There is a popular aphorism on my planet, which states “Food is consumed in 3 stages: first, by the eyes, then the nose and finally, the mouth.” I can attest to this myself, having researched food and the consumption of it for over 8 decades now. I find that the general appearance and visual aesthetics of meals are often overlooked on this planet.
After ruminating on the stunning presentations of Le Plaisir in my last post, I have realized that recognition must be given to those who honour and elevate the visual aspect of culinary art. And so, I propose to dedicate this post and the next one to restaurants that have exceeded my expectations in this area. To those of you who might accuse me of shortening my descriptions purely due to laziness, to you I say: you are absolutely correct and surprisingly astute for a human.
This post will highlight the gorgeous food at Urban Foundry, Pune (https://www.zomato.com/pune/the-urban-foundry-baner).
Gunpowder French Toast: Certainly an interesting take on a classic
The Mushroom and Bacon Thecha was another delightful fusion which was surprisingly (and thankfully) not overwhelmingly pungent
While I did love the charming whimsy behind this idea, even that most discerning of humans, Sherlock Holmes, would be hard-pressed to detect the presence of Baileys in this Baileys Cutting Chai
Crispy, fried indulgence: Khanda Bhajji in an adorable basket
The vibrant red colour of this Meatball Achari (with butter naan) belies its spriciness. It was in fact, one of the most tangy things I have ever eaten
I simply loved that the Mutton Biryani was served in this cute, portable pressure cooker
While the appearance of the Hot Chocolate was not particularly spectacular, the taste certainly was. Definitely in my list of Top Ten
This Red Velvet Kulfi was a true testament to why chefs should experiment more with unlikely flavour combinations. Fresh and decadent, all at once
The Namkeen Creme Brulee tasted as good as it looked
I was absolutely thrilled with the ingenious way the bill was presented. The perfect way to conform to the visual theme of the meal till the very end