Ignite—Bar & Grill, Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjewadi.- Ignite the energy!! Reviewed!


Ignite - Bar and Grill is just two and a half month old kid on the block. Strategically located in Hinjewadi, Ignite is a rustic, stylish and energetic bar and grill open for all — be it in-house guests or people looking a place for chill.

A single stop for a leisure evenings with finest selection of beverages like made by award-winning in-house mixologist, Sanket Tiwari. One can enjoy varied cuisines from around the world like Lebanese, Italian, Mexican, American, Indian and Greek.

Ignite at Courtyard by Marriott came out as a blessing for all the professionals working in and around Hinjewadi. Now they can relax and take a break without compromising any amenities. Ignite has it all — exciting entertainment, remarkable food and impeccable ambience. Ladies too can have relaxed weekends with "Ladies night" – On the house entry and hand crafted cocktails for the ladies on every Friday. Also, Happy Hours – 5 Pm to 8 Pm everyday on IMFL beverages, Market's Sunday Brunch on 1st and 3rd Sunday and Sundowner – 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month.

Ignite has a separate entry and first thing that attracts you are the seven private cabanas and two community tables with pit inserts in addition to casual seating. Cabanas are comfortable, personal space where one can cherish private time. People also can enjoy the live kitchen that serves delectable grills of superior quality meat & seafood along with equal dishes for vegetarians like me. The dishes can be custom made as per one's choice of nine marinades. Their 3 signature sauces namely HOT,SWEATING,KILLER are perfect accompaniment.

Its a heaven for Non-Veg food lovers with Ignite Signature Glazed Pork Ribs (Rs. 1575), Lamb Chops (Rs. 2275) and Gilled Jumbo prawns (Rs. 1875) but Vegetarians too are not left behind with delicacies like Southern adventure – Malabar paratha with coconut stew ( Rs. 575) and Phirangi Kadhai with Ignite naan (Rs. 575).

We were served with Ignite Veg Sampler which was chef's choice of starters. Chef chose Beetroot Galouti Kebab, Gunpowder Cottage Cheese Bites, Mushroom Trifolati and Caprese Skewers for starters. Beetroot Galouti Kebabs were smoked tender patties with crisp. I wanted it to be more melt-in-mouth but certainly lamb mince (authentically made Galoutis) are soft and juicier than beetroot so difficult to get the same texture and taste in the vegetarian part. Gunpowder Cottage Cheese Bites - tossed in southindian spices, were one of my favourites on the platter. Mushroom Trifolati was tossed with onion, garlic and jerk spice giving it a nice flavour. Caprese Skewers was fun to eat, small skewers had mozzarella, cheery tomatoes and olives marinated in pesto. It was super delicious. A must try!

Next on the main course was Falafel and Sumac wrap— beautiful cone shaped wrapped twisted pita bread, stuffed with falafel, pickled vegetables and hummus with french fries.

Mouth-watering it was.Then came Southern Adventure—a twist in malabar parantha. Curried southern vegetables were stuffed in rolled malabar parantha and cut in half for the ease of eating. Accompanied by Coconut stew. They made a delectable combination.

Phirangi Kadhai had all exotic vegetables in thick rick gravy along with special Ignite naan. Nice twist to the Indian version of veg kadhai.

Cottage Cheese and Pineapple Mille-feuile was unusual with alternate layers of cottage cheese and pineapple for tangy and savoury flavour. One of the dish I would love to eat again and again!
Most awaited part of a meal is desserts and yes they arrived—Gelato with a twisted taste in White Chocolate and Rosemary and Guava and Chilli. Rosemary added a flavour to the ice cream and it worked for me instead of Guava.

Star of the evening was Chocolate Caramel and Peanut Bomb. Icecream in the Chocolate mould was melting when hot caramel was poured over it! Such a bliss... Watch the video to witness its magic.
Recommendations::

  • Gunpowder Cottage Cheese Bites
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Falafel and Sumac wrap
  • Southern Adventure
  • Cottage Cheese and Pineapple Mille-feuile
  • Chocolate Caramel and Peanut Bomb



Service was undoubtedly fantastic. Staff was quick, knowledgeable, and courteous. One of the best hospitality received in Pune. Thank you Chef Vikram, Nitin and Arundhati for all the care and time you gave to us! :)

Overall experience was rejuvenating.
Ignite - Courtyard By Marriott Pune Hinjewadi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fahrenheit Custom Pizza - Guiltless pizzas on your plate! - reviewed!

What a perfect thing it would be if pizza turns out to be healthy yet tasty! It is a boon for all parents with fussy kids who don't like to eat vegetables. But what if they don't get to see it? Ever thought of having sweet potato or cauliflower as base of a pizza crust? Yes, it is a new concept in Pizza world of customising the pizza as per your taste palate. Kitchen is open to witness the freshly made pizza right in front of you. Interesting part is menu mentions the calorie count with each pizza. Now one can eat them guilt-free.

