Krustys

 Krustys is an All Day Bistro & Bar in Koregaon Park serving Modern European food in a casual bistro style ambience that is contemporary, chic, yet, warm and relaxing. The restaurant chain has been started by INSEAD MBA and former FMCG marketer Rohhan Joshi, and, former CEO of Aptech’s International Business – Vidhiya Joshi. The core philosophy is to serve five star quality European cuisine at affordable prices.

 

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Appetizers

 

  1. French Beans and Grilled Chicken Salad with Orange Segments, Caramelized Almond Slivers and Passion Fruit Emulsion

 

  1. Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Spiced Mango Dip

 

  1. Black Olives, Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto Stone Baked Pizza

 

Mains

 

  1. Slow Cooked Rustic Vegetable Cassoulet

 

  1. Fish en Papillote with Tomato Confit & Black Olives  (Fish cooked in a paper bag with white wine, garlic & capers; tomato confit; black olives)

 

  1. Lamb Bourguignon with Herb Pilaf  (Slow cooked boneless baby lamb braised in red wine with pearl onions and mushrooms)

 

  1. Sundried Tomato Caper & Duet of Olive Risotto

 

Dessert

 

  1. Orange Centered Dark Chocolate Mousse with Caramelized Ginger & Orange Sauce

 

  1. 70% Belgian Dark Chocolate Fondant (infusion of mango & chilli) with Brandy Sauce

 

Sizzling succulence at Alto Vino

 

J W Marriott is a Landmark property in Pune, the minute you walk in you feel you have been transported to a luxurious heaven on earth…
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Their signature Italian restaurant Alto Vino is a Premier dining place in Pune, spearheaded by their Chef Christian Huber who dishes out the most amazing Italian delicacies.
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So when i received a call from Priya Sharma to try their Sizzling succulence festival where the Chef has created all the dishes  with Lamb , it was  a treat for us.
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Having eaten at  Alto Vino a couple of times earlier and loving the signature dish Mutton Shanks so much that whenever the staff at Alto Vino come to know about our arrival , they sort of keep it ready.
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Farzana and myself relished to the hilt this amazing Italian
festival along with Chef Christian Huber and savoured the well prepared Lamb dishes.
If you want to be treated like a King and Eat like one too , i suggest you head to Alto Vino at the earliest.
Have fun and Happy eating.
More about the hotel   JW Marriott ,
Alto Vino

 

Italian Cookout at Prego, The Westin Hotel, Pune.

GourmetItUp and FBAI’s recently hosted the Italian Cookout in Pune at Prego, The Westin Hotel, Pune.

The culinary web portal and online concierge service, GourmetItUp which had  recently launched in the bustling city of Pune had it’s first hands-­-on Blogger’s Masterclass and we were a part of it.


Head Chef Giuseppe Lioce. addressed the prominent food bloggers and media personnel.
Some of the dishes that were tossed up by the bloggers included the delightfully saucy Eggplant Parmigiana, an extremely flavorful Insalata de Gorgonzola e pera, fresh handmade Maltagliati pasta and finally a Mini Calzone with Nutella for dessert.

We had fun cooking along with the Chef and tasting our own creations.

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121 Kitchen:BarBQ

Food-Adda was invited by Fbai to  121 Kitchen: BarBQ  for its Kebab and Biryani Festival.


Now 121 is a good one hour drive from where we stay but the festival sounded interesting so we decided to try it out.
Happy to say we were not disappointed,  overall the spread was outstanding and the service, ambiance were top-notch too.
Some dishes worth mentioning are Tetsi Kebab, Red Kidney Kebab and the Mumbai Biryani.
 

Would we go back ? Yes.

 

Address 121 Kitchen

241/1, Thergaon Road, Wakad, Pune

 

 

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​Flavour of Southern Coastal Delicacies at Zambar ​

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“Delicacies from real homes in South India to your plate” is how Chef Arun Kumar describes the menu at “ Zambar” . Brand Chef Arun Kumar TR dished out some of his favourites through a ‘tasting menu’ to give a preview of the new revamped menu to be launched at Zambar at Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar.

The new menu  includes Konkan Potato Wedges , Kerala Fish Fry , Kerala ‘tea shop’ Chili Chicken and Zambar Gun Powder Prawns amongst others. In an era where we see global cuisine and fusion food converging on Indian palates ,Zambar is dishing out authentic food from the four southern states viz Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka – a variety of vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes.  Appetisers include mini idlis, vadas with freshly ground chutneys. And of course the irrestible thalis: a veritable feast on a single plate along with hot appams & Malabar Parotas. The A la carte section has a selection of curries, favourites of the Chef and not to miss out, the famous Moplah Biryani. The desserts have the ever-popular Coconut Jaggery Pudding and a selection of ‘paysams’. And of course you can round it all off with the ‘metre’ south Indian filter coffee.

