Friday, September 21, 2012


We walked into Benitoes one evening with no clue what to expect – how would the food, ambience etc be. We had some grocery shopping to be done and then didn’t feel like heading back home , but at the same time dint feel like taking a drive outside the HSR area- the traffic and endless signals were a big put off .So got in with just the intention of having a dinner out and  no high hopes.
The ambiance is cozy, simple and the tables are spaced out well .The menu is predominantly continental – sizzlers, burgers and the like .
We started our meal with spicy chicken wings and , leek and chicken soup.
Chicken and leek soup
The soup came with a slice of toasted bread. It completely hit the spot – warm with no extra condiments required, the flavor of leek was infused throughout .Baby A enjoyed it a lot – he almost finished a whole bowl .Suffice to say that would make any mommy happy.
Spicy chicken wings
 The spicy chicken wings were good quantity but no dip accompanying it.Normally I’ve had it with a blue cheese dip or some mayo dip. It was spicy and messy, nicely coated with the mix. But I did miss having a dip to dunk it in.
For mains, I ordered the beef Bolognese with spaghetti.
Beef bolognese
It was warm and hearty, S just loved it , seemed like a complete boys meal-spicy but not overwhelming , and tangy with vinegar.
S ordered a vegetable ratatouille in a mild cheese sauce.
Vegetable Ratatouille
 It looked pretty daunting seeing all the cheese over it and made us wonder if we should get it packed instead, but once we dug into it there was no stopping us. It was actually quite light with the sheets of pasta and roasted vegetables. Both came with slices of toasted garlic bread.
We opted out of dessert cos everything sounded too heavy and decided to have some light chocolate mousse from a Corner house nearby instead.
We were pretty surprised when we got the bill – it is really rare to have a filling and satisfying meal and then pay less than 1000 rs nowadays.
We liked it so much that a couple of days later we picked up some pasta as takeaway .
We tried the spaghetti carbonara – which is usually spaghetti in a creamy white sauce with bacon and egg.
Spaghetti carbonara
In this case it was chicken instead ( there  is no pork served here) . It was good but not as good as the version with bacon in it .
Another dish we tried was the penne chicken alfredo .
Chicken Alfredo
It was quite good – tangy tomato sauce and chicken, with a liberal sprinkling  of parmesan cheese.
Also had the lasagna – which was layers of thin pasta layered with tomato based rich sauce and minced chicken and cheese.
Chicken lasagne
 Very,very sinful but oh so tasty. But I must admit my favourite lasagna all time  is the one I've had from Juke box in Koramangala. All these dishes are really filling  and very good quantity as well.  So, don’t overdo the ordering. 
Definitely worth a try and I'm  sure we would be going back again to try out other items on the menu.

Location – Next to Pragathi Motors, Near Wipro Corporate Office, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

Price ( for 2) – Rs 700
Yum-O-Meter – 3.5/5


  1. Oh, all of it looks really good. The chicken wings look really good and I don't think I would want a dip with it, because it looks quite saucy. Surprised you ordered a vegetarian dish, but all that cheese on it, absolute yum!

    1. S wanted to have veg(for a change) .. but then i guess all that cheese would make anything taste good

  2. hi there...thanks a bunch for trying out the chicken pilaf and leaving a comment:)
    2hrs wow that is record timing i must say, i wish i was that efficient :)

    1. I m not known to be the most efficient person around - i looks for ways to cheat through - but the looming deadline of my baby waking up before Im done made me fast ;) ... I ve been a silent reader at your blog for a while- esp the pictures are just gorgeous!

  3. the cinnamon rolls are heavenly (if i may say so myself) and even when warmed a bit the next day its perfect. I have written some pointers in my notes, just watch out for those, esp the dough being a bit too loose, so you may have 2 eye ball it and add flour as required. The rolling it out was the most difficult part for me, because im rubbish at it and cant for the love of me do a decent job (same reason i dont make chapathis at home). But once you manage these two its cake walk :)
    Good luck, and do let me know how it turns out!


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