LATEST IN TOWN - THE FLYING SAUCER CAFE, LUCKNOW
"And, we've got a new cafe in Lucknow." The phrase that I've been hearing for past 1 year on a regular basis. But how many of them are we really excited about? The recent one that's opened is THE FLYING SAUCER CAFE - Delhi's top restaurant chain, that has been distributing franchisees all over India, and it's now in Lucknow too!
Lavishly spread in a 8300 sq.ft area, the restaurant features the biggest Island Bar with a great mixology menu at Rohtas Arcade - Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar offering Mediterranean, Italian and Pan Asian cuisines. It is an eclectic and ecstatic fusion of a restro bar, while the quirky interiors feature a myriad of seating options, ranging from upholstered loungers and single seats to high wooden chairs. Pale lighting creates a perfect aura for relaxing and partying inside this virtual spaceship. The cafe has an ancient European feel to it with a half indoor-outdoor area, basically for people who would like to sit and smoke while eating!
Flying Saucer Cafe is the current most vibrant place and one of the biggest brewery in Town! They serve world cuisine with a modern touch, where the medley of Indian roots and Western accents is sure to delight your palate. The cafe has an expansive menu and has dishes and drinks that can be enjoyed from a 15-year-old to a 70-year-old.
When I visited the place, I tried a few dishes and drinks that tempted me to try some more, so below is a review of all those with names. Take a look..
The Mediterranean Smoothie - A mix fruit smoothie, majorly with orange pulp and strawberries. Such a sweet refresher with crushed ice on top to soothe your glands.
Main Course :
1.) Pasta Alfredo - Just like any other cafe presentation, in a pan with slices of garlic bread and topped with black olives. However, the cream cheese was nicely blended with the penne and it tasted delightful!
2.) Veg Dumplings - Beautifully presented in a bamboo steamer to keep them hot. The dumplings were filled with spinach and cheese, and TBH, I've never tasted such yummy ones with that flavour in Lucknow. Kudos to the curation!
3.) Indian Platter (veg) - consists of tandoori paneer tikkas, hara bhara kebas, dahi kebabs, soya chaap with salad and chutney. It was a blend of authentic Indian spices and flavours that swayed my taste buds. #MustTry
4.) Aglio Olio Spaghetti - Favorite in the world. Less in quantity as compared to other places, but tastes amazing. Soft and delectable while you slurp!
5.) Mezze Platter - A perfect party platter with Lebanese hummus and pita bread slices. I'm not a huge fan of this dish but I really liked the hummus that's made with chickpea and salt.
1.) Sizzling Brownie - Desserts that make you drool. Walnut brownies are my favorite and with the super soft sponge with melted ice cream when placed on the tongue takes to you to another world all in all.
2.) Cigar Roll - Tried this on the recommendation of the owner/friend, and seemed like the best decision of my life. No other place in Lucknow serves it except Flying saucer, as per my knowledge till now and this sweet roll with cinnamon filling, and served with rabri tasted heaven!
Apart from the mouthwatering delicacies, the creative minds behind the cafe also believe in providing the best entertainment in the city. They get the most sought after bands and artists performing at the restaurants that makes The Flying Saucer Cafe a one stop solution for complete entertainment. In a span of two months since the day of the launch, the cafe has brought in many celebrity artists - including Hardy Sandhu, Sukh-E, Udita Goswami, etc.
So Lucknow, you must visit The Flying Saucer Cafe for best food, nightlife and ambience, known for selling an experience like none other which makes it stand apart from the crowd!
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