Sunday 3 December 2017

Rainforest Resto-Bar | Dining With Tarzan | Unique Ambiance Superb Service | Food Review

Nice place for those looking to chill out with friends or even steal some private moments with a loved one in a rocking ambiance :) Was here with my mom and sister for a review, we had a nice time and would definitely revisit. 

Ambiance suits the theme of rainforest with trees forming a canopy and even tables have a rustic, hand-crafted quality while figurines of monkeys, dinosaurs etc. perched atop branches over the tables give it a completely Tarzan-esque vibe. It's definitely unique. International pop hits keep the night young and place gets filled up quickly after 6 PM. Love how the tables are arranged nicely for privacy even when side-by-side. Lighting is dim so instagram addicts have to keep camera flash ready. 

Service is exceptional and staff remembers even the tiniest instruction till the end. For eg-we asked them to make our drinks at room temperature, minimal ice, and they did not need to be reminded of that for the entire 2 hours we spent here. Our orders were prompt, some things were unavailable from the menu but we were suggested good alternatives. Feedback was also taken very constructively, so definite 5 stars for them. Special word of Kudos to our host of the evening, Mr. Dinesh. 

Prices might seem higher at one glance but food is generously portioned so we found it well worth the price tag, especially the main courses. AND the menu is huge with loads of Oriental, Indian, Italian dishes, something for everyone :) Food is calorific so health freaks should just stick to salads or couple of starters, this is a place to enjoy some good grub and cool drinks without counting calories.

We started with a round of drinks-
Perfect Fresh Lime Soda
Refreshing Citrusy Rainforest Fantasy (medley of Cranberry, Black Currant, Orange, Raspberry)
Tangy Forest Spritzer (dominant Pineapple, Green Apple, Basil, Lime)

Moving on to soups-
Hot N Sour - Classic, Super Spicy, Crunchy Veggies
Lemon Coriander - Spicy, prominent coriander, hint of lemon, loads of chillies, fiery good :D

For starters, we went on to -
Bruschetta Rustica - Buttered grilled garlic bread with tangy balsamic vinegar, chopped tomatoes, parmesan and basil, quite good,

Kurkure Cheese Kebab - Cheese lovers rejoice, this is the molten cheese inside crunchy kebab that you dream of, a bit too cheesy for me but my sister couldn't stop! Must-have with alcoholic drinks, in fact I think most starters here are like this, fried and dense and cheesy to go better with drinks,

Paneer Angaray - My first favorite of the evening, big juicy paneer chunks marinated in yogurt + red chillies paste + herbs/spices, grilled to perfection and served flambeed with gin, so there is this whole fire on the plate show when it is served, giving it a slightly smokey touch. If you like paneer tikka, you will like it, paneer lovers just go for it,

Gorgonzola Stuffed Mushrooms with Spicy Plum & Kokum Chutney - My 2nd favorite here, huge solid mushrooms served fried (they look like american corn balls), and the chutney is fabulous. Explosion of flavors, must-have for mushroom lovers.

Frankly, we 3 were stuffed by now, but still wanted to try something from the main course, so we had-
 Veg Dum Biryani - Really realllly good biryani, layered, good amount of veggies, properly spiced, mom had a 2nd serving (which is rare for her) and not much discernible kevda essence (and no elaichi! woohoo!) 1 Biryani is enough to feed 3 light eaters or 2 Hulks, portions are great, so order accordingly!

Veg Raita - Perfect cooling accessory to hot biryani,

Kaju Makai Mirch Masala - Splendid, rich, dense medley of Cashewnuts, American Corn and Capsicum cooked in mildly spicy onion gravy, must have had about 5000 calories but we finished it all, will keep this one on my reorder list!

Another thing going on our reorder list is their Pizza Paratha which is basically like a naan laden with cheese and chopped bits of veggies such as bell peppers, it is cheesy, it is scrumptious, it has the earthy Indian taste and is a must have :)

Absolutely wonderful main course, we had no space left for desserts (I still downed a couple of Rajbhog, it was decent, should be softer and also their ice cream is awesome) so will have to come back to try the whole dessert section along with a 1000 other dishes from the main menu :D Here is to more prowling through this rainforest. ROAR!

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