Interestingly named, U4IA (Euphoria) has been conceived as a fun destination spot for all. It is built over four levels, with each floor offering different entertainment options. The ground floor has a screen for match days. The first floor houses the pub, the brewery vats, and seating. Wooden flooring adds to the charm. The second floor, I hear, is intended for banqueting/discotheque. The rooftop has a barbeque lounge space.
I was invited along with a few other bloggers to review their new food menu. A lounge or a microbrewery will surely have great choice of drinks on the menu. But to find a peppy menu, with diligent attention to the food as well, is surely reason to smile! We found just that. There were several bold fusion creations.
Chef Vinod Laxman set the evening rolling with some great starters and finger food. Beer battered onion rings, oozy mozzarella sticks, mushroom with Szechwan peppers, baby corn chilli, Paneer Peshawari were some of the starters we sampled that evening. Crunchy onion rings with the beer making its presence felt in a desirable acidic way – good to go with the brews they serve up. The baby corn packed a good punch and the Paneer fragrant with the marinade and grilled well. It was tough for me to fault the starters that evening. They scored high on both presentation and taste. Others who sampled the non-vegetarian starters also had the same opinion.
Thai curry Veg Pizza was one of the mains served. I liked the concept of Thai curry on a pizza. If I had to be picky, I would say the pizza could do with a tad more sauce and flavour. The mains menu also included some non-vegetarian dishes which I did not sample.
We had no room left for dessert, thanks to the generous portions. Our interest was piqued when ‘Biramisu’, a spin on the traditional Tiramisu, was brought in. The chef informed us that this dessert had stout beer replacing the usual marsala, liqueur, or brandy used in traditional Tiramisu. Replacing a strong beer like stout with a lighter beer such as the Octoberfest may help. This experiment needs further tweaking before it can hit the right spot.
The starters are the best course on the menu. A glance at the bar menu revealed plenty of cocktails, shooters, flamers, and other high drama stuff to offer choice.
For those who are interested, their microbrewery turns out these organic brews in house with fully imported German machinery and methodology as well. The staff informed us they have 4 beers on tap currently. Col. Stout, Brew master’s special, Oktoberfest, and Capt. Wheat. Folks at U4IA take care to ensure their brews are fresh and carbonated just right to give customers a happy experience. If you are in this part of the city and want a fun space to watch the IPL or just to unwind, you could check U4IA out.
U4IA - Opposite Yamaha Showroom, 2nd Stage, Raj Mahal Vilas, New BEL Road, Bangalore,India.
Open on Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm. Friday and Saturday – 11 am to 1 am.
Cost for 2 – Rs.1500 (approx)
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