Vivanta by Taj- Blue Diamond, Pune has re-opened its coffee shop, a popular haunt in the city’s first five star hotel, in an all-new avatar after extensive renovation. Now called Latitude, the all-day dining restaurant presents a contemporary look and a new multi-cuisine menu writes Brinda Gill. Pictured: New full-height wine cabinets
The menu features Indian favourites as well as a choice of dishes from Mediterranean countries including a few signature dishes that combine ingredients and cooking techniques from different regions of the Mediterranean for a special flavour. For wine lovers the two full-height wine cabinets is the most striking element of the new décor. The beverage menu featuring a selection of Indian and international wines, many of which are served by the glass, is a welcome change. From Moët & Chandon Champagne to Robert Mondavi Chardonnay; Henry Bourgeois, Sancerre Blanc, `Les Baronnes’ Sauvignon Blanc; Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Estate, Pfalz, Riesling, to a choice of wines from Grover, Sula and Four Seasons, the selection offers sufficient variety to suit most tastes and to enjoy drinking with their food.
Recommended pairings are the Grover Shiraz Rosé and the Sula Blush Zinfandel with vegetarian dishes; Marchesi di Frescobaldi-Castiglioni Chianti, Sangiovese, Tuscany with fish and white meat preparations; and Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve, Zinfandel, with red meat dishes. Among the most popular wines ordered are Sula Satori, Merlot; Sula Cabernet Shiraz, and Rupert & Rothschild Classique, South Africa, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The house wines are Four Seasons Chenin Blanc and Four Seasons Cabernet Sauvignon, while Sula Brut is served as part of the buffet brunch presented on the weekends.
With its sparkling new décor and professional food and wine service, Latitude seeks to offer an experience in keeping with the ethos of the Vivanta brand – a fresh, vivacious and stylish take on `cool luxury’.
Vivanta by Taj-Blue Diamond, Pune
11 Koregaon Road
Pune – 411 001
Ph: (0200 6602 5555