Masala Bar opens in Pune

Finally Masala Bar opens its doors in Balewadi High Street.

The place is beautifully designed and has a soothing ambience,terrific vibe and a mind blowing menu.

The revolutionary cocktails are just top notch and handcrafted by magicians. The food is an experience and is a journey to be tried.

The food is innovative and has a stylish twist on the classic dishes.

Top notch service with knowledge of the dishes served speaks volumes in today’s day.

Do not miss this #Pune.

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Power packed Hangover Brunch at TGI Fridays™

TGI Fridays, the global leader in casual dining, has introduced their new Hangover Brunch menu, which features a wide variety of drink options including non-alcoholic and alcoholic options depending on what you’re looking for when you’re out on weekend together.

The new Super Foods menu features appetizers, entrees, desserts and of course, drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic like the Breakfast Potato Skins or Breakfast tacos loaded with scrambled eggs. The Hangover burger is a sure cure of all the happy high feeling of last night’s adventures or you can try the Egg BLT Sandwich or Roasted Veg slides with Chimichurri sauce – to enjoy your brunch which is authentically American!

We were invited for this and here are some of the dishes we tried. Chocolate Milkshake, a humongous overload of thick shake made from chocolate ice cream. The way they make the thick shake is quite fascinating. They blend three scoops of chocolate ice cream and top the glass with whipped cream and some chocolate ganache.

Pomegranate juice in its pure form, a perfect detox. For all the health freaks,an ideal solution.

Ceaser Salad, TGIF is the only place in the world who can make me enjoy a vegetarian Ceaser salad. Perfectly dressed salad with a slice of multi grain bread. A must try for all the health freaks in town. Calamari Frites, golden fried calamari. Crisp from the outside and perfectly cooked from the inside. The crisp calamari was served with chilli mayo which complimented the dish and enhanced the flavour. Hangover Burger, this can not only cure your Sunday hangover but also you food craving for an entire month. The burger bun were smothered in butter, a perfectly cooked meat patty in the middle and a half fry egg on top. Enough said…… You need to try it out to fall in love with it. Brownies with Ice-cream, it does sound like a simple dessert but TGIF had made sure that it doesn’t remain that way. Three huge pieces of brownies topped with ice cream and covered with piping hot caramel sauce. My three favorite desserts in one place. What else can I ask? TGIF brunch in a new concept introduced by them as they allow you to order meals from the set brunch menu. The menu consists of their classic dishes and is a steal for the price they are offering it for. The brunch in a must visit for all the people waiting to visit TGIF. The Hangover Brunch is available on Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm and comes with a choice of imported liquor also. For those who are looking to detox there is a choice of freshly squeezed juices and other amazing non-alcoholic drinks but if you want to still binge more, there’s a choice of regular package with IMFL and Imported drinks.

Panayaa- Modern Indian Kitchen

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

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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.

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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.

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

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The Corn Bhel Maze Cornetto was another innovative presentation.

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

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

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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.

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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.

Feast at Sheraton Grand Pune Unveils Exciting Themed Dinners for All!

Feast, the multi cuisine restaurant of Sheraton Grand in Pune is taking it up a notch by introducing an unique concept in their buffet.

They have a special cuisine throughout the week, Sushi & Tempura delights on Wednesdays,Persian treats on Fridays and Spanish cuisine on Saturdays.

The Spanish cuisine was fantastic with some authentic dishes from Spain.

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Crema de queso was a hot cheese soup which was the ideal start to the evening . The soup had a mild yet soothing flavour of cheese, which gave it a very unique and creamy taste.

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The starters were quite filling and almost left no space for mains. The Tamalese Pollo was great with the flavour of the herbs and crisp breadcrumbs texture.

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Torte De Marised is a must have for people who like eggs. Fluffy eggs stuffed with a blend of mixed seafood, absolutely delicious.

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The prawns wrapped in basil was a different dish and gave a contrasting effect to the dish. The basil added favour to the mildly spiced prawns.

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The Paella is a traditional dish from Spain with consist of seafood tossed in rice. The dish had strong flavours and the fresh squids and prawns just added to the flavours.

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The mains consisted of Fish Miller which was tossed in a sweet and sour sauce and had a crunch to it. The dish went well with Carne Guisada which was a tenderloin steak cooked in sherry vinegar.

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The desserts section is one of the reasons i would love to visit Sheraton at any given chance.

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The churros were crisp and served in a heavenly rich chocolate sauce.

The other dessert consisted of flan which is a milk based custard and Spanish almond cake which had roasted almonds.

The Spanish cheese cake was so sinful and delicious that I just couldn’t stop with one.

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More details on Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel  

 

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Mandarin and Mircchi 

After launching three successful brands in Pune (The Sassy Spoon, Sassy Teaspoon and Baraza Bars & Bites) The Chocolate Spoon Co. Pvt Ltd brings to Pune a brand new concept Mandarin & Mircchi located in Ishanya Mall. IMG_1233IMG_1236IMG_1237IMG_1243IMG_1240

This restaurant  was created with the idea of offering foodies two of the most popular cuisines for dining out,  Pan-Asian and Indian. 

Very well designed with beautiful origami lamps and murals adorn the place.

We were invited for a preview tasting and we were thrilled to be a part of this.

An extensive menu but we could order only few as our appetite does not permit us to go over board, so after going thru the menu we decided with these few dishes which excited us on paper .

 

Singapore Prawns  –  A well thought dish, served with fresh prawns. The sauce with eggs went well with the prawns and added to the flavour. The dish had that scrambled eggs flavour.

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Stuffed Bombil  Fry  – This  dish was my personal favorite, we would just go to the restaurant to have this , Bombil fish stuffed with  prawns and coconut chutney filling. It had the crunchy texture and the extraordinary flavours of Bombil was just too delicious . An absolute winner, do not miss this.

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Classic Salt and Pepper Prawns – The chef kept this dish simple and tossed it in salt and pepper and served it on a bed of house vegetables. It was slightly salty according to my liking but went well with the vegetables.

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Mutton Pepper  Fry – Boneless strips of mutton fried in their home blend of pepper seasoning. It was tender and had the slight crunch which I like in my mutton dishes.

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Mangalorean Prawns  Ghee  Roast- A fabulous dish made with coconut and tamarind masala. The gravy perfectly complimented the prawns. I would prefer this dish anytime over the mutton ghee roast with is normally had. Just amazing.

 

Gosht Galouti  Kebab  –  Melt  in the  mouth dish , the was an ideal galouti dish . The flavours  were spot on and when had with Rogani roti,  it just enhanced the flavour. It was a stunner and a must try.

Classic dessert, Brownie with vanilla ice cream, perfectly made, no complaints, only a sinful dessert to finish your meal.

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Drinks like Green Fizz ( non-alcoholic), M&M Mary ( non-alcoholic & alcoholic), Paan BanarasiWalla ( non-alcoholic & alcoholic), Berry Bunny (alcoholic), Gingerbread Man ( alcoholic ) are some must haves there . 


IMG_1280Mandarin and Mircchi

Unit no 11, Ishanya Mall , Shastri Nagar, Pune 6.

Phone No – 020 49331440

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