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Monday, 14 January 2019

The Public Co. Vashi | European Comfort Food | Food Review | Restaurant Review


One of the best feelings about being a foodie is when you find a little gem unexpectedly. This is what happened with me at The Public Co. The review invite made it sound like majorly a drinking place and I don't drink, PLUS it is pretty far off from my home, so I almost did not visit here but my sister decided to drag me here on Saturday for lunch. Don't tell her this but she was right :P This did turn out to be pretty amazing find for us :)





Situated at Satra Mall, Vashi, The Public Co. is an ode to best of Europe. Spacious and bright (with lots of yellow color taking center-stage), the vibe is bright + happily laid-back. Huge bar. Yes, majorly a watering hole (as I suspected) with many offers on drinks, but a nice compact menu with sandwiches, burgers, soups, pasta, pizza, sizzlers, all with a promised flavor of Europe in there. Just think of comfort food and you are set here. 

Prices a bit on higher side. Portions are good, staff is very polite and helpful. Some dishes did take a long time coming but we did not mind since none of the staff were hovering around us, they let us chill and we soaked in some Dua Lipa and her new rules followed by Edward Sheeran's magnetic push and pull and Sia's Chandelier (rocking music) :D


Started off with SWEET FRESH LIME SODA, E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T, very refreshing,



-- SOUPS--

MINESTRONE- Italian soup, very mildly spicy, tomato based, little bits of veggies, garlic, onions, LOVED,

CORN AND CHEESE- My sister's FAV, creamy and thick corn + cheese mix, 2 bowls of this is enough as a light lunch, RECOMMENDED ♥



-- APPETIZERS--

COTTAGE CHEESE MAMA ROSA- soft pieces of cottage cheese in mildly spicy rich tomato sauce, this was good,

VEG PLATTER - Big platter consisting of MAC & CHEESE NUGGETS, JALAPENO-CHEESE POPPERS, BROCCOLI-CHEESE CROQUETTES, ONION RINGS and GARLIC BREAD. Now, I am not much into heavily fried stuff. It all tastes the same to me. I liked the mac-cheese nuggets, garlic bread, so this platter for me personally was not great. BUT my sister who often parties with her friends said that this is EXACTLY the kind of platter one wants while drinking. So I am letting her be the judge of how good this platter was. I will not reorder it but apparently people want something like this at a watering hole, so go ahead, order it if you are drinking.

Oh, the platter came with 2 dips, those were amazing.



-- MAIN COURSE--

We were pretty full after hearty soup and big platter so even though I had my mind on trying a lot of other stuff, we just tried-

SPINACH LASAGNA- Easily, one of the BEST Lasagna we have ever had ♥ I would come back here just for the soups and this lasagna. Pasta sheets, perfectly layered with spinach, cheese, herbs, it is a simple dish that tastes magnificent. Mind-blowing, great dish. RECOMMENDED ♥

THAI GREEN CURRY- Spicy full-bodied creamy coconut-based Thai curry served with huge portion of steamed rice, very good, I liked that they did not unnecessarily add any sweetening flavor in the curry here. It was rustic good taste.



-- DESSERTS--

CHOCO LAVA CAKE- Chocolate enclosure cake with oozing molten lava, served with vanilla ice cream, I single-handedly demolished 75%,YUMMY :D

SIZZLING BROWNIE - Sizzling plate, Moist Brownie, Vanilla Ice cream, Chocolate Sauce, what's not to love ♥

Well, our long drive to and fro here was certainly worth it, 100% recommended for some hearty comfort food. Bon Appetit!