An All New 212

212 All Day has already dialed itself into the hearts of its patrons however have recently introduced a lot of new items on their already burgeoning yet impressive menu.

#TheBTeam was recently called over for a tasting of some of the new items and here is my take on the awesomeness 212 is known to whip up.

Starting off with mocktails, we tried the Good Morning Pune. The non-alcoholic version of the Bloody Mary, this felt more like a gazpacho than a drink.

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Good Morning Pune

My preferred drink of the evening was the Strawberry R&R. Lovely refreshing flavors, this one hit all the right spots.

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Strawberry R&R

Breakfast All Day

The breakfast menu at 212 saw the addition of a few new dishes to rev up your morning. Mrs. Beaton’s Eggs had masala scrambled egg, buttered bun pao, potato slivers and tomato hollandaise while the Curried Porridge was made with lentils, dry red chili, curry leaf and peanuts. Absolutely delicious, both of them however the porridge did remind me of the gharwali dal khichadi. Healthy stuff!

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Mrs. Beaton’s Eggs
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Curried Porridge

Appetizers

The Eggplant Bruschetta on brie bread, and served with fried onions and fig relish was delectable while the American Fried Chicken with lemon scamorza cheese dressing too had some lovely flavors.

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Eggplant Bruschetta
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American Fried Chicken

Unfortunately the Grilled Black Pepper Tenderloin was overcooked and over salty. On the flip side, the Chettinad Prawns with spiced mayo had some amazing flavors. #DeliciousDelicious

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Grilled Black Pepper Tenderloin
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Chettinad Prawns

Poutines

Both the Cheese Overload, with caramelized onions, mushrooms and green peppers and the Shepherd’s Bowl, with minced lamb, corn, peas and sour cream were bang-on in terms of flavors. The mine lamb poutine in particular was brilliant. Gimme a large bowl of these and I’m settled for the evening.

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Cheese Overload
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Shepherd’s Bowl

Salads

The 3 Hummus Pita comprising of beetroot, edamame and burnt garlic hummus with crispy pita was decent fare just like the Buratta & Edamame Salad with roasted tomatoes, balsamic drizzle, pink peppercorn and Himalayan salt.

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3 Hummus Pita
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Buratta & Edamame Salad

From Mexico and Latin America

From the land of the salsa [the dance, not the dip. Well, the dip too], came a Trio of Chips and Salsa with sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, chipotle, tomato and habanero salsa. Hip gyrating good but not enough to make me break into a passionate salsa.

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Trio of Chips and Salsa

The Prawns Chimichangas looked a lot like our karanjis. And tasted equally yumm.

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Prawns Chimichangas

Burgers & Sandwiches

From the burgers & sandwiches menu of 212, we tried a few options however it was the Monster Chicken Burger that stole my heart. Filled with chicken kheema patty, fried egg and crispy onion rings, this was some humongous awesomeness. #YumYum

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Monster Chicken Burger

The Mediterranean Panini, with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, black olives and hummus and the Roast Chicken Sandwich with mint mayo, cream cheese, caramelized onions, garlic and spicy coleslaw were pretty good as well.

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Mediterranean Panini
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Roast Chicken Sandwich

Pizzeria

The Chettinad Cottage Cheese and Cajun Spiced Chicken pizzas were archetypical examples of Indianized pizzas with typical Indian flavors. Mind you, not everyone liked those. But I was quite taken by the CCC.

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Chettinad Cottage Cheese
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Cajun Spiced Chicken

From the Grills

From the grills at 212, we tried the Green Pea, Baby Potato & Celery Cakes and Grilled Tiger Prawns in tangerine butter sauce. The cakes were prettily plated wrapped in grape leaves and were tasty however the prawns felt a little undercooked.

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Green Pea, Baby Potato & Celery Cakes
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Grilled Tiger Prawns

Mains

The Pumpkin, Parmesan & Ricotta Tortellini with onion and cilantro sauce had some good flavors but pasta was thick. A little thinner and it would have been the perfect mains.

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Pumpkin, Parmesan & Ricotta Tortellini

The Guajillo Lamb Shanks, on the other hand, *was* the perfect mains. Made with quinoa, root vegetables and mint relish, it had brilliant flavors, all thanks to a good combination of meat and quinoa. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended

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Guajillo Lamb Shanks

Desserts

Another thing that 212 All Day is famous for, are their superlative desserts. And it was no surprise that their new dessert options too are kick-ass.

The Tiramisu Éclairs had mascarpone cream and coffee dust on a crispy base of the éclair. Gorgeous to look at and equally finger-lickin’ good to eat. #DeliciousDelicious

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Tiramisu Éclairs

The Peanut Butter Pie was everything a peanut butter pie is supposed to be. Anyone who loves peanut butter would love this dessert. Anyone who doesn’t; well, go gorge on the éclairs.

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Peanut Butter Pie

212 All Day has managed to remain firmly lodged in the hearts of Punekars with their fantastic offerings and this new menu is only going to endear them even more.

A big shout out to Svetlana for inviting us and Vikas, Chef Amit Bajaj and Team 212 for hosting us.

Disclaimer:

I was invited for a complimentary food tasting event. This blog is a narrative of my experience at the event. These are my views that I have expressed in the blog. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same.

The blog is not personally or commercially influenced. I have not lifted, copied or plagiarized it from any source either. However, I have done my due diligence via publicly available information on the internet and as shared by the client/PR agency.

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You can also check out #BaconBaba’s experience of the new menu at 212 All Day here.

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