Restaurant Name: The Sassy Spoon
Address: Sanskriti Lifestyle, Next to State Bank of India, Lane Number 7, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India.
The Sassy Spoon is a brainchild of Rachel Goenka-Khetarpal, an alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu London and Ballymaloe Cookery School and Chef Irfan Pabaney. The Sassy Spoon has been winning awards and accolades since they began operations a few years ago.
The Food Prowl Team was invited for a Food Tasting.
The Tasting Menu consisted of a variety of appetizers, main course, desserts, cocktails and mocktails.
Baked phyllo pastry with olives, artichokes, water chestnut & sundried tomato with peri peri cheese sauce
Quinoa, Chickpeas, Sweet Potato & Bell Pepper Poppers with Sassy Slaw & Hummus
Pulled Lamb Croquettes with Feta Cheese & Mint Aioli
Japanese Battered Prawns with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Chicken Wings in Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Wild Mushroom Risotto With Bocconcini
Ricotta, Asparagus and Water Chestnut Tortellini in an Aglio Olio Cream with Balsamic Drizzle
Scottish Salmon with Sautéed Spinach, Water Chestnut and Glazed Carrots
Chicken Scallopini With Herbed MushroomBraised Lamb Shank With Berries served with a Raisin Pilaf and an Apple Cinnamon Sauce
Caramelized White Chocolate & Watermelon Mousse Served with Guava Chilli Sorbet
Peach & Green Tea Mousse Peach & green tea white chocolate mousse with Apricot Sponge, served with Raspberry Sorbet
Spiked Very Berry Khatta Mulberries with Pomegranate, Orange, Grape, Lime, Rum
Morning Brew with Whiskey, Espresso, Zest
Bite Me Vodka, Green Apple and Lemon
Basil and Ginger Mojito
White Rum and fresh Basil infused with Lime and Ginger
Basil and Mellon Fresh watermelon muddled with lime juice & fresh basil, topped with fizz
Soul Cooler Kokum, lemon, cilantro, green chilies, fizz
Very Berry Khatta Fresh mulberries muddled with oranges with a hint of grapes & Kala Khatta
Almost everything that we tasted from the Tasting Menu was good but still lacked the “Wow Factor” that should have been associated with a brand of the stature of The Sassy Spoon which has won several awards. However, these dishes are a part of the New Menu that has been introduced at The Sassy Spoon, there is a scope of tweaking these dishes to elevate the taste. The dishes from the Regular Menu continue to be served and surely there might be a lot of Winners there.
Overall, it was a mixed feeling when we were done with the Tasting, a happy one but with the queer feeling of not really being a soul satisfying experience.
Special Thanks to Sasha Anand and Polemo Social for inviting us for the food tasting.
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