Review | Food Story
When I left for my annual vacation in beginning of May, little did I know that it will be a very stressful 15 days of my life health wise. It all started with a general check-up which V highly recommended that I should go through annually being the age I am. I know, he thinks I am old. :)
The tests threw up some very, very unexpected results – I was expecting high on sugar and everything else normal – It was a turnabout. Sugar was normal but cholesterol was high – though only by a margin. And few other skewed results. They made me step back and take a stock of my life. I have always maintained that neither my lifestyle nor my eating habits are bad. I eat very moderately and most of the time healthy vegetarian diet, spaced over 2-3 hour interval with early dinner at 7:30 pm.
So, what went wrong? Not sure! I could think of only 2 things – I have been unable to lose the post-pregnancy flab around my middle which is the den of HDL and my BMR has slowed down with age. Yep old again.
Over the last 18 months I have been continuously trying to bring in some form of exercise/ physical activity in my life from zumba, to brisk walk to playing tennis. But with 2 kids I can only do so much – time management around their schedule and matching it to available facilities is the toughest task.
The seriousness of getting my health back on track prompted me to finally take the plunge headlong into the gym. I have never been a believer of gymming and have heard numerous horror stories as well as success stories. It’s been only 1 week of it and I will keep you posted.
This health scare also made me reduce the tastings of all the rich, nevertheless delicious food which restaurants in and around Pune offer me to partake and write a review on the blog. Now I do take up reviews but very limited.
Coming back to the review, as soon as I landed back in Pune, I was invited for a tasting at newly opened restaurant on Dhole Patil Road – Food Story. One of the reason, I readily agreed to it was great reviews I had already heard from some of my friends. One exercises but still needs good food to live on. ;)
The food as expected and promised was brilliant. Service also immaculate. The staff was taking personal interest in all patrons and creating a unique dining experience over and above the good food.
The promoter Mr. Subhash spent some time with us, discussing his history in fine dining and how he wishes to expand it in coming years. Chef Shaikh Arif Ahmed is a simple person with his focus on creating sumptuous fare.
The menu served to us was a mix of veg and non-veg including – Navratan Kebab, Shikampur, Machi Rubayat, Malai Kebab, Malai Brocoli and Paneer Ajwaini in Starters.
For the Main Course, we had Vilayati Subz Desi Andaz, Nalli Nihari, Dal Makhani, Mirch ka Salan, Raita, Gosht Dum Biryani and Subz Khubuli Biryani.
The meal was perfectly rounded off with Qubani ka Meetha, Gil-e-Firdaus and Double ka Meetha in Desserts.
If I have to pick my favorites from there then my vote goes to Shikampur, Malai Brocoli in starters, Dal Makhani, Mirch ka Salan and Biryani in the main course.
And Double ka Meetha was excellent. I had heard great reviews about Qubani ka Meetha, but somehow it was not for me. To each its own.
Do visit Food Story and experience food nirvana. :)