| New Delhi |
November 28, 2015 5:26:25 am
Junkyards are all the time a tad difficult to search out; taking a cue from its inspiration, the lately opened Junkyard Cafe has a slight head scratcher as an entrance. As soon as you determine its second ground location in Connaught Place although, nothing might be extra open, from the stone-flanged entrance to the cavernous interiors, the complete restaurant breathes in large areas. The décor is impressed, and we don’t imply from simply the identify. Rusty wrenches and sprockets welded into object d arts, irregular furnishings, servers wearing dungarees and sporting arduous hats, and even a life dimension World Conflict I aircraft mannequin, executed up solely in wooden and decoratively peeling — it’s arduous to tear our eyes from our environment and give attention to the menu.
In direct juxtaposition to the junk throughout, one part of the menu is all about well being. Every dish is rigorously caloried, with each nutritive worth famous. We simply want the administration would have quantified every dish per portion as 190 energy for a steak simply doesn’t sound correct. Or moderately, too good to be true. The opposite part is sans scripture and a medley of consolation meals from world wide.
Deciding to not play favourites, we choose our starters from each — Sausage Mushroom Caps from the previous, and Curried Rooster Wontons from the latter. The caps flip up first and are the whole lot their identify suggests: giant caps full of crumbled sausage and gratinated with cheese, all making for a toothsome mouthful. We dispense of it submit haste, specifically since our wontons are crying for consideration. Nicely-stuffed with the aforementioned curried hen, we nonetheless want the cooks had executed one thing to advance the plot; there’s nothing mistaken with it aside from a sure staidness.
For our mains, we dive into the ocean with a Prawn Risotto, once more from the well being menu. We additionally frolic with a Laal Maas from the opposite facet, following our technique from earlier than. The risotto is a mild melange of arborio rice and prawns, spiked with fennel and textured with backyard recent rocket leaves, a dish with soul, if you’ll. In distinction, the Laal Maas is as scorching because the desert state it comes from, a fiery furnace of tender meat simmered in a scrumptious crimson chilli gravy. Winter has by no means been hotter.
Meal for 2: Rs 1,800 (together with taxes, excluding alcohol)
Deal with: N-91, Connaught Place.
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