Dining Out

Punjab Grill Lays Out the High Table of the Udta Punjab That Once Soared High for the Right Reasons

Posted: June 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Punjab Grill Where: 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dial: (011) 41572977 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 2,000 plus VAT, Service Tax and Service Charge AT A TIME when every restaurant worth its salt shaker is sold on the drama of molecular gastronomy, Punjab Grill, tucked away in one corner […]

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CP Finally Gets a Restaurant in a Niche of its Own. On Offer: Progressive Cuisine & Wow Cocktails

Posted: May 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Niche Where: M-16, 2nd/3rd Floor, M-Block, Outer Circle, Connaught Circus (Above Garam Dharam) When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Dial: (011) 33105917 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 2,500 + VAT, Service Tax and 10% Service Charge IN THE MAYHEM taking place in Connaught Place, which has seen an explosion of cookie-cutter restaurants after Monkey Bar […]

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Sevilla’s Summer Menu Raises the Bar for Restaurant as it Unveils Five Delicious Organic Wines from French Mavericks

Posted: April 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: New Menu at Sevilla Where: The Claridges, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Marg When: 7:00 to 11:45 P.M. (dinner only) Dial: (011) 39555096; +91 9971718208 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 3,500 + VAT, Service Tax & 5% Service Charge MY LOYALTY to Sevilla, tucked away at the back of The Claridges on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Marg under […]

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Honk For The Rising Star: Leader of the Pack Tian Has A Challenger in the Pullman’s Pan-Asian Restaurant

Posted: April 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm   /   Dining Out

Plus: My listing of the leaders and laggards among the Asian restaurants in Delhi-NCR. QUICK BITES What: Honk Where: Pullman, New Delhi Aerocity, Near I.G.I. Airport When: 7 P.M. TILL MIDNIGHT Dial: (011) 46080839 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 3,000 + VAT, Service Tax & 5% Service Charge A PAN-ASIAN restaurant, being a multi-cuisine offering, appeals to Indian […]

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Navratra Feasting After Fasting: Delhi Restaurants Get Creative with Menus to Woo the New Age Devotee

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 4:54 pm   /   Dining Out

THE OTHER DAY I was at Pandara Road’s iconic Gulati restaurant and I was surprised to find a 45-minute queue even after we leaving around 10:30 p.m. I could not figure out the reason till I overheard a guest say to one of the restaurant employees, “So, from tomorrow, you have a nine-day holiday.” It […]

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Fine Dining Meets Street Art in the Dark at Tughlaqabad’s Inland Container Depot

Posted: February 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm   /   Dining Out

Street artists from across the world have transformed the Inland Container Depot into a 55-acre, open-air public art showcase. In this surreal setting, Mumbai’s Gresham Fernandes laid out the most amazing ‘secret’ dinners last week. DURING long, exasperating, traffic-snarled drives around Delhi, I would wait to rest my eyes on street graffiti by a person […]

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Move Over Butter Chicken, Time to Say Hello to the Hidden Gem Atta Chicken

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Rangla Punjab Where: Punjab Grill, Level One, Select Citywalk, Saket When: Lunch and Dinner; up to February 24 Dial: +91 81305 95496 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 3,200 plus VAT, Service Tax and Service Charge THE world believes butter chicken and daal makhni are the two poles of Punjabi cuisine, with chhole-bhature and rajma-chawal thriving somewhere in the middle of […]

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Farzi Cafe Makes A Style Statement in CP’s Jungle of Cookie Cutter Bars

Posted: February 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Farzi Cafe CP Where: E-Block (Inner Circle), Above United Coffee House, Connaught Place When: 12 noon to 1 a.m. Dial: +91 9599889700; (011) 43551028 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 1,500 + VAT, Service Tax & Service Charge YOU know a newbie restaurant has made waves in a new location when its 70-plus-year-old neighbour changes its […]

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Gems of the Assamese Muslim Kitchen from the Gifted Hand of Shabnam Borah

Posted: January 31, 2016 at 4:41 pm   /   Dining Out

ISLAM arrived in Assam, then known as Kamarupa, in the early 13th century, much before the Ahoms did, and Muslims today account for 34 per cent of the state’s population. The community, which is primarily into agriculture, has had many distinguished sons and daughters. India has had an Assamese Muslim President (Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed), the […]

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‘Bar Chef’ Sandy Verma Shakes & Stirs A Liquid Feast at His Gurgaon Den

Posted: January 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Sandy’s Cocktails & Kitchen Where: Local Shopping Centre, Next to IFFCO Chowk Metro Station, Behind Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon When: 12 noon to 12 midnight (Happy Hours: 4-8 p.m.) Dial: (+91) 98110-06904 / 98115-51188 Avg meal for two (With Alcohol): Rs 3,000 + VAT, Service Tax & Service Charge WHEN SANDEEP VERMA, following in the footsteps […]

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