Bhubaneswar, December 3 (LocalWire): How does one visit Europe without actually visiting the continent? This may seem impossible but if you are a lover of food, you may already know how food connects people and places beyond any other thing.
Whether you want to simply get a taste of European cuisine in your own city, or reminisce about your own memories of the place and wish to revisit it, food is the simplest road to salvation in this respect.
With the advent of cultural globalization, foodies throughout the world have been the most significant victors, as various cuisines are reaching even the most distant corners of the globe.
American fast-food joints like McDonald’s and Domino’s, for example, have become popular enough to reach each and every nook and cranny of human civilization.
Of late, continental cuisine also seems to have become quite popular in Odisha, especially in Bhubaneswar, and more and more restaurants are now including it in their menus.
LocalWire brings to you five of top continental restaurants in Bhubaneswar.
Whenever you are in the mood to try out something different and take your taste buds out for a journey to Europe and its unique flavours, these five eateries are your go-to destination.
1) Bling It On:
This cosy Italian restaurant on Janpath Street belongs to the New Marrion group of hotels. It is a must-visit place and highly recommended by a lot of people, including FoodFindo founder Rohit Srivastava.
Chicken lasagne, parsley prawns, chicken ravioli and chicken ala kiev are some of the must-have delicacies here. A meal for a couple of people will cost around Rs 800-1,000 here.
2) Moody Blues:
This multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-lounge bar doesn’t disappoint either in its ambience or quality of food.
Some of its popular winners are its mocktail counter, a dance floor, an in-house DJ as well as an elegant fountain-like structure made of glass and lights which serves as an excellent selfie station.
With amazing service and incredible cocktails, it attracts foodies of all age groups. You may also like to try Fish Potli biriyani, Afghani chicken and garlic bread here. The prices are a little bit on the higher side, but it offers good value-for-money.
3) Oberai Bakers and Cafe:
With its elegant ambience and spacious seating arrangements, this quaint place that opened just a month ago on Cuttack road, near Jharpada has a variety of multi-cuisine food options, along with cakes, pastries, macaroons and other bakery products.
It serves as a cool hangout place for both friends and family. It goes easy on the pocket as well. Grilled chicken and mushroom tikkas are a must-try.
4) Bocca Café:
Whenever you feel like spending some quality time with yourself, Bocca Café is the go-to place.
With its vintage charm, attentive staff and delicious food it makes the perfect getaway.
Adding some more to this reputation are its books, which you can read while enjoying your meal.
Pita with hummus, chicken cotaletta, spaghetti and chicken meatballs, chicken stroganoff and blueberry cheesecake are some of the must-try delicacies. Prices are not too high and the food is good value for money.
5) Michael’s Kitchen:
Different cuisines are available here, but the continental menu is worth a try.
The food is filling as well as good looking. The service is great and the waiters help you pick out the best items.
The Chef’s special menu is worth trying. The prices are a bit on the higher side and crab soup is a must-have delicacy.