Advancing with culture is very important. Getting along the trend is what keeps you going in the market. Similarly, The Culture, Pune has adapted the same thing and definitely getting along with the trend in Pune.
With the rise in pubs and bar in Pune, competition has increased vastly. Weekend means party for party animals and to satisfy their soul they will go to their favourite place. And, for a place to be the favourite it needs a good impression on people.
The Culture has been trying to make impression on people and has got the success for sure.
Recently, I was invited to the place for bloggers meet and I must say my experience was damn good!
The place is located at the heart of FC road, right opposite to Fergusson college gate. As you pass by the place, it will attract you towards it with the positive and party vibes it has got. Dimly lit place with outside and inside seating with some kick ass music playing along is what you definitely need after a day full of stress of work.
It has both low and high chairs arranged with some nicely arranged tables. It has a full bar inside where you can sit and sip down some of their mind blowing cocktails or your favourite ones.
We ordered some of their drinks which included: Malai wali Lassi which was Punjabi Lassi infused with whiskey. Anyone will fall more for this version of Lassi. Next was Tulsi Baug which was vodka based and had watermelon base. It was damn refreshing. And then came the star of the evening Rum main hai Dum which was Rum based cocktail with orange base. This was the most liked cocktail on the table and moreover this was my drink and I didn’t share it after everyone took a sip of it.
Along with the drinks some amazing food dishes were flowing to our table.
Honey Chilli Potato:
This dish is served with a twist here. The potatoes are cut into small chunks and have coating which prevents them from the sauce which tends them towards sogginess, unlike normal French fries cut dish which becomes soggy if not attended for too long. This was one of the perfect starters which got along good with my drink.
Jalapeno Cheese Croquettes:
Nice crispy outside and filled with molten cheese and small jalapeno pieces inside. I finished this all while sipping on my Rum cocktail. The only thing that left me behind was the ratio of jalapeno to cheese was less. I would have liked to have more jalapeno in the corquettes.
Paneer Tikka Sufiyani:
Not to deny the fact that this paneer dish was one of the star of the evening. Everything was so perfect about the dish. The marination was perfect; flavours were balanced, cooked to perfection and tasted heavenly. That was delight for the vegetarians.
And these were heaven for the carnivores. Chicken was marinated in spinach, coriander and yoghurt. The flavours had made the deep roots inside the chicken. You just cannot ask for more after having this.
Kungpao chicken and BBQ grilled chicken:
Well, other beauties added to their list. The Kungpao chicken was flawless while BBQ chicken had the perfect BBQ taste. As you take the first bite, you ought to fall for them. BBQ grilled chicken was the one I liked the most. It was neither too sweet nor to dull and was grilled to perfection. For me BBQ was the winner. That does not mean that Kungpao was not satisfying enough. It was soft and had the authentic Kungpao taste.
Grilled Cajun fish:
Fish used was basa. It had the proportionate amount of ingredients with hint of lemongrass taste. I am not a huge fish fan but the dish was well-made and tasted damn good.
Bombil Rava Tava:
This is their signature dish. Bombil fish is deep fried with outer crispy rava covering. This is a must try if you happen to visit the place any soon. This is the dish you just cannot miss out.
Veg Pesto Pasta:
I am a huge Pasta fan. This pasta, well, did not do the magic which I expected it to do it. All the earlier dishes were so good that I expected more from them. But this does not denies the fact that pesto sauce was so perfect for its taste and overall it made pasta taste better for sure.
Bourbon Pannacotta, Crème Brulee and Lemon tart were served as dessert on our table. Pannacotta was just as perfect as it should be. Pannacotta was my second favourite in the dessert. Well, first definitely being the lemon tart. Sourness of lemon gave the chatpatta twist to the sweetness of the dessert. I just cannot explain how much I liked it. Crème Brulee was the last dessert and I really did not like it much. It had blueberry taste to it.
Thank you Madhuri Guram, Rutuja Gore for extending the invite and Shalaka & Team Culture for hosting us.