With a lot of young crowd of Pune working in Kharadi especially because of the IT offices in the area, a lot of new restaurants are opening up their branches in this part of town. Krusty’s bistro is one the most well known bistros in Kothrud with the Founder and Chief Innovator, Rohhan Joshi being well travelled in the European and Mediterranean parts of the world and a constant experimenter with his travel learnings at Krustys. When Sijo John from Ideosphere contacted us for the first Friday Night Lights and Cocktail Tasting at the Kharadi branch that was recently relocated from the Mundhwa branch, we were more than happy to travel to that part of town and experience the same.
Located in the World Trade Center in Kharadi EON park, this bistro has an outdoor as well as an indoor seating giving you a nice cosy feeling with yellow and brown themed interiors and souvenirs depicting travel. With early rains in the summer and this cosy bistro offering such exceptional food and drinks, the atmosphere was well set for the Friday Night Lights with Prateek Bhaduri!
Prepared with Fresh ingredients , the Sangria and the cocktails served were a refreshing affair! The Sangria was smooth and being a partial lover of Sangrias over other cocktails, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The preparation of these cocktails is done taking time but they are served fresh with proper care taken for the details. Krustys Kharadi have recently acquired the permit to serve alcohol and the bar has a lot of potential to create some buzz in this part of town.
Food Accompaniments with the drinks :
Trio of Bruschetta : The dish includes three kinds of toppings with Roasted beet mousse and black olives , Herbed cream cheese and onion compote and Creamed spinach and confit tomatoes. This appetizer made for a great combination with the drinks and is surely a must try for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. #recomended PRICE : 295/-
Assorted Tapas Platter : The tapas platter included Stuffed mushroom caps, corn aglio olio , pesto cottage cheese and a tossed salad. The mushroom caps with corn aglio olio was delicious and creamy. This platter was a good balance of textures and flavours. PRICE : 345/-
Stoned Baked Thin Crust Pizza with Black Olives , Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto for a topping : This was oozing with cheese and is a cheese lovers delight ! The thin crust could have been a little more crispy. PRICE : 395/-
Everytime we hear people complaining about Bloggers getting a lot of attention and the service lacking on the others day, but one thing that we noticed was the staff was equally or infact much more attentive towards the customers at the bistro ! The friday night lights was not just enjoyed by us, but the customers were happy with the experience at the place. Good Music, good drinks and food is what one asks for when they say Thank god its Friday and Krustys Bistro has the potential of grabbing the attention of the people in the area and give them a good experience not only on fridays but on other days too !