Say cheese and tuck in

Say cheese and tuck in

Finger food

Say cheese and tuck in

The sound of happy chatter and relaxed laughter hits you as soon you open the door. ‘Bootlegger’ in Indiranagar provides a space to unwind and Bengalureans are not passing up the offer.

The three-storeyed space is quite large and spacious but the wooden furniture and cheerful decor gives it a cosy feel and a mixed crowd, ranging from young working professionals to senior citizens, can be seen lounging here almost all evenings.

The food is just what one would expect from a place like this but ‘Bootlegger’ ensures that it exceeds your expectations in all ways — be it the taste or the quantity. Statutory warning — do not go there if you are remotely close to even half full!

Kick start your meal with the ‘Jalapeño cheese poppers’. They are spicy crispy outside and melt-in-your-mouth cheese inside; in short, heavenly! Matching up to this are the delicious ‘Stuffed mushrooms’ which tantalise your tastebuds with a mix of flavours and textures. The ‘Chilli paneer’ won’t fail to delight you either nor would its non-veg counterpart ‘Chilli chicken’; both are tempting combinations of crispy and spicy.

The ‘Chilli cheese toast’ is another delectable option. Non-vegetarians can pick up some classics like ‘Sesame chicken’ and ‘Butter garlic prawns’. While the former is a flavourful dish with a fresh, herb-like tang in it, the latter is a juicy fare with the prawns well marinated in the butter and garlic.

All these form part of the appetizers. If you want to start off on a light note, opt for one of their salads. A good pick would be the ‘Watermelon feta salad’ which is as much a feast for the eyes as for the mouth.

The main course and assorted dishes come next and you can choose from a wide variety. ‘Hot dogs’, ‘Waffles’, ‘Burgers’, ‘Steaks’, ‘Sandwiches’ and many more options are available. Try the ‘Barbecue chicken wings’ or the ‘Asian Zing Wings’ which are sweet and spicy and just the right mix of crunchy and yummy. They are quite filling too and do not leave much room for other things. Under the pasta section, ‘Mac n cheese’ are eternal favourites and will leave you with a full tummy and a slightly ridiculous dreamy smile on your face.

Since a setting like this will not be complete without pizza, the place has those also. The thin-crust pizzas are light on the palate even though the toppings are generous. The ‘Classic margarita pizza’ is recommended here.
For someone looking for something more homely, go for the ‘Meals in a bowl’ option which resemble your regular meals with rice and a vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry.

Round off the meal with desserts. Try the ‘Bacardi spiked truffle cake’ but only if you have ample space in your stomach. There is a strong yet pleasurable taste of the drink in the rich chocolatey cake. Otherwise play safe and stick to ‘Brownies and ice cream’. The place also has a extensive selection of drinks and beverages.
‘Bootlegger’ is located on 80 Feet Road, HAL 3rd Stage,