An Authentic Maharashtrian Dining Experience in Pune

authentic maharashtrian dining experience in punePune is known to have one of the best culinary scenes in the state. The land of the Marathas converges myriad cultures and lifestyles seamlessly, welcoming the contemporary while still respecting its roots.

An authentic Maharashtrian dining experience in Pune is loaded with delicacies like Kaanda poha, Misal pav, Sabudana khichdi, Mastani milkshake, Pithla bhakri, Vada pav, Puranpoli, Kombdi Rassa, Bombil fry, Aamti and more. Not to forget, the vibrant pubs around the neighborhoods make for fun evenings.

Your Pune trip would be incomplete if you don’t give into these inviting offerings that make Pune irresistible to the food connoisseurs.

Dive into the serenity of Pune

Pitted against the popularity of Mumbai, Pune has been witnessing a rising influx of expats eyeing solitude with a hint of excitement. Koregaon Park in Pune is known for its nightlife scene with global restaurants and vibrant bars. While the Osho Teerth Park radiates calmness for long quiet walks amidst a peaceful garden and a water stream.

A royal stay, signature experiences

Blue Diamond, Pune-IHCL SeleQtions, in the heart of Pune’s business and entertainment hub is just a few kilometres away from the airport and the nearest railway station. The dramatic lobby space of this business hotel in Pune redefines grand entrances and the myriad connectivity options aboard this luxury stay, suit the needs of the contemporary traveler, for business or pleasure alike. Don’t leave your pets at home, as your pets are welcome to enjoy a pampering stay as well.

Blue Diamond, Pune-IHCL SeleQtions is a 5 star luxury hotel with an exclusive in-house restaurant, Mystic Masala that aims to give visitors a taste of an authentic Maharashtrian dining experience. Generously sprinkled and freshly roasted local spices kindle the vibe of culinary delicacies from the Maratha dynasty. This restaurant in Pune tantalizes the gormandizer in you with refreshingly tempting Maharashtrian cuisine variations.

Post the sight-seeing tours or business meetings, soothe your senses and have a relaxing dinner by the poolside. As you dine under the night sky full of shimmering stars, feel the ornamented glow of melting candles, and the gentle breeze dance to the light music to set the mood for the evening. Signature dishes made by the chefs paired with a bottle of smooth wine served by a personal butler promise nothing short of a lavish dining experience.

Caramel Pattisserie in Pune is where you can get a taste of refreshing coffee, piping hot tea and freshly-baked cakes. The deli has the most inviting array of patisserie delights in Pune. Sample an array of imported cheeses and cold cuts, freshly-baked cookies, breads and breakfast rolls, slushes and smoothies as well as in-house chocolates and ice cream.

If you’re craving authentic Chinese food in Pune, Whispering Bamboo should be your pick. Enjoy the most authentic Chinese food in Pune with a variety of dim sums, soups, noodles and sumptuous desserts.

authentic maharashtrian dining experience in pune

Wine connoisseurs can unwind at Easy with an exotic wine menu that is categorized based on regional grapes. Try Easy’s signature cocktail (Flaming Lamborghini) and mocktails such as the Hawaiian Pull-Up, or go experimental with the wide range of mojitos and caprioshkas.

Latitude offers Indian as well as International dishes to cater to guests from different regions. The Italian and Mediterranean cuisines include classic comfort dishes. The trendy interiors and drool worthy food presentations set the tone for the perfect evening, accompanied by the perfect meal. Visit this restaurant for an early morning coffee or a late evening kheema pav. Poolside lunches and live food stations are popular among the business crowd.

authentic maharashtrian dining experience in pune

Offering the best regional and North Indian food in the city, Mystic Masala is the finest of the lot. Try regional specialities inspired by meals prepared for the Peshwa rulers and in other royal homes across the state. The staff will challenge you to resist popular desserts like the Amrakhand and Puran Poli. Live Ghazals accompany the food in the evening. We strongly recommend you reserve your table. The food here is hot!

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