Classé by The Cooking Culture | Kalyani Nagar | Pune

Classé is one of the latest entrant into the Pune food scenes. Classé is that kind of a place which I definitely wouldn’t have tried if it wasn’t for a Carpe Diem invite (me being a pure non vegetarian and Classé being a pure veg fine dine).

Pre plated set course meals are their USP and they are doing a pretty good work at that. The ambiance is nothing short of a fine dine feel.

7/10/15/21 course meals are priced at Rs. 599 / Rs. 899 / Rs. 1299 / Rs. 1999 excluding taxes.

Course I – Mocktail…

Blood Orange Mojito: Very refreshing indeed. Sparkling orange juice, mint leaves and lemon wedges with mojito syrup. Perfectly balanced.

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Crispy pita strips with hummus and salsa were also presented as a pre-starter (maybe?)

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Course II – Soup…

Smoked Cheese and Paprika: The best veg soup I had in a really long time. A mix of baby tomatoes and smoked cheese with a zing of paprika is the best you could ask for this season!

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Course III – Appetizer #1…

Chana Masala Wonton: A good example of fusion. Crispy fried wonton stuffed with chana masala topped with sev, mint, sweet chutney, spicy chutney and pomegranate. Very well pulled off.

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Course III – Appetizer # 1…

Cottage Cheese Pinwheels: Flavor blast in a roundel. Cottage cheese covered with a mash cheese and tomato concasse topped with in house tangy sauce and garnished with a cherry tomato and an olive. Bite sized monster this one. A bit inconsistent with the salt (was not equally spread in the roundel).

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Course V – European Entrée…

Taro’s Nest: If you take too much time taking snaps of this one, the fried noodles will turn soggy. Farm fresh prime veggies cooked in in-house sauce on a noodle nest. Yet another flavorful dish, until you eat it when the noodle is crispy.

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Course VI – Oriental Entrée…

Parmigianino Ravioli:  Homegrown tomatoes, ricotta and wild ravioli tossed in creamy saffron parmesan sauce. The sauce was spot on and hence the dish. Accompanied by a garlic bread.

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Course VII – Indian Main # 1…

Clay Pot Cottage Cheese: Strips of paneer in tangy tomato gravy cooked in clay pot. Tasted no different than a normal paneer curry.

Course VIII – Indian Main # 2…

Mausam ki Khaas Tarkari: True to its name, seasonal veggies in a similar tomato gravy served on a papad disguised as a katori. Decent.

The Indian mains were served with Indian breads.

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Course IX – Indian Grains and Pulses…

Hyderabadi Biryani with Boorani Raita: Well I am no one to rate a Veg Biriyani. But this could be one of the best “veg biriyani” I have had. The taste was as good as the aroma and complemented well with the thick authentic boorani raita.

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Course X – Dessert…

We had to choose from 2, but we tried our hands on both the desserts.

Malai pan ki minar: Lovely mousse made out of betel leaves and rose flavor. The gulkand was also lovely and both went well together.

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Saffron Almond Soil: Pistachio mousse topped with pistachio gratings served with soil made from saffron crumble and almond biscuits.

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Both the desserts did justice to their names.

Classé is not bad after all. Pure veg is not bad after all. Classé is sure to be a go-to option for Vegetarians. They serve jain food as well. As for non-vegetarians, yes, could be tried once in a while

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