Ostro – An Island of Calm in an IT Jungle

Right in the middle of the concrete IT jungle called Hinjawadi, is a place that’s so peaceful and calm that you feel instantly disconnected from the troubles of your daily grind. While its etymology lies in the Adriatic winds, Ostro Multi-Cuisine restaurant is certainly bringing about a wind of food cuisine to the arid culinary landscape of Hinjawadi.

Ostro has a large alfresco seating as well as an AC indoor section. The clever usage of foliage as well as miniature waterfalls not only is a soothing sight to sore eyes but also helps in bringing the temperature down a couple of notches. Serene statues of Buddha are sure to calm your nerves.

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The soothing ambiance

I was recently called over for a sampling of their gastronomic offerings and here is a rundown of my experience.

Mocktails

Considering my dietary restrictions, I requested the bartender to whip something delicious up for me, without any sweeteners. The Falsa ka Sarbat with elderflower cordial was extremely refreshing and zingy. Definitely a drink I’d order again [and did! :D] #DeliciousDelicious

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Falsa ka Sarbat

Appetizers

The Kadak Rumali is meant for large groups to comfortably share and is a perfect accompaniment to your drinks.

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Kadak Rumali [Rs. 149]

From the Tandoor

There were some hits and misses in the dishes from the tandoor that we sampled that day.

Whether it was the paneer in the Paneer Tikka Sunehri or the chicken in the Murgh Lapeta Kebab or Murgh Patiala, the protein was cooked perfectly and retained its moisture however the marinade failed to reach the innards thereby rendering the overall flavors of the dishes bland.

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Paneer Tikka Sunehri [Rs. 449]
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Murgh Lapeta Kebab [Rs. 449]
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Murgh Patiala [Rs. 469]

Feedback was given to the owners and chef with a suggestion to probably serve smaller sized pieces which would in turn let the marinade seep throughout.

The Sarson Machhi Tikka had a nice char on the Basa however the Sunehri Jhinga felt a little under.

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Sarson Machhi Tikka [Rs. 579]
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Sunehri Jhinga [Rs. 1129]

Main Course

The Chooza Makhani (Butter Chicken) did not have a sweetish tinge to it, as is the case in most restaurants. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the gravy too held its own against the tender meat. #YumYum

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Chooza Makhani (Butter Chicken) [Rs. 449]

The Thai Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables was the standard dish with good flavors while the Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani was extremely flavorsome and aromatic. Generous portions of chicken as well as caramelized onions ensured every bite was perfect.

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Thai Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables [Rs. 329]
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Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani [Rs. 449]

Ostro is quite literally an epitome of calmness and peace, right in the heart of the hustle and bustle yet cocooned from the cacophony.

A big shout-out to Sheena inviting us and Team Ostro for hosting us.

Disclaimer:

I was invited for a complimentary 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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