Arthur's Theme – Cryptic Names, Delicious Food!
Arthur’s theme has been the epitome of European themed food in Pune for over 10 years now. Last month they launched a few super interesting new items, with even more cryptic names. Here’s a quick look.
York: skewered, grilled prawns served with mustard mayo. Perfectly grilled prawns, with mayo – can’t go wrong there.
Sancho: Grilled calamari with herbs. The calamari were not fresh, and the dish was overall bland
Constantine : Breaded roll made with hammered piece of chicken, chicken ham and smoked cheese. Definitely one of my favorite items from the menu. Crisp outer breaded coating, soft chicken, and gooey cheese. Served with a spicy sriracha sauce, this is absolutely fantastic!
Philip: A Cheesy creamy Quinoa risotto with mushrooms and bell peppers. Well cooked quinoa, delicious cream sauce, an excellent option for vegetarians
Angela: Perfectly cooked vegetarian lasagna.
Julien: Another delicious vegetarian dish – this was a crisp wafer like crepe stuffed with mushrooms, topped with mushroom sauce, served over a bed of mashed potatoes. The crisp crepe added the much needed texture and bite to this dish. The mushroom sauce, buttery stuffed mushrooms and mashed potatoes were perfectly seasoned, and went beautifully together.
Benedict: This herb crusted fish fillet served sriracha sauce and steamed vegetables failed to impress despite the Parmesan coating, mostly due to being dry and overcooked.
Stuart: On paper, Stuart looks perfect – Chicken ham and cheese stuffed in a chicken breast, topped with a spicy sauce served with rice. Sadly, another dry, overcooked piece of meat, and another disappointment.
Stephen: This was my favorite non-vegetarian dish among the new entries in the menu. Julienne carabeef, bell peppers, sauteed in garlic oil, in a mushroom and red wine sauce, served with rice. Red wine, mushrooms and beef are a match made in heaven, and the flavors were absolutely perfect. Hint of parsley added a nice dimension to the overall dish.
We ended the meal with the Affogato: a shot of arabice espresso served with scoop of vanilla ice-cream and brownie crumble brownie. The hot espresso with the ice cream tasted absolutely heavenly – so much so, tat I actually ended up ordering a shot of espresso, just to enjoy the lovely brew they serve at Arthur’s.
Some of the other new items on the menu we tried out were: Atlas, black olive mash and mushrooms paste on crisp toasties, Penda, chicken tenders cooked with bourbon whisky and Ronald, bbq chicken wings
We sampled some of the new pizzas, as well as Paul, crepe stuffed with gouda
Ending the meal with some theatrics, was the Dark chocolate ball.
With the food, we also tried a new beer at Arthur’s, the 1664 Blanc Beer. This is a light (4.5% ABV) and smooth Belgian witbier style, brewed in Alsace, France. It pours a fine yellow liquid with a little foamy head. Strong citrus flavor – Lime / Lemon rind taste is fragrant and obvious, with some subtle spicy notes. It goes down easy. Very summery, very enjoyable.
As always, this was a very enjoyable meal at Arthur’s Theme. One of my personal favorite places in Pune.
I was part of blogger’s table. The Usual Disclaimer applies.