The progressing city that Pune is, the only thing that Punekars were missing was a speciality fine dine restaurant that does food like no one else.
Taking cues from their world travels, Priyanka and Joravar Sachdev have launched Zora, at Ishanya Mall. This is not a restaurant, it is an amalgamation of travel stories, experiences, flavours, memories and most of all Love. Love for flavours so unique, love for times that you wish you could go back in and love for people who truly cherish and relish simple yet surprisingly delicious food combinations.
Don’t miss the plush interiors, the digital gramophone, the feather lamp and essence of India as you visit Zora. Every piece here is truly instagrammable.
Team Jugni & Co, were delighted to be a part of their food tasting and launch dinner. Not only did we love the food and drinks but also the special service, the attention, the courteous staff and the more than eager to please chef blew our minds! Here is a low down on what we ate:
You might find this really weird, but the water was infused with fresh rose petals, though it is a thing in many restaurants now to have mint infused water, I have never had one with Rose. It was amazingly refreshing and I’m totes gonna do this at home.
Rajma & Tomato Soup : Will take you back to the classic homemade tomato soup, but so much creamier, richer and the rajma just fits right in.
Steamed Kheema Wonton Shorba: Oh My God, this was unbelievably yummy. the Mutton kheema wontons in that shorba and every sip of it burst with flavours, I mean even if you are on a soup-only diet, this is all you will want every single day!
Palak Cheese Fritters with Hari Mirch Thecha: I was honestly quite sure that this one will be just okay. But the combination with authentic thecha and the crispy fritters was absolutely amazing!
Paneer Achari Wantons with Wasabi Mayo: The name says it all, quite nice I say.
Chicken Khurchan Puchkas with Jaljeera: I was super excited to try these, and they were absolutely worth my excitement and lived up to it. Chicken in Pani Puri, so so good!
Mushroom Tikka Masala with Chinese steamed bread: No, there is no explanation for this, you have to only try it. The bread was super soft unlike anything I have eaten before, the gravy was just right.
DIY Tawa Sabz with Cheese Garlic naan: I loved the DIY bit, so fun!
Meet the star of the show. The one dish that took my heart away and has been my craving ever since the night I tried it is the white chocolate blueberry kulfi. If this doesn’t make you go back to Zora, nothing else will.
Absolut Vandre Gola: So unique so yum.
Amongst the other things we tried and didn’t take pictures of, the Mushroom Malai Biryani is stuff of dreams. Team Zora will delight you and have you begging for more even with your stomach about to burst. Pune food scene is never going to be the same again. Absolute must visit!
Jugni tip: wear yoga pants, and eat the food of your dreams. Zora is Love.