Up to date: January 10, 2014 8:59:30 am
Epicuria, in Nehru Place, is creating fairly a buzz in Delhi’s culinary circles. The noisiest is from the Flying Saucer Cafe, an enormous, vaulted house which derives its identify not from little inexperienced males and their alleged most well-liked mode of transport, however a Greek customized of breaking crockery in celebration (one suspects this specific ritual gave Greek potters extra trigger for celebration than the remainder of the populace).
The restaurant boasts of the biggest bar in Delhi. The counter is an extended copper-covered affair, formed like an elongated spacecraft (no, not a flying saucer) and armed with sufficient spirits to distort each time and house.
The meals menu is a collage of cuisines, a kind of culinary atlas unfold over a number of pages and priced relatively reasonably. The starters menu has bowls of American Prawn Chowder rub edges with platters laden with Spanish Child Potatoes and Center Jap Shish Taouk, amongst others, whereas pizza and pasta naturally (given Delhi’s Roman urge for food) dominate complete sections. We start our meal with the Arancini (Italian rice balls), Rooster Popcorn and Mini Burger Platter.
The primary comes first, small deep-fried spheres of arborio rice studded with desiccated shitake mushroom and accompanied by a velveteen plum sauce. Whereas boasting a contrasting texture of crispy pores and skin and yielding innards, the richness and saccharine-like style of the sauce distracts one from the gentle, unassuming rice balls. The rooster popcorn is much extra balanced, in reality a professional on the palate, with deep-fried, flour-dusted rooster morsels, bite-sized and accompanied with a soy sauce, which is concurrently silken and spicy. The platter comes final, a trio of rooster, lamb and mushroom burgers.
Resembling the title character of The Blob after all of the starters, we nonetheless order a pizza for mains, within the spirit of journalistic inquiry. We choose The Lot, ‘Pepperoni, Salami, Parma Ham with Capsicum, Mushrooms, Black Olives and Goat Cheese’, masochists that we’re. The cornucopia of toppings ensures an explosion of flavour in our mouths. They provide dessert of the day as an alternative of a sweets part, which is a mercy not less than as we speak, given our indulgent meal.
Meal for Two: Rs 1,500 (together with taxes, excluding alcohol)
Deal with: Floor Ground, Epicuria Meals Mall, Nehru Place; 30146033 ext:703
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