Cult – A person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society.
Located right near Laxmi Lawns in Magarpatta this humungous place was on my list since a very long time and when Pomelo Social invited me for a tasting session I was pretty excited for the long-awaited visit.
As soon as I entered the front gate the question struck me, “If the parking is so spacious and so big how big the place would be?” Easily it can accommodate around a ton of cars and an equal number of bikes as well. Kudos to that.
First of all travelling all the way from Balewadi High Street I was tired and needed something refreshing to soothe my soul and quench the thirst so we started with the drinks
Drinks at Cult
- Mint Mayhem: This was probably the best of the lot. A Blueberry infused whiskey-based drink was a perfect start.
- Whiskey Shikanji: Another whiskey-based drink. Refreshing mojito styled drink with a punch to it. Although I wanted to like this drink a lot but the rock salt was somehow overpowering the taste. So much so that I had to add sweetener to it.
- Green Parrot: A gin-based drink. Got to know that Gayatri Patil (Eat-Pray-Travel) is an avid gin lover and she approves this drink. For me, it was a tad bit on a sweeter not but then again I am nitpicking here.
- Cult Owl: The best looking drink of the lot. Made with White Owl Spark. I think the Bar-Tender has made a superb concoction using one of the most loved beer around town.
Food at Cult
From there we moved onto the food (the hero of the show)
- Mirchi Peanut Gobhi: A very desi start to the dinner. This was mildly spicy. The crunch was on point and the masala made me hog onto this while I enjoyed my drink.
- Morrels and Truffle Croquettes: The croquettes were golden brown and plated beautifully. Liked the texture
- Greek Turner Salad: To be honest I am not a salad guy. I don’t like to order salads often but this was a pleasant surprise. Fresh, crunchy and perfect dressing. Finding grapes in the bowl was a welcome addition. A bit on the sweeter side but totally worth it.
- Tandoori momos: A typical street side taste which I liked. Crisp on the outside and piping hot melt in mouth stuffing on the inside makes it a must-have starter.
- Rajma Chaval: When we ordered this I expected it to be the basic Delhi style rajma chawal, Don’t get me wrong I love comfort food but I was expecting a contemporary touch to it and I was not disappointed. My eyes lit up when I saw ‘Galauti Kebab‘ on the table. Although a veg version of the kebab, it was aromatic and made to perfection. Ghee played a major role in the preparation and was well received by us. prominent ghee taste. Deep-fried curry leaves added another dimension of texture and flavour to it.
- Paan Ice Cream: Like all the Indian meals should end, we ended ours with a paan but in the ice cream format. This flavour is not unknown to me and was just as I expected. A delightful end to the happy meal at Cult.
Final say about Cult
Special mention to the huge setup with different sitting option and an inhouse club as well (goes by the name The Cult House). Overall I was more than happy with the experience and would definitely recommend you to go and visit cult at least once to experience the best Magarpatta has to offer.
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