Arthur's Theme, Baner – New Menu : New Expectations! — Reviewed!

Lots have been written about Arthur's Theme, Baner-Balewadi High Street. Love their old style basic yet classy interiors. We all have known Arthur's Theme for the famous European cuisine with the interesting name of the dishes. If you find difficult to choose what to eat, they have four course set meal menu too. I love the fact that keeping the popular dishes untouched, they are ever innovating and incorporating new dishes onto the menu. I was eager to try the additions at the Arthur's Theme, Baner-Balewadi outlet.

Nothing much was changed in the soups. So we skipped to starters, I could read some newly added healthy and scrumptious dishes on the menu. First came was the Atlas. Hehe. I told you, names are so unique. So, the Atlas (Rs.220) was the crisp bite size toasties topped with black love pate and cream cheese. Taste wise it was a balance of sweet and savoury but somehow it lacked the flavours to make an interesting dish.

Greek and Quinoa Salad were two healthy inclusions to the Salad category. Such a beautiful plate it was of Greek Salad. Romaine, cherry tomatoes, gherkins, and olives tossed in vinaigrette, and topped with feta. The salad has the crunch of romaine and olives, sweetness of tomatoes, tangy with vinaigrette and salty with feta. One bite and the mouth is full of burst of textures and flavours. Loved it. Clean, quick and neat preparation. Recommended!

My favourite Quinoa Salad was next. It was full of flavours, just the way I like it. Quinoa, onions, cherry tomatoes, and gherkins topped with tangy minty dressing. Healthy and packed with taste.

An eye appealing dish, Julien, was served on the table. Crisp fried rolls stuffed with mushroom served with creamy potato mash and super yummy mushroom sauce. Potato mash was to die for, it was creamy and cheesy. The filling in the roulade needed more spices and the covering was bit thick for me. Though, no complaints with the mushroom sauce. The robust flavour and aroma was lip-smacking and went well with the roll.

Paul, came next! Hehe. The soft and velvety crepe stuffed with smoked gouda and pesto dipped vegetables. Loved the dip served over it. The crunch of veggies was there and the pesto consistency was good. Bit complicated to eat but don't hesitate to mess your hands.

Italian Lasagne, Angela, was served after a bit. The portion size was good enough. Pasta layered with veggies in bechamel sauce were nice. I found the pasta sheets edges to be bit undercooked though the centre portion was nicely done. Little more seasoning did wonder.

Quinoa Risotto, Philip, was one of my favourite in the main course. Creamy, cheesy quinoa was cooked with mushroom and bell peppers. The texture was grainy, cheesy and the taste was subtle. The Risotto was soul-satisfyingly delicious. Recommended!

Funghi or Mushroom Pizza is all time favourite. Basic yet scrumptious combo of mushrooms, olives and cheese. I am in love with the thin, crispy crust pizza. So, scrumptious it was. Recommended!

Two dessert inclusions had Banoffee Pie Tart and Chocolate ball. I love tarts. Fresh bananas, cream, toffee filling on a crumbly biscuit base in the tarts were sheer indulgence. The flavour of banana was off course evident and the sweetness was balanced too.

Dark Chocolate Ball was a piece of art, a surprise package. Big Chocolate sphere presented and poured with piping hot chocolate sauce and what we see inside? a choco-vanilla mousse. Death by chocolate! Highly Recommended!

So, this was the snapshot of new veg entrants in the Arthur's Theme Balewadi menu. I am sure you will enjoy the place and food. Do visit the place for some cosy dinners! Share your experiences in the comment below.

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