GeoBistro – Inspired by the global cuisines! — Reviewed!

What: New Launched global cuisine restaurant.
Where: GeoBistro, Row House 2, Nand Gaon, Clover Park, Datta Mandir Chowk, Viman Nagar, Pune
Cost: Rs. 950 for two

Viman Nagar in Pune has so many wonderful restaurants like Khiva, Wild Sugar Patisserrie and Cafe, Copper Chimney, Indigo Delicatessan, Punjab Grill and lot more. Recently, I was invited for the tasting at a week old GeoBistro. Located near Clover Park, Viman Nagar, this contemporary bistro is owned by a passionate foodie couple who dreamt to start their own venture. As the name suggests, Geo Bistro is inspired by the global cuisine and the interiors too are on the same theme. Indoor and Outdoor Seating is available.

I loved the minimalist yet classy set up. The global travel inspired photo frames were beautifully adorning the walls. Pastel shades mainly brown is used to enhance the interiors. And the need of the hour was also taken care of – charger point! Haha. The space can also be utilised for casual meetings, or sitting, working and munching simultaneously.

Consultant and Chef KM Saif has designed the extensive menu. I have always liked his innovative creations just like the one we had at Oozo Bar and Diner, Mumbai. Coming on to the Geo Bistro, the dishes served here are out of the box! Some might surprise you and some might leave you to ask for more. You have everything on the menu right from the global appetizers to salads, kebabs, sizzlers, grills, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizzas, smoothies and more.

Here are the dishes we tried the other day...

  • Ying Yang Martini (5/5)
  • Halloween Blue Pineapple Mojito (4.5/5)
  • Cucumber Jalapeno Martini (4/5)
  • Virgin Michelada (3.5/5)
  • Pomegranate Cilantro Jalapeno Kick (4/5)
  • Fried Fatayer (4/5)
  • Vegan Overloaded Nachos (4/5)
  • Potato Cheese Lollipop (4.5/5)
  • Spicy Sambal - Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (5/5)
  • Bread Bites (4.5/5)
  • Casado (4.5/5)
  • Lose Those Love Handles (5/5)
  • Nutella Pretzel Shake (4.5/5)
  • Oreo Cookie Shake (4/5)

My most favourite out of the box drink, Ying Yang Martini (non-alcoholic), was not only eye-pleasing but also lip-smacking. A must have for the chocolate lovers. Yeah! It had a fine balance of chocolate, whipped cream, coconut milk, vanilla ice-cream, and chocolate shavings to shape the ying yang sign. Soothing flavours, mild sweetness of coconut and offcourse chocolate adds to it. Highly Recommended!

Another very creative virgin drink was the Halloween Blue Pineapple Mojito. It was presented in skull glass and the use of dry ice was done to give the spooky feel. This mocktail was a perfect concoction of muddled pineapple, mint lives, lime, topped with blue carcao, pineapple juice and crushed ice.

Next on the table was the nice mix of fresh cucumber and spicy jalapeno. The spice hits after some sip. Cucumber, Jalapeno, green chilli, lemon juice blended with ice was served in a martini glass placed over a bowl of non-alcoholi blue curacao and dry ice. The dramatic presentation was worth experiencing.

All those who love tomato flavour, Michelada is for you. I preferred Virgin version though it is more famous and flavourful mexican beer cocktail. A strong yet delightful mocktail had tomato juice, stirred with tobasco, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, tajib seasoning topped with ginger ale. It was spicy with a strong tomato flavour.

Middle eastern pie – Fatayer, stuffed with mixture of spinach, parsley, zatar, sumac, and feta cheese was our first appetizer. This was a perfect crowd pleaser party food. The stuffing was cheesy with spinach and medium spiced. I like it.

Another unusual recipe – Vegan Overloaded Nachos. I never thought Nachos can be prepared and presented in this way. Everyone can enjoy the guilt-free cheese-less nachos. The tortillas itself are made with spinach topped with beans, vegan cheese (prepared with cashewnuts, almonds, almond milk and chipotle), black olives, cherry tomatoes, green onions, garnished with coriander and served with salsa. The tortillas were just perfect!! The vegan cheese texture was granular and had the prominent taste of cashews. Tastes nice but different than the regular cheese nachos.

Potatoes and Cheese make a deadly combination and trust me this appetizer was surely irresistible. Potato Cheese Lollypop had nice mix of potatoes, shallots, black peppers, parsley, cheese and served with spicy chipotle mayo. This deep fried snack is just perfect. The outer coating was nice, crisp while the cheese melts in the mouth with very first bite. Must have!

A highly recommended dish is the Spicy Sambal Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. It tastes somewhat like the Gobi Manchurian, I would say better than that. The Caualiflower florets were deep fried and tossed with onion, garlic, pepper, green onion and spicy sambal sauce. This dish is the burst of flavours in the mouth. A perfect balance of spice, sweet, tangy taste.

One of the addictive appetizers were the Bread Bites. Toasted bread coins layered with mashed potatoes, topped with veggies in spicy sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese. It was medium spiced and crispy and bit sized portions were easy to eat. I loved it.

Main course was interesting too! We were too stuffed to have anything, still the temptations of good food compelled us to try the Veg Casado, which in Spanish means Married Man. A complete meal in itself the Costa Rican meal plate had beans, sauteed veggies, fried plantains, crisp tortillas, salad, grilled cottage cheese steak along with tomato basil sauce and the parsley rice. Wow! One meal is enough to satisfy your hunger pangs. Every element was cooked nicely and the special mention goes to the tomato basil sauce.
The desserts too had interesting options. We tried Lose those Love Handles and Nutella Pretzel Shake. My eyes rolled when I saw the Diet Shake and yes, what a pretty looking and the power packed shake it is and thy name is Lose Those Love Handles. A sinful concoction of Fresh kiwis, dates, almond, low fat milk, low fat vanilla ice-cream, blended with ice and beautifully decorated with fresh kiwi slices. This thick shake is my all time favourite. Will go again for this one! :) Highly Highly Recommended!

Next we had Nutella Pretzel Shake which looked so pretty, sinfully chocolatey. Milk, Chocolate Ganache, Nutella, Vanilla Ice-cream, Pretzel garnished with nutella, pretzel sticks. A must have for all the chocolate lovers. Highly Recommended!
Oreo Cookie Shake was next. Classic dessert with oreo cookies crumbled, topped with vanilla ice-cream and adorned with oreo. It is just like eating oreo and ice-creams. Nicely made.

Overall, GeoBistro has the vibes to attract the crowd with the good food, quick service and fantastic casual ambience.
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