~Elevating Bangalore’s Culinary Landscape with Innovative Cocktails Inspired by Local Flavours, and a Paired Tapas Menu.~

Virat’s one8 Commune Bangalore proudly announces the grand opening of its latest venture, Temptations: An Exclusive Cocktail Room Experience, situated on the 7th floor of its flagship in Bangalore. Intended to elevate the cocktail landscape in the city, Temptations invites guests to embark on an enchanting journey of mixology and gastronomy, with a handcrafted cocktail menu curated by acclaimed mixologist Varun Sudhakar, exclusively paired with a Tapas menu by renowned Corporate Chef Agnibh Mudi, True Palate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. 

Embodying the essence of one8 Commune, Temptations represents the epitome of sophistication and communal celebration. True to the word “Temptation”, the cocktail room aims to create a space and experience that’s enticing and a sense of adventure for its patrons. Breaking boundaries with never-before-seen techniques, it stands as a trailblazer in mixology, setting a new standard in the city’s dynamic F&B landscape. This new cocktail menu will be exclusively served on the 7th floor of the restaurant, with stunning views of Cubbon Park and Chinnaswamy Stadium. Drawing inspiration from regional and bold flavours, the exclusively curated cocktail and tapas menus promise an unparalleled sensory journey, crafted for serious cocktail lovers and newcomers alike.

Combining rich local and regional ingredients, the menu, meticulously curated by veteran mixologist Varun Sudhakar, promises to surprise and delight even the most discerning palates with its noteworthy flavour profiles. From innovative twists on classic cocktails to bold new creations, each drink tells a different story. 

Take, for instance, one of the signature cocktails “Take Notes” – a harmonious blend of warm cardamom, rich ghee, and Angostura bitters—a never-seen-before combination of ingredients. Or indulge in the smoky allure of “Caramel Pop” featuring bourbon whiskey infused with popcorn and smoked oak wood. Designed to push the boundaries of mixology, each drink on the Temptations menu is to be shared and savoured with every delectable sip. 

Our vision with temptations transcends mere mixology; it’s about crafting an immersive journey through extraordinary flavours and captivating sensations,” explains Varun Sudhakar, acclaimed mixologist (Two-Time Diageo World-Class India winner)In a city where the cocktail scene is thriving and evolving exponentially, we felt inspired to make our mark in a distinctive and impactful manner. Our cocktail floor and meticulously curated Tapas menu epitomize sophistication, offering unparalleled quality and experiences. With our selection, we aim to redefine the essence of mixology in Bangalore, inviting guests to celebrate craftsmanship and innovation.

Complementing the innovative beverage selection is an exquisite tapas menu crafted meticulously to enhance the flavours of the cocktails and elevate the overall experience. Chef Agnibh’s culinary expertise shines through in every dish, with a selection of delicious plates like the exotic Prawn Balchao Tartlettes, the rich flavours of Ghee Roast Chicken Liver, and the vibrant Felafel Macarons among many others, the tapas menu offers something for every palate, ensuring a perfect pairing with the signature cocktails.

As a chef, it’s my passion to create dishes that not only excite the palate but also evoke a sense of joy and satisfaction,” shares Corporate Chef Agnibh Mudi, True Palate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. “At one8 Commune Bangalore, we’ve crafted our Tapas menu as a symphony of flavours, a testament to our dedication to culinary excellence. With each dish designed to complement our ‘Temptations’ cocktail menu, we offer more than just a standalone dish; we take guests on a journey through global influences and innovative ingredients, embracing the art of pairing. to savour each bite.

In addition to the captivating cocktail and tapas menu, Temptations presents a luxurious martini trolley experience, where guests witness expert mixologists craft four distinct martinis, including Classic, Filllthy, Gimlet, and Gibson. Featuring premium gins like Monkey 47, Roberto Cavalli, Tanqueray 10, and Hendrick’s, among others, each martini is meticulously prepared before guests’ eyes, offering an interactive and immersive journey into mixology. With the promise to offer innovation and excellence, Temptations delivers an unforgettable cocktail affair that delights the senses and redefines the art of indulgence. 

Cocktail Menu:

  • Bombaat (citrusy, tangy, spiced) 

Just like a dosa at Rameshwaram, one is never enough

White Rum, OJ, Kokum, Star Anise (just a hint) 

  • Take Notes (aromatic, buttery, spicy) 

White Rum, Cardamon, Ghee, Angostura Bitters 

  • Caramel Pop (rich, smoky, sweet) 

Bourbon Whiskey, Pop Corn, Smoked Oak Wood

  • Packs a Punch (smoky, earthy, herbal) 

Mezcal (the new fav!), Sundried tomatoes, Coriander shrub 

  • Umami Rizz (floral, tangy, spicy) 

Vodka, Umeshu, Clove Syrup, Pomegranate 

  • Iykyk (citrusy, smooth, balanced) 

Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Kaffir Lime 

  • Ashton Martini (refreshing, crisp, aromatic) 

Gin, Cucumber, Hints of Cardamom’

The launch of Temptations marks a revolutionary milestone in Bangalore’s dining scene, available exclusively at one8 Commune Bangalore from 8th May 2024 onwards. 

Address: 7th Floor, one8 Commune Bangalore, Rathnams’ Complex, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Seating Capacity: 8-seater bar + 70-seater

Timings: Open 7 days a week from 12:30 PM to 01:00 AM. (subject to Govt. notifications) 

Average meal for two (with Alcohol): INR 6000 to 6500 ++

For reservation call: +918748881818 | +918548881818

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About True Palate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. 

Launched in 2017, True Palate Pvt. Ltd. is a multi-speciality hospitality conglomerate with multiple brands across the country. With a presence in more than 8 cities in India, the brand is also rapidly growing overseas. One of the key products is one8 Commune, which is an everyday bar, co-owned by Indian Cricketer, Virat Kohli. It currently has a presence in 5 cities and by the end of 2024, it aims at having 20 outposts pan-India. The latest brand, Pincode, a regional Indian restaurant that is in equity partnership with renowned chef, Kunal Kapur, opened its first flagship outpost in Dubai this year followed by two outlets in New Delhi, India. Neuma is an addition to the portfolio situated in the old Indigo property in Colaba, Mumbai co-owned by Karan Johan and Bunty Sajdeh.