New Summer Menu @ Fio Cookhouse & Bar

Fio Cookhouse & Bar

Fio Cookhouse & Bar

Summers are here and everyone has either been planning or going on a vacation but I am neither planning nor going, all thanks to over crowded vacation places. But this one wish of going to Europe and dining at an European alfresco restaurant was undying, so when I got a call from Fio – Cookhouse & Bar, I thought my wish was granted by the god and i was bound to visit this little Europe in the capital as I call it.

I was invited to try the new summer menu which will soon be launched in coming days. This menu has more refreshing flavors, ingredients like watermelon, citrus and all the other things that helps in getting away with the heat is added. I tried a few new and a few all time favorites and I was floored yet again.

Candle light setting

Candle light setting

The above seen picture was my dinner table. Isn’t it gorgeous? Well this place has well mannered, sophisticated and knowledgeable staff as well. They know what they are serving you and make sure that you have a perfect meal.

El Gringo Jito

El Gringo Jito

It's me at 18

It’s me at 18

To start with we ordered Cookhouse Cocktails, El gringo Jito & It’s me at 18 precisely. Both the cocktails were super refreshing and rightly spiked with alcohol and juice, making a perfect balance. We were soon served with a bread basket which is a signature thing of Cookhouse. All the breads are fresh, in-house and perfectly baked. I ate away the whole basket and by this you can imagine how good they must have been.

Bread basket

Bread basket

For starters we opted for Phylo Tazza, Spit fired grilled chicken and for salads we had Cookhouse salad and Watermelon Bocconcini Fennel salad. Phylo Tazza is a flaked pastry stuffed with Artichoke, mushroom-pepper, caramalized onions, goat cheese all filled in phylo cups. This dish is as amazing as it could be. A beautiful amalgamation of all the ingredients with goat cheese makes it so much tasty and it will leave you craving for more, the phylo cups are neither too soft nor to hard and you can probably have one cup in one bite. The spit fired grilled chicken was on a drier side and it could be either topped or accompanied by some sauce.

Phylo Tazza

Phylo Tazza

Spit Fired Grilled Chicken

Spit Fired Grilled Chicken

Cookhouse salad had goat cheese, tomato quenelles, snow peas, corn, green apple, baby greens, fir dressing. Salads are my favorites, I dig into salads like no other thing and mostly end up finishing the plate. Salads at Fio are always a treat since they put a lot of effort into the conceptualizing them and putting right ingredients in right quantity. Even the presentation plays a massive role in making a dish appealing other than the taste factor and all these thing can be found in the dishes served at fio. The Watermelon Bocconcini salad was again class apart. I nearly ate half of this on my own.

Cookhouse Salad

Cookhouse Salad

Watermelon Bocconcini Fennel Salad

Watermelon Bocconcini Fennel Salad

I have been to Fio before but didn’t get a chance to try their pizzas, this time I made sure I try at least one of them and hence I ordered a Pepperoni, Jalapenos pizza. Their pizzas are wood fired ones and from the base to sauce everything is made in house, which makes it better than a lot of other places.

Pepperoni, Jalapenos pizza

Pepperoni, Jalapenos pizza

Next were the mains, Cookhouse Char Grilled Chicken and Olive Crusted Sea Bass were the dishes we chose to try. Both the dishes were astonishing! The chicken was just perfectly grilled with the mushroom sauce smeared all over the chicken, giving it that extra flavor and the bed of salad was equally good. The best part in the mains at fio is, they serve extra sauce along with the dish so that you don’t have to struggle with the dish, if by chance it is less saucy. The sea bass was juicy and soft, with the olive crust being so flavorful, one doesn’t need to put anything over it.

Cookhouse Char Grilled Chicken

Cookhouse Char Grilled Chicken

As I always say, no meal is complete without desserts. We had Crushed Peanut Banoffee and Fresh Baked 15 min Cake.

15min Cake

15min Cake

Happy eating & Happy reading!!!

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