Saturday, February 8, 2014

High Ultra Lounge - Bangalore's New High- a Review

I was invited to this lovely pre-launch party of "High Ultra Lounge" which has been recently launched by the Brigade hospitality group. This ultra modern Asian bar and restaurant venue sits atop the 31st floor of World Trade Center, Bangalore. This beautiful place spread lavishly across 10,000 square feet is a destination based on the theme of “timelessness – things that never go out of vogue.”
There is a lift designed especially from ground floor to 31st floor which has no other stops ! Traveling up this building in that lift, with a glass view of the Garden city was quite breathtaking! We reached a height of about 421 feet on the rooftop floor.
Warmly greeted by the Brigade delegates, I shook hands with  the beautiful lady Nirupa Shankar, Director of Brigade hospitality. Nirupa Shankar being the brain behind the whole project and many other ventures is a very modest and friendly person to talk to. We had a little chat about food blogging and stuff while viewing the sunset and breathtaking views of the city. Soon the place was filled with many other bloggers !

We were taken on a tour around the place to see the sensuous interiors. The whole space at ‘High’ is divided into four zones:

HIGH VIEW is a lounge space that has open to sky seating, vertical gardens and the best spot for catching the sunset. It was quite serene and peaceful to sit and watch the sunset!

HIGH EDGE is a private dining special place for special occasions, with its standalone central bar, and smaller table seating around. Its an ideal space for private, business, corporate or social events.

HIGH DINE a fine dining experience set against a water body and elements that are a perfect accent for a relaxed and well prepared meal.

HIGH MIX a space buzzing with energy and a range of signature cocktails and mocktails that creates a new experience! 

This is the walk through to the High Mix and other places in the lounge!

And finally we were taken to the helipad  which is still far above the lounge for an awesome and mesmerizing view of the city!

Here we all are at the Helipad posing!!
Now the favorite part- Food and Drink
Inception Armour
Amethyst mistWhite wine with ice cream
Griddled Cottage Cheese With Tomato Compote Cheese Corn

These were some of the drinks we sampled and the bar director Guru Prashant kept us busy with his creations! The beverages make use of contemporary mixology and concoctions are flavoured with natural spices and herbs.
We also met the executive chef Zhang Hao who came out with few dishes for everyone to sample and guess the ingredients from his pan Asian menu. Of these were the cauliflower wasabi and cottage cheese filled tikkis with bites of peanuts. The lounge offers classic and comforting Pan Asian food with a slightly modern twist.
We were also privileged to dined with the Directors Vineet Verma who is the  executive director, Brigade Hospitality and Nirupa Shankar.
The menu was specially crafted for all of us. Few dishes had us asking for more like the fried tofu, cheese corn, strawberry and cheese in sesame cheese roll. Being a vegetarian I had very less option left on my plate but the banoffee pie at the end made my taste buds happy.
High Ultra Lounge looks to redefine the lounge bar experience to make guests feel on top of the world.
Blending the outdoors and indoors with breathtaking views of the city with sensuous interiors, the venue raises the bar and creates high expectations for visitors and party goers in Bangalore.I and my friends felt the need for a definite comeback because of the ambiance and view. We were thinking that valentine's day is around the corner and this place is a perfect place for a candle light dinner!

The High Crew
Nirupa Shankar Vineeth Verma Guruprashanth Zhang Hao
Director - Hospitality Executive Director - Hospitality Director Bar Executive Chef
Champagne breakfasts, tall cocktails, mesmerizing music accompanied by bites of culinary wizardry.
The High Ultra Lounge experience has been designed to be sensorial, shifting moods through the day and the spaces, romancing the sun, the moon and the sky.
Redefining the sky lounge experience to make guests feel on top of the world.

My special thanks to Anamika !

World Trade Center,
Brigade Gateway Campus,
26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road,
Malleswaram West,
Bangalore - 560 055
+91 80 4567 4567