Pune restaurant scene has dramatically overturned the city in the past few years. Among all the luxurious properties boasting world-class restaurants in Pune, two of my preferred Diners are Salsa and Pyramisa at the Corinthians. While this Egyptian style resort creates an unparalleled experience at every corner, its on-site restaurants Salsa and Pyramisa lets one swoon over some incredible Indian and continental flavours. I had the delight to get a chance to review both the restaurants on the invite of the Corinthians. Starting with Salsa!
Upon entering the restaurant, I was greeted, by self-indulgent interiors supported by a wall full of fancy musician murals. A retro walking of its kind that gently leads you into serenity imbued with weathered pine cone shaped chandeliers and orange leather chairs. If you go on a splurge, Salsa has an intriguing menu up for grabs. On this night, I had the delight to revel in a feast of different flavours that blew my mind with its authentic flavours.
The menu sampling began with Caramelo Maya, a Mediterranean dish that features grilled King Prawns smeared with generous amounts of mayonnaise, cheese and European herbs. I received this delectable dish with a large portion of vibrant exotic vegetables and a cheesy mayo dip. The King Prawns were bursting with smoky flavours, and the sides balanced its spiciness well.
Caramelo Maya invokes a Mediterranean coma from the first bite until the last. Between servings, I found myself glued to the wall art with occasional roving across the stunning interiors. Dining at Restaurant Salsa brings alive an atmosphere that serves as a perfect backdrop for an intimate dinner. And all things aside, the service is prompt and the hospitality even more excellent. I recommend you try their buffet, beers, salsa (of course), nachos, sizzlers and one of many desserts.
On the other hand, Pyramisa by the poolside is yet another multi-cuisine restaurant inside the premises of the Corinthians: majorly loved for its authentic Indian and European cuisine. Now the beauty of this restaurant is that it allows you to enjoy an intimate meal in its compact interiors decked with a small bar or in the open-air poolside area. I, personally, love to use the open-air space as my makeshift pad, for it allows me to immerse in phenomenal views while I relish Mediterranean flavours dipped in the sweet aroma of olive oil. The magnanimous Egyptian structures gracing this 25-acres of the landscaped property will take your breath away for sure.
Irrespective of whether you choose to dine inside or outside, Pyramisa is a restaurant that satiates your appetite with warm meals, cool drinks and plentiful sunshine. While I did spend a lot of time by the poolside, I wasn’t hungry at the time, I was here. But later on, I ordered a Mediterranean seafood salad from Pyramisa, promptly delivered to my suite within 30-minutes of placing the order. It was a great refreshing alternative to balance all the heavy food I ate during the day. This salad came with generous portions of prawns and squids, further stacked with ample glass noodles, green cabbage, carrots and bell peppers.
In addition to all the nutritious seafood and vegetables, this salad also acquires its taste from some of its toppings including, Thai bird chilly sauce, olive oil, honey, lemongrass, coriander leaves, garlic, lemon juice and sea salt.
The kitchen management was very kind to also, send me a Baked Mozzarella Chicken on the side. This chicken breast dish is another great alternative for people on a special diet. Besides, it’s stacked, with tonnes of Mozzarella cheese that makes it fun to eat. A dash of BBQ sauce, sweet lime, sea salt and pepper makes it more flavourful. Baked Mozzarella Chicken is served, with iceberg lettuce, mashed potatoes and grilled tomatoes.
By and by, both Salsa and Pyramisa are great restaurants that deserve a visit for their food, ambience and hospitality. I had an amazing time dining here and I am sure you will too.