The global food inspired menu had some of the interesting dishes like BCG, Charcoal Smoked Broccoli, Softest Gnocchi, Khachapuri Cannelloni, Hand-rolled Trofie, Red Velvet Chimney Cake and Aunt Anna's Milk Chocolate Mousse which certainly caught our eyes. While, the menu is predominantly non-vegetarian, but nothing short for vegetarians. Since hunger can strike at any time of the day, therefore it is open all day. Went there for a leisure lunch and tried the following....
- Pune's Favourite BCG (4.5/5)
- Malai Cottage Cheese (4/5)
- Burrata and Panzanella Caprese (4/5)
- Zeta Sloppy Joe (4/5)
- Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli (4.5/5)
- Della Casa Pizza (4/5)
- Aunt Anna's Milk Chocolate Mousse (5/5)
- Banoffee Pie (4/5)
- Tiramisu Nostrano (4/5)
Started with the Pune's Favourite BCG (Rs.250) which is a flaky filo baked brie stuffed with raw papaya and finished with fresh petite salad. One filo per serving. The crisp, flaky outer layer and the smooth, sweet filling is a fantastic combination and adds on is the salad. The lingering taste of brie elevates the dish. Loved it!
From the Indian cuisine, Malai Cottage Cheese (Rs.375) was served. Soft paneer smoked to perfection placed over the stuffed spiced Indian flatbread served with grilled chilli and dip. The marination was tad mild and subtle. Spice and crunch of flat-bread and pillowy paneer combined well.
Very fresh, nice, colorful Burrata and Panzanella Caprese salad (Rs.350) was served next. The plate had Panzanella but missed the bread chunks from the salad. Popcorn for the crunch and watermelon for the freshness somehow felt out of the elements. Though, individually each component was tasting good. I assume it to be the Zeta's take on the classic salad! :)
Zeta Sloppy Joe (Rs.475) was a typical NY take away heavy snack. Huge, super-soft burger filled with vegetable mince and loaded with cheese served with a portion of crispy French Fries. Quite heavy. This dish can be a meal in itself! I liked it.
One of my most favourite dishes of the meal was the Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli (Rs.595). Perfect in-house made Ravioli filled with creamy ricotta and spinach blend in a rich, aromatic, spicy Arrabbiata Sauce. The spices, flavours, textures were absolutely bang on! Must try!
Also tried the Della Cassa Pizza (Rs.525). The thin crust, wood-fired pizza was topped with confit garlic, sundried tomatoes and bit of pesto. My personal preference is crisp pizzas and this one was a bit chewy which is equally delicious. Addition of Jalapenos (as mentioned in the menu) would have helped and generous use of pesto could have upraised the pizza to the next level.
All the desserts were sinful. Not too sweet. One of the masterpieces which are not only trending on Instagram but worth a hype is Aunt Anna's Milk Chocolate Mousse (Rs.325). Gooey, Chocolatey, Mousse topped with mighty Marshmallow croutons is absolutely praise-worthy!