The Great Kabab factory is back!

Experience a whole new menu and exhilarating dining experience

Radisson Blu Hotel Kharadi brings a whole new menu with an exciting overall dining experience to its patrons. Nestled on the first floor of the hotel,‘The Great Kabab Factory’ – A Culinary Legend serving the Nation for 22 years, is now back with an innovatively styled dining room, a refreshed menu from the north-west frontier cuisine emphasizing not only to quality and taste but also adding a visual delight to guests. The restaurant with its warm and rustic lighting and interiors now features a private fine- dining experience. The dinner ambience has seen a transformation of the space’s aura into a more elegant and exciting affair offering limited editions of Serigraph work of Banaras Series by Mr. Manu Parekh – celebrated, Padma Shri award modern artist.

Mr. Sanjay Singh, General Manager Radisson Blu Pune Kharadi says, “We take great pride as a team in re-launching ‘The Great Kabab Factory’ and are confident that our patrons will enjoy the newly crafted menu , the overall hospitality and fine dining experience offered to them.”

The refurbished restaurant retains its signature “Galouti Kabab” even after adding new gastronomical glee such as “Dill & Orange Marinated Salmon Tikka”, “Coriander, Mint and Fresh Garlic Marinated New Zealand Lamb Chops Flambé”, “Naduru Anjeer Ki Seekh Served with Khichiya Papad Ki Bhujji”, “ Khoya Aur Badam Bharwan Aloo Served with Artichoke Cream” among other delights. And all of this accompanied with lip smacking Chutneys (Mint/Tomato/Tamarind/Peanut) & Yoghurt Roasted Papad Lachha Onion, Lemon Wedges and Green Chili Green Salad Kachumber Salad.

Executive Chef Amol Patil takes an innovative and creative approach to craft the recipes by using a unique blend of global ingredients and techniques with nostalgic flavours and traditions of India. The restaurant now features an irresistible culinary-forward menu that offer guests an approachable, yet modern take on the freshness and availability of the season’s produce which keeps on changing every day.

The restaurant has an open kitchen set-up allowing its patrons to enjoy a live cook-out and experience the mouth-watering aromas, building up one’s appetite and anticipation to a great and exciting meal. To blend with the choice of food, there is a wide selection of the finest international beverages and range of cocktails which forms an integral part of the menu at the restaurant. Master Chef Zameer Ahmed, inspired by his culinary skills will bring together the scrumptious dishes from the authentic menu at The Great Kebab Factory. To culminate this remarkable culinary journey, the restaurant offers the Chef’s Signature dish, ‘Pumpkin & Burrata Chop with Artichoke Chutney’ and a dessert platter followed by Choice of Pan which works as the perfect end to an ideal dining experience.

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About Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi: An award-winning business hotel, located five kilometers from Pune’s Lohegaon International Airport (PNQ), the sleek and stylish Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi, offers its guests world –class personalized service and an experience with modern amenities. The hotel is rated among the Top 10 hotels in Pune on trip advisor.

Located at a prime location, with the EON IT Park, the World Trade Center and the SEZ in Magarpatta and Phursungi just a short drive away, makes it a convenient stay for corporate travelers. The hotel has 1,400 square meters of event and convention facilities that include grand halls and professional boardrooms to cater to the Business and M.I.C.E segment. Within close vicinity to Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar and shopping malls like Amanora, Seasons and Phoenix Market, leisure travelers can enjoy their stay in the city.

Enjoy our inspiring culinary experiences beginning with a multi-cuisine treat at Carmine, Mexican, Italian & Indian dishes at The Bridge-Connecting Cuisines, tempting kebabs at the well-known contemporary and stylish Indian specialty restaurant ‘The Great Kebab Factory’ and delicious baked goodies at Citrine.With four on-site restaurants, a rejuvenating Spa, rooftop swimming pool and 141 elegant hotel rooms and suites, Radisson Blu, Kharadi has a long and successful history of delivering truly leading edge, stylish and sophisticated international hospitality to its patrons keeping in line with the brand philosophy.

