We Found The Most Gorgeous Dinner Date Spot Right Here In The City And It's Magical
What Makes It Awesome
Set in a sprawling farmhouse, owned by Himanshu Dimri and Sonali Sattar, it is hard to believe that Grasshopper is located just 5 minutes away from fumes and traffic-laden Bannerghatta Road. Once you enter, you will be welcomed by bamboo thickets, gentle pools, and the restaurant setting is completely al fresco with candlelit tables (yes, mark this spot for romance 101), and fresh flowers. All set to the tune of soothing jazz in the background and admire the twinkling lights and the stars.
Before going to Grasshopper, you will get a call from Sonali, to ask you about your dietary preferences. Once you have made your choice between beer, wine or mocktails, just sit back and enjoy the ambience with its candle-lit tables and freshly cut flowers. Our first dish was a cucumber gel with fresh cucumber, cream cheese with tarragon and flying fish roe. A proper winner. Next up was a roasted grape crostini with lime scented ricotta, pine nuts and rosemary. The sweet and tart grapes had been roasted to bring out their flavours and they went so well with the ricotta. But the star of the night was our prawn with sesame, ginger and mango. These were plump prawns coated in a delicious sesame sauce with fresh ginger, slivers of mango, and seaweed. This was followed up by salad with oranges, walnuts, and olives.
The newest dish in the mains section was a beautifully grilled sea bass served with a roasted pepper puree, a seaweed salad and some crispy ginger. But our favourite was the succulent lamb roundels drenched in a meaty red wine sauce, and served with herbed potatoes and a zucchini pappardelle. You have to do desserts at Grasshopper. They have a lovely panna cotta, and other interesting options but you need to try the dark chocolate ganache, paired with a slightly pungent mustard ice cream. This one’s truly a keeper.
For INR 4,000 plus tax you get for a four-course meal and INR 5,000 plus tax for a seven-course meal. We recommend the seven course option, simply because you'll want to stay longer, and enjoy the space.