Thursday, 18 February 2016

Dinefest menu at Cafe Toscano, Bangalore

Cellar Door Hospitality brings DineFest to its customers. Dinefest is the first multi-city culinary event in India to be held once a quarter, typically in February, May, August and November. This is based on the lines of Restaurant Week India (RWI) but Dinefest brings finest informal dining restaurants at a lower price while RWI brings us fine dine places at a higher price point.

After debuting in Delhi and Mumbai in Oct 2015 and catering to over 2,100 diners, they are now in Bengaluru with their participating restaurants presenting different cuisines but a three course pre fixed menu, with enough options for veg and non-veg lovers. DineFest is the only culinary events platform to secure the entire meal price online, before the event.

February round of Dinefest is spread across 10 restaurants participating from Bangalore, held between 19th and 28th February 2016 for both lunch and dinner. The meal is priced at Rs 500 ++ per head in Bangalore and Rs.600++ in Delhi and Mumbai which is exclusive of all taxes, service charges and as well as beverages or dishes ordered outside of the special DineFest menu. The online reservations start from February 15th, 2016, exclusively through their website and you can also make cancellations up to 12 hours prior to each booking.

I reviewed Cafe Toscano and also thoroughly enjoyed the preview of Dinefest. I was accompanied with Mom and we began our meal with 2 different starters, Caesar salad which had crisp romaine lettuce tossed with garlic croutons, aged Parmesan and our special caesar dressing drizzled with herbed oil while Mom chose to enjoy Chicken nuggets which were crispy fried chicken breast served with mixed greens and potato fries. I couldn't resist both the starters and it was a tough choice to choose from the variety of delicious starters on offer.

2 mocktails out from the Dinefest menu was also sipped on throughout the meal, this when chosen would cost separately.

For main course, Mom enjoyed Fish alla Milanese which was a pan fried herb breaded basa served with mixed greens and grilled vegetables.

I chose to relish Pollo alla Diavola which was Pepper crusted chicken breast with trio pepper corn sauce served with potato mash and grilled vegetables.

The last course of meal was desserts. Warm chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce and Eggless Mango Pannacotta served with fresh fruits and mint was chosen.

It was tough choice to make with the best variety of Cafe Toscano on the Dinefest menu. but the three course meal will fill your tummy well. This is a steal in terms of price and one should just not miss it. So go ahead and book your table right now.

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