Tarawade Clarks Inn is the new kid in the block. Ruling Indian hotel idustry with its group of hotels in almost all the categories, Clarks Inn’s first project in Pune is handled by Tarawade groups. Based in Lucknow, Tarawade group has over 60 projects running and 40 in pipeline. They have been recipients of n number of awards throughout the years.
#TheBteam hosted its first bloggers table in association with FoodieApp and Rhythm Winery, where a wine tasting session was organized as well.
Rhythm Winery is a well known name in Pune. The specialty about them is that their wines are all fruit based. First, wine of grapes and a fruit is made separately, which are later blend together. Alphonso, Peach, Strawberry, Kiwi, Pineapple and Plum are the flavours available
Thanks to Rhythm winery, now we know the basics of wine tasting. See-Swirl-Smell-Sip. Alphonso and Peach were the flavours up for tasting and trust me, they are amazing. The smell was spot on and the taste of the fruit could be felt distinctly with a zing of alcohol. Taste it to believe it.
What followed the wines, were displays of flavoursome Indian dishes…
Paneer Tikka: Two variants of Paneer Tikka were served. One was the standard fare of paneer tikka, and the other being the Hariyali preparation. Standard fare was standard indeedJ. Soft and succulent paneer chunks char grilled to perfection. The Hariyali preparation came with cheese infused within the paneer cubes. However the cheese taste could hardly be felt. I preferred the former, over the latter.
Fish Tikka: The freshness of fish was felt right at the first bite itself. Char grilled Bhetki fish marinated with right amount of spices and grilled to perfection.
Mutton Sheekh Kebab: Minced lamb meat skewered in sheekh, grilled in char. A good preparation with no exceptions found. Good thing about the kebab was it wasn’t that dry and didn’t crumble.
Mutton Biriyani: The only main course served for the night and this one proves that one main course is more than enough if done right. One of the best Biriyanis I have had in Pune. None other than our fellow blogger, Biriyani master, can rightly describe the biriyani.
Just as he said, the mutton pieces which were not tender, were the only let down in the dish. When I got a tender piece amongst others, I happily chowed it down with the Biriyani in a matter of seconds.
Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream: Undoubtedly the biggest Gulab Jamun I have ever had. A decent and standard preparation of Gulab Jamun served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Pretty good finishing touch to the evening.
Ambiance is good enough and nothing much to talk about. Even though Clarks Inn boasts a multi cuisine restaurant, they were keen in serving us the Indian dishes which they succeeded at most the dishes. A bit of tuning to the service (the staff very friendly) could simply boost the place up like never before.