With the new year upon us, we looked back at the various meals we’ve had in Delhi in the past year and tried to identify the best.
Here is our take on some of the best overall meals of 2015:
Artusi Ristorante e Bar, Greater Kailash 2:
Artusi serves up food true to the flavours of the Emilia Romagna region in North-eastern Italy and there is absolutely no so-called ‘Indianization’ to the authentic Italian menu. In fact, they are bold enough, unlike any other Italian restaurant in Delhi, to not even keep pizzas on their menu! The taste and texture of hand-made pastas is not comparable to any factory-produced one. That, coupled with amazing sauces, finest ingredients and brilliant flavour combinations makes the pastas at Artusi simply magnificent. The beauty of all these pastas cannot be explained, it can only be experienced. All the food lovers out there must visit Artusi to get a taste of what real Italian food tastes like- simple, rustic and delicious! But go there expecting flavours which are true to the region they come from, devoid of any manipulations. No doubt this is an expensive place, but the quality of the food makes it worthwhile. This restaurant is not just a must-visit, but one worthy of repeated visits!
Read full review at: https://thefeastthatslife.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/restaurant-review-artusi/
Threesixtyone Degrees – The Oberoi, Gurgaon:
The Oberoi brand is known the world over for its immaculate hospitality, and we got a taste of it at The Oberoi’s all-day dining restaurant, Threesixtyone Degrees, when we tried its lavish and extravagant Sunday brunch. Every Sunday their brunch has a surprise theme, so that each time you visit, you get to try something different. The meal was amazing and the service was immaculate. A lot of effort had gone into creating the dishes, and executing them all perfectly. Not many kitchens can make perfect kebabs, along with creating classic French dishes, and sublime desserts, so their versatility is unmatched. For any dessert-lover to miss the dessert spread at Threesixtyone would be a crime. The ambience of the restaurant is also gorgeous, and dining here is an experience to treasure. So overall, Threesixtyone Degrees is a must-visit, especially for their luxurious and majestic Sunday Brunch!
Zu Tisch, Greater Kailash 1:
We are always on the lookout for trying something new and interesting when it comes to food, so when we were invited to Zu Tisch, we were really excited. At the same time, being complete novices with regard to German food, we were a bit apprehensive of what we were in for. However, our experience at Zu Tisch was nothing short of spectacular. While the menu does have quite a few vegetarian items, the emphasis is clearly on the meat, and each dish is executed perfectly! Overall, for all meat-lovers out there, Zu Tisch is an absolute must-visit!
Read full review at: https://thefeastthatslife.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/restaurant-review-zu-tisch/
Woks – The Lalit, Connaught Place:
Woks at The Lalit, which specializes in Pan-Asian food is located on the 28th floor, offering an excellent view of the city. This place gives you a really nice feeling of temporarily being cut-off from the hustle and bustle that exists in our day-to-day lives, and the view from there makes the craziness of our lives, even if just for a couple of hours, seem small and distant. The balance of flavours- sweet, sour, spicy and tangy- is the most important factor in Asian food, and Woks has got that down perfectly. We often associate authentic Chinese with bland food, but Woks proves with their mastery of this cuisine, that Chinese can have flavours, other than just chillies. They use various earthy spices which provide nice undertones and helps build layers of flavour, which would please our Indian palate, despite still being authentic. For its excellent food, superb hospitality and unmatched view, we would definitely recommend Woks!
Read full review at: https://thefeastthatslife.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/restaurant-review-woks-the-lalit/
Café Lota, National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan:
Café Lota is truly a hidden gem. This is a small restaurant located inside the Crafts Museum and it dishes out some spectacular regional Indian food at reasonable rates. It is a different concept, and the dishes on offer are innovative and delicious, making it a place worth trying!
Read full review at: https://thefeastthatslife.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/restaurant-review-cafe-lota/