Exacting standards and a commitment to excellence drive the friendly, professional staff at the Radisson Blu Hotel Pune, Kharadi where guests discover personalized attention and welcoming amenities like Free high-speed wireless, Internet, doctor on call, fitness centre, a spa, on-site dining, a swimming pool, laundry, valet parking, a modern business center and Express Check-Out are just a few of the amenities that make guests feel welcome.

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Penthouze in Nibm Road.

Penthouze one of Pune’s favourite nightclubs launched its newest property at Dorabjee Heritage Mall, NIBM.

A fabulous spot for drinks, food and entertainment.
The honed aesthetics, energetic vibe and eccentric elements add to the overall mood of the space
Located on the 4th floor of the mall, this dynamic space is spread over 7,000 sq feet and is designed to luxuriously accommodate up to 600-700 guests. Divided into three sections, Penthouze NIBM has an indoor section which includes a dance floor and a bar area along with an outdoor open to sky lounge with spectacular sunsets, making it one of the NIBM’s most trendy nightlife spots. The entire experience of this place is reinventing.

Penthouze NIBM is the ideal spot for the people to unwind and party after a long day with a great ambience and breathtaking view.

The food menu offers Middle Eastern cuisine and has a perfect small bite section to go with the ambience and mood. The must try are the fries like the Home Cut Fries, Yam Chips, Zatar Fish, Turkish Sis Touak, Greek Prawns and Spiced Pineapple with Basil Mascarpone.

The cocktails and signature drinks at Penthouze NIBM are specially crafted using the most premium ingredients and trending flavours. The star drinks include The Ultimate Classics like the Rum Cooler which contains white rum, orange and lime juice, sugar syrup, lemonade and triple sec. The Margarita consists of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Other cocktails like the Martini Red Belly, Mojito and Indo Cuba Libre are extremely refreshing.

Some of the dishes we did taste were, Yam Chips, a perfect start to a scrumptious meal. Crisp and a healthier option than the potato chips. The chips are served with a sour cream dip and a mango sauce.

Zatar Fish, flavourful fish coated with zatar spice. The fish was moist and extremely fresh . Perfectly cooked fish served with a good blend of flavours.

Chicken Kheema Paratha, a classic dish with a twist. It not only looked amazing but tasted fantastic. Spicy kheema in a paratha served with a dollop of butter.

Prawns and Paneer Gano Wrap, a healthy option for all the people looking for a snack. Perfectly cooked prawns served with an in house dill yogurt. The wrap was my favorite and is definitely a must try.

Zatar Chicken Leg, a meal fit for the kings. Juicy chicken legs served with pita bread and salad. The marination was similar to the zatar fish. The mains have a quite interesting concept where you can pair your food with a choice of sides.

Basboosa, a coconut flavoured cake with pineapple syrup. It tasted good and the ricotta cheese gave it a great contrast and balanced the sweetness of the cake.

Spiced Pineapple, a simple dessert but tasted fantastic. Sliced pineapple Sautéed in sugar along with a special blend of spices. Subtle flavours yet so good.

Penthouze NIBM will be hosting some exciting gigs aiming to make it an enthralling experience for all the guests along with their delectable food, piquant cocktails, and rooftop view.

Timing- 7 pm to 1:30 am
Location- 4th Floor, Dorabjee Heritage Mall, NIBM

Cake Mixing at Sheraton Grand Pune

No Christmas is complete without a big slice of a rich plum cake.

Nowadays most hotels are celebrating cake mixing as an event all across India.

Mohammad Mukhtiar from Food-Adda was at the Sheraton Grand, Pune for the cake mixing event.

The dried fruits were arranged in a tray and soaked in alcohol which would rest for a month’s time. The fruits are used during Christmas to make cakes and pudding.

After the event, the high tea was served which had an array of snacks such as chicken puffs and Quiche . The chocolate tart was fabulous and had a rich dark chocolate flavour to it.

Chef Roberto had made a special cassata cake for us which was the star of the event . The high tea was complimented with some refreshing Sangria and beverages.

Meeting people and taking part in this event was time well spent.

Looking forward to tasting it on Christmas.

