Up to date: February 22, 2015 12:00:16 am
Unfold over an indoor and terraced eating space, The Artwork Bar, at first look, doesn’t resemble your typical HKV hangout. Accoutered with work and different objet d’ artwork, striated with variegated lighting strips, the interiors and exteriors are a riot of colors. Solely the runway-long bar counter, the table-seat preparations and the business music pulsating out of the audio system (they change to reside music by up-and-coming bands within the night) remind you that you just’re within the Capital’s hipster haven. The house acts as a curator of the native arts scene, from the place you should purchase works by contemporary expertise. The primary draw, nevertheless, stays the meals and drinks.
Given the profusion of starters on the menu (to not point out the play on their names, the doc is extra affected by puns than an 18th Century comedian novel), we determine to make a meal out of them, and in addition as a result of we wish to say the names out loud. Accordingly we order the Akbar Ki Maa Ki Sheekh Kabab Chaat, the Kukkad Fingers with Jaegermeister Sauce and, for the texture of the acquainted, the Bang Bang Hen. Just like the climax of a coming-of-age novel, the final comes first.
The Bang Bang, for the sake of brevity, is available in an uncommon format, that of a pakoda. Crispy on the surface, pliant on the within, it comes served in a round wrought iron stand, attended to by tamarind and lime chutneys. The juicy rooster when mixed with the ever-present flavour of besan spells out pure consolation meals. Proper on its heels, like all good mom is Akbar’s; the seekh kebabs comes sliced, sequestered in diced onions, tomatoes, peanuts and pineapple, dusted with a piquant chaat masala, and is definitely the most popular factor on the desk, all due respect to the Bang Bang (see, we might be pun-ny too).
The Kukkad fingers come final. Texturally just like the pakoda, sans the semolina or round form, the fingers are accompanied by what appears to be a easy tartare sauce however on additional inspection seems to be spiked with the attribute herbaceous flavourings of the German digestif. When the mild-mannered rooster combines with the sauce with a kick, it turns into the hero of the hour.
We make one final foray: The Spiced Lamb Chops with Korma Sauce and Toasted Almond Bits. Resplendent on a mattress of rice, the succulent chop comes garbed in a creamy sauce, French in texture however fully desi in taste, the crunch of the shattered almonds including further play to the entire dish. The extreme saltiness apart, it’s addressed with the whole silence of excellent consuming and shortly the plate is picked clear We’ll get our simply desserts subsequent time.
Meal for 2: Rs 1,500 (together with taxes, excluding alcohol)
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