I like American Pancakes. The kind you can sink your teeth into. Sure, you get the thin crepes which are nice, but once in a while, you need to have thick stacks of them dripping with syrup and butter. My friends know me well, and R circled around this a few times before creating 12 new kinds of them which would be available at the cafe all through October. The festive menu has some familiar flavours and some uncommon ones.
Although there was a rather nice Pancake Margarita Pizza and a version with Paneer Masala, both quite tasty, the one which fascinated me to no end was the Hasher Dimer Pancake, with a base that had hints of pickle in it, and a duck egg, sunny side up, on top, the egg yolk bringing out a layer of richness which surprisingly worked.
The Chilli Chicken was another crowd pleaser – strips of chicken salami tossed with peppers and soy, but not hot enough to make me truly happy. A drizzle of cheese sauce was there to add a touch of creaminess to the zing.
I was far more fascinated by the Pinapple Chutney Pancake – which brought together two of my favourite things – Pineapple and Cheese. I would be one of those people who protested vehemently when Dominos stopped keeping Pineapples in their topping list, and this went a long way to alleviate the sadness.
The Kosha Keema was my other favourite from the savouries section – the meat infused with a touch of cumin and cilantro reminded me of taco filling, and it was topped with a generous dose of the cheese sauce, further adding to the dish.
I have to admit, I was looking forward to the dessert section – there was the lure of the Red Velvet and Cream Cheese, which was rather nice but was completely overshadowed by the red velvet pancake – the thick chocolate pancake topped with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce, cherries and cream, or the Triple Chocolate Chunk, which was dark, dense, and would please any dedicated chocolate addict, but the rather unusual flavours were what I was looking forward to more.
The Gur ‘n Narkel Pancake was what I was quite happy with – although the Mihidana and Pista one was quite intriguing, the reason why if I am asked to pick a favourite then I would pick this – there was a drizzle of coconut butterscotch sauce on top – butter and coconut cream infused together with melted sugar – a good dollop of whipped cream, and chopped ‘narkel naru’ to add the coconutty crunch to it. I am not a major fan of coconut in desserts – but this was a revelation. The Pancake Parbon would be there at Bon Appetit till the 28th of this month, and a meal for two would cost around 400/- INR. I would suggest heading over for a rather hearty meal. Also, if you are around the region, then they also are delivering this over Swiggy.
Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was invited for a tasting by the management.