Le Kebabiere – Kebabs and more — Reviewed!

Le Kebabiere – a fine dine place for having kebabs, and more. Located in the Raga Lawns, walking straight down stairs near Hard Rock Cafe, the restaurant is in the premises of Stone Water Grill, Koregaon Park, the place will surely mesmerise you with the minimalist class interiors and the nude shades of the wall. The brown and white color scheme of the furniture is in sync with the interiors. It had its relaunch a week ago and new and exciting range of food. 

Chef Shailendra Kekade is the man behind the kitchen who have beautifully crafted the menu ranging from Apertifs, Shorbas, Kebabs, Curries, Breads, Appams, Kulchas, Rice and traditional desserts with a twist. The menu has the recipes which embraces the tradition of slow cooking , keeping the essence of flavours subtle yet vibrant. The unique thing about their kebabs are the three-marination cycle. I was there for the re-launch and the evening started with the shots of Anarkali, Shikanji and Thandai. All tasted in accordance to the name. 

Amuse Bouche had crispy dal vada with a dash of coriander chutney served with a shot of buttermilk. Scrumptious!

The melt in mouth green colored Chenna and Broccoli Kebab (Rs.240) was delicately prepared with the mild flavours of cardamom, peppers and mace. Very delicious. First bite and it's just burst of flavours! So soft and gooey.

Malai Paneer Seekh Kebab (Rs.270) was next on the plate. Yellow marination on the soft and fresh Paneer (cottage cheese) was mild and flavoured with javitri. Loved the texture and the way it was grilled.

Tandoori Mushrooms (Rs.270), button mushrooms were stuffed with veggies and perfectly marinated. The pickling spices gave it a very tangy flavour.

Dahi Bhalle ki Kulfi (Rs.220) was a new thing to try. Fusioned signature dish by the Chef. The Frozen Kulfi was served with the toppings of usual chat like curd, dates-tamarind chutney, corinader chutney, spices and topped with sev. It was as good as eating a dahi bhalla plate. Loved it! I mean who would say no to a chaat! :)

Aloo Kulcha (Rs.90) was again a delicious dish. Small stuffed kulchas with spiced potatoes, drizzled with loads of butter and served with inhouse made accompaniment. 

Subz Tokri Kurkuri (Rs.180) was another fusion combo of two regions. Crispy deep fried veggies were served in the crispy Appam bowl. They were super-addictive.

With loads of amazing options for desserts, I ended up having the Shahi Tukda (Rs.180). Homemade thinly sliced, crisp fried bread was topped with flavoured reduced milk and garnished with dry-fruits. I liked it. The sweetness was balanced!

Tender Coconut Icecream was also good.

Overall, a lovely place for fine-dine and scrumptious food with quaint ambience.
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Effingut Brewerkz, Baner – Gem of a place! — Reviewed!

Effingut Brewerkz is one of the few places which is really close to my heart. The positive vibes, fun and quirky ambience, delish food, leg shaking music, quick service, happy faces are the attractions to this place. Changing the concept of Brewerkz, Effingut is topping the chart for its craft beers and scrumptious food.

After the huge success at Koregaon Park, Effingut Brewerkz has opened its second outlet at Baner near Ranka Jewellers and trust me this is bigger and better! Mezzanine floor, iconic bike, books, old records, huge ceiling, free wi-fi and coffee to top it all, what else do we need. The Mezzanine is quite a private space and have small windows for ventilation. People can enjoy the cool, natural air, smoke and have private time.
Effingut have everyday something special planned. And, moreover, 40% discount on the menu. There is no reason for not going to this vibrant place. So, when I was called for the tasting of new menu, I was pretty excited.

Well, I started with Gun Powder Onion Rings. Amazingly crispy deep-fried appetizer can't go wrong! Twist was the sprinkle of gun powder over it. It surely enhanced the flavour. So addictive. Highly Recommended!

Classic Tacos Refried Beans were next. Fully loaded taco shells with veggies, crunchy lettuce, refried beans and topped with cheese and dollop of sour cream went well with the delicious salsa.

Drinks and Kebabs are unbeatable combination! Right!? So, with my mocktail, I tried Italian Cottage Cheese Kebab. The Paneer used in the kebab was soft and fresh, perfectly marinated with the pesto and to give a italian twist, it was stuffed with olives and capers. Loved it! Recommended!

Eye catching dish of the evening was Steak Style Paneer Effzza. That is the Pizza in Effingut style. Hollow from center and edges were stuffed with the veggies and folded to give it a nice touch. Each knot is a bite of flavours. Recommended!

Asian Sizzler Veg was equally scrumptious. Hot and sizzling paneer cubes in sauce, noodles and french fries were wiped off in no time. Sour and sweet sauce of paneer was as delicious as ever. Highly Recommended!

Can you imagine a bowl full of long cheese in makhani gravy and garnished with cheese? How cheesy can it get! Cheese Makhani just blew me away because of the silky, creamy makhani gravy with cheese cubes. 2-3 bites are enough to make your tummy full. Very filling and I do recommend this dish for sure!

For my alcoholic friends, you can find wide range of Craft Beers and Beer Cocktails. Sampler of each will be presented in small shot and then you can take your pick. Yes! Choice of cocktails be like..
  • First Dose at Effingut
  • Safe Sex on the Beer
  • Green Monster
  • Black Fogg
  • Red Rooster
Along with that they can munch on most loved non-veg starter Bacon Wrapped Prawn and Sausages, Pulled Chicken Tacos or Asian Paneer Calamiri. Spice lovers can opt for Murgh Thecha Kebab.
Overall, a beautiful evening spent. I wish it was near my place so that I would go more often. Guys, please show your love to this wonderful place. I am sure, you won't regret.
Effingut Brewerkz Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato