48 Plates is a warm and cozy restaurant serving a carefully curated menu with dishes from around the world. Their love for providing delicious food to people brought Upasana & Sheeba together, and they hand-crafted 48 dishes taking inspiration from the food they’ve had during their travels to set up this restaurant. The décor of the place is elegant and minimalistic, and yet homely and warm. The green plants, soft lighting and black and white photo collages on the walls bring a nice comforting vibe to the place.
We started off with two of their mocktails- the Kaffir Lime Orange Cooler was really refreshing, and the Ginger Twist, which had fresh ginger, watermelon juice, mint and lemon was delicious as well.For starters, we went with Spanakopita, Goan Choriz Masala and Turkish Lamb Kebabs.
The Spanakopita, which are Greek style savory phyllo parcels, were really crispy on the outside, and even though they were deep fried, they didn’t feel oily or heavy. The pastry was filled with spinach and feta and the spinach still felt fresh and vibrant. The dish was served with a creamy dip and a side salad that was dressed in a sharp vinaigrette which tasted really nice.
The Goan Choriz Masala was perhaps our favorite dish of the night, and it was a tough choice, since all the dishes were spectacular. But what really impressed us about this dish was the balance of flavors. The pork sausages from the town of Mapusa were so rich in flavor, and the masala was flavored with kokum, coconut vinegar and chilies, to get the perfect balance of sour, tangy and spicy flavors without any of them overpowering the others. The dish was paired with Poi, the traditional Goan bread, which they had baked in-house, which was light, fresh and fluffy and we loved dunking the bread in the flavorful dish.The Turkish Lamb Kofta Kebabs showed how subtle, restrained spices can also make for a lovely dish. The lamb koftas were really juicy and moist, and were flame grilled to give them a smoky flavor. The kebabs were laced with sumac, garlic and parsley to give them a delicate flavor and were served with a nicely baked homemade Turkish bread, creamy laban dressing and fresh hummus.For main course, we decided on Grilled Fish, Stroganoff and Ramen.
The fish was marinated with garlic, olive oil and herbs, and was cooked to perfection- there were nice char marks on the fish fillet and the fish was soft and flaky. The fish was slathered with a rich and zingy lemon butter sauce and served with nicely grilled vegetables and butter rice.
The Stroganoff was another delightful dish consisting of buff undercut that was pan grilled with mushrooms, shallots and gherkins, scented with red wine and served with plain rice. The gherkins added a nice flavor to the dish and also cut through the richness of the buff. A lovely dish to try if you’re looking for something different, yet comforting.
The Ramen Bowl was a hearty, soul satisfying dish that consisted of thin noodles dunked in the most delicious soy flavored broth and topped with nori, chicken, boiled egg and vegetables such as shitake mushroom, carrots, beans, broccoli and spring onions. This is a dish you’d want to keep coming back for.We ended this lovely, satisfying meal with a couple of amazing desserts.
The Creme Brulee, a French classic, had a lovely light vanilla custard which had the perfect consistency and just the right amount of sweetness, sprinkled with sugar and torched to caramelize so we got a perfect crack on the top when we dug into the dessert.
The Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, which is a classic English dessert, was simply superb. The comforting dessert consisted of moist, rich date cake topped with the most amazing thick, luscious butterscotch sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The butterscotch sauce was so good, we felt like bottling it up and taking it home.Overall, 48 Plates impressed us with each dish, and is one of the few restaurants where each dish is worth coming back for. While it’s hard for us to pick our favorites since we were blown-away by all the dishes, we would surely come back time and again for the Goan Choriz Masala, the Ramen and the Sticky Date Pudding. The service was also efficient and courteous, and Upasana is a lovely and warm host. This restaurant serves so many different cuisines with such a vast range of flavors, and still does a great job with each, offering something for everyone, making 48 Plates a must-visit!
Overall Rating: 4.75/5
Location: 1st Floor, 102- 103, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Phone No.: 098711 29634