Basil With A Twist...

This restaurant with an interesting name was another one in my wishlist for a long time. Plans with fellow foodies got changed/dropped couple of times. The third time, we planned for a weekday lunch. A head count of 5 got reduced to 2 at the end. It was me and Gopi left alone. Gopi was sceptical about having food here. I was already in the mindset of eating here and somehow convinced him and dragged him there.

Ambiance was pretty good. With a open kitchen in the centre one can't expect too much you know. We decided to settle with the set menu. This is a 4 course meal (soup, starter, main course and dessert) for 699 including taxes. You can choose every meal amidst 3-4 options. We started off with a hearty chicken soup for me and Gopi had a seafood delight. Both the soups were excellent. While the chicken soup I had was thick and creamy with lots of well cooked chicken pieces, the seafood soup was thin and spicy. When given a choice, I would align with the seafood soup. For starters we had Mediterranean chicken strips and fish fingers. Both crumb coated and deep fried, lacked flavour and salt. Meat was tough, not juicy and had no flavour at all. Even the batter was flavourless. We managed to finish it off with the help of three different dips served along with the starters. We also had a Virgin Mojito and an iced tea which were so so.

Hearty Chicken Soup

Seafood Delight

Virgin Mojito

Iced Tea

Fish Fingers

Mediterranean Chicken Strips

For main course we had a Fungi and chicken pizza and a dish named Ushtipoi which was beef patties served with baby potatoes. The pizza was yummy. Though the cheese was little less, it was loaded with toppings, especially the chicken. On the other hand, the beef patties were a bit dry and crumbly and too salty to my palette. But the crispy baby potatoes served along the patties were excellent. They had a nice crunch and tasted good on their own.

Desserts was banana cake with caramel & berry sauce and blueberry panna cotta for us. The panna cotta was smooth and yumm but a bit dense. The cake was a big let down. There was literally no banana flavour in the cake. Moreover I chose this dessert just for the caramel sauce and the plate had nothing named caramel. It was condensed milk and honey over the cake. The only thing consoling was the delicious berry compote served with the cake.

Service was quick and nothing more to add. Total damage was 1800. Having a glance at the a la carte menu, the set menu seems to be a good deal. A couple of let downs here and there, but that wow factor was missing completely. There was no twist to the tale here.

Place        : Basil With A Twist
Location    : T.Nagar, near Vidyodya School
Cuisine     : Continental Veg & Non - Veg
Cost         : Too Pricey. A meal for two would come around 2K easily

P.S : The write up is based on personal experience only. Basil With A Twist Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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