The Flour Works, Salunke Vihar

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The Flour Works is a known name when it comes to European cuisine. After creating a strong presence in Kalyani Nagar, they have finally opened a new branch at Salunke Vihar road right opposite a popular joint Coffee Hub.

The overall setup is a mix of a cafe and cozy restaurant with has 3 seating arrangements. The outer most is a canopied seating and is also a smoking zone. Another seating is specially designed for those who want to work, high seat with individual power source outlets. As you enter the restaurant, it is a more comfortable seating with sofas and nice decor.

Coming to the food, we started off with-

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Cauliflower Fritters with Sweet Chili Sauce [Rs. 150]:
These turned out to be oily, had to use tissues to soak the excess oil. Taste wise too seemed okayish and didn’t feel any wow factor. Would give it a skip. 

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Mozzarella and Cream Cheese, with Tomato Chutney on Puff Pastry [Rs. 225]:
These turned out to be unexpectedly tasty! Light on the stomach and very flavourful, these were kharis topped with mozzarella, cream cheese, and tomato chutney. Some people might feel this is a simple dish but these were better than the fritters.

Moving onto the main course, we had high hopes with this course as we had an average experience with the appetizers. Luckily these turned out to be really good.

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Grilled Polenta with Mushroom and Green Pea Ragout [Rs. 360]:
Loved the presentation of this dish. Grilled pancakes made from maize flour having a stuffing of stewed mushrooms and green peas. The portion size is decent for two people and I would recommend this dish for its unique flavors.

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Roasted Vegetable Crumble with Garlic Bread [Rs. 325]:
A similar version to Au Gratin, the combination of vegetables and cheese topped with bread crumble served with garlic bread not only looks appetizing but has a subtle taste and is delicious. One of my favorites from the day!

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Tofu tossed with Broccoli, Bell Peppers and Hazelnuts [Rs. 360]:
This dish has more of an oriental taste to it. A complete meal in itself with chewy chunks of tofu added with some veggies in a medium spicy tomato gravy having hints of garlic to it. Served with a portion of rice this dish is something which you should definitely try at The Flour Works. 

Had something amazing to go with our food!

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Vietnamese Cold Coffee [Rs. 125]:
There are two things when it comes to Vietnamese Cold Coffees! They either turn out to be really good or very bad, there is nothing in between and luckily the cold coffee served here is really good. Having the right amount of the sweet and coffee taste, you can just go on sipping it.

Coming to the really important part! oh yes! DESSERTTSSS!

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Caramel Panna Cotta with Ginger Bread [Rs. 225]:
This dish too lacked the wow factor wherein, the pannacotta lacked flavor and the gingerbread was a bit soggy. It can really turn out to be good if the kitchen staff can work on some minor points.

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Chocolate Terrine served with Caramel Whipped Cream [Rs. 315]:
A must for all chocolate lovers. A slab of chocolate topped with almond shavings served with a dollop of caramel-infused whipped cream.

Having an all-day authentic European cuisine fine dining restaurant like The Flour Works is truly a boon to an area like Salunke Vihar. I would like to thank Ms. Shreeya Ladkat from Karma PR for the opportunity and the team at The Flour Works for the great hospitality.

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