Rajajinagar's Swanky Alfresco Italian Bar Is A Gorgeous Date Spot
What Makes It Awesome
For views, Bangalore weather and that open-air ambience, there’s nothing like an al fresco setting. And that’s exactly what Alfresco by Bene (AbB) at Sheraton Grand offers. If Bene is the classy Italian fine dine then AbB is the swanky one where contemporary (and retro) music meets a casual ambience, perfect for those catch up over drinks and of course, date nights. The minimal decor of the space is dotted with greens, while your seating is either tables, bar stools, or high chairs. It can get quite chilly up here, so be sure to carry a jacket. Oh, lest we forget, the view is the skyline of the Malleshwaram-Rajaji Nagar region, and in the evenings, it does make for a pretty selfie backdrop.
Even though the kitchen is Bene, the menu is all about small bites with an emphasis on tapas-style presentation. You could try the Prawns Aglio Olio and Chicken Wings Carrettiera to go with your beer. The burrata served with ripe cherry tomatoes, basil and jalapenos is our pick of the vegetarian section. Date nights call for cocktails, right? You could try the less potent Alfresco Signature, which is a gin-based cocktail with elderflower extract, lemon juice, and cranberry juice. For those who prefer, whisky in their cocktail, try the You Can’t Miss Me. It’s a whisky and Campari meets celery stick and pineapple cocktail that the bartender says is perfect for those chilly nights.