1BHK Superbar – Eat, Drink, Merry! — Reviewed!

1BHK Superbar in Baner is a fresh addition to the burgeoning Baner area. The name is quite attractive and the expansion (Bar. Haute. Kitchen) of which is written on the roof just at the entrance. The two-storey restaurant has the vibrant outdoor seating with the food and beverage graffiti. As soon as you enter, the place welcomes you with the brasserie offering salads, soups, sangrias, coffee and juices with a take-away option.

Ambience: One can see a lot of elements in the interiors. After a small chit-chat with the owner, Rajat, we got to know about the insights of the decoration. "The idea to open the restaurant was the educate the Pune people about the food, thus, you can see the food graffiti, various kitchen tools", says Rajat. Mini scooter, Page 3 words, hanging wooden panels are some of the features at the 1BHK. There are so many options in seating area – be it the cosy corner with the painting on the top or the one of its kind Jhula Table or the high tables with tapas in the bar area. The high energy Superbar separates the tapas and dining section, hence, people can choose to sit as per their liking.

Menu: The hauté cuisine served in the dedicated casual dining is comfort world food with an Indian reach. From Tapas to Main meals, the place has over 150+ dishes on the menu. We had some of the signatures...
  • Liquid Paan (4.5/5)
  • Crunchy Watermelon Feta with Balsamic Vinegar Caviar (4/5)
  • Princess Veg Mezze Platter (4/5)
  • Scampi Mushrooms (3.5/5)
  • Garlic Mushrooms with Pita Bread (4/5)
  • 1BHK Cottage Cheese Steak in JD's sauce (5/5)
  • The Butter Paneer Nazza (4/5)
  • Contandina Pink Sauce with Multi Veggies (3.5/5)
  • Thai Green Curry with Steamed Rice (2.5/5)
  • Napoli Tiramisu (2.5/5)
  • Profiteroles (3/5)
  • Blueberry Cheesecake (4/5)
We started our evening with some of the mocktails and one of the most delicious was the Liquid Paan. The vibrant green colored drink had the intense flavour of gulkand and kesar. Served in the martini glass on the bed of rose petals, this drink is not to be missed.

I am a huge salad lover. And best part is when it has fruits in it. So, the Watermelon Feta Salad with in house Balsamic Vinegar Caviar was the freshness on the plate. The sweet, tangy salad is perfect for summer.

Loved the idea of Mezze platter. We ordered Princess Veg Mezze Platter for the group of 4. It had the refreshing Baba Ganoush, Tabbouleh, a delish smooth Hummus and a bright tempting Muhammara along with the nicely toasted pita bread. A must try!

Mushroom lovers would surely love this vegetarian starter – Scampi Mushroom. Half cut scrumb fried mushrooms were stuffed with the finely chopped mushrooms, spices and topped with cheese. Served in a toy truck, the dish had the pungent smell of mushrooms, so couldn't eat much.

Another dish for the starters – Garlic Mushrooms with Pita Bread. The cheesy, gooey sauce had the finely chopped mushrooms with a hint of garlic. Loved the combination with the fresh pita.

One of my personal favourite dish from the menu was the 1BHK Cottage Cheese Steak in JD's sauce.. A complete meal in itself, the plating was done right on point. Perfectly marinated and grilled large chunks of paneer were stacked over the grilled exotic veggies and served with creamy potato mash, salad and spicy dip. Highly recommended!
From the mains we had The Butter Paneer Nazza. Nicely cooked butter naan was topped with spicy paneer. Needs to be eat hot and fresh otherwise it might get chewy.

We chose Contandina Pink Sauce with Multi Veggies from the Italian range. I wish it was more cheesy and saucy. However, overall the dish was good.

Wanted to try Thai Green Curry with Steamed Rice. The portion size was good but it was more watery and had the strong flavour of asafoetida rather than the coconut milk. It was anything but Thai curry. I wish it was more balanced in flavors.

Now came the desserts. Blueberry Cheesecake was superb. It was decadent and mild sweet, the way I like. Napoli Tiramisu and Profiteroles can be avoided.

Overall, the ambience is nice, food is good and the staff is courteous. I would like to go again to try some more dishes. Enjoy some more photographs! :)

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Slice of Soul – Customised Pizzas and Pasta on your plate! — Reviewed!

