Panayaa- Modern Indian Kitchen

Panayaa is a modern fine dining restaurant in Kalyani Nagar which is in the Mariplex Mall.






They have taken Vegetarian food to the next level, this modern eatery is one fine example on how a restaurant needs to be functioning for a good fine dine experience.

Superb interiors, comfortable seating, proper well-lit designed restaurant with an expansive menu lined up for vegetarian food.

We were invited for dinner and we started with the Cheese Munchies, a delicious starter served in an innovative way.


The Vada Pav Version 3.0 was a winner for us, a delicious potato patty served with chutney and some chilies, simple mind-blowing stuff.


The Cottage Cheese Indiana was a simple cottage cheese dish,well-flavored and the cheese was just melting, perfect.


The Corn Bhel Maze Cornetto was another innovative presentation.


The Nazakat Kumbh, tandoori smoked mushrooms served with some Indian spices is a good dish for mushroom lovers.


The Chole Bunny Chao was simply outstanding, Chole sitting on a fresh hollowed baguette, do not miss this.


Special mention is a simple dish Dal Tadkewali, description of this dish won’t do any justice, you could visit Panayaa for this dish alone is all we can say.

Sabudana Papad Sev Puri , a dish which not only stunned our senses but also our taste buds. A very innovative way of serving sev puri and I never thought I would enjoy sabudana in sev puri but it was a fantastic dish.

Panayaa is introducing molecular gastronomy into the classic Indian dishes such as the Sabudana Papad Sev Puri and Khamad Dhokla Oxide and its a treat.

The winner of the day was the Chocolate Landscape , mud cake, brownie chunks and oodles of chocolate and sauces make this dessert a signature dish, this is a chocolate lover dream come true.

Overall if you are looking at some thing different and a real good dining experience, you can’t miss Panayaa.

More about Panayaa


Food Trails 1.0

We were recently invited to one of a kind Food Trails organised by Phoenix Market City and CarpeDiem.
We were supposed to pick up two chits, one consisted of the restaurant we had to dine in and the the other the secret ingredient which must be present in your dish.
I was extremely excited to attend this event.
The first chit I picked up was of Khiva Restaurant . The second chit mentioned corn as my ingredient. Corn is the ingredient with is very rarely used in mughlai cuisine which Khiva specialises in.
After a discussion with the Chef we came up with Makai Seekh Kabab for the contest .
I chose a very common dish and needed to make a few changes to it. So we decided to give it a twist and make it with khoya which is a dairy based product. The khoya gave a creamy texture to the kabab.   The kebab turned out so soft that it was melting of the skewers. After several attempts the chef was able to master it and it tasted fantastic . The kebabs were creamy and had a slight sweetness which was because of the khoya . It was a rich dish as there was a variety of ingredients used such as dried fruits, khoya and fresh corn. The dish was an absolute winner and so was Khiva for a making a complex dish look so easy and taste fantastic .

The Irish have come to Koregaon Park

The Irish have come to Koregaon Park in Nitesh Mall and they have come with a bang we must say. Modern and contemporary designed, inside and outdoor seating, a stylish designed bar gives a very good feel about this place. The food deserves a special mention here because it’s very innovative and well presented, the beverages are a hit too with the Terminator deserving a shout out for those who wish to experience an awesome beverage served in a mammoth jar, it requires a team effort to finish it. Do not miss this. The staff is well trained and they are eager to serve with a smile and are aware of the ingredients and elements of the dishes and beverages. A must visit if you are looking for a good time over delicious food and awesome beverages. This is one VFM place, do not miss this. More details on their Facebook Page

All Rounder Shots

All Rounder Shots in Phoenix Market City, Pune has opened recently and they had their official launch on Friday.

Divided by indoor and outdoor seating area and a sprawling area dedicated to gaming, high tech VR games not seen before in Pune, this place is a virtual heaven for gamers.

The restaurant and the bar is not far behind in any way and is well designed, the right vibe and music gives this place a certain edge according to us.

The service staff needs a special mention for being so attentive and friendly throughout the evening despite being very busy because of the launch.

Food definitely is a winner here and we had a great time tasting the dishes, the main course had a buffet laid out and the Kheema Pav stood out for its flavours.

So according to us this place stands out for wholesome and fun activities for a family, group or just a couple to enjoy and have a true VFM experience.

For more details you can visit their page on Facebook.

Chocolicious Affair at Daily Treats

Daily Treats in the Westin Hotel in Pune has come up with an exciting and a fascinating concept of chocolate tasting.

The chocolate making workshop was one Chocolicious Affair where they had laid down an array of the finest chocolates made by Chef Selva.

The entire tasting was like an experience from the Hollywood movie Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. This has to be experienced by one and all.

Chef Selva explained all the ingredients, features of the different chocolates and with some insider tips on how to make them.

The secret to consume and enjoy the chocolates to the fullest is to pair the sweet ones with the sour or fruity ones was one of the tips shared by him.

The Chocolicious Affair at The Westin Hotel is a must visit for all the chocolate fans in Pune.

For more details you can visit their page on Facebook

Farzana and Mohammad with Chef Selva.

Dokk – Community Bar

Dokk – Community Bar in City Point, Boat Club Road in Pune  has revamped and changed its management, with some exciting offers to boast, they are having a different concept on Friday named Fry-Day, unlimited Tempuras, Fritters and Sangria and Beer on tap for a steal deal of Rs 895 + tax, it’s a worthwhile deal.


Every Friday they would be twisting the menu around this concept.

We were invited by Ashutosh to try out this Fry-Day and it was a fun evening spent with some delicious food like Chicken and Corn Dogs , the Chicken and Zucchini dish was delicious. Other starters like Chicken Wings and Crispy Chicken stood out for the taste and flavours.


We had the tandoori platter too with an assortment of chicken and fish kebab which was perfectly seasoned, hot from the tandoor and delicious.


If you like having a nice time, unlimited food and Sangrias and some good music, you could spend a nice, chilled out evening at the Dokk for a steal deal.


For more information refer to the link below.

The Dokk - Community Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bombay Brasserie is back

Bombay Brasserie was one of our very frequented restaurants some years back and then it closed its doors to Pune which left us disappointed and now its back with a bang, swanky interiors, a superb vibe, attentive and friendly staff, excellent beverages and delicious food makes it a blockbuster package.



We were invited for its launch and the limited time we spent there due to a prior commitment , we had a blast.

The beverages are served in quirky quarter bottles and are too potent and delicious . They have different combinations which are served with snacks which go well with it.



The mocktails are not very far behind and are amazingly delicious, specially the Kairi Panna which had a sour yet sweet taste.


The Andhra Chicken was a mouth-watering dish which had crispy fried chicken strips marinated in ground Andhra spices. The chicken was tossed in bell peppers and spices and it was a well presented and delicious dish.


The peanut prawns were too good. The prawns were fresh and were perfectly seasoned. The peanut flavour was strong which is to our liking. The prawns were spicy and tasted perfect.


The Seekh Kebab is a must have when you visit BB . It is served on a bed of a soft naan and the Seekh Kebab melts in your mouth. The Seekh Kebab is humongous and goes absolutely well with the hot naan.


Mutton Galouti Kebab had a twist as it was served on a crisp roti. The kebab was delicious and too soft, it needed the support of the roti for digging it in. A must have.


The desserts were unfortunately not tried by us as we left early but it seems they were up to the same mark as the food as had seen pictures of it on other social media accounts later.

Overall do not miss this place if you are looking for a good time with some good food to go.

The duo of Food-Adda , Aliasgar and Mohammad .

For more details visit Bombay Brasserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato