Review: The Classroom

Review: The Classroom

The Classroom is your destination for reliving the Classroom life. The Classroom is a Themed Bar with amazing food and drinks.

Classroom is another great addition to the Sector 29 market. The restaurant sprawls across 4 floors, including their beautifully done up terrace. The restaurant’s walls are done up with paintings that will surely remind you of your school-days. The first floor, where we were seated, had a pool table in the smoking area, and a huge bar designed like a school canteen. But the focal point for each floor are certainly the huge tankers with freshly brewed beer.

And that’s what we started with. We were served taster shots of their 4 house brews- Dark, Blonde, White, Triple. While all of them were really good, our favorite was the White beer.

Along with these, we also had their signature cocktail- Couples Chemistry, and a few mocktails. Couples Chemistry was a mix of vodka and green apple, finished with house brew, which was presented in a very interesting manner. The drink was filled in a clear rectangular container, with a toppled over beer bottle. The mocktails were also very tasty- Desi Tadka was our favorite, with a nice blend of coriander, lemon juice, and chaat masala, topped with coke. Mand Buddhi was served in a bulb-shaped glass and had pineapple juice and kaffir lime. Rosy Maam was a sweet and sour drink made with pomegranate seeds and rosemary, and though the rosemary flavor was nice, the drink was a tad too sweet.classroom5

On the food front, we started with the Palak Patta Chaat which had crisp, thinly battered spinach leaves doused with yogurt and sauth.

This was followed by the Veg and Non-Veg Platters.

The Veg Platter consisted of veg Lukhmi (a Hyderabadi dish made of crisp savory pastry filled with minced vegetables and spices), Veg Biryani Arancini (arancini-type balls made with veg biryani, served with tomato chutney), Achaari Paneer Tikka, Cheesy Kebab (made with a blend of cheese and vegetables shaped into cylindrical kebabs), Badami Broccoli (broccoli coated in cream cheese sauce and char grilled), and Tandoori Aloo. The lukhmi was a nice dish but could have done with a bit more spice; the biryani arancini was super flavorful; the paneer tikka was soft and flavorful, cheesy kebabs were perhaps our favorite dish on the platter- they had a cheesy, gooey interior blended with veggies, and a crispy outer layer; the badami broccoli was perfectly cooked and had just the right amount of sauce on it; and the tandoori aloos had a nice smoky taste and were delicately seasoned.

The Non-veg Platter consisted of Lukhmi, Marghi-na-Farcha (which was their take on the Parsi delicacy of deep-fried chicken, which was crisp outside and juicy inside), CMC or Classroom Maska Chicken (their signature dish and rightly so- it had juicy chicken on the bone, marinated in a flavorful herby sauce and lots of butter), Creamy Chicken Tikka (which had juicy chicken chunks marinated in cheese and hung curd and cooked on charcoal), Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Amritsari Fried Fish, and Mutton Seekh Kebab.

We then tried their Summer Salad which had rocket and lettuce, with juliennes of mango, bell peppers, and cucumber, tossed in a vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon juice, and mango pulp, topped with sesame seeds, and coriander. The salad was light and refreshing.

For main course, we went with a Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce, which was served with garlic bread. The pasta was cooked al dente, and the pesto sauce was quite flavorful, topped with grated parmesan, which added that little finishing touch.

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We also had their creamy, thick and buttery Dal Makhani with a tandoori roti.

We rounded off the meal with Haji Ali Fruit Cream, which had fruits like apples and melons in a fluffy and creamy sauce.

Overall, The Classroom served nice, freshly brewed beer, really tasty food, and provides great service, making it a must visit place is Sector 29.

Overall Rating: 4.25/5

Location: Sector 29, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 95994 86829

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Warehouse- German Brewed Beer Festival

Review: Warehouse- German Brewed Beer Festival

The Warehouse Café, Gurgaon recently hosted a German Brewed Beer Festival from 15-31 May, and we went there to try the freshly brewed beer, along with some grub.

When we reached, we were served tasting shots of three types of beer- Wheat, Roasted Malt, Premium, out of which our favorite was the light and zingy wheat beer. We also had a mocktail – Adam’s Apple, a mix of green apple, cinnamon, and lemonade, and tasted nice.

We had these drinks with a plate of Masala Peanuts which were a great snack to have alongside the beer.

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On the food front, we started with the Non-veg Kebab Platter which had Chicken Seekh Kebab, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Malai Tikka, Tandoori Chicken Tikka, and Vodka Infused Mahi Tikka. The standout dish from the platter was certainly the fish tikka- the fish was flaky and moist, and was flavored beautifully. The chicken seekh kebab was juicy and flavorful, and the malai tikka and tandoori chicken were both really nicely done. But the mutton seekh kebab was really dry and lacked flavor.

From the Warehouse Signature section, we ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala Quesadilla which had a nicely grilled corn tortilla stuffed with flavorful, spicy chicken tikka and bell peppers with loads of oozy, melted cheese. The quesadillas were served with sour cream and a Bloody Mary salsa, which was spicy and tangy. Overall, this was a great dish.

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For main course, we went for the Chicken Ala Greek that had grilled chicken in mushroom red wine sauce, served with fettucine aglio olio and grilled vegetables. The dish had two pieces of chicken, of which one was slightly undercooked unfortunately. But all the other elements on the dish were great. The sauce was super flavorful and nicely seasoned, the pasta was cooked al dente and was loaded with black and green olives, and the veggies were all week cooked.

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We browsed through the dessert section of the menu and were really intrigued by the phirnee brulee. But the server told us that the only dessert available was the Brownie with vanilla ice cream. The brownie was just decent, nothing to write home about.

Location: Plot 11-12, Leisure Valley Road, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Phone No.: 011 3310 6351

Review: Sugarlicious

Review: Sugarlicious

Sugarlicious is a lovely little bakery tucked away at Rodeo Drive in Gurgaon, dishing out some amazing desserts at quite reasonable rates. I recently tried a few of their sweet treats, and became an instant fan of their products.

The Nutty Buddy had a luscious, rich chocolate cake, with layers of thick chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate chips and butterscotch crunch. This is a great option for chocolate-lovers.

The Red Velvet cake was nicely made with even layers of cake and cream cheese icing. The cake was thankfully not too sweet but the icing could have been slightly tangier.

The Nutella Hazelnut had a soft, mousse-like texture- the base of the cake was very light, with adequate hazelnut flavor, and was topped with a thick layer of nutella.

The Chocolate Mousse was nicely made- it was creamy and light in texture, and was set perfectly.

But my favorite item of the lot was the Boston Cream Cheesecake. It had a crunchy biscuit base, with a creamy, aptly sweet, and light cheesecake layer, topped with a luscious layer of nutella. This is a must-have item here.

Overall, their menu has some really interesting flavors which aren’t available elsewhere and the quality of the products is top-notch.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Location: Rodeo Drive, Sector – 50, South City – 2, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 98102 67333