 

Bene - Sheraton Grand Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Let the world wait

Black Dog is partnering with the best Stand Up comedians in India and are hosting various events in the best places all over the country. Black Dog presented the Maverick stand up comedian Varun Thakur at Unwind Pune last night. A fun and laughter filled evening well spent. #blackdogeasyevenings #lovescotch #whiskyweekends

Cafe Colombia

Cafe Colombia is a trendy place frequented by a young Pune crowd, opens in the morning serving breakfast till late in the evening serving some excellent beverages. Music , cool vibes, live shows and the delicious food sums up this place, nestled in a quiet lane in Kalyani Nagar.

We were invited for a dinner and with the right company of the owner Abhishek Dube.

We started with the Magic Mushrooms, a crisp stuffed mushroom which was golden fried in a bread crumb batter. The mushrooms were stuffed with cheese and it was a delight in every way.

Teriyaki Chicken, strips of juicy chicken Sautéed in teriyaki sauce. The chicken had an intense flavour of garlic which gave a good hit to the dish.

Chilli Hot Dog, soft hot dog bun with a delicious sausage. The hotdog was topped with spicy mutton kheema and cheese. The mustard and chilli gave an amazing flavour to it.

Garlic Prawns, Sautéed prawns in butter garlic sauce accompanied with an assorted gourmet veggies . The prawns went well with the herbed mash potatoes which gave it a creamy texture.

Brownies, sizzling gooey brownies with chocolate sauce. The classic combination can never go wrong specially if the brownies tasted more like fudge.

Left to right Abhishek, Aliasgar, Farzana and Meetu.

More about Cafe Colombia

Would we go back there? Definitely.

Cafe Colombia Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Unwind Pune

Unwind is the place in Pune which reminds you of Goa, divided in three sections, spread over 14000 sqft is a perfect place to spend with someone special or a large group of friends.

We were invited for a preview and this was a one epic evening of some gastronomic treats. Chef Atul Kanade is a magician with food, his experience and his journey around India and different parts of the world in evident in the food we tasted.

We started with the Zupa De Fungi, A Truffled Mushroom Soup. Made by a combination of three mushrooms out of which Shitake is my favourite. A simple soup served with sautéed mushroom croutons and cheese stuffed mushrooms. The soup is extremely rich and soothing to your throat.It  is topped with Truffle oil which gives a fantastic flavour to it .

Healthy Oriental Chicken Soup, for all the health freaks in town, a soup high in protein and higher in taste. The soup has asparagus, bamboo shoot, mushroom finished with sesame oil.

Makhmali Paneer, the paneer surprised us by its soft texture and then the chef came to our rescue by detailing the dish. The paneer is soaked in curd and cashew paste to give it a smooth and velvety  texture. The dish just need to be tried.

Indo Thai Seekh, Another  chef’s creation by mixing Indian flavours with Thai. Dry fruits and corn marinated in Thai paste. It was flawless and went well with the astonishing combination of peanut butter. Never in my wildest dream had I thought of peanut butter going well with a dish.

Gourmet Veggie Flat Bread, In house flat bread stuffed with a blend of cheese and veggies. The flat bread was crisp on the top and soft in the center, better than a pizza I must say. Mushrooms, Zucchini and squash flavoured with seasoning gave a subtle hit soothed by the cheese.

Dimsums, Words are not enough to describe this dish. The covering made by the potato starch and wheat flour just gave a thin coating to the assorted filling. The veg filling consisted of broccoli and water chestnuts . The non veg filling consisted of prawns and chicken.

Barbados Ke Jhinge- A dish worth remembering. Jumbo prawns marinated with hung curd and in-house jerk spices. The prawns were spiked with Malibu rum which gave it a coconut flavour and i could nibble all day on these delicious prawns.

Zafrani Murg Tikka, juicy soft tikka flavoured with saffron and the tikka were complimented with peanut sauce. The spicy chutney went well with the mild tikka and gave a rich flavour to it.

Char Smoked Chicken Flat Bread, Crisp flat bread topped with smoked chicken went well together and the black mountain cheddar cheese was a cherry on top of the cake. A must try.

