Quick Bytes: VIPTable and the Curated Set Menu at Via Milano

Over the last few months many startups related to food are making their presence felt. There are some that facilitate restaurant reviews or deliver food, while others organize themed foodie meets or present home chefs to the world. VIPTable.in operates in a different area – it ties up with restaurants so that you can book tables at your favourite place and avoid the disappointment of being turned away on a special day, or even on a regular weekend. If you want to visit a busy restaurant for a quick lunch, VIPTable may be your answer too. Not only can you book online, you also have a nice app from them for your smart phone.

Whisky Sour
Whisky Sour


Via Milano Hyderabad
The Starter Platter

Apart from just reserving tables, VIPTable has started working with partner restaurants curating a special and exclusive VIPmenu, which presents some of the best dishes offered by the restaurants at a special price. They have curated a set menu at Via Milano, one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Hyderabad. I was invited here as part of a bloggers table to try out this menu.

On the appointed Saturday, five of us assembled at the restaurant. One look at the menu and I was bowled over. At a place like Via Milano – a cocktail/mocktail, soup, a starter platter, main course and a dessert was being offered at Rs 620 All inclusive (Rs 499 plus taxes). At this price, it was not just a deal, it was a steal (You can have a look at the menu at the end of this post).

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Chicken
Beef Tenderloin
Beef Tenderloin

Via Milano serves some great cocktails. Couple of us went for a Sangria whereas another friend vouched for Whisky Sour.  The Cream of Chicken Soup which I selected among the three choices was a thick chicken soup which was extremely flavorful as well as tasty. The starter platter provides small portions of four different starters (you can choose veg or non-veg). There were couple of medium sized shrimps which were fried with a batter, and this went brilliantly with the accompanying reddish sauce. The Chicken salad with veggies was pretty simple and nice. The Brochettes (Chicken and Tomato Mozarella) were par for the course.

Sea Bass Fillet
Sea Bass Fillet in Lemon Sauce

For the main course, couple of us opted for Beef Tenderloin. The tenderloin was served with potato puree and red wine sauce. The sauce again was a winner and my beef steak made medium, tasted decently juicy. Another friend opted for Grilled Chicken with potato wedges and herbs in a balsamic dressing. I tried out a part of it, and it was again a masterpiece. There was some debate on which main course was the best and it ended without any conclusion, though my vote was for the tenderloin. I had a bite of the sea bass fillet in lemon sauce from another blogger's plate, but frankly wasn’t much enthused by the sauce which tasted quite bland.

Tiramisu
Tiramisu
Caramelized Nougat
Caramelized Nougat

The Tiramisu here is always a winner, and today was no exception with its strong coffee taste. I had the Caramelized Nougat which was not very sweet and suited my palate.

Overall, an excellent curated menu at a very attractive price courtesy VIPTable and ViaMilano. I will make sure that I use the mobile app to check for more such offers in future and also to reserve my table at select restaurants. The current offer at Via Milano is valid till 25th September, 2015 for both lunch and dinner.

Contacts:

VIPTable: www.viptable.in
Telephone 040 44334292

Via Milano
1259/A/1 Road No 36, Jubilee Hills
(Near Skoda Emporium)
Hyderabad
Telephone: 040 66556677










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