January 31, 2009 1:55:09 am
Situated in the quiet locales outside Hinjewadi,Ammbiir restaurant at Hotel Orritel promises a unique dining experience
In the local dialect of the people from Himachal,the word ammbiir was associated with the sadhus and rishis who would meet up at a particular place and after the meeting was over,would part ways saying ammbiir,which meant ‘we will meet again at the same place’. This is how our restaurant derived its name,” says Chef Vivek Bhure,head chef at Ammbiir restaurant located at the Hotel Orritel in Hinjewadi.
Even though the restaurant is a 45-minute-drive from the city,it promises to be ideal for people who wish to unwind after a long week,and leave their troubles behind. With soft lilting music playing in the background and a sumptuous multi-cuisine spread,there is little left to desire. Says Bhure,”The restaurant specialises in both Indian and continental cuisine. For starters,my personal recommendation is Chicken Noorjehani Kebab and Continental Stuffed Mushroom,Paneer Seekh Kebab and Paneer Gujrali.”
After gorging on starters,one will not be disappointed by the main course either,considering the fact that there is a wide array of choices for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. One can start with the Bharwa Aloo Makhni,which is a dish of potatoes stuffed with cheese and cooked in butter-based gravy for vegetarians or Chicken Shekapura for non-vegetarians,which is chicken cooked in traditional Indian spices.
In the continental section,one can try the Ratatouille Corcia,which is ratatouille and steamed rice or Cannelloni Maison,flat pasta stuffed with spinach and vegetables topped with cream sauce and garnished with cheese. On the other hand,non-vegetarians can try Chicken Parmesan,which consists of fried chicken topped with marinara sauce and cheese. It comes with a side dish of French fries and vegetables.
And finally for the dessert,one can binge on the traditional Chocolate Mousse and Mango Soufflé or can be experimental and try Zak-e-Shahi,a unique combination of gulab jamuns and rabdi.
On the whole,Ammbiir offers a unique dining experience for people looking at spending a quiet weekend away from the hustle-bustle of the city. “People who wish to have a memorable dining experience will not be disappointed and would definitely want to come back here again,” says Bhure with a smile.
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