Well first of all the Karavalli is set in a charming Mangalore type house garden with a little pond. Its what Mr. Fox calls an urban oasis. Secondly, the service is outstanding, the staff is well informed and explain the cuisine beautifully. As a matter of fact I requested Mr. Vinod serve us each time I went there because of his knowledge of the cuisine and his wonderful demeanor. Third- in the past few months I made several trips to Bangalore and made sure I had at least one meal there. And let me tell you each time the food was flavourful and surpassed expectation. It is a hard thing to uphold quality, I have noticed in the hospitality business.
So what did I eat? Below is a visual poetry of my meals at Karavalli. Each time I tried to order something different. Let me tell you about my indulgences- fish wrapped in banana leaves, their chicken and lamb curries, banana flower vegetables, pineapple stew, beef fry, lamb legs (to die for), Kerala parotha, appams. Each meal started with a glass of hot rasam and bowl of fried papads. The flavours are a mix of all coastal cuisines- Goan, Mangalorean, Kerala. I love coconut curries and these made my heart sing.
I can easily say that the Karavalli is one of my favourite places to eat in Bangalore.
|Enchanting outdoor seating|
|Lunch with the lovely Maddie|
|Always a great host- Vinoth|
|The Urban Oasis|
|With the Chef and Vinoth|
|A cold beer - the best accompaniment|
|Eating traditionally on banana leaves|
|Fish wrapped in banana leaf|
|Fried fish all gone|
|Rasam in a lovely cup|
|Beef fry- spicy and succulent|
|Pineapple stew and vegetable pepper stew|
|Payasam (ooh check out my nail polish)|
|Paan to cleanse your palatte|
|Just the kind of place that takes you away from all your worries.|
Thank you for the brilliant meal.
I leave you with this song that went so well with this meal.