I have always missed good quality ‘food Events’ in Nashik. Either I get to know about them after they are long over or then they are not worth the effort. I have had my share of disappointment in the past, with the typical food festivals happening in various hotels.
A few days back, Culture Kitchen -the restaurant with the most gorgeous Ambience in Nasik, announced ‘Somarathi’ its Maharashtrian Sunday Brunch event.
I have to confess, I was very skeptical of the authenticity of the Misal that would be served at this ‘fine dining’ restaurant.Also our current favourite ‘Chulivarchi (Chulha) Misal’ at Sadhana Restaurant has set the bar high!
The need to getaway and to enjoy some precious time with A, against the backdrop of the gorgeous view lured us to Culture kitchen this Sunday. Both kids promised to behave themselves after being assured of unlimited TV time and good food :).
The spectacular landscape coupled with the cool breeze always makes the long drive worth the effort. A lazy start to the Sunday brunch, the place seemed to be quiet when we reached. A few minutes after admiring the view, we immediately got down to business-target was the Misal counter. The dry sprout base was served separately with 2 types of Rassa (gravy) Khandeshi and Nashik special. A chose the spicier Khandeshi Rassa and I chose the Nashik Rassa. All the assorted Misal toppings-farsans, onion, coriander,lime,papads etc. were spread out elaborately. I chose the diet chivda and whole wheat pav -just for a feel good factor. The breads I am told are baked in-house and were fantastic.
The Rassa and Tarri (which I did not have) kept making an appearance at the table as and when we demanded. The accompaniments included Poha and mini batat vadas along with green chutney, which were ok. I was too focused on the Misal to care much about them though. The scrumptious, spicy Misal made us forget that we are in a Fine dining restaurant and we gorged on it.
The Masala Chaas was the star amongst the sides, it always is for us. A helped himself to bowls of Shrikhand and he loved it. There was a live egg Bhurji counter and I helped myself to some along with a cup of strong hot coffee. Stuffed to the Gills, all I wanted was a cozy nap after this hearty brunch.A quick stop at Sula, to buy more bottles of their Grapeseed oil and we were back home for that nap.
At Rs.249/person, I think this is reasonably priced, considering we could eat just a light salad even for dinner! Also no after effects were observed the next day 🙂 As Rocky & Mayur would say-its value for money.
Capturing the beautiful landscape through my lens was an added bonus for me
The #SoMarathi, Sunday Brunch will be on for next 7-8 Sundays, with a rotating menu, specially the sides.