There is a snob lurking inside each of us. This snob isn’t too easy to please but the one inside me was floored with a rather spectacular dining experience at the Pasta Bowl Company in Gurgaon. I was expecting great things but I was gravely wrong because this place does nothing ordinarily, everything is done magnanimously.
The Pasta Bowl Company features authentic, home-made Italian concoctions, and a very vast overwhelming breakfast menu. Watch out for this one. As you walk into the tiny warm Italiano den, you can’t help but swoon over the Venetian architecture and interiors nestled in with fun elements from the heart of Italy. There’s spunk and excitement, yet this place feels so much like home.
Getting straight to the point of gratification & gluttony, the breakfast buffet blew me off, quite literally with just plain authenticity and quality. The fragrance of the fresh baked bread, the high quality of cold cuts and cheese, the wholesomeness of the salads, the flavours of rustic smoked salmon arranged with excellent meats and the freshness of the great range of fruit in season make the start of the brunch particularly bewildering with the exciting bounty.
This isn’t even the beginning of the farinaceous feast I divulged into. Starting off with Peperoni studded Frittata, each eggy forkful comprised of a motley of soft omelette and meat with hints of herbs ,all cohesively bound together by the perfect seasoning. This was followed by their Italian version of Poached Eggs, a sight so beautiful to behold, I was scared to slice into it, such beauty is hard to cut through and eat, quite really. A thick crusty bread slapped with fresh pungent basil, piled high with crisp bacon under the most gorgeously silken poached egg that was finished off with a creamy dollop of something that tasted like hollandaise. If this doesn’t give you a good boner, I don’t know what will?While the eggs shone in glory, the accompaniments were no less splendid.
Onion & Cheese sausages, grilled chicken patties were outstandingly fresh, chunky and ridiculously juicy, oh I am so salivating right now. Blueberry Pancakes were fluffy like cotton and magically light with a gooey blueberry centre, pure joy in every bite.
Being the greedy glutton that I am, I went ahead and ordered a much celebrated dish on the menu of Pasta Bowl Company. Tortellini Puttanesca comes stuffed with chicken ragout in the most gorgeous Al dente pasta embellished with olives & capers and sitting on a beautiful mild tomato sauce, oh the medley of flavours, so simple yet so stunning,the dish plays out an apreggio on my palate.
I finally try to get on my feet after eating food fit for two because well, everything was so bloody stellar, this has to be one of the most memorable mornings of my life.
Just visit these guys to know what I am talking about. I literally had tears of happiness while I bid ode to the sheer virtuosity gone into making such honest delicious food. Cost of all that luxurious breakfast is stupendous Rs700, yes, that small amount for not so small food orgasms.