I’m still wondering how was the thought process was initiated while christening this place. Situated in the core of Bengaluru right in the middle of the city and still tough to spot ! That’s how special Sanctum is.
As the definition goes, Sanctum means it’s a inner shrine of a temple. For the first timers I’m sure it’d be surprising that Sanctum is not a part of the chancery group despite being in the same building, It was my first visit and was pretty confused initially and was later guided by the staff of the chancery pavilion to reach the place.
The entrance is dim lit giving it a sacred feel and once you enter the place is a charm with its simplicity. The decor is simple and minimal, The bar draws attention once you enter with a wide gamut of alcohol.
I was here for their 4th anniversary celebrations with a menu curated by Chef Souvik Gupta.
Coming to the food and beverage,
I tried the classic whiskey sour which was well done and set the mood up for the evening,
The next one was the oriental spice that was a concoction of guava juice, tabasco sauce and vodka served with chill powder on the glass rim to oomph up the spice quotient. I loved this cocktail in particular that was quite different in bringing the sweet and spice balance together in a pool of vodka.
The food was mostly of varied cuisine and the focus was mostly on finger food and starters. Vegetarians had a good variety of options too.
We tried the garlic nanizza, Mozzerela bruschetta , Stuffed mushrooms ,broiled dhokla with imli confit, Aloo tikki chaat and chilli cheese hazelback
Each of these were exclusively prepared by Chef Souvik and my favorite was the stuffed mushroom and the mozzerella brushchetta which tickled my tastebuds well.
For the main course we had the veg biriyani with raita,
The staff of this place are pretty attentive to your needs and make sure you have a good time.
A recommended place for evening parties and great food.