Weekend in the Burbs Part 1 — Alfredo’s

Being a part of Andheri, and not going to the Alfredo’s in Lokhandwala is what some people refer to as a crime being committed. Being an institution in Juhu, this branch in Andheri has been open for a while now, but for reason I cannot remember I have not visited it. Well finally we did decide to visit it on a lazy Sunday afternoon with my galfraaaands from school.
Baba Ganoush
Baba Ganoush

The Chef: Well unfortunately for all Diners/American food/Continental food, Jamjar has definitely set the standard for us here at Bombay Foodies, so when a friend suggested Alfredos as a meeting point for sunday brunch, we said “Why not, lets give it a try!” Getting to Alfredo’s Andheri is not a problem, it is located slap bang in the middle of PVR and Cinemax Andheri with a bunch of other restaurants. Being the late comers as the Foodie and I are, we arrived an hour late, by then my lady friends had ordered their drinks (ONE PLUS ONE EVERYDAY FROM 1-7 pm FTW!!!!) A strawberry Daiquiri, for some reason my friends did not like the fact that the plus one drink also needs to be of the same flavour, was kept on the table with its plus one. And a plate of pita bread and Baba Ganoush. The ladies loved it, but for some reason I found too grainy and chunky (Yea I’m a hummus guy.) We also ordered the Shish Taouk, Chicken Baked Nachos, A BBQ chicken sandwich (for meself) and an Italian Non-Veg Pizza 8″.

Shish Taouk with a Tahina Dip
Shish Taouk with a Tahina Dip

 

The Taouk arrived with a nice looking quinoa salad and loads of inedible garnishes. Huge motherf*****g pieces of chicken thigh, delicate red coloring, (I thought Shish Taouk is generally white) and a great Tahini dip. Good dish overall, nothing that blew my panties off!! This was followed by my massive Sandwich, the Bakes chicken nachos and the 8″ pizza. The sandwich which had a great stuffing, but as all of us here at Bombay Foodies want more meat than bread in our burgs and wiches, this had a really thick foccacia bread. But the SALAT (Salad) that was accompanying my sandwich was kick-f*****g-a**!!!!! Simple sprouts, peppers and carrots with a lime and Chaat Masala vinaigrette, Excellent!!! Nicely I ate my sandwich, while the Foodie was struggling with her nachos.

The Baked Chicken Nachos
The Baked Chicken Nachos

The nachos was baked, loaded and according to us a little difficult to eat as we had to use our fork and spoon to dig things out. For the Foodie it was a bit too loaded with cheese to a point that she only had one bite and she was done with lunch. Next time we go there, we’ll make sure to order our nachos not baked!!! Now coming to the Pizza, again according to us at Bombay Foodies, we believe the force of the pizza lies within the sauce, its something that we learned at Jedi School for Pizzas. The toppings of this pizza had salami, sausages, garnished with basil and all things nice, but the sauce wasn’t as packed with flavour as we wanted it to be. The food overall was again, just like the reputed Mainland China, average. I’m sure if we go there again and order some other things it’ll be good.

Strawberry Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Not taking anything away from Alfredo’s Andheri, but comparing this to the Juhu one, I think that they are being a lil to stringent with their seasoning and spices in the food they cook. This is again what we feel, if they could only throw in some chilies, or even flavour their pizza sauce a little more, all their dishes would be great!!! The above dishes, drinks which included a Kingfish beer (1+1) and another round of Daiquiri (1+1) costed us 600 rupees a head for the 5 of us.
BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Foccacia bread
BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Foccacia bread

Food: 3

Value for money: 3.5

Decor: 3.5

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