Sometimes when you visit a restaurant you might like their food but not the pricing or service and Vice versa. It’s seldom to find a restaurant where everything right from the food to service is just so perfect. If you ask me to list out such restaurants, I would mark smoke house deli as the first in the list. Smoke house deli is a well-established brand which marked its presence in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata. Currently in Bengaluru, smoke house deli has 3 functional branches and I paid a visit to Whitefield branch as it pretty close to my house.
Ambience & staff:
Located in lower ground floor of forum shantinikethan mall. They have a commodious space with both indoor and outdoor seating . It welcomes you with an enchanting ambience which has some beautiful drawings on its walls. The white colour theme of this restaurant makes the ambience look even more classy. The moment you enter ,you could point a take away counter with some freshly prepared food and also a dedicated wine rack where you could notice their premium wine collection. Smoke house deli has their own brand of wines which they use in-house. Staff are extremely courteous and has in depth knowledge of dishes . Indeed they were quick and service and very responsive.
What have I ordered?
I paid a visit to this place for a dinner with a cluster of food enthusiasts . We commenced our meal with a delicious all-star creamy mushroom & whipped cream soup. The soup is moderately thick in consistency and loaded with some beautifully cooked mushrooms. Its creamy , peppery and tasty. Due to the presence of cream and a good portion size it’s a bit heavy in tummy but undoubtedly delicious.
We were served with some freshly baked assorted breads which tasted great .Since there was an ongoing offer on sangrias, we ordered 1 glass of each variety of fruit infused sangrias. Trust me, their sangrias are just out of the world. Cheery berry sangria has fresh berries in red wine and tasted absolutely berrylicious. Melon sangria is another variety that impressed me with a mild flavour of melon infused in white wine. Sangria rosso has apple infused in red wine and was very refreshing. Without any question, they serve some best sangrias in the city.
Oak ash chevre, California orange & passion fruit emulsion salad:
The name of this salad says everything . While we were indulging in every sip of their sangrias, we were served with this salad which has got very intense flavours of the orange and passion fruit. Another toppings like cherry tomatoes , walnuts & some micro herbs are an absolute delight. The iceberg lettuce used in the salad was so fresh and tasted great with passion fruit dressing. Overall, it tasted mildly sweet ,fruity and the best combination for the sangrias.
Tomato pesto and mozzarella melt bruschetta:
Soft and freshly baked bread was topped with grated mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, pesto sauce and basil leaves. The moment you take a bite, it melts in your mouth with its cheesy texture . Pesto sauce was prepared to perfection with adequate amount of olive oil. I can definitely say that this is the best bruschetta that I have had in Bengaluru.
Bacon wrapped potatoes:
When I noticed this dish in their menu, I could hardly wait to order. Beautifully baked potatoes are wrapped with tasty bacon and served with a slight honey twist. I never thought of the taste of combination of bacon , potato and honey. But astoundingly, it was absolutely delectable. The flavour of potato was subtle whereas bacon with honey was intense.
SHD Margherita & mascarpone foam:
This typical Neapolitan pizza was done to perfection. Absolutely thin crusted pizza layered with fresh cheese with a twist of basil and olive oil. I could clearly sense the taste of cheese ,olive oil and slightly the mascarpone foam .It tasted so good and cheesy that I couldn’t leave a single piece of it. My recommendation would be to have it with a glass of wine and make experience even more delightful.
Chicken tomato & pokchoy risotto:
This creamy chicken risotto will surely urge you to have more. They used Italian risotto rice to prepare this delicacy. Texture is absolutely creamy ,cheesy has an great flavour of tomato. Perfectly cooked tender chicken pieces tasted great in this risotto. Though the amount of pokchoy in the dish is less, it tasted pleasant and mild . All the flavours are balanced so well that you cannot miss the taste of any ingredient used in it.
SHD( Smoke house deli )Asian spiced slow roasted chicken & sweet potato mash:
Chicken is tender and fried to deep brown with sufficient amount of pepper and spices. The dip accompanied with this dish matches very well with the taste of chicken. As the name connotes, you could sense some Asian flavours like pepper and mustard in the dip. Sweet potato mash is just out of the world. Texture of the mash is perfect and tasted absolutely heavenly.
Flourless chocolate fudge, tiramisu, very berry cheese cake:
Flourless chocolate fudge is definitely the best option for chocolate lovers. Its fluffy and chocolatey. Tiramisu has a strong coffee flavour and almost close to the authentic recipe. Very berry cake is my favourite as it has got the natural berry taste without any syrups. I personally liked all the three desserts.
Mogo mogo, geisha, Irish cream teas:
We concluded our meal with these 3 teas. Mogo mogo has an intense aroma of mango ,melon and was quite refreshing. Geisha is one of my favourite teas which is a combination of berries, ginger, rose and bamboo shots. The flavour of berry and rose are quite dominative whereas ginger is very mild . I have tasted Irish cream flavoured tea for the first time. Here ,along with the Irish cream this tea also has a quite a bit chocolate. It hits your nostrils strongly with its aroma and tasted very strong.
Head to smoke house deli for a delightful gastronomical experience. I am sure that this place will not disappoint you in any aspect.