Kalyani Nagar’s The Flour Works is now in Kondhwa with a new outlet to give a dining experience that is casual and also pet friendly.. Situated away from the bustle of the city, this all day fine dining café is the next go to place.
Owned by Meeta Makhecha, one of Pune’s few women restaurateurs, the first outlet of The Flour Works was opened in January 2012 in Kalyani Nagar. Graced with a relaxed vibe in a beautiful ambiance, the Kondhwa outlet offers an exquisite mains menu inspired by authentic European cuisine.
The brick walls in the indoor seating area of the outlet catches the eye immediately. A moderately lit environment and huge white pots gives it the perfect contrast making it look rustic yet classic.
Starting from the beverages, their traditional Vietnamese Cold Coffee will lift your mood in no time. The kick of the coffee with equal amounts of condensed milk is sure to brighten up a gloomy day. The crunchy, thick, creamy and yummilicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie is sure to impress a sweet toothed.
For starters, the Stir-Fried Chicken with Balsamic Glaze should be on everyone’s much have lists. The tender and juicy chicken with balsamic glaze and veggies on the side makes it an instant hit. The Vegetable and Cheese Croquettes are good snack to ease your hunger and enjoy the day while chatting with your mates. On the sea food plater were Prawns with Lemon Garlic Butter, a simple yet flavourful dish with perfectly cooked prawns and not so over powering lemon and garlic tang.
The restaurant introduces several seasonal menus through the year. There is something to delight everyone’s gastronomical tastes from exotic beverages to an extensive bakery line-up. Moving on to the mains, their Pasta Tossed in Spicy Fresh Tomato Sauce was the highlight.
However, the Red Snapper and Leek-en-Papillote with a Vegetable Gratin is extraordinary. The fish baked in a packet holds moisture to steam the food and is full of flavours increasing one’s curiosity when the platter is brought to the table and unfolded in front of you.
And then to ease a sweet craving soul was Custard Quartet with four differently flavoured custards, lightly sweetened and Caramel Panna Cotta with Gingerbread perfect to leave on a sweet note.
Cost: Rs 1,300 for two people (approx.)
The Flour Works is now in Rajmudra Apartments, Kondhwa Khurd, Kondhwa, Pune.
#This review was done on invitation for their media tasting event. All views expressed in this are the authors.