11 East Street Bar recently opened up in Ishanya Mall, Yerwada, bringing in the iconic dishes from the popular 11 East Street Café.
The al-fresco area of Zora is now 11 East Street Bar. Serving innovative, modern and fusion cocktails, the main focus of 11 ESB is to pair fusion food with these drinks.
The place is very vibrant, chic, modern and instagrammable. We were recently invited for a tasting there and here’s a brief summary of my experience at the tasting.
We started off with the well-known names from the Chinese world like Chicken Kung Pao and Chicken Lollipop with Szechuan sauce. The Kung Pao was on point with perfectly cooked chicken. The Chicken Lollipop was one of the best I’ve had till date and mind you the spice will leave your lips burning, but it is totally worth it.
The Drunk Chili Jalapeno Cheese Balls were prepared with onions, coriander, green chili, jalapenos and served with beer sauce. Not the instagrammable dripping cheese exactly, but good enough to go with your beer or drink.
The Til Mil Kumbh which had mushrooms stuffed with garlic, cheese and were coated with tandoori masala and sesame seeds. There was lots of cheese, so what could possibly go wrong? We ended up ordering another portion.
The Macchi Amritsari Fingers were deep fried in a spicy batter and was served with white radish and mint chutney.
The Galouti Kebab had a medley of spices and I kind of did not like the chaos of that. I squeezed some lemons and topped it off with some onions to enjoy it. Some may like the kebabs as is, but if you’re like me, now you know what to do.
The mains were clearly the stars of our tasting. The Bhut Jolokia Khao Suey, although toned down a bit to cater to multiple audiences, it tastes brilliant. But I wouldn’t mind the spicy levels to blow out my brains.
When you’re tired of eating out a lot, you resort to homely and comfort food like Dal Khichdi. But there may come a time that you’re bored of that too. That is when you must try the mind-blowing Peri Peri Dal Khichdi. You’re going to love this tangy and spicy affair. The flavour combination is just brilliant. Taste it to believe it.
Who would have thought Butter Chicken and Fried Rice will make a brilliant combination? Well, Priyanka thought of it and pulled it off effortlessly. I was a bit skeptical to try the dish itself but when I had one bite, I couldn’t help but have few more bites.
For desserts, we had The Chocolate Vodka Lava which had a chocolate ganache infused with vodka. We also tried the Lindt Hazelnut Fudge Brownies served with vanilla ice cream. The desserts couldn’t take over the glory of the mains for me.
A big shout out to Joravar, Priyanka and Team 11 East Street Bar for inviting and 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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