To add to it the  amazing ambience inspired by the typical houseboats lazing around the idyllic kerala backwaters takes you on a gastronomical trip along the Southern Coast .

 

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Chef Arun is a man of many parts, not least of which is food. A passionate cook who specialises in coastal south Indian food, Arun has dedicated himself to the full-scale revival of the traditional, delicious home cuisine of this region, so rarely found in restaurants or hotels. Whether it is a dish of the simple sambhar, a complex Moplah biryani, or the irresistible bounty of the sea, it is Arun’s mission to bring the best food from the southern coast to discerning palates.

This St Stephen’s College graduate who has put in successful stints as a journalist and filmmaker, began his food innings by running a wildly popular pop-up restaurant, Ammi, in the Delhi winter months. Comprising a lavish buffet of over ten dishes, the pop-up would, well, pop up in the sunlit gardens of sprawling south Delhi bungalows or in spacious farmhouses on the outskirts of the city. This led to catering to exclusive Delhi gatherings.

 

Chef Arun now brings all his culinary zest and skills to Zambar to give you a food experience like no other.

 

Stone Water Grill

We were invited for a  Preview of the New Menu at Stone Water Grill, Now if you are from Pune you know which place I am talking about . Stone Water does not need an introduction and yes it’s opened again.

This place was a place to be seen earlier and will be now too , if you were not here on the weekend then you have not partied , period.  The A Listers, celebs and the Who’s who of town were a part of it regularly and then one day it just closed down.

Now with a brand new look and a  futuristic interior and food which is truly international  I believe this place will go a longer way than before.

The menu crafted by the city’s very own culinary expert Chef Shailendra Kekade, aims at taking fusion cuisine to a different level all together.

So here it goes……….

 

Soups

- Light Tomato ‘Tea’ with Ginseng and Ginger

- Chilled Pomegranate Gazpacho

- Chicken and Mushroom Broth

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Salads

- The Stone Water Greek

- Beetroot and Fennel with Mixed Leaves with mustard dressing, orange “chuunda”

- Charred Peaches with Baby Spinach with hazelnut nougat, coriander gremolata

- Soy Roast Duck and Water Chestnut with medicinal herbs and pomegranate

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Small Plates

- Grilled Wasabi Cottage Cheese with papaya salsa

- Melon v/s Feta with reduced balsamic caramel

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- Duet of Mozzarella and Smoked Norwegian Salmon with basil pesto and passion fruit vinegar

- Tenderloin Carpaccio “Three Way” pickled, smoked and tartare, almond flakes and parmesan

Wood Fired Pizza

- German Cheese Sausage and Garlic Krakauer

Pasta and Risotto

- Roasted Potato Gnocchi, Whey Emulsion with beetroot tmatcha, green peas, summer veggies

- Grilled Vegetable and Roasted Pepper Tortellini with crème fraiche, toasted garlic crumbs

Main Plates

- Smoked Cous Cous, Cauliflower and Root Vegetable Tagine with crisp chickpea ‘chaat’

- Creamy Cottage Cheese Steak, Roasted Veg ‘Bhartaa’ with smoked tomato emulsion

- Chilli Smoked Duck Breast with hoisin pakchoi, ginger kokum jus

- Charred Filet Mignon with mushy peas, wasabi foam

Desserts

- Malai Coconut” Panacotta with green peppercorn and kaffir lime gastrique

- Caramelized Bacon Ice Cream with air dried mélange of fruits.

- The Opera amaretto macaroon

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A special thanks to Chef Shailendra Kekade for remembering Farzana’s birthday and bringing her birthday with this wonderful creation.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Riyaaz Amlani, CEO and MD, Impresario Hand Made Restaurants says, “Stone Water Grill has been Pune’s most celebrated restaurant. Pune, according to me is the metro superseded only by Mumbai and New Delhi. We want to offer Punekars a world class dining experience by presenting our guests a menu that boasts of gastronomic creativity offered at a value price. With elegant interiors juxtaposed by the natural beauty of the river, Stone Water Grill makes a comeback into the city to serve its patrons and offer them an exceptional dining experience.”

Mr. Amit Bhosale, MD, ABIL Group, who has partnered with Impresario for Stone Water Grill, says “I’m pleased to say that Stone Water Grill is reopening. Its presence was sorely missed in the Pune dining out scene, and I am glad that Pune now can boast of a stand-alone restaurant of a quality that can hold its own against the finest restaurants in the world not just for its menu but also its stunning ambiance and location.”

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