Cabaret | A Review
A restaurant review after a year and more!!
Well the reason primarily being that I have no time for reviews. There are just too many restaurant openings, new menus, too many blogger table!! And too many factors on my end to run for each one of them to the other end of the city.
But once in a while an invitation arrives, where all these factors come together cohesively and I am able to make time to enjoy a perfectly placed meal!
Cabaret is a cafe and restaurant bar newly launched at Baner, the Koregaon Park of West Pune. If you visit the place in next few days, you might bump into one or two workers completing the civil work. Though the place is operational and running but last-minute putting together of odds and ends still going on.
Cabaret is a concept place by the team of Cafe Peterdonuts, which is very evident in the facade, use of main colour – Red and high ceilings!
The restaurant takes on the current favorite Modern Industrial Interior Decor theme, with usual visible black pipes and metal fixtures. Cabaret is divided into sections where depending upon the mood, time of the day and even the food one wants to eat can differ. There is a lounge which is catering to breakfast and brunch, then there is main cafe which is all day dining, a loft which is built keeping in mind a big group or someone who is fond of playing online dart games or even to entice corporate world which is close by, with a smoking section attached to it. A small karaoke room with sound proof walls for that perfect party of 8-10 people is also there.
The food is East Asian cuisine like Korean, Italian with pizzas and American with burgers and English with open sandwiches and waffles. The factor binding all these various types of cuisine and food habits together is the fusion with Indian recipes and taste buds.
A perfectly cooked and mildly spiced spaghetti is plated with very Indian Butter Paneer Masala, Hyderabadi Biryani is paired with Khimchi. Some fusions worked some in my opinion have not worked that well. I did not like the combination of spaghetti and butter paneer, though both dishes were excellent in themselves but didn’t work together for me. But at the same time I would say that there are plenty of customers who would like the combination.
But one fusion worked beautifully for me – Gulab Jamun with Vanilla Ice Cream Tart. It was excellent and I highly recommend it – a must try. The gulab jamuns were perfect, though a little bit extra sweet (you can ignore this as I eat very mild sweet), and the tart was superbly made – just loved it.
Though the menu is exhaustive and caters to many tastes, I tasted only 3 dishes for which I have shared my feedback. One thing which works well for the place is the pricing. It is perfect to entice youngsters and corporate crowd looking for chilling out after office.
Disclaimer: I was hosted by the restaurant for the meal. The views expressed here are totally my own and have not been influenced by any factor other than what I experienced at that point in time.