Thursday, 28 March 2013

Spoonbill - Exotic Street Food

2 months later, after having managed to inch closer to my weight loss target, I decided to go ahead with one of the CFG Showcases at Spoonbill, Alwarpet.

It was great to meet the bunch of naughty fellows from CFG and that was something I truly missed.

Without further ado, let me present to you Spoonbill.

Charlie owns and runs Spoonbill. It's a resto-cafe and is open from 11 am - 11 pm. A few more branches will be opened in Chennai, before Charlie ventures into other cities.

As Charlie explained the menu, the gang was super hungry and waited impatiently for the food to arrive. Afterwards, it was literally "digging in". The crepes were torn apart, the burritos butchered and the desserts were squeezed within an inch of their lives.

I cover the veg menu here. Overall I loved all the dishes (or items as Faz called them), except that it was a general opinion that the fillings were a tad salty. Perhaps we are used to less salt in our household?

The first to arrive on the table was the Piadina (OTC & Cheese), followed by mushroom crepes, corn and spinach crepes. We then moved on to the Indian menu - hara bhara kebab and palak paneer kebab. The mexican burritos had a lot of beans and not enough salsa to compensate, so the flavor was lacking. The mozarella + jalapeno empanada from the Portuguese menu was piping hot but again a tad salty.

We then dug into the Turkish falafel salad. The bread (Brötchen) that was served with the non vegetarian dishes was to die for. Slightly hard on the outside but super soft on the inside, it was THE accompaniment.

The nutella and ice cream crepes made the perfect end to the meal.

The dishes are priced Rs 110 upwards on the vegetarian front. The desserts are priced at Rs 180 upwards.

*This post is part of the CFG Showcase. 

** Spoonbill is located in TTK Road, Alwarpet, opp Samsung Showroom.














12 comments:

  1. Sooofer post.. Good fun it was.. good nite :)

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    1. yessu :D how u feelin today? fever gone aa?

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  2. Munch on your punch line is making me hungry now !!!

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    1. Aww Aunty. But this place is really good. After 10 months, the quality is still the same. Well done.

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  3. I really wanna taste those burritos. What did your friends have to say about non vegetarian food?

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    1. Ash, see below comment for non veg. Burritos needed the extra salsa. :) But all others were yumm. :) Let's go, what say?

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  4. Romba nanna irukke Deepa ! Next time nan Chennai varache kootindu po

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    1. Prashu - onakku illamaya... yenytime I say

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  5. Nice write up Deepa
    @ashwini - non veg was awesome, must try

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    1. Thanks Madan :) waitin for the pics :D

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  6. Like you said, street food is always fresh and the best. Lovely pics and they look yummy.

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Munch on....