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Friday, August 02, 2013

Three Wise Men has launched a brand new food and drink menu. Is it a hit or a miss? Dev Goswami gives you his verdict

Having never visited Three Wise Men (TWM) before, I did not know what to expect when I heard that they had launched a new menu. I asked around and the responses I got were, ‘great music, good cocktails but the food leaves much to be desired.’ So, when I entered TWM, I knew I was going to focus on the food.
Before I start with what I thought about the food and drink, I have to say that TWM has an amazing playlist of rock, alternative rock and pop rock that you can sing-along to with your friends or silently enjoy on your own. Their playlist makes the experience a whole lot better.

We started off our night with two cocktails — the Basil & Thyme and the Pomegranate Martini (Rs 595 each), both of which were an instant hit. The former left a wonderful mint aftertaste and was potent enough without overpowering the overall taste. The second drink had a sweet and sour taste that was absolutely delicious — a great pick-me-up after a hard day at work.

Both the cocktails built up our palette well and I was quite eager to try the food. We started off with the Wild Rocket Leaves Salad (Rs 195) and the Fettuccine Jalapeno Chicken Pasta (Rs 275). The salad was light with perfectly balanced flavours. The ample tomatoes and oranges added a delightful-to-the-tongue citrusy tang that went well with the sharp rocket leaves. The pasta is their take on the omnipresent Aglio Olio Spaghetti. The chicken was wonderfully soft and well-marinated but it is the slightly-spicy-slightly-tart jalapenos that take the dish to a whole new level — unique and must-have.

Next up was the Pepperoni Pizza slice (Rs 135) and the Mexican Buritto (Rs 230). The pizza is a meat-lover’s delight! Though they used ample spices, the pizza was balanced enough to let the meat and the cheese shine through. Weight-watchers might not appreciate it, but have a bite and we promise you that with your mouth full of the wonderful meat-cheese combination, your weight will be the last thing on your mind. The Burrito is another dish that is worth trying from their new menu.

By now we were completely full, but the wonderful food that we’d been treated to made it hard for us to refuse the recommended Patty Melt Burger (Rs 275). And we are so happy that we did not. The beer-marinated chicken patty was crisp on the outside but melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside. The gherkins and jalapeno mayo worked really well with the chicken to result in one of the best burgers that we’ve had in the city.

Overall, it was one of the most perfect culinary experiences that I’ve had in a long time — from start to finish everything was delightful and I couldn’t find one fault. The service was a bit slow, but the food more than made up for it… visit Three Wise Men and you’ll know what we mean.

Where Three Wise Men, Sujata Rajpipla Cooperative Housing Society, Opposite Santacruz Police Station, Santacruz (W)
Meal for two Rs 1,200 (without alcohol)
Alcohol Yes (Beer pint: Rs 175 onwards)
Contact 26614792

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