very well be thought-about atypical fare, however what provides them a twist are the pairings.
Not like many locations within the metropolis, there’s a fairly first rate unfold of vegetarian choices at Proxy. Paneer and tofu, bokchoy and bamboo shoot, mock meat and mushroom, are as a lot part of the menu as meat and seafood.
Right here, non-vegetarians can discover kebabs and sausages as simply as Karnataka type saoji hen curry or smoked Jodhpur mutton, with the requisite breads and sides.
Proxy actually does justice to being a bar — their in depth drinks menu not solely has all of the classics reminiscent of Paper Planes and Brambles in addition to shooters and beer on faucet, however there are additionally a few in-house creations such because the Fiddle Faddle (tequila, pink grapefruit and elderflower), Tick Tock (vodka and dill leaves) and Colossus (whiskey, smoked maple and cranberry), which depart you eager to pattern regardless of the bartender concocts subsequent.
Above all, Proxy deserves full marks for presentation whether or not meals or drink. Each arrival on the desk is accompanied by oohs and aahhs, adopted by the couple of minutes to click on snaps for social media. The interiors actually present scope for lots of insta-worthy moments. There is also a limited-seating glass enclosure which might be preferrred for working lunches or non-public events.
Sadly, after the in depth drinks and meals menu, the dessert part appears fairly sparse with essentially the most primary of choices to spherical off your meal.
Proxy Rooftop Bar and Kitchen is situated on the rooftop of Icon Choose by Bhagini, in Mahadevapura. For reservations name 9513397054 / 55
Proxy Rooftop Bar and Kitchen
Hits: Tellicherry pepper hen tikka, tender coconut payasam
Misses: Bangalore Honey cake
Pockets issue: ₹1200 for 2 (with out alcohol), ₹2200 for 2 (with alcohol)