Verdict: French cosine made with perfection and in-house organic ingredients.Bon appetit! Ratings: 4/5 Table For Two:1500 Rs. Address:Soleil, Sula Vineyards, Savargaon road, Gangapur, Nashik.
La Plage has launched a brand new restaurant “Soleil” in Nashik at Sula Vineyards. This is their third restaurant in chain after Goa & Manali in the country. Situated amidst winery, Soleil is offering a blend of Indian and French cuisine. Soleil’s menu is shorter and inclined towards Indian palate. La plage open the doors of Soleil few months back and since then we have been eager to dine there.
The first thing you’ll notice in soleil is the asymmetry in ambiance, Every table is different than the other. In fact entire decor has been done by Sula employees and they used all recycled material lying around the vineyard to make furniture, wall hangings etc. We started with two starters “Tarté feuilletee de tomates confites, beurre blanc au romarln” and “Paneer malson grIllé aux éplces, asperges panées du jardln, sauce palak”. The first was slightly sweet tart of tomato with butter sauce topped with basil leaves and second starters was made out of organic grilled panner with spicy, crunchy asperges. All ingredients used in Soleil are organically grown in Sula Vineyard’s own properties even chicken and chesse. Both the starters were moderately spicy. Palak sauce in Paneer malson grIllé aux éplces, asperges panées du jardln, sauce palak was nicely done with Indian spices.
For the main course we had “Triangles de panlesses a l’ajowan sauce kadhi”, “Langoustines du lac et beurre de corall risotto au safran et brocoli”, “Cuisse de poulet Cafréal farcle aux fruits secs, pommes de terre éplcées et petits épls de mais”. Triangles de panlesses was small triangles made out of chickpea flour and serve on kadhi sauce. Sour taste of kadhi was perfectly accompanying the sweet taste of chickpea triangles. Second dish was made with chicken leg stuffed dry fruits and served with spicy potato and cafreal sauce. We didn’t like it too much. The dish which really stood out was “Langoustines du lac et beurre de corall risotto au safran et brocoli” made with barbecued gangapur lake scampi with risotto. Scampi was barbecued nicely with handful of spices and tasted excellent with saffron flavoured risotto.
Due to heavy lunch we didn’t have appetite for desserts but we’re waiting to try their chocolate thali on our next visit. If you’ve tired with usual food Soleil can be a great alternative for your palate. Prices are between 300-700 INR per dish. Bon appetit!