Vinita’s Kitchen Of Plenty

My children, like most children everywhere, get tired of the same food with dismaying frequency. One of the few exceptions — that is, besides the eternal Maggi noodles — are the kebabs made by a lady who operates from her kitchen at home. We first heard of Vinita’s Kitchen at a dinner party where bite-sized…

Bombay Brasserie

Hits the jackpot on every count Serves: Regional Indian Atmospherics: This part of the Outer Circle has no hassle parking, especially at dinner time. A lift takes you to the first floor. The best part about the décor is that the bones of the original structure has been retained: flooring has been kept simple, there…

Creating The Right Culinary Waves!

  Waves serves interesting, hearty food, more in the style of mainstream America than that of its westernmost state. It’s a large, airy, good-looking restaurant whose focus is a grill. The streak of brilliance in the vegetarian section is herb-grilled sweet potato with Cajun mayo. DELHI IS diametrically opposite California, geographically and gastronomically. Where Californian…

Soi Soy

Quite the most dramatic, photogenic eatery Serves: South East Asian street food Atmospherics: Almost black walls with huge murals, hanging bamboo lights and enormous bamboo back rests for some seats defines the mood of Soy Soi. South East Asian restaurants are a dime a dozen in our neck of the woods, but this one is…

Spice up the Wok

A new chef successfully walks the tightrope between authentic Chinese cuisine and Indian sensibilities One dilemma that all authentic Chinese restaurants in the city face is the place of the Chinese chef. Hire one at great cost, and the food that he produces will probably not cater to the local palate. Get in a team…

Worth its SALTZ

A designer’s creations that are adventurous and appetising, though surprisingly affordable Vijay Arora’s Gelato Vittorio has a brand new café upstairs. Attractive all-white interiors with huge glass windows, the café may be tiny, but the menu is large and ambitious. What it serves is a range of salads, imaginative sandwiches, pastas and noodles as well…

Andreas Bar & Brasserie

One of Khan Market’s winners Serves: South East Asian, Western Atmospherics: Navy and white is an unbeatable combination that looks chic, almost royal. And part of ABB’s appeal is this luxe blend, interspersed with large mirrors because all Khan Market restaurants could do with a bit of extra space, or at least, the illusion thereof.…

Republic of Chicken

You’ve heard of a seafood restaurant. Now hear of a poultry restaurant, because that is exactly what Republic of Chicken is. It is the front face of a huge poultry company that processes chicken in more ways than the average delicatessen does. Some of the delicatessen products – mortadella, chicken sausage, chicken ham and chicken…

Oriental Trio at 19, Oriental Avenue

With a redefined Japanese, Chinese and Thai menu, this top-end restaurant has hit upon the winning formula For as long as it has been open, 19 Oriental Avenue, the Chinese-Japanese-Thai restaurant at the Shangri La, has been trying to get its act right. Finally, it has hit upon the winning formula. So, while there are…

Varq: Raising the Bar for Desi Dining

A new high-end restaurant that takes Indian cuisine to another level What would you call an Indian restaurant that doesn’t smell of pickle and that doesn’t have dal on its menu? You could call it Varq, for a start. The Taj Mahal Hotel’s latest offering is a restaurant that offers a complete reinterpretation of Indian…