Eclat, the new artisan cafe at Gachibowli, gives the city a choice of tasty breads, salads and desserts minus additives
Can healthy food be tasty too? Café Éclat at Gachibowli, the new artisan cafe and bakery food store, a joint venture by Managing Director of Purplecow foods, PS Murali Krishna and Maurice Chaplais, an artisan baker from London with 50 years of experience, proves it can. “A passion for cooking healthy food with minimum additives or preservatives was our goal. Baked goods, especially in this country, is not known to be healthy, we aim to bring in a change in that idea,” says Krishna. Maurice travels once a month to train the resident chefs in unique concepts.
The entire menu has been crafted laboriously in-house from the scratch, be it the breads, doughs or sauces. Says chef Chilemalla Pradeep, “We start work at 5 am as the bread we make takes three days to bake.” The ingredients are sourced from abroad to keep it authentic continental. The cheese is imported from Europe and chocolate from Switzerland and Belgium.
Eats and treats
The Broccoli Sweet Corn Turnover, a puff pastry served with rocket and romanie lettuce, was fresh and crunchy. The Primavera Chicken Pizza had the usual suspects in its topping, but we loved the dough made in-house (could have been softer though. The three-cheese cake has slices of the white magic from Germany, US and Japan.
Breakfast in a jar
Try their take-home breakfast jar that packs in the goodness of granola, honey, coconut, cranberries, almonds, pumpkins and sunflower oil. The breads will find instant favour with the aficionados as they can choose from a plethora of options – Challa, Ciabatta, seedy, 100 per cent Organic Whole Wheat and the crowd favourite, Sourdough. The breads have no premixes.The seedy bread is made of imported kernels and without yeast.
Cost:`850++taxes fortwo.Details: 8008214444
— Paulami Sen