Extension of the brand Boteco, Botequim Cervejaria is a rooftop bar in Koregaon Park serving unique craft beers from multiple breweries. Currently they have over 15 craft beers on tap from Great State Ale Works, Bombay Duck Brewing, Yavasura, White Owl Brewery and Moonshine Meadery.
In Brazil, the boteco, or botequim, is traditionally known as a place where alcoholic beverages were sold. Where people gather to socialize and celebrate.
Recently I attended a #BloggersTable here and had a whale of a time. Here is a rundown of my experience.
Botequim Cervejaria is set-up quite wonderfully over the rooftop with the bar in one corner and well-appointed chairs and tables with toned down lighting. Loved the miniature fountains along one wall of the place, the sound of running water is known to sooth the senses.
Along with our bar bites, I opted for the Yavasura Milk Stout which is a dark colored beer with a cream colored thick sustained head and a prominent after-taste of dark chocolate. Loved the rich, creamy mouthfeel which went very well with the spice levels of the dishes we had.
|Yavasura Milk Stout [Rs. 260]|
Bolinho De Aipim are gluten-free croquettes made with buttered cassava, a tuber crop similar to sweet potatoes. Loved the crunch of the coating which went well with the softness inside. Served hot, this is a perfect compliment to a cold one.
|Bolinho De Aipim [Rs. 250]|
The Dynamite Fish was an absolutely amazing dish. The spicy, beer-battered fish was tender and was tossed in a delicious creamy, spicy dynamite sauce. A match made in heaven with a darker beer like a stout or porter.
|Dynamite Fish [Rs. 350]|
Bacon Wrapped Prawns [Rs. 450] had grilled prawns wrapped in bacon slices and served with chimichurri sauce. The acidic bite of the sauce complemented the meatiness of the prawns and bacon.
|Bacon Wrapped Prawns [Rs. 450]|
Pork Momos had generous amount of spiced pork mince stuffed inside the thin envelopes. The juiciness of the filling was evident in every bite.
|Pork Momos [Rs. 350]|
Pao De Quiejo
These are gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread with a unique flavor of their own.
The Classic does not have any filling inside, which allows you to enjoy the uniqueness of the cheese bread by itself while the Pulled Pork had some amazing, tender pork shreds stuffed inside.
|Classic Pao De Quiejo [Rs. 250]|
|Pulled Pork Pao De Quiejo [Rs. 300]|
The Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings had a slight imbalance of flavors, with the cheese overpowering the garlic while the Chimichurri Chicken Wings could’ve been a little spicier. Mind you, the flavors were present, just not chimichurri spicy.
|Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings and Chimichurri Chicken Wings|
Churrasco is the Brazilian version of our tandoor dishes, wherein the vegetables or meat are skewered and cooked in a Fogao A Lenha, which is a wood burning stove. The Churrasco Platter had samplers of Hell’s Chicken, Mint Chicken, Pork Tenderloin and Chili Steak. Well cooked meats, the flavors managed to retain their individuality.
|Churrasco Platter [Rs. 1600]|
The Double Ex-Touro has two tenderloin patties for twice the fun. A bad-ass, messy burger that you would love to get down and dirty with.
|Double Ex-Touro [Rs. 600]|
The Churros Sandwich was a wonderful combination of chocolate stuffed churros with vanilla ice cream. A technically balanced dish where the warm and crunchy churros were a perfect foil to the cold and soft ice cream. #DeliciousDelicious
|Churros Sandwich [Rs. 250]|
The Oreo Cheesecake had oreo cookie toppings on a baked cheesecake. Loved the combination of the slight tang of the cheesecake with the sweetness of the cookies and the crunch of the biscuit base. #MindBlown
|Oreo Cheesecake [Rs. 250]|
One of the better rooftops in the KP-KN belt, Botequim Cervejaria is the ideal locale for a romantic evening or for time well spent with loved ones.
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