“Indian Food is a Luxury on Tour…” (Mahesh Bhupathi)
Growing up Italian, I did not have much exposure to Indian cuisine. In fact, I never thought I would enjoy Indian food, but, Pukka is not your ordinary Indian restaurant. Pukka is fine Indian dining. The food is incredible. I have taken many people to dine at this restaurant and not one person has complained, not even my sister. LOL. So, when I received an invite to attend a media dinner at this incredible place, I immediately said YES!!!!!
Located on St Clair Ave West in Toronto, this amazing restaurant not only has incredible food but it has two amazing owners. Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla have created the perfect atmosphere at this Modern Indian establishment. It is charming and quaint but best of all the food is outstanding. Media night was no different.
Starting off with cocktails, I knew my night was going to be fabulous! What can I say? I love a fantastic martini. The coconut martini I was served was outstanding. I felt like I was in the tropics. But then something magical occurred I tried OKRA fries. SOOOOOOO delicious. I knew my night would only get better.
I am not a fish person. I know I am a bad Italian. LOL. I passed on the Tandoori Calamari, and Prawn Curry. However, I did not say no to the Chicken Tikka, Punjabi Chicken and my favorite Beef Short Ribs!! I have to say if you can try Pukka please try my favorite Beef Short Ribs, they are to die for. They melt off the bone! FABULOUS!!
I am trying really hard to get these two amazing individuals to open up an incredible restaurant closer to my area. This is how much I love this restaurant and food. You must check out this amazing restaurant. They even have Peter Boyd a Sommelier on certain nights explaining wine pairings. Make sure to check out his 2016 winter wine evenings that will be coming soon.
If wine is not your thing do not worry because Pukka is participating in Winterlicious! Here is an opportunity for you to try this incredible place at a fabulous deal. From January 29th until February 11th 2016 you will get a delicious three course meal at a discounted price. Go try PUKKA!!! I love it!!!
I know you all want to know how my night ended on media night. LOL. Yes, dessert was divine but I received a gift. Not only was the food and company delightful but I got Chris and Peter Neal’s new book, Goodness! This is how great this place is, they support Goodness on every level. What can I say? I am one lucky girl.
Until next time boys and girls remember to always just be yourself it will eventually one day pay off… CHECK out PUKKA restaurant in Toronto, it’s AMAZING!!!!
Now…get ready to drool…PICTURES!!