Snuggled into a corner on South Main Road, Terttulia has been a favorite destination for all those looking out for a funky European dining experience in Pune. With it’s revamped decor and newly launched extended menu, Terttulia has taken the dining experience up by another notch. Terttulia is now more spacious, brightly lit and has a very elegant restro-bar feel to it. You might miss the quirky interiors for the first few minutes (read bottles hanging upside down at the bar, a HUGE dessert counter in the outdoor area, chalk writings on the black board, etc) but the new decor is a fresh change; so there’s nothing to complain about.
I was invited for the tasting of the new menu at Terttulia on a Friday evening. Catching up with a friend I made on a recent trip out of town (yes, my life seems like a movie to me at times) over some “modern European food” was probably a pleasant break from all the madness that I might have gotten used to in the last couple of months. The decor and music was a big hit, and as far as the food is concerned, here’s how it went-
Dips and Pate Platter
Rosemary Cottage Cheese Kebabs
Brie and Mushroom Bruchetta
Mushroom with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts
Salmon in Labb Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Goat Cheese Salad
Grilled Chicken in Olive Tapenade
Forgive me for terrible pictures, the lighting is to blame!
What I absolutely recommend- the bacon wrapped dates and the grilled chicken in olive tapenade. The karari roti has been a popular favorite, and is a fun addition to the table. If you love dips and pita bread, the dips platter is another fun options. It’s also light on the stomach.
5 Spice & Honey-crust chicken with corn pepper relish
Herb Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
A little feedback- the mashed potatoes had a lot of potato lumps, which can be a little turning off. Leaving that aside, I think I’m definitely going to go back for more. This and the dessert.
Salted Caramel Pannacotta
I couldn’t get enough of this. This innocent beauty had me forget the conversation and maybe even table manners for a good 5 minutes. I can still taste the velvety smoothness of caramel and chocolate…and before I drool more, I must end.
I see myself heading out to Terttulia soon enough with my girls- the Salted Caramel Pannacotta awaits!