Cilantro Garlic Basa, a humongous fillet of Basa fit for two served on a bed of French beans and baby potatoes. The Basa was marinated in a blend of cilantro and garlic . It tasted way better than the beautiful presentation it had.

Burnt Chilli Rice, sticky rice tossed in chilli sauce topped with chives. The simple dish has way more complex flavours than it sounds and was a party of flavours as soon as it touched our palate.

Soba Noodles, a classic buckwheat noodles served in soy soup. These thin noodles went very well with the spicy soup and is a healthy substitute for those maida noodles . They were finished with sprouts which added to the texture of the dish and gave a crunch to the soft and delicious noodles.

Fish in Chilli Garlic Sauce, batter fried basa mini fillets tossed in a home blend sauce of chilli garlic basically enjoyed with their in-house soft bread. The chilli sauce on soft bread was the perfect way to finish it.

Fried Plantains with Vanilla Ice-cream, beautiful crisp stuffed plantains with chocolate. These hot plantains went very well with the cold Ice-cream. An ideal dessert if you are not a chocolate lover.

American Chocolate Mud Pie, a dish made for the chocolate lover . Oreo crust with a rich chocolate mud cake and ganache. This dish is definitely not to be missed.

 

Would we go back to Unwind, yes we would go there just for the food alone, not to be missed.

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Left to Right – Chef Atul Kanade, Aliasgar Mukhtiar, Mohammad Mukhtiar, Farzana Mukhtiar and Svetlana Savant.

More about Unwind Pune

UNWIND Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wood Fire Grill

Wood Fire Grill is one finely designed restaurant in Kothrud, the open areas with live grills make it a preferred choice if you are a lover of grills and rich food. We were invited for a new menu launch and this is what we tried. Badami Shorba, a shorba worth trying. Finely cooked in a thick Badami paste . The hot soup was the perfect way to start my journey of a culinary adventure. Taimuri Shorba, a shorba made by lamb jaw cooked overnight so all the bone marrow and flavours are extracted. The shorba will hold a special place for meat lovers and was absolutely priceless. Galouti kebab, the famous galouti kebabs served on a bed of papad and we loved this fusion . The papad gave the crunch to the dish and the galouti kabab just melted in my mouth leaving a lot of flavours playing with my mind. Mushrooms, spicy garlic mushrooms fried in tempura batter . A match made in heaven, spicy garlic and tempura batter go fantastic together and with the mushrooms in it, you should try this. Fried Prawns, the ideal way to served prawns was mastered by Chef Rajan . The prawns were deep fried but not at all oily and they were absolutely fresh. I think you don’t need anything else to make a perfect dish. Seekh Kebabs, they were not dry at all and the fat oozing out of the seekh kabab just made it even more juicy . The mint chutney had the sweet and tangy flavour which enhanced the flavours of the spicy seekh. Murg Dahi Kalimirchi, the chef insisted that we try this dish and i totally agree with him after trying it . The dish had this creamy texture of the gravy and the pepper gave a perfect hit. The dish went fabulously well with butter naan. Konkani Fish Curry, chef has not tried to experiment with this dish and kept it simple, flavours stood out. Fresh surmai fish in a fabulous Konkani curry made it an awesome combination. Gosht Taar Korma, huge chunks of mutton boti cooked in korma. The boti just fell off the bone and was tender enough right . The curry was a winner, so was the mutton boti. Keema Kaleji Masaledar, keema kaleji is our Sunday classic made in our house. Perfectly cooked with the right flavours. Beetroot Halwa, beautiful red colour halwa which had a rich flavour from the mava and creamy texture because of the condensed milk. It a must try. I have had a lot of halwas before but beetroot halwa here was just unique. Double Da Meetha, a dessert specially for the sweet lovers, I generally enjoy this a lot but this one was tad too sweet for my liking. Overall give Wood Fire Grill a go if you have not yet. L to R Swapnil, Rutuja, Farzana, Aliasgar and Sachin

More about Wood Fire Grill

Wood Fire Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato