The name Pandora—”all gifts”—in Hesiod’s version derives from the fact that she received gifts from all deities. Just like that Pandora who had all the gifts, this Pandora in Pune has got it all.
- Ambience: Pandora Pune has a lovely ambience which sets up the tone for lovely time you spend here. It contains an alfresco, lower and upper lounge. Ideal for date nights, corporate \ family meetups.
- Delectable Food: Chef Vikrant Naidu is a magician. With his expertise in Indian contemporary cuisine combined with western prowess and attention to details whatever comes out of the kitchen of Pandora Pune is truly magical. More on this later.
Prashaantand Ayank (owners of Pandora, Pune) have got this part on point. The staff is well trained and pretty responsive to whatever customisation requests you throw at them.
- Ease of travel: You don’t need to Travel all the way to Koregaon Park or Viman Nagar to visit a splendid place. Just until Yerwada is enough. As a
resultyou avoid traffic and the ample parking space takes away the other worry as well. Check out the location below.
- Special Attraction: If you are planning a mid-week relaxation session, do not miss the live music on every Wednesday. The experience is truly scintillating.
Stunner: It is a citrus flavoured frozen drink with a mix of peach and garnished with
Fugitive: Made with fresh
Grey Hound: Kaffir lime, pineapple juice & mixed with cherry syrup. I love pineapples. As a
Masala liver pate: Have you ever tasted meat which is so finely minced, that it just melts in your mouth? If yes you know how this dish is going to be. If not you must try this. Chicken liver infused with Indian spices and herbs to create a smooth texture and flavorful dish. Served with balsamic pearls and jelly. Arugula maple salad, Raddish and Carrot Ribbons to balance the taste.
Barwal Soya Chaap: Soya Chaap is a new trend from the streets of Delhi. You will find it everywhere. Right from the street side
Ancho Chilli Chicken Tikka: a modern Indian take on a classic chicken tikka where the Mexican herbs and spices including ancho chilli
Trio Paneer Tikka: Everyone loves a well made paneer tikka. But this modern touch to paneer tikka made us wonder about the advancement in the Indian culinary expertise. Panner tikka served with three different flavours consisting of chipotle from Mexico, gongura ( A plant, either Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) or Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) ) from South India and Malai from northern India. It is served with Tamarind, Mint and Roasted Garlic Chutney.
Puneri Thecha Noodles: I am not a big fan of Noodles. I tasted it and it was a bit too spicy for my palette. It is a modern Indian take on the Asian cuisine where the noodles are toasted with a classic
Nalli Nihari: Nalli Nihari is a perfect main course. Tasty and tender meat served with thick and gooey Khameeri roti.
I have a real soft spot for slow-cooked lamb shanks. I just love the look of a hunk of meltingly tender meat wrapped around the bone. Hits my carnivore sweet-spot, every time.
Gajar Halwa Boreas: Crispy cream cheese and Gajar Halwa cigars served with cheese ice cream.
Hazel and salted caramel moelleux: Burnt sugar crisps served with berry pearls. If you want something very sweet to end your meal, go for it. The pearls just linger around on your tongue leaving behind the long lasting sweet after taste.
Fine dining restaurants are all different but share similar characteristics: attention to detail, perfect execution, and exceptional service. Pandora nails all these areas. Today’s fine dining has evolved into an eclectic blend of cuisines and dining concepts, but some aspects that make fine dining, well, fine, are here to stay. You don’t need to face the traffic of Viman Nagar or Koregaon Park to experience these aspects. Now just head till Yerwada and experience the minimalism and exquisite offerings of Pandora.
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