Fahrenheit Custom Pizza is conceptualized by engineer trio friends- Asim, Aditi and Atul, amongst whom one of them had a health issue and suddenly the idea of eating healthy and providing healthy food to the public popped up and they came up with Fahrenheit with its first outlet of 3 storeys building in Baner.
 
Its not difficult to locate on the Baner-Balewadi Link Road, opp. KTM Showroom. Seating arrangement is on first, second and top floor along with outdoor seating with top still not open for public. Red colored sofas will surely catch your attention.

Currently, they are serving Pizza, Salads, Soups, Starters, Juices and Desserts.

Two types of Pizzas are there -Signature and Custom. Here is the step by step pictures of your pizza in making...:)

Signature Pizza is a 9" Healthy Crusts pizza (Rs.555) in which currently 3 crusts are available - Sweet Potato, Cauliflower and Multi grain with both veg and non-veg regular and exotic toppings like Artichokes, Basil, Onions, Pineapple, Paprika, Capers.
Tasted Blue Balance, vegetarian pizza, with Sweet Potato Crust with Asparagus, Jalapenos, Rosemary, Cherry Tomato and Olives. I should say, best in this combination. Super delectable with thin crust and best part nutrients are there intact.

Another pizza was a chicken one, Picture Perfect with cauliflower crust, tomato sauce, barbeque marinated chicken, peppers, pineapple and Jalapenos.

Custom Pizzas is available in 8" (Rs. 400 veg /450 non-veg) and 12" crust (Rs.600/650) wherein one can choose their sauce and toppings of their choice. 

In Soups, we had Almond and Broccoli Soup and Minestrone Soup (Rs. 180 each). The texture of both soups was really good. Almond and Broccoli Soup was thick and creamy however, consistency could be made more thin. Taste was perfect!

Starters had Vegetable stuffed Garlic bread (Rs. 180 ). Bread loaf was fresh, stuffed with onion, cheese, tomatoes and garlic sauce. Another perfect dish of the evening!

Service was quick, however in their training phase. staff need more grooming, to which they are working on.

My Recommendations::
Blue Balance Pizza (Veg)
Stuffed Garlic Bread
Broccoli and Almond Soup

Do try at least once the guilt-free pizzas.

Fahrenheit Custom Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Dim sum Festival, Spice Kitchen and Evo Grills at Shakahari, JW Marriott reviewed!


JW Marriott never ceases to amaze its patrons with the variety of festivals they offer. Apart from regular buffet, patrons can relish the delicacies offered in the different festivals - be it Goa Food Fest or Marwar Food Fest.

This month from 18th February to 29th February, JW Marriott has come up with another brilliant idea of organizing heart-warming Dim sum festival at the global cuisine restaurant Spice Kitchen where varieties can be found like dim sum, bao, dumplings, spring rolls along with Chinese tea.

Dim sum is a style of Cantonese cuisine in which traditional food is served in steam baskets. Dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of "yum cha" or drinking tea. Whereas, a baozi or simply known as bao, bau, is a type of steamed, filled, bun or bread-like item was served with two stuffing of Vegetable coriander and Lamb.

Vegetable Coriander Bao was bun steamed and was sprinkled with coriander. Nice soft texture and was made exactly the way it should be. Meat eating people can hog for Lamb Bao.



Chinese Chive Dumpling and Mushroom Shitake Dumpling had a very translucent covering with a delicious stuffing of chives and mushrooms. They looked attractive in green color. Fresh vegetables were tactfully stuffed in the thin layer of dumplings. The taste was equally delectable.

Spring rolls are also a type of dim sum which are thin rolled, crispy deep fried appetizer. They were made to perfection with vegetable julienne stuffed in it. Noodle soup could be avoided as being tasteless.

Chinese tea had Jasmine flavour too which I did not find very interesting. Though, it was going well with the dim sums.

Adding an extra attraction to the dining experience, the hotel is also offering a new feature to its extensive Asian Vegetarian spread, ‘The Evo Grill’ in Shakahari, a all vegetarian restaurant in JW Marriott. On a circular flat top cooking surface there will be live cooking of scrumptious favourites like Indian Tawa Kebabs, Pan fried noodles/rice and Asian pan cakes on three distinct Evo Grills. Do experience yourself the grilled dishes served right on your table!


We had healthy beetroot tawa kebabs, vegetable kebabs and vegetable fritters.



Who can miss the desserts in the dessert room of Shakahari? We had a variety there-few of my favourites are Raspberry pastry and Opera.