In recent times, there has been a multitude of new places in town, and I am honestly losing track! But a new party haunt that preceded my visit by its reputation was Boho. Friends spoke highly of the place, some were yet to be granted access, others swore by the party scene that’s suddenly taken over Koramangala. I mean let’s face it, very few places in Koramangala are the hard-core party gamut so I wanted to check it out. And it so happened that I ended up spending a lot of time there in the past two weeks. Thus, you know my review comes late but its solid!
My first visit to Boho was for lunch. Soham, Pratheek and I were catching up after a while. The interiors are pleasant, interesting little knick knacks, riveted high chairs, giant sized windows to let in plenty of light. Some beautiful wall art and installations keep the place interesting. And we started off with Cajun spiced fries, cheesy fries and some dim sums. Their prawn crystal dim sums are exquisite – perfect in texture and the prawns are done just right.
My drink was Pink Snow, vodka and triple sec – nice and loaded with pomegranate topped with basil. And we were also sent the Boho Nut, that came in a tender coconut shell balanced on a glass filled with ice. Elaborate and drama – and rum done right. The mixologist there is brilliant. We tried a few mains as well – Pork Vindaloo, Dal Chawal(!) – food was pretty good. Not the most authentic, but right on the taste buds.
It was a Saturday and I was meeting my old work colleagues later, and we decided to meet up at Boho as well. The night ambience was quite a stunner, the place transformed to this chic haunt with pulsating music, lights and a decidedly happening crowd. We ordered a load of things – various platters, fries, pitchers. Food was good, and we enjoyed it. Service was not bad either. And then things got better when we asked for a cocktail recommendation, and got the Tears of Boho. Vodka, cherry tomato, black salt, green chili makes this perfect for those spice lovers who smirk at sweet cocktails. This could make them cry. Yes!
I did go back for breakfast this week. A new menu – looked promising. We had Eggs Benedict, English Breakfast, Aloo Parantha, Eggs Royale and Pancakes. Forgot to have coffee, but did try some smoothies – strawberry and banana rocks!
In summary, this place has tremendous potential. Their cocktails are interesting and refreshing, something I’ve never said since a long time. Food could do with some more tweaks and finesse, but works just as fine for bar food. The party scene is pretty lit. So now they just have to stick to this groove, and let it roll, yeah! Cover Picture Courtesy: Boho