The Basil Deck

As you walk in The Basil Deck, you are impressed by the warm interiors of the restaurant. It is located in The Abc Farms, Koregaon Park….


We start with Zucchini Suppa which was quite a good one to start your meal with, a distinctive and different taste to it. Freshly Prepared ….


Appetizers were Creole cottage cheese which was excellent , the other Rani ki Farmaaish was a slight disappointment because of its fried texture  so the desired taste was missing…



Main Course was a Paneer Shashlik Sizzler which was again freshly prepared with a mix of vegetables, sauces and noodles  , sizzler normally you would prefer with Meat, we had never had a veg one  but this is a must try.


Desserts the Nutella Fondue was a straight away hit and the Chocolate Fantasy a Sin ……….


Overall would we go back, yes we would.

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KFC Kitchen Tour event.

We were invited for a KFC kitchen tour event
Talking points-

The Kitchen
1) Super clean. They Scrub it every 30 minutes and what not. Gordon Ramsay will be pleased at least with how maintenance oriented they are in the kitchen..

2) Poles apart separation of veg from non veg products, utensils and staff as well the aprons.

3) Well trained kitchen staff and in sync with the serving staff. Sheer management and training keeps them on track.

4) Really fresh food even with all the frozen products and holding time. Doesn’t show as much as other retail outlets. Thankfully.

A Must visit if you get a chance.

Inputs by benish.augustine for Food-Adda, Mumbai.

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‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ by J W Marriott Hotel Pune

Savor the Kolhapuri Food at Spice Kitchen and Maharashtrian Thali at Shakahari


Pune, – 20th June 2015 – Think of Maharashtra and you just can’t miss the its super delicious food. Whether Kolhapuri or food from other parts of this state, Maharashtrian food is full of flavors, aromas and hotness. J W Marriott, Pune is all set to offer you this unique experience of ‘Maharashtrian Food’ through its regional food festival titled as ‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ till 28th June  2015.

The Festival will be a delight for the non vegetarians as well as the vegetarians and will be served for dinners from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Spice Kitchen and Shakahari. Spice Kitchen will feature Kolhapuri Cuisine with popular signatures while Shakahari would feature an exclusive Thali with a variety of Maharashtrian specialties.

Executive Chef Mayur Tiwari will bring to all foodies a gastronomic storm from Maharashtra with speciality drinks like Sol Kadi, Masala Tak, Kokum Sherbet to quench your thirst. The famous Kolhapuri Menu will have its unique and hot Kolhapuri Misal, Tambada and Pandhara Rassa, Sukke Mutton to accompany other main course dishes like Bharaleli Wangi, Walachi Usal and so on. This spicy and hot meal can be sweetly ended with the variety of Halwas made just for your sweet tooth.

So, come and relish the taste of the ‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ at J W Marriott Hotel Pune. Grab this opportunity to enjoy speciality food served in an authentic Maharashtrian style by the servers who are dressed in Maharashtrian attires.

Kindly note that during the festival Shakahari will be serving a set menu for guests who prefer to have Asian food and a Thali for guests opting for Indian.

The pricing during the festival will be as follows:

Spice Kitchen Buffet (Sunday  Thursday) : Rs.1250/- plus taxes

Spice Kitchen Buffet (Friday Saturday) : Rs.1350/- plus taxes


Shakahari Thali or Asian Set Menu (All meal periods) : Rs.1000/- plus taxes


For reservations please contact: 91.20.66833333

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11 East Street Cafe

In the busy city life and in the scorching heat, the location of the place is so so convenient, 11 East Street Cafe!


Understanding and feeling the temperature, the brunch menu is designed to have some beautiful mock tails.. The flavours so mild yet so strong and soothing.. the fruity caprioskas really add to the brunch!



The large variety of entrées is a treat for your taste buds..



Offering oriental, continental and Indian main course varieties let’s you chose from a wide range of dishes and when in a large group gives each one the freedom to choose what they please!

I would strongly recommend the Queen, Prince and King brunch at 11 East Street Cafe!


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The Event was covered by Murtaza Noorani and Mohammad Mukhtiar.

Pictures and written by Murtaza Noorani .

The Bombay Bronx Lunch Buffet.

Mumbaiya!! In our very own Amchi Pune city..



We Pune peeps have many memories and favourite spots in this neighbouring city of ours.. to live all of this, have quick snacks and drinks at Bombay Bronx!


The theme and the minute detailing will make you feel at Bombay! From the local train booths to the pani puri chaat masala. The nostalgic dabba wala days to delicious kheema pav. Within Asia’s largest slum Dharavi have some yummy pakodas and kala khatta shots! EROS theater, the famous muchhad panwala, parsi Irani hotels chairs and tables, experience all of this Mumbaiya power packed in a single place, Bombay Bronx!


They have launched a fantastic buffet priced very attractively for lunch , everyday.

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This event was covered by Murtaza Noorani, Mohammad Mukhtiar and Farzana Mukhtiar.

Pictures and written by Murtaza Noorani for Food-Adda .

The Bombay Bronx.


The latest hot spot in Pune in decor and food is the outstanding BOMBAY BRONX , from amchi Mumbai its travelled to amchi Pune and how, the decor takes you back to Mumbai and its different aspects like the piegons ( Kabutar Khana) , Dabbas ( Dabbawallas), Dharavi corner , Local trains handles.


Dhobi Ghat, Paanwalla kiosk and last but not the least Mr Amitabh Bachan…….in his coolie avataar.


Food on the other hands wins and wins because of the variety of street food served restaurant style, awesome presentation , quantity and taste rule.

To start off was the Ice Peru Mocktail , for this alone you need to take the trip .


Aam Panna Mocktail followed .


Stuffed Basa Thecha was a good preparation.


Dhokla pakoda is their signature styled dish.


Dongri Gali Thali was my favourite , the Bhuna mutton gravy was outstanding in it. Chicken roll was tender and street style Baida Roti and Dongri Mutton Sandwich ( Naan Chaap Mumbai styled ) Don’t Miss this.


To finish our dinner we had the Fish Masala fingers.


Only had one regret , no Desserts were available for dinner.

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Butterfly High

A new lounge / fine dining restaurant by the name of Butterfly High has opened in Viman Nagar.

Trendy and colourful interiors adorn the place,  Ideal for a couple or a large group gathering. in association with Butterfly High invited select media personals and bloggers of Pune for a review and it was a fantastic evening spend with the group with the elaborate spread of food dished out.



We Started with Mushrooms



Lamb Chops were delicious.




Satay Chicken




Melon Mocktail, ideal for summer



Mixed Olives





Olive Bruschetta




Chicken Wings, Delicious



Kheema Pav, ideal for a late night after partying.





Chicken Stroganoff




Kathi Roll…….



Pizza Margarita



Gulab Jamun and Vanilla Ice cream




Overall a Fun-Tastic place, would i go again, definitely ……….Yes.


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