The Greek flag sports just two colours – white and blue. That should explain why so much white and blue welcomes you once you step into the quaint and cavernous space that is EURISKA; the blue becoming significantly evident at night. Despite sitting smack dab on the main Koregaon Park main road leading towards Mundhwa, the tiny facade is easy to miss; but miss it you shouldn’t! Not just for the massive Greek-themed menu, but now also for the option to down a chilled Kronenbourg Blanc while sat in an absolutely chilled-out setting. Thats’s some more blue for you!
There’s a pretty bar at the centre of the restaurant and lounge-ey areas all over the place that can be cleared up so the resto can double up as a dance floor as well!
Just as we did then, let me start with cracking open a cold bottle of the Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, a French take on the very popular wheat beer. Pours cloudy orange-yellow to a thick frothy head with decent retention.
Pronounced citrus fruit and coriander on the nose and a touch of malt. Similar on the palate with a strong, leading sweetness and coriander and citrus notes on the palate as you gulp it down. The body is light and carbonation is consistent, for that refreshing, crisp mouthfeel.
The only issue is the seemingly forced sweetness that I enjoyed mostly because it was sweltering hot outside. But then again, it is summer and it’ll continue to be sweltering hot outside so there you have it!
To go with this sweet and crisp, refreshing beer then, we called for –
Achari Marinated Chicken Skewers (₹425) –
Briny, tangy, tender skewered chicken morsels and the added crunch and sweetness from the grilled veggies. A perfect appetiser to get those juices flowing!
Chatpata Corn Aranchini (₹250) –
Earthy, meaty ragu, rice and stringy, cheesy mozarella stuffed inside panko crumbed balls of deliciousness. Worth calling repeats on. And we did. Because nothing goes better with that kinda beer than deep fried, greasy and cheesy food!
Smoky Chicken Pizza (₹650) –
Crusty around the edges and foldable around the centre so you can eat it right – full marks for the crust. Smoky chicken, fragrant fresh basil and just enough cheese so it doesn’t overpower the combination. Worth calling repeats on. Aaaaand we did.
Huge shoutout to Rahul and the good folks of Euriska for inviting us to chill over a couple beers and great food on a sultry summer Saturday afternoon.
I rate the experience at a solid 4.5