Bored of conventional pizzas and pasta? Want to replace pineapples with spicy olives or mozzarella with cheddar or original dough to herb dough? You got the power! Yes, the dream of having pizzas and pasta with your choice of crust, sauces, toppings, cheese is fulfilled by the Kalyani Nagar based pizzeria – Slice of Soul. Ankit Grover, the face behind the SOS concept, started the brand in January 2017. The concept of making your own pizzas and pasta has added a freshness to the recent dining scenes in Pune.

Location: The place is located in the Fortaleza complex, on the main roads of Kalyani Nagar. Sufficient parking space is available for cars and bikes.
Ambience: Small, vibrant place with the Yellow doors, choice of blue and orange furniture, open kitchen to see your pizza in the making, wood-fired oven, wooden serving trays on the walls, periodic table of toppings, rustic roof gives a casual feel to the pizzeria. Fun part is they have put bubble sheet on each to pop them until you wait for your food! Hehe!
Menu: The menu is simple with choices of starters, salads, pasta and signature pizzas. Some of the dishes to try are garlic bread, herb-crusted pizza, Aglio olio, pannacotta to name a few. The sauces, dough are all in-house made. The plan is to expand the menu by introducing some interesting starters and pizzas. The standard size pizza served is 12". I tried the following dishes from the menu...
  • Berry Cola
  • Ice Tea
  • Cheese Garlic Bread (Rs.135)
  • Half and Half Make your own pizza (Rs.445)
  • Pink Penne (Rs.265)
  • Smore's Pie (Rs.65)
Berry Cola was the nice concoction of classic cola with berry syrup and on the other hand Peach Ice Tea was a bit sweet however went well with the meal. 
A small loaf of garlic bread was freshly made in front of us. It had herbs, cheese and loads of garlic. Nicely baked bread was not at all dry. I wish it had more of butter (I loveee it, personally). 
It was fun watching pizza-making right in front of us. Following are the choices available...
Dough Choice
  • Original
  • Wheat
  • Herbed (combo of parsley, rosemary, and thyme)
Sauces Choices
  • Garlic olive oil
  • Creamy cheese sauce
  • Herbed sauce
  • Classic marinara and 
  • Spicy marinara
Cheese Choices
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Gauda
  • Mozz Blocks
  • Feta
Toppings Choices
  • Grilled Paneer
  • Barbeque Paneer
  • Zucchini
  • Black and Green Olives
  • Paprika
  • Jalapeno
  • Green, Red and Yellow Peppers
  • Sweet Corn
  • Baby Corn
  • Gherkins
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Onion 
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Garlic
  • Green Chilli
I wanted to have all the sauces so ordered half and the half on the herbed dough. So, cut long story short...here is my choice of pizza...
  • Herbed Dough
  • Creamy cheese, Herbed and mix with both Marinara sauces.
  • Cheddar, Gouda and bit of Parmesan
  • Zucchini, Green olives, Paprika, Jalapenos, Bell Peppers, Onions, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Basil.
This Pizza was the best bet for the vegetarians.Trust me this was one of the best thin crust pizzas I had in a long time. The pizza was perfectly baked and the taste of the sauce was so good, you wouldn't need any seasoning. I particularly liked the herb sauce. The creaminess of the sauce, cheese, and the loaded toppings made the pizza irresistible. 
Coming on to the Pasta, I went for the Pink Penne and that too was at par with the pizza. The creamy texture of the pink sauce along with the crunch of veggies was superb. Penne was cooked nicely. Served with the two slices of garlic bread and garnished with parmesan, it is a great dish if you are too lazy to choose for yourself.
Caramel Custard looked pretty, though I was too stuffed to try it. Chocolate crazy people can also try the Nutella Pizza and Smore's Pie. The warm served Pie was more like a chocolate sandwiched in between the biscuits. Frankly, I had a different picture of the smore's pie in my mind.

Overall, it is a nice, small place to try pizzas and pasta suitable for your palate. Eat what you want and pay what you see. Yes, the prices are inclusive of the taxes. Come and explore the new concept only at Slice of Soul (SOS)...:) Enjoy some of the few shots....

Slice of Soul (S.O.S.) Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato