This is not your average granny’s home, with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s posters adorning the walls, love for all things vintage and pretty and undying love for stiff spirits.
Sly Granny has brought a comfy parlor to Khan Market, you can visit her house in Bangalore though. With endless GnTs and grub, you are sure to return to Granny with gusto. To gawk at Arnie, for stellar cocktails and the stellar food.
Like a typical granny’s house, we ate till we actually burst. Starting with small plates, Croque melt – oyster and shitake mushroom ragu on an in-house bread, mint chimichurri and melted cheddar cheese. The meaty mushroom texture, molten cheese, and crisp toast brought together a perfect start to our gastronomic journey. Grilled peaches and brie – believe it or not, their breads are far, far superior to any other and hence the open sandwiches and toasts were an absolute delight. Crispy toast, smeared with baked brie, grilled peaches and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Pulled lamb shoulder – pulled lamb with a punch of spices served on a brioche bun topped with lots of crunchy onions. Barcelona shrimp – fresh shrimps, in a burnt garlic, olive oil emulsion served with buttered garlic bread. The simplicity of the prawns, enhanced by flavors of burnt garlic, an absolute winner. Seared scallops – with a cured lemon beurre and swiss chard. Although one of the better scallops in town, the delicate things were slightly overcooked.
Tapas – deconstructed cheese toast – pimento cheese, chilies, tomato jam and Melba toast, served in a very glaring deconstructed manner. Liver pāté – Brandy marinated chicken liver pāté served with tomato chutney and Melba toast. Having loved this dish at Mr. Mama, this was a slight disappointment with the bitterness taking over all other flavors.
Coming to the mains, black pepper salmon – a fresh salmon topped with a generous amount of black pepper, grilled and served with the most drool-worthy dill sour cream, bean salad, burnt garlic and crunchy potatoes. Biscuits and gravy – soft, buttermilk biscuits topped with a sage-infused gravy, bacon bits, and pork sausages, this could very well be your go-to comfort meal. Grilled Lamb Chops – perfectly cooked lamb chops served with potato gratin, asparagus, and gravy. Sly 9 – One of the grandest burgers in town. A juicy tenderloin patty, bacon rashers, mushrooms, fresh vegetables, Dubliner cheese, house special pickles, onions, chipotle mayonnaise and a soft, onion seed bun. This meatilicious monstrous burger was absolutely orgasmic, juiciest patty, definitely the best dressed and served with truffle and cheese hand cut fries.
Desserts – Brie en Croute – a fresh filo pastry stuffed with molten brie, garlic hints and herbs topped with a honey and pecan sauce. The most unique amalgamation of things put together and it tasted so damn good that we called for another one. Hot Panookie – a large cookie, ice cream topped with caramel and roasted marshmallows, finished with chocolate drizzle and sea salt.
A few things you absolutely can’t miss at Sly Granny, Croque melt, Barcelona shrimp, Sly 9 burger and Brie en Croute. And of course Granny’s quirks.
Where? Sly Granny, Khan Market
Price for two – 3000 INR approx
Cuisine – Bar, European