I recently happened to visit Orion, Baner for a food tasting. Run by Abhishek who is very passionate about having his own restaurant is doing pretty well stirring up a storm in his kitchen and impressing his clientele.
Here’s a brief summary of my experience at the tasting:
We started with the Three Mushroom Liquid with Melba Crisp soup. It was a flavorful and creamy soup with the foam that added some molecular element to it. It was easily one of the stand out dishes out of the tasting.
The Indian Spiced Pumpkin Veloute was again a smooth and creamy soup – a little subtler than the mushroom soup. I hate pumpkin and this soup was one reason to question my hate.
The Chicken Shorba was more like a gravy but a little runny with pulled chicken pieces. A very flavourful and yummy broth that made us see extremes in the soups section.
In the appetisers, we tried the Bangkok style chicken which had small chicken pieces with a typical indo-chinese flavour served on a bed of fried noodles. LazyPandaDiaries couldn’t get enough of this. Whereas the Country Style Maple Wings were a bit too sweet for my palate.
The Orion Special Kebab were just about good with a layer of cheese on top and chicken just about cooked. The Garlic Bread with Red Onion Jam had some interesting flavours but the bread was thinly sliced and not as crisply cooked making the bread soggy.
The Makhmali Roll had stuffed paneer with a foam which tasted good and the Sikpuri Tikki with Passionfruit Mayonnaise about which I had mixed thoughts. While the texture was impressive, the taste couldn’t really get my attention.
The Pumpkin Ravioli with Thyme Butter was really exquisite. Nicely cooked pumpkin stuffed in ravioli (which could have used with a thinner roll of pasta) went well with the contrasting thyme butter.
The Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza was presented in a closed bowl and carved out live on the table. While the tonnes of cheese made sure the pizza stayed close to the authentic deep dish, the chewy base and lack of sauce disappointed me a little. The Naanza too had its base a little undercooked.
The Chocolate Cigars we couldn’t help but order multiple portions and customize it every time. It was simply addictive.
A big shout out to Vaibhav, Abhishek and Team Orion 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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