Nestled away from the sounds and lights of the city, away from all the hustle bustle of the daily lives is a quaint little Greek Village setting overlooking the secret lake. The entrance passages are lingered with gravel and the nights aglow with lightened up pathways. Olive Bistro is a beautiful setting that has taken charm, elegance and the allure of eating out to a setting so relaxed that dining in here is not just for the food but for the experience as well.
The monsoons are just about to be over and we took a peek into their “Monsoon Menu” on offer, and must we say we are delighted. To take off an enticing journey we decided to settle on the initial soups.
The vegetarian section had the Farmhouse Minestrone, a very rustic take on the tomato soup with chunky vegetables, butter beans and the grainy texture of the Grana Padano cheese, topping off with a hint of Basil, this soup was definitely a good start.
The Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Broth – A mix of chicken, carrots, beans and mushrooms was very subtle and light on the palate.
Smoked Chicken and Quinoa Salad – Quinoa is an ingredient which is hard to hard to combine in a regular menu. A mix of sweet from the pomegranate and sourness from the buttermilk dressing with the iceberg lettuce, it gives the much needed freshness to the salad.
The Watermelon and Feta Salad – Quite wonderful though conventional feels crisp and all natural fresh to the tastebuds.
The Apple, Feta and Pine Nut Salad aligns a bit on the sweeter angle.
Appetizers on our tables included the Paprika Chicken served on skewers and the Char Grilled Pork Sausages which were the highlight for us. The sausages are made in-house and with every bite, the flavors burst in the mouth.
Other best items on the menu which simply wowed us were the Lamb Meatballs and the Saffron Arancini.
Filo Wrapped Brie Cheese – The best dish which stood out, drizzled with toasted almonds and saffron honey drizzle with a light flavor of orange to it.
The Paprika Mushroom with feta and hazelnuts stuffing with a tangy Bravas sauce is a delight.
Another interesting dish of the monsoon menu was the Savory Tart, served with a side of rocket, orange and tomato salad, this tart of caramelized onions and goat cheese is delectable.
Confit Chicken Leg which is chicken leg marinated overnight and slow cooked and the Pan Cooked Blackened Salmon are other intriguing dishes on the new menu.
But the item which took us by surprise were the Calzones. Stone oven baked flat breads, the Calzones make a nice accompaniment with the tomato salsa.
Desserts, always the best part of the menu. Not going to lie, but we’re a bit put off by the mention of Eggless Pannacotta but upon being served the thoughts were put to rest but the lovely texture and fluffiness from not being prepared with egg was missing here.
The Fresh Fruit Pavlova with Raspberry Coulis is like ecstasy wrapped in a small package. Gooey and fresh from all the fruits with a crunchy base. But the best dessert of all would be the Mud Cake Slice.
Olive Bistro for us will be more than the food alone. It’s taking a trip through an enchanting exotic setting, relaxing and breathing in the freshest of air while you are spoilt with the best of food.
Inside Durgam Cheruvu Complex
Road No 46, Jubilee Hills
Contact: 040 69999127, 9248912347
Pics Credit – Olive Bistro & FD.