Pune got Sassy when The Sassy Spoon opened up at Lane 7 where once Jimmy Hu and Brooklyn Shuffle were. The Sassy Spoon has an amazing ambiance with very quirky and chic interiors.
A Volkswagen van at the bar, a mega bookshelf, hanging bicycle, an outdoor patisserie make it the sassiest place to be in Pune.
Rachel Goenka and Head Chef Irfan Pabaney who The Sassy Spoon are very excited to enter into the Pune market.
The BTeam was invited for an exclusive food tasting and here’s a brief summary of my experience.
We started off with the Nachos that had tomato salsa, chimichurri and loads of cheese & pepper sauce. I must say the nacho chips were one of the best I’ve had in Pune. They were consistently crisp and didn’t go soggy with the smothered queso for quite a while.
The Sri Lanka Spiced Chicken Poi with Spiced Onions had pulled chicken stuffed in a bun and was served with a side of sautéed baby potatoes and a house salad. The chicken had very subtle flavours however it was just a bit too dry for me.
The Veg Bruschetta was topped off with smoked eggplant, crispy chickpeas and fried onions. I liked this very much for the play on textures and I thought it was a very well balanced dish.
The Mushroom Fricassee was served in a brioche bun over a bed of tomato basil sauce. The mushroom was filling was creamy and savoury while the tomato basil sauce made quite a lot of difference to the flavours taking this dish to the next level.
The Tenderloin Jerky had fried buff strips served with a tomato and chili dip. This is one of the must try dishes for the carnivores out there.
The Cajun Spiced Butter Garlic Prawns with Crusty French Baguette looked absolutely tempting but I couldn’t have the prawns due to an allergy. However, I tasted the garlic butter with the French baguette and it was absolutely lip smacking.
The Pan Seared Chicken in Mustard Cream had shallots and garlic spinach. I am not a big fan of mustard and hence couldn’t appreciate the dish in its entirety but my fellow bloggers did like it.
The French Onion Cheese Melt caught my attention and I had to try it. It had a Texas toast containing caramelized onions and melted cheese.
The Baked Lasagna of Creamed leeks, Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes and Cheddar was absolutely out of the world for me. It was served on a bed of tomato sauce which was perfectly cooked and balanced the flavours out beautifully.
The Spaghetti with Lemon Beurre Noisette, Parmesan and Roasted Almonds was really delicious. Al-dente spaghetti with the acidic flavour from the lemon and the nutty flavour from parmesan went hand in hand.
The Coffee Cooler had espresso, citrus fruits and fizz. I would definitely recommend this for all the coffee lovers out there. A strong flavour of coffee accompanied by the acidic flavour from the fruits is really refreshing.
The Very Berry Khatta had fresh mulberries with orange, grapes and kala khatta. It had a strong dominating flavour of the kala khatta.
The Soul Cooler had kokum, lemon, cilantro, green chillies and fizz. I think it was the most innovative of the lot and the first sip took me by surprise. There’s a hint of sweet from the kokum followed by a punch of spiciness from the chillies. I think this drink would also make a strong candidate for the pani in the next level pani puri.
A big shout out to Shivangi from Carpe Diem for inviting us and Team The Sassy Spoon for hosting us.
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.
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