“I personally was never a pasta person, but after trying Vanelli’s in dubai, i loved the concept.” – Aboo Baker Mohammedi
“I rolled up my sleeves, I went to the kitchen, and then we started cooking. It was a long process.” – Aboo Baker Mohammedi
This week, Team Paperazzi headed over to Amichi Pizzeria and Kitchen.
A brainchild of three friends who share love for good food. Amichi’s
‘Create Your Own’ concept is the trademark of the eatery as one can
customize just about everything on their pizza or pasta dish.
By allowing their customers to customize their dishes, their aim
is to turn the consumer into a contemporary pro-sumer
Jalapeno Cheese Poppers
Zesty Italian Wings
Make Your Own Pizza – with Bell Peppers, Cream Sauce, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes Margarita Pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella
Creamy Marinara Pasta
Classic Basil Pesto Pasta
Breakfast done right at Chaaye-o-holics
This was my first time at Chaayeaholics and I must say as I drove upto the café, I appreciated its convenient location. There was ample parking space and exteriors of the building were clean, shining and specially the overall glass facade created an open, inviting ambience. I live in DHA, Lahore and even though new eateries are fast opening in this vicinity of the city but Id say the more the merrier. There is a dearth of eateries that are open at breakfast time (yes please keep the working folks that would love to grab-n-go or those of us who have dropped the lil folks to school and are looking for good breakfast options post morning walk or exercise regimen), family friendly and easy on the wallet.
Once inside the person who greeted us was friendly and efficient. She guided us to the first floor and provided multiple seating optiond- we choose the seating in the centre as that allowed us a view of the floor beneath as well as outside view. The walls have been made with varying textures of bricks and logs and give a rustic yet warm living room kind of feel. The wall ornaments demand attention with the one with the vintage car on it specially memorable. The lanterns, Elizabethan-times wall clock and and The chairs were upholstered in opulent lilac, fuscia and copper tapestry is the perfect matrimony of casual, contemporary with classic.Im sure it will liven up the mood of all the diners.
The menu was quite large and had a little bit of everything for a choosy group. We were served with an assortment of breads, butter and homemade jam as we studied the menu. My besty and I decided on egg-centric breakfast and whilst I opted for the Omlette Spagnola, she went with the house-suggestion Poached Florentino. My sister (sweet-tooth of the family) ordered the stacked pancakes namely Pancake Cream Tower. The omelet was fresh and quite tasty (though I would have liked it more spicy) . It was served with succulent chicken sausages and a cutlet which looked grilled rather than fried and made me feel less guilty about downing these calories.
The Poached Florentino was cooked to perfection and the presentation made it too beautiful to eat. It had a variation on the classic eggs benedict with pureed spinach and slow cooked hollandaise sauce melting in the mouth. Again served with 2 sausages ensured a happy tummy.The pancakes were fluffy and just the right amount of sweet (and I am quite fussy about my dessert). Even though it was layered in whipped cream, pineapple chunks (kill me…) and Nutella still the flavours came together to create a delightful gastronomic experience.
As I am a Chaaye addict, a good cuppa as opposed to an average one is the deal breaker for me. I enjoyed the Karak chaaye that I was served. It seemed it had cooked on low heat with the right amount of tea and milk for some while. It was not hazardously hot, yet not cold or lukewarm as mostly is the case when it reaches customers. It was perfect! I had 2 cups and then was sad that I had no more space. However, the Cardamom tea needed more taste of cardamom. I am hoping to try the Green Tea Chaaye next time but had no space this time. The manager greeted us and checked in to see if we were happy with everything two times which made me appreciate the training of the staff. The staff were all busy with customers and the energy in the restaurant was very positive. They even said goodbye and thank you as we left. We will definitely try this establishment again with the fam jam.
TDP Eats at Dock 27
Dock 27 , located in DHA Phase 5, is the hottest new eatery in town! The restaurant is spread over four floors and offers you an authentic experience of flavors from around the world!
What we enjoyed was the vibe and the ambiance, with every floor accommodating different occasions. The restaurants interior is inspired by the owners adventures to different port cities around the world, and the essence of the menu is encapsulated by recreating the flavor from their memory of the global cuisines they had experienced.
We chose to dine in the basement which was nicely lit with dim lighting and modern interiors (and permits smoking for all those concerned). What we absolutely loved – The Artwork keeping in mind the theme.
We were hosted graciously by Madii Umair, the Creative Director, and spoilt rotten with entrees from all over the world, carefully crafted by their head Chef Afsheen Khan.
We started off with the Signature Pumpkin Chowder Soup (totally caught us by surprise) and the Piquant Beef Melange
We moved on to a bite sized entree that was definitely an unusual but mouthwatering delight! – The Smokey Chicago Beef. Smoked Beef slices wrapped around a slice of French bread ( baked in house) with black olives, cherry tomatoes and a topping of mustard cream on salsa. Inspired by Cafe Bon Appetit, on Hudson Bay, Montreal.
The Tampa Chicken – A grilled and baked piece of chicken with crispy skin dripping in BBQ and Tamarind sauce served with creamy mash potatoes topped with Beef Bacon and a side of deliciously stuffed mushrooms.
For dessert we chose the Blueberry Bread Pudding, because WHY NOT?!?!
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