Lazy Sunday Morning
Me: “Let’s go to Bistro Claytopia for brunch!”
Neel: “Bistro Claptepia?”
Me: “No, Claytopia”
Neel: “Claptoptopia”… “Clayteptepia”… “Claytomania”… “Kleptomania”
Me: *hands over head*
… and after a lot of such connotations by Neel, we went to Bistro Clapto… sowwy… Claytopia…
I had wanted to go there for more than a year, but somehow, plans never happened. The reason that kept this Bistro on my ‘Want to try’ list was their pottery-painting concept. The place has a craft-shop, where they store a variety of semi-finished clay designs that you can choose to paint while you eat. It’s a fabulous concept: You eat and you paint. And for me, Food and Paint are the perfect ingredients for happiness.
Bistro Claytopia is one of THE MOST COLORFUL EATERIES I have ever visited (a second colorful place that sprang to my mind right now is Champor-Champor, Pantai Cenang).
As I stepped in, Claytopia didn’t quite sweep me off my feet, but, a while later, I was absorbed in its multitude of colors.
On a Sunday evening, the place was buzzing with people, eating voraciously, painting between sips of coffee, sound of music and laughter, a birthday girl with her troupe of kids, a potter sculpting toys for the kids, fooood… in short, Joy Galore!
The semi-open dining area had a very kitsch feel, Moroccan lamps hanging from the ceiling, small pop-art paintings, more clay stuff (an orange clay-turtle climbing a tree! ), gramo-phone; … and the craft-shop was such an endearing place. There were clay designs on every shelf; some semi-finished, waiting to be colored and others, bursting with colorful patterns. Splashes of color everywhere! There were hearts, Buddha busts, monkeys, scooters, plates, tea-pots, bowls, vases, ducks, napkin-holders, piggy-banks and what not! Treasure island!
The food was good too… We went for the burgers, the bun fresh and soft, and the patty, lip-smackingly tasty! The hazelnut cold coffee was a delight and the brownie and ice-creams left us feeling like one of the kids.
|My Precious! 'Love' and 'Flower': two new fish species|
Oh, by and by, I painted two fish magnets at Claytopia and I christened them ‘Love’ and ‘Flower’! Handed them over to be baked and glazed… I should be getting a call from Claytopia in ten days’ time to collect them! Can’t wait to get my hands on “my precious!”!
#318, 6th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore-560 038
T: +91 804126 7163, +91 80 4132 3394
There is too much of happiness in this one place! Once you go there, you will fill your tummy with food, eyes with color and heart with joy!
|It's a mini-Wonderland|