Whether you’d want to settle that internal muddle or take a breather from the daily grind, a balmy brunch never disappoints. Look around, there’s clear evidence: Bengaluru’s grub and glug loving crowd just can’t seem to get enough of brunching. In literal terms, the concept refers to a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch.
But, off late, brunching is often associated with an activity which promises hearty laughter over bloodies and mimosas, of course. So, what makes the concept of bunching a massive hit in town? Bengaluru Chronicle takes a deeper look at what makes brunches tick in town!
“I think the brunch trend is more of a millennials ‘in’ thing to do and is a fun way of interacting with people and being socially active. “begins Deepti Mohan, a 25-year-old model, and Sandalwood actress. Speaking of the moolah she splurges, Deepti avers, “The amount I spend Depends on where we head to for brunches, it’s anywhere between 1.5-2.5k for a proper brunch.”
While netflixing the weekend away might be a great option, content curator Rinky Chatlani believes that Sunday brunches are ideal for those who wish to chill without parental intervention. “Most of the youth today love the concept of brunches as it’s the best way to chill with friends with good food, drinks, and peppy music without having to worry about curfew (timeline) at home. Personally, I feel Sunday brunches especially are a great way to kick start the week! Most of us love brunches because of the variety of cuisines that we get to try out!”
For designer Laxmi Krishna, the idea equals to a lazy weekend indulgence, but she cautions that mindless brunching can lead to piling on the pounds “Brunch has become popular and the reasons could be getting up late, laziness to make two meals, for people who have jobs till late night or begin later in the morning .
Or it’s simply a plan for Sundays and holidays or a menu for kitty parties. People who practice it on a regular basis often find themselves putting on extra kilos. Arriving for a brunch on an empty stomach will only lead to eating too much too soon thus you end up adding extra calories.”
While most of us are under the impression that Bengaluru has stepped up its brunching game; Popular Expat Party Host Viren Khanna opines that there’s room for improvement, “I don’t believe it has, I see no change from how it was “before.” The only change that I see is that dozens and dozens of bar and breweries have opened up all over the city. It’s a nice trend, but we still have a long way to go”
Shakti Singh, director of operations, at a star hotel says, “Like they say, ‘change is the only constant’; when you have repeated customers; experimental brunch clients, and fresh guests for your brunch the best way forward is to keep their inquisitiveness intact.”