Sangria and Tapas Soiree at Xtasy Lounge, Shivajinagar

Xtasy Lounge Bar at the Pride Hotel Pune is hosting a Sangria and Tapas Soiree from 20th January 2020 to 31st March 2020. For this, they have some refreshing wine cocktails accompanied by a beautifully crafted Tapas selection.

Event: Sangria and Tapas Soiree

Date: 20th January to 31st March 2020

Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Venue: Xtasy Lounge Bar Pune

Price: Starting @1699/- per jug (excluding taxes)

Contact: 9607911764/65

Xtasy Lounge Bar Location

We were invited to Xtasy to try some of the tapas they had to offer as well as some wine cocktails.

Sangria and Tapas Soiree

We were given an insight about Sangria and Tapas by the bar executive and the Sous Chef, Mr. Viresh Pise respectively. Sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients or spirits. Sangria is one of the most popular drink from the Spanish cuisine. It is commonly served in bars, restaurants, chiringuitos(more often a beach bar) and festivities throughout Spain.

Tapas Menu

Nachos, Tomato Salsa & Cheese SauceRs. 300
Tomato, Olives and Basil CrostiniRs.300
Crispy Potato, Honey, Toasted Sesame & Bird Eye ChilliRs. 300
Cheese, Chilli & Pepper CrispsRs. 300
Twisted Chilli WingsRs. 350
Calamares-A La-RomanaRs. 350
Gambas- Al -AjilloRs. 350
Thai Basil, Pepper ChickenRs. 350

What we Tried

We tried the Classic Sangria. For their Sangria, the fruits are soaked in wine for 24 hours and hence have a refreshing and fruity taste. Along with fruits, they also soaked in some spices like star anise which gave it a mulled wine vibe.

You can also choose to add brandy, vodka or gin to the Sangria to make it a cocktail of your choice.

For the Tapas, we were served Calamares-A La-Romana; Crispy Potato, Honey, Toasted Sesame & Bird Eye Chilli; Tomato, Olives and Basil Crostini and Gambas- Al -Ajillo.

Calamares-A La-Romana was a fried squid dish served with lemon and a dip to go along. Gambas- Al -Ajillo was a prawns dish served with a garlic dip and dried red cabbage dust. Crispy Potato, Honey, Toasted Sesame & Bird Eye Chilli was like a spicy version of honey chili potato. The Crostini was good too. The Tapas were a good company to our Classic Sangria.

Classic-Sangria
Classic Sangria
Calamares-A La-Romana- Sangria and Tapas Soiree
Calamares-A La-Romana
Crispy Potato, Honey, Toasted Sesame & Bird Eye Chilli
Crispy Potato, Honey, Toasted Sesame & Bird Eye Chilli
Tomato, Olives and Basil Crostini
Tomato, Olives and Basil Crostini
Gambas- Al -Ajillo
Gambas- Al -Ajillo

All in all, the food and drinks as well as the service was good.

If you enjoy beer as much as wine, check this blog on Babylon Brewery here.

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