Hubby and I share our birthday on the same day (22nd April). Surprising isn’t it? We wanted to take an off and celebrate it. Unfortunately, both had to be at work 🙁 So we decided to head to a nice place for dinner, that’s not very far from our side of the city. And we finalized Level 12 located in DoubleTree by Hilton, Chinchwad (Pune) . I quickly made a call and reserved a table for two. I also requested them to send in a small piece of cake when we arrive, to celebrate husband’s birthday. I didn’t tell it’s “our” birthday because it sounds unbelievable 😀
We reached the place by 9:30 PM. It’s a classy lounge on the 12th floor of the Hilton hotel. Ambiance is nice, overlooking the city. It took the staff some time to get us a table. By the time we were seated and received our first order, an hour had passed. No sign of cake yet. So I decided to forget about it. Later, someone from the staff asked us if we were there for a celebration and we said it’s our b’day.
I must mention that the staff was attentive and kept checking every now and then if we received our orders and if it tasted good. We ordered Beer and Hulk (Cocktail) from drinks menu. From the limited food menu, we ordered Cheese Mushroom Tikka, Chicken Highway Tikka, Butter Chicken, Ajwain Prothee and Amritsari Kulcha. Then I realized why they served late. Everything was prepared fresh and each dish was better than the other. Cheese Mushroom Tikka would just melt in your mouth. The servers are always ready with a smile and helpful. I couldn’t click many pictures because after a long day at work, both our phone’s batteries had almost drained.
At the end of our meal, the staff brought a big chocolate cake (on the house) with a sparkling firework and really made our day. This cake from Tarta (their in-house bakery) was super-yummy with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate mousse 🙂
We spent a good 3 hours at dinner and had a great time.
To sum it up: Lovely staff, beautiful ambiance, mind-blowing food. It’s a must-visit place, especially for special occasions. Very expensive, but worth it. We celebrated our last b’day at Paasha (JW Mariott) and I can say Level 12 is a better experience.
Oh, and don’t forget to carry a Jacket because you would feel really cold even on a summer night.
My Rating: 4.5/5