PizzaExpress [BKC]

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PizzaExpress Festive Menu

You like festivals? I am sure you do!

Most people do. But most people like them for the people. We like them for two reasons – holidays (yup, we do work, eating is not all we do!) and obviously, food!

Okay, another question. You like pizza?

Hopefully, you do! β€˜Coz if not, then we have a problem! Anyway, since we can’t see you nod, we are gonna assume you like pizza as much as we do!

So now, imagine if festivities and pizza come together! Well, that is what happened with the festive menu at PizzaExpress. It is not all pizza (like we would complaint) but it was definitely festive!! Imagine Sangria, and Chocolate Cheesecake and Blueberries and hot soup! Yup, all of that!

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We decided to try some of the delicious options in the limited festive menu at the BKC outlet of PizzaExpress. The restaurant is huge and really spacious with an open kitchen, where you can watch in awe, as the pizza dough is rolled and flipped in the air and tossed around! The service is really prompt and friendly. The manager is very approachable and ready to explain each option well before you order.

Here is a peep into what we hogged on:

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Spinach Artichoke Tuffo with Dough Balls

Spinach Artichoke Tuffo with Dough Balls: A delicious combination of feta cheese, cream, spinach, capers and artichoke. This was probably the first time we were introduced to Artichoke. It has a very delicate taste, nothing very distinct. The dip overall was creamy, with a good mix of chilli and spinach’s flavours. Served hot, we kept going back for it! The dough balls were crispy on the top and fluffy. Perfectly baked.

Ginger Fresca is a refreshing drink with juliennes of ginger, lime wedges, mint and ale. None of the flavours overpower each other. Berry Fresca is another superb option with raspberry juice adding a mildly sweet and tangy flavour and topped with sprite. Lemonade is a non-fizzy option with lots of crushed mint leaves.

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Calabrese Verde

Calabrese Verde is a thin crust pizza having a base of passata with tomatoes, chillies and pepper, that gives it a distinctly spicy taste. Topped with spicy jalapenos, rocket(arugula) leaves, olives, bell peppers and lots of Mozerella cheese… So delicious! Just perfectly spicy and toothsome!!

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Penne Con Cilantro

Penne Con Cilantro is made with their signature coriander pesto sauce. A surprise addition was the pickled onions that have a piquant-sweet flavour.

The pesto sauce was creamy and had an appetising aroma.

The pasta was cooked al dente (a little firm to bite), but you can tell them your preference if you would rather prefer it fully cooked.

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Warm Berry Crumble

What is festive if no crazy sweetness is involved! Just look at that goodness!😍😍

Warm blueberry compote with crumbs and a flavourful vanilla gelato scoop – the flavours did the tango as we had the first spoonful! After that, the dish was wiped clean in a jiffy! Warm Blueberry Crumble is a delectable mix of gooey blueberry compote with its sweet taste and the richness of butter crumbs, with vanilla bean gelato adding intense vanilla flavour to it. Loved it to the last crumb that stuck to the pan πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Overall Experience: Amazing. The food is really good, with service that is at par with the amazing ambience!

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The Battle: Try keeping your hands off the pizza of say, a minute? I am sure you can’t.

I went in saying, only one slice of pizza, nothing more, but ended up fighting till the last piece was snatched from my hand!

PizzaExpress Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The American Joint [BKC]

Whoever said don’t judge a book by its cover was probably talking about organic food….

Always having assumed organic food to be boring, we were in for a surprise when we recently visited The American Joint. The place has a calm cozy ambience with good music and amazing staff. They are just ready to help and offer you a smile. The American Joint takes pride in its pro-ecological efforts through their energy efficient interiors and their servings.

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Some delicious blend of flavours and Indo-American cuisines, we left the place smiling!

Here’s what we tried :

Mountain O’ Nachos ,Β  the classic Nachos loaded with vegetables (yup, fresh and organic), black beans and a delicious queso sauce (a dip with queso cheese and chilli). There was something amazing about the taste of this dip, no wonder they call it their signature sauce. The quantity was amazing and the nachos were delicious to the last bite!

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Mountain O’ Nachos

From the coolers/ drinks, we hadΒ Lemon Ice TeaΒ andΒ Watermelon Lime Spritzer.Β Watermelon Lime Spritzer was my favourite, made with organic watermelon and mint, this one was delicious with the lime twist. You will definitely reach out for another sip!

Next, we were recommended their signature dishΒ Mac & Tikka.Β I haven’t mixed two dishes I promise. But I am so glad they did. This one is mouth watering even at this hour! What a delightful combination of super hot and cheesyΒ Macaroni and Cheese (obviously!) and a rich flavourful gravy. The gravy most definitely gave an Indian twist to this American dish. Infused with garlic and onions and tomatoes, the gravy made the mac & cheese taste wonderfully Indian. Recommended!

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Mac & Tikka

For desserts, we had theΒ Ferrero Nutella Mousse, a delicious mousse cake, thick, consistent and so chocolaty. Dusted with cinnamon sugar, this one was marvellous!

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Ferrero Nutella Mousse

 

Overall Experience: Delicious food, amazing concept and warm service. Love the place!

My regret is that I do not have a spare tummy that I can use when the primary one betrays my heart, who desperately wants to try a little more. I am definitely coming back for more, especially the Paneer Masala Melt and Coffee & Donuts, both of whichΒ customers have been raving about!

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The Battle:Β You will fight whoever is with you for that last serving of Mac & Tikka. Make sure you win that battle, ‘coz it is worth it! I did!!

The American Joint – Google Maps

The American Joint Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato