298, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore – 560038
April 6. 2012.
Huckleberry is a neat little restaurant tucked away from the bustling 100 feet road in Indiranagar. You might miss out the sign unless you’re looking for it. Located right next to the pub Toit, this is a newly opened food joint with a unique name.
Having read about this place elsewhere, we headed out on a lazy but scorching Friday noon. Hungry as we were (having skipped breakfast on this day), I prayed that this would have good options for grumbling tummies.
The seating was unique. There were some colorful buckets as stools with a wooden glass-topped stump outside. Inner area was the usual table-chair arrangements. Not too close yet comfortable. Since it was hot as hell, we skipped the open terrace area at the far end (looked like fun!) and stuck to the AC cooled area inside!
Having got the menu, I scanned the list to check the seer fish that I’d read on their website menu. Double-check and still no fish! I called over the server and he rattled off some specials of the day which was not on their menu card.
Note to Huckleberry – you might want to put up a board (definitely didn’t see one where I was seated) or add the specials to a handout for the customer. The staff didn’t seem to mention about them when handing out the menus either!
Once the specials were announced, we decided on the following – Watermelon Salad with Cheese and Herbs, Fettucine Alfredo with Prawns, Ginger-Garlic Salmon Fish Fillet & Herbed Lemonade.
The Watermelon Salad with Cheese and Herbs looked absolutely refreshing and tasted delicious. Generous dollops of cheese on the cold watermelon was just perfect! I would’ve happily gone for a second helping except that we’d already ordered other food.
Pasta. Prawns. Cheesy sauce. This is the magic combination which never lets me down in any place. The prawns were fresh, succulent and quite a lot on the pasta dish. It was sinful, creamy and finger licking good. Alas, I could not finish it as hubby didn’t enjoy his dish (more on that later!) so off went my pasta and his fish fillet came to me.
The second special of the day was the Ginger-Garlic Salmon Fish Fillet (first being the pasta). When it comes to food, I’m not very fussy about overcooked meat unless it’s burnt or stinks or is a mess! However, hubby had a couple of helpings of his Fish Fillet and declared it was overcooked. Having tasted it, the fish was very soft and doused with ginger-garlic sauce. My opinion? Quite tasty! The herbed rice and fresh veggies weren’t bad either.
On a hot summer day, lemonade is the best drink to have and also highly recommended to avoid heat-strokes. This one was tangy, refreshing and doused with minty herbs!
We ended the journey with the highly recommended Cinnamon Pudding, the other option being Blueberry cheesecake. The buttery soft pudding was laced with ground cinnamon adding to the flavor and sliced oranges on top. Never had anything like it before. Best dessert hands down!!!
The service is friendly and helpful. The decor is fun and open. Just hope they market the specials aggressively as they are the best.
The meal costed close to 1400 (Rs.) with all the taxes thrown in. All in all, a lunch worth driving down in the sun!
Value for money: ****
Rating Guide: ***** (Excellent) **** (Good) *** (Average) ** (Bad) * (Avoid)