Nestled in the Palani hills, shrouded in mist and cotton clouds, Kodaikanal is referred to as The Princess Of Hillstations and rightfully so. You can’t fully appreciate the meaning of the word surreal until you find yourself in this little colonial town watching the sky change form in the most beautiful ways.
If somehow this is the first time you read of my praises for Toscano’s exceptional food and their impressive wine list, then I will elucidate that it still stands as my most favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Dotted along Bengaluru’s Soho precint like Lavelle Road, Jayanagar, Whitefield and Rajajinagar, Toscano is aglow with soul food and an unmistakable Italian pizzeria vibe inspired by chef and owner extraordinaire Gautham’s vision of offering a fine dining experience within a casual and intimate atmosphere and a friendly price range.
Well, I did. A half an hour’s drive from home later, I found him at Fava, UB City waiting to greet me with warm hugs. I might have definitely needed an extra bit of warmth on a balmy day in August.