Santé Spa has been a silent monster in Pune for some time now. They are not celebrated like how some big players are, they are not flashy and they are so quiet. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the best places in Pune !
Being a ‘hardcore’ non vegetarian, I was very, very sceptical to try out a place which offers ‘healthy’, ‘veg’ food ( 2 words which I hardly use). ‘The job demands it, so we execute it’ was my attitude until the moment I had the first dish.
Spinach Spearmint Pineapple: A healthy drink after a very long time. Anti-oxidant, this. The drink wasn’t served chilled. That’s the way they recommend, however, I asked for couple of ice cubes for my liking. The drink was more of a pineapple flavor with a dash of spinach and hint of peppermint. What a start!
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, has a special programme called ‘Karmayoga’ which involves the current students visiting the nearby villages and observing the overall condition, features and what not. That’s not it, the programme tries its best to resolve any issues being reported to the students.
This year, the students are visiting over 30 villages in as many groups. The village which our group visited was Kuzhipandhandalam. Situated over 10 kms from the college, the village is calm and serene to say the least. Here’s what the village showed us, rather taught us !
As a part of the Bloggers Meet Up, the lunch for the first day was scheduled to be at the famed Salt Co. 531. The spread is really huge and its mind blowing.
We started off with some chaat. The mobile chaat counter was a sight ! Dhokla chaat was being prepared and the use of liquid ice was very innovative. The chaat was really good.
Barbecue wings and buffalo chicken both were good, well marinated and cooked to perfection. The taste of the sauces stood out.