2D2, 4th Cross, Dayvasandra Industrial Area,, Bangalore, IN
Bio: A humble restaurant by design, it proposes to highlight music, art and culture by inviting renowned as well as indie artists who can display their work or conduct workshops, amongst much else. We intend to make it a participative platform for an extremely diverse array of experiences and activities, where everyone is granted the space to showcase their individual pursuits – however modest or ambitious in scale. This can include anything from poetry readings on Ghalib’s birthday to all-India tattoo artist meets and documentary screenings to live jazz performances. CounterCulture attempts to honour the natural bounty with dishes comprised of fresh natural ingredients. Chef Sanjiv Kumar, with 17 years of culinary experience and international exposure, will weave creative dishes while we fuse the menu with artistic endeavours. For instance, inside the high-ceilinged restaurant building, Thai, Continental and occasionally even theme-based cuisines will be served to the tunes of John Coltrane, Chuck Berry and more. One can sip a quiet half with grills in our al fresco area, or let the soulful blues flow in the simplistic indoors. We offer private space as well for brainstorming sessions, weekly meetings and workshops along with dining facilities. Cooking workshops, music album launches and revival of folk art forms such as puppetry are all on the cards. Flummery aside, we hope to make this a niche space that appeals to anyone with a good appetite and a penchant for creativity and open spaces.