Dining out is not just about eating great food anymore. It’s about teasing your senses; the sights, sounds, smells. For us, one such dining experience was at The Flying Saucer Bar.
Very few rooftop places in Pune which offer you a picturesque view of the city and Flying Saucer is one of them.
For those who like to shake a leg, the restaurant has a lounge section where the DJ churns out some great commercial numbers. But for those looking for quieter places and soaking in the ambience of the surroundings, can opt for the rooftop.
Flying Saucer Bar has a huge spread of starters to choose from, both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians.
We started with an amuse bouche of mushroom and parsley croquettes that were crunchy and bagful of flavor.
Another chance to bite into something crunchy was the Malaysian pop corn chicken. This dish was moreishly delectable and one could just sit there all night sipping on some cocktail and crunching the chicken popcorn.
The classic stuffed tandoori mushrooms were well spiced and did tickle our taste buds . The Koliwada prawns was another dish from the Indian tandoor kitchens that was well spiced and nice. However, we felt that the masala overpowered the flavor of the prawns.
Some interesting drinks to give us great company were the Flying Saucer cocktail.
The Beijing crispy cheese dumpling was a downer and did not really impress us much. It was neither a Manchurian nor a dumpling. More like a hit and miss recipe.
While the starters were just ok and nothing extraordinary as we had hoped it to be, we were eagerly waiting to try out the mains.
From the Indian variety , the butter chicken and the dal makhani were interesting both in texture and flavor. We enjoyed the creamy buttery flavours of both these dishes.
The veg biryani was delightful. Even though the biryani was vegetarian, it was tasty nonetheless. The balance of flavours and textures was exquisite.
What really stood out in the mains was the Chicken polenta that had unique authentic flavours. Topped with chicken legs and peas, this dish made up for a wonderful dish.
Though we all were heading into a food coma but the stellar presentation of desserts made us change our minds. The churos slathered with chocolate and the warm chocolate butter cake made it a fitting end to the evening.
The other desserts that are worth trying are the Blueberry cheese cake and the Chocolate caramel cake.
Service: The service was stellar. The waiters and Chef Nick ensured we gt what we wanted, whether it was good food or the perfect place to shoot the dish.
We at Moi Palate were looking for an exclusive dining experience and we got just that at The Flying Saucer Bar.
Recommendation: If you are looking for a place that has a great ambience, then Flying Saucer Bar is the place for you. However, don’t expect much from the food else you would be disappointed.