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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Warm up your Belly with Indigo Deli

Phoenix Market city opens its door to another legacy in the form of Indigo Deli.
This name needs no introduction.
Launched in 2005, Indigo Deli has defined the quintessential deli experience in India over the years.
After 11 years of delighting its patrons, number of awards, accolades and many pretty feathers in its cap, Pune gets to experience this phenomena of taste and classy relaxed ambience all packed in a punch.
Speaking on the launch, Anurag Katriar, Executive Director and CEO at deGustibus Hospitality Pvt Ltd says, - "Indigo Deli is currently our principle vehicle of growth. We opened two outposts of the brand in Gurgaon and Powai in the last two months and we are now excited to make our first foray into Pune."
This 92 seater, sprawling across 3200 sq. ft. is divided seamlessly across the bar and dining spaces with a show kitchen, as an interactive focal point. Precision of geometry has always been a consistent feature across the restaurants and this theme is re-interpreted to give Indigo Deli, Phoenix Market city, Pune its own character and sense of place.  The ambience boasts of rustic browns and warm lighting.
The place has a younger vibe than the other delis, known mainly for yummy food, drinks and hospitality will also have a live bar weekend live entertainment for that complete package.
Moreover, with the kitchen and food at its crux, the restaurant is laid out in an open plan seating layout. The highlight being the division of spaces in the form of a raised performance area with lit display shelving which shall sport a fine collection of wines and collectibles, open seating provides for larger gatherings and a horse shoe shaped booth seating for cosy semi private moods. All in all, the restaurant design exudes a moody and chic ambience using Indigo Deli’s signature material palette and colour tone.

Karen Anand enjoying the Deli

I just love their desserts and their home made ice creams are so good.

Expect comfort food at its best. Light cooking preserving the carefully selected local ingredients. Think global, eat local’ remains a paradigm for the menu that boasts the much-loved selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas, light meals, and such; a wide range of scrumptious desserts; a bevy of beverages and a daily changing, “specials” menu. Good food served well, each dish at this all-day eatery has a story to tell. From the Rueben Sandwich where the Pastrami is made in-house and the meat cured over 21 days; to the best-selling BBQ Pork Ribs with the right hints of smoky, spicy and sweet and the homemade ice-creams created using age-old recipes. The menu includes other all-time favourites like the Deli Roast Chicken, Eggs Benedict, and the signature Citrus Salad or the Corn Crusted Potato and
Jalapeno Burger. The thin crust pizzas are a Deli speciality Рwith the crispiest crust and an assortment of the yummiest toppings. Finally, indulge your sweet tooth, with the most delicious Cr̬me Brulee or the Molten Chocolate Cake that will truly leave a lasting impression.

The daily changing special menu is the characteristic feature of Indigo delis all over which will be followed in Pune as well and will be curated and designed by the head chef at the outlet. Chef Tushar Deshpande, Sous Chef – Indigo Deli Pune.

Lets just dive in the comfort food treasure trove.

Raspberry & Rosemary Mojito
Must Must try, this was my favourite cocktail for the night.
Especially for people who like their Drinks fruity and on a sweeter side.
Perfect !

Pear & Basil Martini

Kiwi Lemonade

Guava & Sriracha Margarita
Quite nice with kaafir leaves thrown in. Very different taste, went very well on the palate.

Chicken & Corn Chowder
I normally like veg soups however this one was really nice, comforting, creamy and full of flavour.
The Bread basket was too good. The assorted variety was perfect. Special mention to the Foccacia - one of the best i have had, majority of us couldnt stop munching on it. Another must have of the deli. 

Bombay chicken wings with blue cheese dip

These were messy and yummy to the core.
The dip went so well it had undertones of beer and complimented the wings really well.
Perfect starter with beer especially.

Thin Crust Pizzas are their specialty and I have never had a pizza with such a thin crust which was so good.

3 Smoked Peppers And 3 Cheese red, yellow, bhavnagari peppers, cheddar, scamorza and fresh mozzarella pizza
So simple yet so tasty, whether you are a non veg or veg this veggie pizza is a delight.
MUST have. 

Risotto of wild mushrooms and red wine

I loved this one.
I like my risotto a bit soft and this one was a wee bit more al Dante but the taste was perfection . Everything came together amazingly well, must try.

Corn Bread
We specifically asked for this after hearing a lot of talk about this darling.
So glad we asked for the same, the bread was so good and so healthy. It was amazing, the texture was coarse yet smooth. The taste was sweet with spices hitting your taste buds every time you took a bite.
oh so good, Must try.

Seared mushrooms and garlic potatoes with brie and caramelized onions, on crusty french bread sandwich
 This was the best mushroom sandwich I have ever had in my life. It was melt in the mouth. The flavour was so good, the sweetness of the onions, the bite from the mushrooms, the soft garlic potatoes and the creamy cheese- the combination - mind-blowing. One of their best dish of the night.
MUST try.

Plum & Almond Tart

This was really good, looked like a pie but was a tart and so good at that.

I am in love with their home made ice creams you have got to try them, so creamy and so comforting.
Especially Bailey's, Nilgiri Vanilla, Belgian chocolate and Pecan Butter ( my favs )
Apart from these there were Salted Caramel, Blueberry & Mint, Strawberry cheesecake.

Chocolate Whiskey Pate

This was my most favourite dessert for the night.
Loaded with a big peg of whiskey, So potent and so sinful.
Bitter in every bite with the luxury of rich chocolate. Heavenly.
P.S They don't serve this one to kids.

Last but not the least a delicious hamper to carry home and spoil our self with some yummy jams, marmalade and freshly baked bread.

The night was really good. The service was fantastic, they ask for what you like and then suggest dishes or tweak them according to your choice.
Amazing place to sit back and relax and let them take care of you and pamper you silly. Be it a weekend brunch, meetings, romantic meal, night with friends, or just get some alone time with your thoughts or perhaps a quick snack after shopping- Indigo Deli wont disappoint.
The prices are on the higher side considering the quality they serve, the food is top notch and so is the ambience and service.

Thanks a lot to Carpe Diem and Indigo Deli for having me over. Special thanks to Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee - Executive chef of Indigo Deli Pune for taking such good care of us and spoiling us for choices.

Do drop by as they are now open and serving.
You wont definitely repent.

Indigo Deli, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune:
For reservations: 020 49300200 / 020 49300201
Timings: 9 am to 12 am 
Instagram: @IndigoDelicatessen
Twitter: @Indigodelis

Do let me know how your experience was.


P.S - I was invited for the Bloggers table however the opinions are completely unbiased depending on my own experience.

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