Let me start me what 1BHK stands for? Yes, the abbreviations translate to 1 BAR, HAUTE, KITCHEN. Basically an all in one place where one can treat oneself to finest of cocktails along with some fine gourmet food. Just launched a month back, the place is already making waves in the Pune food circuit. Allow me to give you a firsthand experience of this place…
Start with the booze…
There are a plethora of options here and my favorite being their Red Wine Sangria and the 1BHK Bartender’s Special Vodka Cheesecake Fusion that was a stunner of a drink. Made with premium quality Ketel One vodka and blended with a Philadelphia cheesecake – totally acocktail that you don’t want to miss
Along with a potent Long Island Iced Tea on the men,u they also serve a concoction of vodka and gin with a Paan flavor – The Nasha Pan which is hard to miss
Check out the Salads…
The Valencia Orange and Apple Fusion Salad reminds you of Spain. Brings together key ingredients representing the Vasco (known for Apples) and Valencia (known for it citrus fruits like orange). Completely healthy and refreshing. While the Striped Chicken Salad is a mix of crisp salad greens and salad dressing in this colorful, salad topped with chicken strips
The Tapas Menu will grab your eyeballs and your taste buds…
Garlic Mushrooms with Pita Bread in this garlic, cumin, and paprika come together with the mushrooms’ umami and the onion’s sweetness to make a perfect dip to go with the Pita. Trust me you won’t stop till you have finished the entire plate
1BHK “King” Non-Veg Mezze Platter with Seafood platter – I call it the king of all platters. If you are a large group of people then this is perfect for you. This mezze platter includes hummus, beetroot hummus, muhammara, baba ganoush and tzatziki as dips that go perfectly along with lamb and chicken kebabs, seekh kababs, potato wedges, grilled prawns, grilled fish, roasted almonds, pomegranates and pickled vegetables. It’s a steal here.
The Naaza here is a pizza lover’s delight…
Ancestors to the popular Naanza, the naaza at 1BHK are topped with Butter Paneer, Butter Chicken and Kheema with the popular naan as its base.
Pro Tip: The Butter Chicken Naaza is mind blowing
You will be spoilt for choice looking at their Mains menu…
Let me tell you the portions are good for two so avoid over ordering.
When you’re in the mood for a meaty, savory comfort-food classic The Original Shepherd’s Pie at 1BHK is pretty darn impressive. The minced lamb, kosher salt with an amazing bed of mashed potatoes, creamy, cheesy with a delectable flaky crust. Need I say more… Deliciousness in a bite
Zaatar Marinated Roasted Chicken inspired by the Middle Eastern dried seasoning mix called za’atar, a combination of herbs (usually thyme, oregano and marjoram), sesame seeds and sumac. Served over a bed of quinoa it is a meat lovers delight
1BHK Cottage Cheese Steak in JD Sauce well this can turn a carnivore into a herbivore. The sauce is kick ass. The sweet and spicy barbecue sauce infused with Jack Daniels is the star of the dish.
The Grilled John Dory with Almond Rosemary Dressing – This, my dear friends was my favorite of the lot. What will amaze you is how subtly the fish has been treated with. A dish that is a ideal example of showing restraint to keep the innate flavors of the main produce intact. The dressing beautifully complements the fish.
Keep space of desserts…
I encountered a classic baked cheesecake after a long time. And boy.. I was impreesed with the Blueberry Cheesecake at 1BHK. Its indulgent and berry delicious
The other desserts of the menu like Choc Choc Hazelnut Brownie with Vanilla Ice-cream and Napoli Tiramisu are delicious but my loyalties are skewed towards that cheesecake
Meal for Two at 1 BHK will cost you around Rs. 1700 approx with alcohol
- The portions are huge
- The cocktails are super potent
- The food is noteworthy
- The place is for all occasions (dine, party, a boys or a girls night out or infact a date night)
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