Salad Grills now open in Deccan! — Reviewed!

What: Salad Grills
Where: Deccan, Karve Road
When: 12pm - 10:30pm
Cost: Rs. 400 per person (approx.)

Salad Grills has always been my favourite healthy meal subscription brand which keeps me full round the clock. The menu is designed to save your time still indulge in delicious healthy food. The combination of ingredients is packed with a complete balance of nutrients which is needed as our daily requirements. Those who say Salads are boring and tasteless must go for Salad Grills.

I was glad to know that the Salad Grills – delivery kitchen based in Kalyani Nagar, has also opened an outlet in Deccan which is comparatively nearer to my place. The menu includes basic and premium Veg and Non-Veg Salads, Bread, Rice, and Ice-Tea. Tried couple of new additions on the menu...
  • Bhoot Buster Mushrooms Salad
  • Chipotle Paneer Salad
  • Farmers' County Salad
Spice lovers, this one salad – Bhoot Buster Mushrooms (Rs.250) is for you! The salad box had mushrooms, finely chopped carrots, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, baby corn and dates to balance the sweetness against the Bhoot Jholakia dressing. Pour the dressing as per the level of heat you can tolerate. Not for faint-hearted! haha

Next was the protein-packed Chipotle paneer salad box (Rs.260) which had deliciously grilled paneer, cucumber, beetroot, raisins, purple cabbage, black olives, and zucchini. Bit tangy and acidic Chipotle dressing was balanced out with the raisins. The concoction of veggies was refreshing and full of textures.

The third box was the Farmers' County Salad box (Rs.210). The basic yet classic salad had crunchy romaine, tomatoes, paneer, carrots, cucumber, flax seeds, chunks of apple, pomegranate seeds, bell peppers, and pickle. I relished this box the most. The sweet, sour German Yoghurt dressing in the box is heavenly which elevates the taste of the salad to next level.

The bread sticks served with each salad box is just lip-smacking. Have you tried the salads from the outlet in Deccan? Share your experiences.

Cafe Peter, Apte Road – Shakes, Sandwiches, Coffee and more! — Reviewed!

My new favourite hangout destination for the coffee and conversation is Cafe Peter. Recently visited the newly opened Apte Road branch and glad I did. Located on the strategic position, the place is easy to find. Parking is easily available. The red colored decor, wooden tables, cosy sofas, beautiful wall art are the highlights of the Cafe Peter.

The menu includes scrumptious brunch, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, waffles, sizzlers, soup bowls, rice bowls and off course heavenly coffee. I tried the following from the menu....
  • Mocha Frappe (4.5/5)
  • Coffee Lush (4/5)
  • Ferrero Rocher Shake (5/5)
  • Classic Hot Chocolate (3/5)
  • Club Sandwich (5/5)
  • Veg Exotica Pizza (4.5/5)
  • Hot Garlic Fries (4/5)
Started the meal with the simple and satisfying Mocha Frappe. It had rich chocolate flavour with a bit of coffee blended and topped with sprinkles. I wish it had whipped cream but nonetheless it was thick and delicious. Loved it.

Coffee Lush was like a cold coffee. The aroma and flavour of coffee was not too intense. Mild sweet, after taste of coffee and frothy is all about this beverage.

What should I say about the most luscious, chocolatey and sinful Ferrero Rocher Shake I had here at Cafe Peter. The thick shake was laced with whipped cream and topped with a ferrero rocher. The taste was incredible and visually it was stunning. Highly Recommended!

Had to try the Hot chocolate so ordered the classic one but was disappointed with the first sip only. The watery consistency with the overpowering milk smell and bit of chocolate powder was the concoction for that beverage. Not sure if the same hot chocolate is served everyday or a bad day may be. I would expect some thick, dark chocolate in my cup!

After Ferrero Rocher, the one dish for which I will visit Cafe Peter again and again is the Club Sandwich. Three layers of bread with the exotic veggies filling is toasted and served with coleslaw and fries. Perfectly roasted sandwich was not only delicious but filling as well. Each bite was burst of flavours. It was juicy. Highly Recommended!

The thin crust fully loaded exotica pizza was an excellent choice. It had loads of cheese and crunchy veggies. Out of the two options – Margarita and Exotica, pick as per your preference. One needs to eat it as soon as it is served to indulge completely.

Crispy fried french fries tossed in butter garlic were rich in taste with strong hint of garlic. The fries were bit spicy however you can mention the preference.

Overall, Cafe Peter is a definite stop for delicious food, coffee and conversations. Share your experiences too! Enjoy more food pictures....

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The Sassy Spoon – Tastier and Sassier New Menu! — Reviewed!

The Sassy Spoon, a chic resto bar, is a popular hangout place amongst punekars. With the plethora of scrumptious dishes with a twist, the place has recently introduced the newer and sassier menu. The dishes are not only healthier but the flavours are also next level. I was glad to try couple of the delectable additions to the existing European, Asian, Mediterranean cuisine. Following are the dishes I tried from the tasting menu...
  • Baked Phyllo pastry (4/5)
  • Quinoa Chickpeas, sweet potato poppers (4/5)
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto (4.5/5)
  • Ricotta Asparagus and Water chestnut Tortellini (4.5/5)
  • Peach and Green Tea Mousse (3.5/5)
  • Caramelized White Chocolate and Watermelon Mousse (4/5)
Our meal started with the Baked Phyllo pastry paired with the most refreshing mocktail – Very Berry Khatta. The pastry was filled with the delicious stuffing of exotic artichoke, olives, water chestnut, and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with the peri peri cheese sauce, the flaky pastry was crispy and the medium spicy filling was lip-smacking! The crunch of water chestnut and the tartness of tomatoes elevated the flavours.

Next exquisite appetiser and my favourite were the Quinoa, Chickpeas, sweet potatoes and bell peppers poppers served over the bed of sassy slaw and hummus. It was rich, crispy, healthy and delicious. The hummus went well with the poppers. Loved it!

In the main course, we tried the most loved Wild Mushroom Risotto with Bocconcini. It was rich, creamy and loaded with earthy flavours. The delicate taste and wintry texture are what you can expect from the bowl of risotto. Highly Recommended!

Another gem from the menu was the Ricotta Asparagus and Water chestnut Tortellini in an aglio olio cream with balsamic drizzle. The creamy, light, crunchy pasta was a treat in itself. Packed with all the flavours, this dish is a must try!

Peach and Green Tea Mousse was for the dessert. Quite unique. The mousse was served with a light, fluffy apricot sponge and refreshing raspberry sorbet. It was a creative presentation and a beautiful combination of flavours.

Next on the table was the Caramelized White Chocolate and Watermelon Mousse with Guava Chilli Sorbet. The whole combination of ingredients was brilliant. It was sweet, tart and the mildly spiced sorbet won our hearts. Not only it was visually stunning but also a treat to taste buds.Truly amazing!

Do try the new sassier menu and share your experiences with me. Would love to read from you!