28 February 2015

Restaurant Review: Food And Drinks at The Liquor Warehouse (TLW), Star Mall, Gurgaon

Situated inside Star Mall in Sector 30 (on exit 8 of NH8 highway), The Liquor Warehouse is the latest addition to this otherwise not so happening mall. Visited the place on a Friday evening and it was almost empty. But considering how huge the place is, it is difficult to have the place packed at all times.

With interiors that are mostly wooden, the lighting is very dim and predominantly in shades of orange, red and yellow. They're spread across 2 floors and have both an indoor and outdoor seating.

26 February 2015

New In Town | Schengen, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi | Delicious Food and Brilliant Sangria!

A place that opened only 2 months ago, Schengen has created quite a buzz in the foodie circuit. It's a new place, it has a good vibe to it, the menu is nice, the location is perfect - these are reasons enough to bring people to any restaurant. Schengen excelled at all these fronts, and what's in front of you is a place that's fully packed on weekends with a lot of waiting, and decently packed on weekdays too.

The kitchen is being headed by Chef Piyush Jain who left Hiatus at Qutub Clarion Collection to take over this restaurant started by Bhanu Nehra (the same owner as that of Mia Bella in Hauz Khas Village), and he was going over to all the tables to check if his guests were liking the food.

The place is spread across 3 floors and has an in-house bakery too. The first and second floors are for dining in and the ground floor is for the bakery and take-away. Having an outdoor seating on the first floor, the place has always been packed for that part of the restaurant. 

The place is done up in very light shades, with pretty lamps hanging down some of the tables and attractive decor for the place otherwise. Wooden flooring, wooden furniture, nice classy cutlery, pebbles and white colour dominating the outdoor seating - that's how the place looks.

25 February 2015

The New Scrumptious Menu at Harry's Bar and Cafe, Saket, New Delhi

After Chef Vicky Ratnani took over the Harry's franchise, he decided to revamp the menu and bring a lot more to the table than what was already being offered. And this the restaurant really needed.

Visited the Saket outlet on a weekday night and saw the place being decently packed with people. With a decor that's predominantly done in hues on brown because of the wooden work, their lighting was not dingy (thankfully!) Very comfortable sofas and chairs, the place is very comfortable keeping in mind the people who want to come to chill here for a few hours. 

Sampled the new menu at Harry's and here's my take on the food:

Marinated Olives and Feta in a Jar - It's a bar nibble, just like the section suggests. A little sour, because of the olives, a little salty, but balanced with the feta.

Wasabi Cottage Cheese Squares - Cottage cheese coated with flour and topped with a wasabi flavoured mayo. Very yummy!

21 February 2015

Mouth-watering Stuffed Kulchas at Kulcha King, Sarojini Nagar

A place that falls under the 'Street Food' category, but still serves food that is way better than so many fine dine/casual dine places popping up each day. But so is the case with most street food eateries anyway.

This humble little joint is situated bang opposite Khandani Pakode Wale in Sarojini Nagar, and serves some of the best kulchas you can find in Delhi. A small board has the menu written on it, and you can see the prices there and place your order. With only a couple of tables kept outside, they don't have a seating per se, but just tables where you can stand and enjoy your food. 

Their Kulchas are crispy as hell, with a very hearty filling. Served with chhole and onions in imli ka pani, the kulchas are very filling. One kulcha is enough to completely fill up a person with a mediocre appetite. The stuffing is so beautiful that it makes me salivate just writing about it. Their Paneer Kulchas are my favourite, with a close second being Mixed Kulcha that has a stuffing of carrots, beans and potatoes. Very very flavourful. You also get the basic Aloo Kulchas here, which are super delicious as well. 

A phenomenal place for stuffed kulchas! They don't pack single kulchas, so you will have to take a minimum of 2 pieces even if you don't have the appetite for it. 

If you eat kulchas at the shop itself, you get an unlimited helping of chhole and imli onions, and that's what you should do, because the kulchas taste best when they're straight out of the tandoor, hot and crisp. 

People really love their raita too so do give that a try as well. And it's a street food kind of joint, so don't expect a great ambience. It's just a no-fuss brilliant eatery. There's an old uncle who takes the order and serves chhole and onions to everyone, talking in his fluent English and sticking to his business. The most efficient and productive person there!

A must must try for people who love kulchas. Or just love yummy food. 

Address: Shop no.144, Ring Road Market, Sarojini Nagar (Opp. Khandani Pakodewala)
Timings: 9AM to 5PM

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