“It is the place for finest food in Pune; Yes! It is not a cheap one but twice dearer.”
If I go by the meaning, closest I can think of Ornament in Hebrew and it deserves the name.
Roof top at the 9th floor of O Hotel, Koregaon Park, with pool on the right, conventional seating on the left, 2-3 cane couches on the other side of the pool, one halogen illuminating entire roof area, Gazals from Late Jagjit Sing in the background; totally it amounts to very ordinary ambiance. Cool breeze. No crowd at all. You can practically see half of Pune if you lean towards the parapet walls on both sides.
We went with booking and it was almost 9 PM.
Very polite and polished staff and we were made comfortable somewhere in the middle of the roof top restaurant.
Kiddo was very hungry hence jumped the sequence and asked for garlic cheese butter naan which is her favorite. It was there on table in no time and she gave thumbs up.
Expensive collection of wines and asked for Zampa White Glass (10 Year old) to start with. Very dry and sharp!
A few Pints of domestic mild beer.
Asked for Tamtar Dhania Shorba (tomato coriander soup). Relatively thicker soup with no traces of corn and pure tomato with finely chopped stems of coriander. Perfect balance of sourness without any addition of sugar. Excellent!
Asked for Chicken Tikka and Stuffed Mushrooms (Bhatti Bharwan Khumb) as starters.
Mushrooms were stuffed with stuffed with cheese and herbs. Very tender and melted in mouth. Excellent!
Chicken Tikka was boneless preparation with clear visibility of firy chili paste and fresh lime tanginess. The flavors were bursting in the mouth; first the tang and later the effect of chili. Very tender and near to Perfect!
Masala Kulcha, Aloo Kulcha and plain Roti made to order.
Masala Kulcha was crisp thin bread with lots of sesame seeds and onion.
Aloo Kulchs was stuffed with masals potatoes.
Roti was made up of wheat flour and partly charred as asked.
Spinach Corn (Makai Palak) was a dry preparation. No trace of bitterness of spinach. It was mellow and little sweet yet flavorful and nice.
Vegetable Biryani (Subz Biryani) was almost Dum Ki Biryani. The flavors of nutmeg, bay leaves and cinnamon were really deep and it was relatively wet and decent preparation which was served with red/orange base thick gravy and Raita.
Chocolate Ice Cream appeared commercial preparation and two scoops which were not hard tasted great.
Kesari Ras Malai had two tender Chena balls with well-balanced think milk which was balanced on sugar quantity. Near to perfect.
Overall it was expensive but worth dining experience within 4.5 grands.
Very small smelly toilet.
Doggy bag possible (if you can’t finish what you have ordered).
Zomato users’ recommended “Girls night out place” (appeared safe)
Couples can enjoy dinner in privacy at one of the corners with feet in the pool water (nice concept).
Finally… Recommended expensive place for great taste north Indian food (only food).