After multiple such inclusions it seems that “The Sassy Spoon, Koregaon Park, Pune” just missed mention on my recent spring restaurant review list, but better late than never, having finally debuted in Pune city after a couple of solid years of anticipation.
In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, or shocking chef shuffle. That’s why I am trying to keep you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites. The Sassy Spoon, ladies and gentlemen, a hot favorite from Bombay joins the league of big brands that are taking Pune by storm. The restaurant aims to recreate the same ‘Sassy Experience’ in Pune as well with quirky bar bites, innovative mains, scrumptious breakfasts and an innovative menu spanning across European, Mediterranean, South East Asian and Indian cuisines along with an exciting selection of cocktails and mocktails.
Carving out still another corner with sheer beauty, The Sassy Spoon sports an uber-chic ambience and the settings are totally in contrast to each other. Being that the ultra modern space is largely elegant, all but ensures that attention is focused on the plates; which practically vibrate with a saturated riot of color that only fresh produce can provide. Such intricate detailing to every corner is noteworthy.
The menu as I mentioned is exhaustive and they serve you an enticing mix of European, Mediterranean, South East Asian and Indian cuisines. Here’s how my evening unfolded at The Sassy Spoon.
The soul cooler is one mocktail which gets you talking, beautifully balanced and makes for great refreshment.
The very berry khatta is the eccentric take on the kala khatta and I swear I can’t tell you how nostalgic this drink made me. They also serve a little shot glass along with the drink, so you can add it in as the shaved ice starts diluting the drink. Pranav Mody, the chief mixologist deserves a pat on the back for treating us with a sip of nostalgia.
You can’t start making jerky until you know what cut of beef you are going to use to make your jerky, I am sucker for beef, actually one better, a sucker for a good tenderloin and what I had at Sassy Spoon was truly a showstopper. Perfectly made and quickly devoured.
With paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, trust me it’s like packing flavor into one pot, what a base for prawns. By far the best prawns I have had. You don’t want to miss out on these.
Rawa Crusted Bombil
A favorite along the konkan coast, the fried bombil or Bombay duck is what I love among my limited liking of seafood. Little did I know that a restaurant with such sass knows its Bombil so well, delicious is the word! Tender fish with an amazing rawa coating with raw mango chutney is a must try at Sassy Spoon.
I was so full by the time it came to mains, I actually thought to give it a miss and drop by some other day just to savor the biggies, but, but, but …
The servers at Sassy Spoon sure know how to lure you, he got me the baby lamb leg and I was already thinking about some lazeezStories!
I have been a fan of the hind leg ever since I had baby teeth, unique to my palate and a total burst of flavors, the stock tasted so great and went very well with confit potatoes.
Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, Sassy Spoon has hundreds of top-rated desserts to satisfy your taste buds; I am in love with their Sticky toffee pudding. A British dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates covered in a toffee sauce and served with the in house vanilla ice cream and candied ginger. A piece of art, an eternal love story!
Also the “7 Textured Hazelnut & Chocolate Cake” is something to watch out for, not really the best but I am sure the chocoholics wouldn’t want to miss out on this one.
Picture Credits – Siddarth Gujar
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.
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