European diners have its own charm. Extravagant interiors, comprising of decorative chandeliers, antique mirrors, arty wall hangings, elaborate framed painting and wooden furniture eludes class; the colours beautifully mingling with each other. And that’s exactly what Arthur’s Theme in Candolim looks like. Though the colour scheme is white, the flowers on the wall and wine bottles on the table adds to the overall effect. The upmarket restaurant is perfect for a little party with friends, a dinner date or luncheon with family.
The menu is extensive – giving you a wide range of European delicacies to choose from. What’s amusing is – every food item is named after royalty from back in the day. What’s even more fascinating is, in addition to chicken, meat and seafood, they serve duck! Now if I’ve got you’ve interested enough, let’s get right into the food.
We started our meal with their special concoctions which were recommended by the manager himself. But I instantly regretted the decision. Like honestly, I wish I had settled in for a glass of wine or beer. The Purple flirt @Rs 350/- – a medley of gin and Sambuca, shaken with crushed ice and topped with a dash of blue curacao and Cafen and Whiskey @Rs 350/- – a blend of scotch whiskey and Kahlua, topped with a dash of baileys and crushed ice, seemed really interesting, but I didn’t really like it!
However, I loved all of the food we tried. I had expectations from their food, because I loved the food at Arthur’s Theme,Koregaon Park, Pune. And Arthur’s Theme, Candolim, sure lived up to them! How delicious was Alexia @Rs 360/- – the marinated prawns wrapped in chicken, grilled to perfection and tossed in a spicy sauce! It’s the chicken version of bacon wrapped prawns we eat otherwise!
The Bladred @Rs 280/- – strips of beef tenderloin sautéed in garlic butter with cherry tomatoes and gherkins were yumm! The tenderloin was tender and flavourful. My favourite of the evening, however, was Erik @Rs 490/-. It was essentially grilled skewers of baby octopus, prawns and fish served on mashed potatoes, topped with their home barbeque sauce.
For the mains we chose Ester @Rs 750/- – grilled half a duck served with a rich plum sauce and homemade potato roast, which was done perfectly. Above all, a great experience at Arthur’s Theme. But the best was yet to come, in form of desserts!
Their desserts look so tempting, I wish I could eat all of it! The chocolate mousse, blue berry cheesecake and lemon soufflé were so tempting, but we went in for Tiramisu @Rs 170/- and Choco lava cake @Rs 180/- - both of which were sinfully delicious. I somehow loved the brownie more though, bacuse, who doesn’t love crumbly chocolate and nuts brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and generously drizzled with molten chocolate, right?
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