When you think of something or
someone, it is true that you end up seeing them often or that thing everywhere
you go. Similarly, I haven’t been to Pasta Bar Veneto in ages, the 1
st
visit was years ago and in Alsa Mall. And then a brief visit to their outlet in
Pondy. 2 weeks got the opportunity to visit the outlet in Burkitt Road. Who
would have thought I would be back there once again. Yes it happened last
evening!

Unlike earlier, these days I don’t mind
going anywhere. Most places are a hop skip or jump away. It took me just about
12 mins to reach Burkitt Road from home and I was there before 7.30pm. Spotted the
gang, said Hi hello, and everything else and we took a booth on the right side
of the restaurant. We were greeted and shown the menu, including the new dishes
that had been recently included. An interesting thing about the menu card here is
that all the dishes have a code next to them.  
Such a blessing, as it makes it easy for people who have difficulty in pronouncing the names to order. I shall take the G9 or E17 and your dish arrives with no confusion!!


We started the evening by ordering a
few beverages. Hot chocolate, fresh lime soda salt [my standard order] and
Green apple mojito. The hot chocolate came in the most gorgeous mugs and looked
yumm.. I slurped my lime soda with glee and the mojito was also good [tad sweet
for my liking]. With a little one to keep us smiling, we started the evening on
a high note. While we flipped through the menu, our eyes locked at the Zuppa
section [Soups]especially the Zuppa di Arachidi Zucca [pumpkin soup] [C3], and the
other option was Zuppa di pollo [chicken soup] [C5]. I loved the pumpkin soup, but
felt it was a tad salty [probably cos of the herbs that were sprinkled on top
which had a bit of salt in them]..


Moving on, for starters we were served
a crostini platter- two kinds- one with peas & potato[A4] and other had
mushrooms & cheese[A5]. The former was a tad mushy and bland while later
was good. We also tried their other mushroom starter- Funghi Saltati con pesto
[ mushrooms tossed in garlic and cooked with pesto]-[A8], the pesto was very
subtle in this, but being a mushroom freak, I loved it.

And then came the plates filled with
more starters, 2 non veg and one more veg.. The veg was Brocolli and cheese
grill [A9] which was yumm, the broccoli had been cooked just right. The non veg
eaters had fish fingers[A14], pigs in a blanket except here it was chicken[A12]
 and prawns batter fried. Amidst the
food, we also chatted with the manager about the new dishes and asked him for
recco for the main course. After much deliberation, we decided to go with 4 different
dishes..


I chose the Macaroni & Corn bake  [D4], which was served alongside a slice of
bread and it was quite good. It is quite a large portion and filled with corn
and spinach as well, a tinge of red chilli that added to the flavours. The others
went for non veg dishes- Panna con prosccuitto di pollo e piselli  [Cavatappi pasta[longer twisted version of macaroni]
cooked with chicken ham and chicken sausages in white sauce], Salsa rosso con
pollo  e funghi[E19]- grilled chicken,
red paprika and mushroom that had been tossed in peri peri spicy sauce which
was ordered with fettucini pasta and finally, the Involtini di pollo ripieno
[F3] which was stuffed chicken breast on a thick tomato creamy sauce served
with a side of grilled veggies. The main dishes were good….
Before we knew it, time had flown by
and it was nearly 9.30. We quickly ordered desserts-   I chose
the Apple Strudel with vanilla cream [I14], the others chosen were Mud pie [I6],
Pizza dolce [ fruit pizza] [I2] and Poached pear in berry soup [I5]. Loved mine
and the poached pear the best. The pizza was alright, dint like the texture and
thickness of the sweet focaccia bread and the mud pie was confusing.

And with that the evening was done!!
We had a  good time needless to say- good
company, good ambiance, amazing music [yes i knew most of the songs J] and good food..

I would definitely recommend the Pumpkin
soup and poached pear to anyone who is curious about Pasta Bar Veneto.  J

Address:
OLD No 59,New No #32,, Burkit Road,T.Nagar  Burkit
Rd, Parthasarathy Puram, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Chennai, TN 600017
Ph- 044 4212 6680


Directions: Get into Venkatnarayana road, and go all the way
down, and take the last but one right. Within 200yards you will find Pasta Bar Veneto
on your right, adj to Canara bank 

Psst- the numbers in the bracket are the code for the dishes!! 😀 

Disclaimer:
The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember that restaurants and eat outs sometimes change with time, so does their food and service. So, kindly consider these factors while visiting the places. Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit  🙂