Krustys Bistro in the Kharadi area of Pune is set amidst a corporate hub and caters to a young crowd. We got a refreshing feel with the bright, cheerful interiors and a spacious and comfortable dining area as well as an al fresco zone which would be perfect for the evenings. The food here was full of authentic flavours and we had a great experience tasting a variety of European, Italian and even continental delicacies.
Our Experience At Krustys Bistro
We started off with two of their cocktails – Enchanted Snake and 3 AM Brainwave. The first cocktail was a punch of spice which is perfect for those who like an extra kick in their drinks. The tequila in the drink was infused with green chillies and a touch of passion fruit and lime made it a fiery experience. The 3 AM Brainwave on the other hand was packed with citrusy flavours and Ballantine’s Finest added the sweetness and the high perfect for a date night.
As we sipped on our cocktails we were served the Trio of Bruschetta along with Smoky Chicken & English Cheddar Croquettes. The assortment of bruschetta was a perfect appetizer and a palate cleanser at the same time and so we recommend you order this before your meal. It also was a perfect accompaniment to the cocktails. We loved the bruschetta with creamed spinach and confit tomatoes the best out of the trio. The croquettes had a crispy batter and the inside was a drool worthy smoked chicken and molten cheddar. Sinfully delicious and a dish not to be missed when you’re at Krustys.
We sipped on our third cocktail, The Frozen Mudslide as we waited for our mains to arrive. It is a perfect delight for those who love a little ice cream and dessert elements in their drinks. This one was spiked with vodka, kahlua, baileys blended with vanilla ice cream. Really amazing and it was refreshing sipping on this one.
Our mains for the afternoon were Smoked Three Pepper Cheese & Onion Tortellini and Cheese & Buttered Onion Stuffed Seared Chicken. The tortellini was perfectly cooked and the beurre noisette which is made using butter and milk solids was warm, creamy and nutty. The flavours were marvellous and this is a dish in which you can tuck in and only stop once the dish is polished off. The roasted walnuts and cherry tomatoes elevated the dish and made it a wonderful experience.
The seared chicken was beautifully cooked, the butter and onion sauce simply oozing out as you cut into the piece. The red wine sauce made a delicious meal accompanied with crunchy peppers and creamy mashed potato on the side.
The perfect end to the meal was their irresistible dessert – Strawberry Fraisier. We call it irresistible because after a hearty meal if you still can’t stop yourself from polishing off the dessert then it’s an apt word to describe it. Light, spongy, burst of fresh strawberries made the cake a delight to eat. We loved the strawberry coulis, the use of basil leaves to give a fresh flavour and to balance the sweet plus the crumble to give the dessert a crunch. Superb!
We loved every dish at Krustys so you can make your pick as per your taste and palate. All we recommend is that you don’t miss out on a delightful food experience at Krustys Bistro!