Indigo Deli and Carpe Diem invited me and fellow Foodies from The B Team for the exclusive tasting of their Scrumptious Burgers and Sandwiches from the Menu.
Evening started with the round of In house Speciality Drinks:
-Smoothie- Apple & Muskmelon : Wonderful combination of Apple and tender soft Muskmelon gave impeccable and soothing taste.
– Slush- Strawberry & Basil: Basil strong enough to takeover all the flavours of the drink. Strawberry played an sweetening agent.
– Lemonade- Watermelon, Orange & Sage: This was really good, refreshing and thirst-quenching drink. Juiciness of Watermelon and tanginess of the orange juice gave a drink a distinct taste to it.
Chef Tushar has an enriching experience in the world of gastronomy and culinary arts so far and firmly believes that he learns something new everyday. He believes that cooking food is like creation of art and he loves experimenting with flavours and ingredients to create new dishes and make dining an unforgettable experience. He started his journey with Indigo Deli Colaba and now heading the Pune Indigo Deli. He had all his ears to get to know the taste buds of each one of us and the order for the Burgers and Sandwiches was placed. He also shared his expertise by suggesting us to try something out of the box.
Its a Burger Time:
- Roasted Mushroom and Tofu Burger with garlic spinach on a five-grain bun: As Chef said this is the one of his favourite Burger from the menu but it’s an underrated burger from Indigo patrons… With the very first bite I felt the crunchiness and the juiciness till the last bite. I really wonder why this burger is not so popular. This burger was the most delicious burger of all. Burger was served with fresh salad portion along with the Potato Wedges. All the buns and bread are freshly baked daily in-house so the quality and the customisation as per the Dish is maintained.
Corn crusted, potato and jalapeño Burger with Creamy Feta on a Multi-Grain roll: This burger was one of the most demanded from the Menu. Burger Patty was much like the regular one with Creamy Feta made the difference in overall taste. Multi grain Bun was freshly baked.
Now its a turn for some Sandwiches:
- Roasted vegetables, mushrooms, garlic, spinach and swiss cheese: Comparing to burgers sandwiches were not that impressive. This sandwich had a bit of smoky flavours to Vegetables along with a good combo of garlic, spinach and Swiss Cheese which gave the real flavour.
The Deli Chili Cheese Toast cheddar, bell peppers, red onions and jalapeños, grilled in whole wheat bread: Regular Cheese Chilly toast stuffed with Bell peppers jalapeños Served with some fresh salads to go with it.
-Bailey’s (with alcohol)
– Mocha and caramelised banana
– Strawberry cheese cake
– Banana peanut butter
– Dulce de leche
–Chocolate Mud Cake: Soft and tender loaded with berries which adds the juiciness to the cake. #Musthave
–Chocolate Whiskey Pate : This is the treat for the whiskey lovers… right from the first bite you get the strong taste of Whiskey and then the chocolate. This dessert beautifully made and it one of the best selling dessert from the menu. #Musthave
All the Ice Creams were home made and they were really brilliant… very well blended with all the infused flavours. Personally I liked the Mocha and Caramelised Banana. #Musthave
Indigo Deli- A legendary European and Continental Restaurant (Background) :
Launched in 2005, Indigo Deli has defined the quintessential deli experience in India over the years. With accolades and awards, and many a ‘firsts’ along the way, a tradition of over 11 years of delighting patrons, now finds its home in Pune’s shopping and entertainment hub, Phoenix Marketcity at Viman Nagar.
Carrying forward the philosophy of the brand, the menu is a nostalgic tour with creative twists on classic comfort food. With a focus on nouvelle cuisine, the menu stresses on light cooking that preserves the identity of carefully selected local ingredients. ‘Think global, eat local’ remains a paradigm for the menu that boasts the much-loved selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas, light meals, and such; a wide range of scrumptious desserts; a bevy of beverages and a daily changing, “specials” menu. Good food served well, each dish at this all-day eatery has a story to tell. From the Rueben Sandwich where the Pastrami is made in-house and the meat cured over 21 days; to the best-selling BBQ Pork Ribs with the right hints of smoky, spicy and sweet and the homemade ice-creams created using age-old recipes. The menu includes other all-time favourites like the Deli
Roast Chicken, Eggs Benedict, and the signature Citrus Salad or the Corn Crusted Potato and Jalapeno Burger. The thin crust pizzas are a Deli speciality – with the crispiest crust and an assortment of the yummiest toppings. Finally, indulge your sweet tooth, with the most delicious Crème Brulee or the Molten Chocolate Cake that will truly leave a lasting impression.
The bar offers additional reasons to celebrate. One can begin an evening with some Classic ‘Deli’cious Cocktails– the Coastal Ride Martini, the Guava and Sriracha Margarita and the Musk Melon and Kiwi Mojito among others. Scheduled curated live performances only add to the joie de vivre and create an effervescent atmosphere while maintaining a fun yet comfortable environment for all.
A unique feature at the Indigo Delis, including this one, will be the daily changing specials menu, which will be curated and designed by the head chef at the outlet. Chef Tushar Deshpande, Sous Chef – Indigo Deli Pune says, “It’s an honour and a challenge to represent this heritage of Indigo Deli, which has been a culinary power house for over a decade, now in a city full of foodies. We invite all you Punekars to dig into our legendary recipes like the Grilled Pork Ribs, Risotto of Wild Mushrooms and melt in the mouth Crispy Chicken Burger. Finally finish off with a luxury dessert or our popular home-made ice creams. Absolutely excited about this journey commencing.”
Indigo Deli, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune:
For reservations: 020 49300200 / 020 49300201
Timings: 9 am to 12 am
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