Punjab derives it names from its beautiful rivers that flow across this region, which finally amalgamates into one huge river. The food of this region derives its inspiration from this amalgamation of different flavours to create the cuisine of the region. A visit to this restaurant was special as Punjab truly reflected in their food and attitude.
For those looking for a quick review, here it is ?
1) Ambiance ? 5/5 The place reflects a very calm, classy ambience. Perfect place to host a huge family dinner
2) Food ? 4/5 ? This takes you on tour of modern yet true punjabi food. So next you think of Punjabi food, think of this place. Star of the evening was the Veg Gauloti Kebab with the saffron infused flat bread. My kid approved of it.
3) Cocktails/Mocktails 4/5 ? Great mix of Cocktails and Mocktails to suit your pallet always.
?4) Services ? 5/5 Spot on, timely, elegant and prompt by the manager Mr. Sunny. The additional history of each meal made it special.
For the patient kind, here?s my detailed reviewed ?
This place is very elegantly done representing true fine dining. Its cleverly designed to create see through partition of the other sections in the place. The central area has a round table with 6 chairs. I love this concept as it makes it so much easier to enjoy a lovely meal with your family catching up on stuff. The music is equally good and soothing. Though its lively, Its still very composed and relaxing. If you want a cosy place then don?t worry, Its all under one roof.
Bar Encounter ? 4/5
The bar has been kept sober keeping in mind the kind of crowd that comes here. Having said that they can surprise you with their collections. They boast a good selection of wines, Tequilas, Vodka etc etc. Just ask the manager and he will guide you throughout. So here what I had
1)????Nashili Chai ?4/5? - The name suggests it all. This was a concoction of tea brewed with orange marmalade and served in cutting chai glasses with a slice of orange. Its was infused with dry ice giving it a steamy effect of the garama garam chai. Taste wise it was delicious.
2)????Jadooi Baxsa 5/5 ? This was a Pandora?s box with 3 Kamikaze shots and 3 Tequila shots. This was very interesting as the box was opened, the smoky magic began. The drinks were delicious and went down instantly. A winner.
3)????Hadwana Shikanjivi?4/5 ? This was a nice twist on Nimbu Paani, with a watermelon twist. Served with a watermelon wedge this was a great refresher.
4)????Minty Apple?5/5 ? The best drink of the night. It was appley, minty and very frizzy. The chopped apples definitely created a zing factor. A winner.
5)????Chocolate Malted Thandai 4.5/5 ? A Thandai infused with chocolate and sweet caramel. It?s a brilliant take on the usual Thandai, keeping in mind the chocolate lovers. This was served in a unique milk bottle with a nipple. A perfect drink for my little guest who enjoyed this chocolatey drink.
6)????Guava Mary 4/5 ? A guava drink with the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It reminds you of the guava you had with when you were a kid with the masala. As Guvava is a little starchy, this can get you filled up fast. Otherwise a great drink.
Kitchen Chornicles ?
This places has the most exquisite menu that you can imagine. What made this entire experience memorable is the history behind each dish. Mr. Sunny took extra care and explained us each preparation in detail. So, here?s a list of what I had
1)????Tokri Chat 3/5 - ?My Tokri chaat. Grated potatoes fried to create perfect crispy bed that is required to hold the chaat. This was delicious and very saucy. I felt that the potatoe bucket was too hard to break it. This was also not loaded with too much curd which is nice.
2)????Singh Salad 3/5 ? A three bean salad served with a mustard and curd based sauce. Punjab is known for this mustard and this was a good way to showcase that. This has a good bite due to the bean, but I wanted some more crunch with the veggies.
3)????Masala Kukkad Bun 3/5 ? Moved aside Burgers, here comes our own Burger. Smartly called the kukkad bun, this is layered with our Indian chutney, tomatoes and chicken cooked to perfection. I just felt the bread was overpowering the meat. A small burger bun could have done the trick.
4)????Burnt Lehsuni Tikka 4/5 ? Chicken thigh fillets tandorified to perfection. The burnt garlic crust made this even more delicious.
5)????Gallan Di Galouti 4/5 ? True to its name, this was a mouth-watering traditional Galouti kabab. It was served on a perfect Galouti kulcha just like Veg Gauloti Kabab.
6)????Sarson Olive Macchi ?4.5/5? The land of rivers provides the best river fish. When cooked with love and perfection this can take you to another zone. This fish was just perfect. Tender, mustardy and emphasised that river taste of this fish. The olive was more for decoration and honestly not required. Serve this just this way and it will be perfect.
7)????Saddi Kurkuri ?4/5 ? Crisp rectangular pockets served on a bed of sweet chilly sauce. Fusion food with a traditional twist. The Kurkuri was indeed crispy and the filling was a mixture of cheese and bell pepper. When you bite into this, you are welcomed with a delicious cheese filling. The sauce added that extra spice. Great on your palate.
8)????Jau Mushroom Chakli 3/5 ? Barley mixed with Mushroom to create a hearty cutlet. The barley was chewy for me and on the ok side.
9)????Veg Galouti 5/5 ? My star of the evening. I never knew that I could fall in love with a veg dish. The kebab was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. This was served on a saffron infused soft flat bread. This was so delicious that it melted with in your mouth instantly. In spite of the flavourful kebab, the paratha stood out. My kid who hated vegetable loved it for a change. Approved by her approved by me.
10)??Bhatti Murgh 4/5 ? Similar to a chicken tandoori but very different in flavours. The charcoal effect was perfect and the marinated worked for me. Well done.
11)??Maa Ki Daal 4/5 ? From a mother kitchen, this daal had all the wonderful factors going on. It was creamy, buttery and blended well with the other dishes.
12)??Lehsuni Palak Chenna 3.5/ 5 ? True to its name. This was Lassoni Palak with a strong palak taste. The fresh chenna was delicious.
13)??Paneer Lababdar 4/5 ? A new entrant to the menu. This dish is created for the young crowd, who want lots going on in their platter.
14)??B.C (Butter Chicken) 5/5 ? My butter chicken finally makes an appearance. This dish has so many renditions across, that finding the true one is challenging. I was happy, I found my love here. The butter chicken was perfectly creamy and delicious. Since they use thigh fillets, the chicken turned out to be very juicy and succulent. It was also beautifully textured with Kasoori Methi. Yumm.
?15)??Nalli Hard Kaur? 4/5 ? Nalli cooked with love and great blend of spices. The meat was fork tender and melted in your mouth. Just go for this one and you won?t be disappointed.
?16)??Gucchi Pulao 5/5 ? Inspire from the land of Kashmir this was gucchi mushroom stuffed with chenna and dry fruits. The pulav had the umani taste from the mushroom and was well balance. It had that slight after taste of Kashmiri pulva and was delicious. Must try.
17)??Tandoori Roti / Paratha / Naan 4/5 ? Fresh, hot and not at all rubbery. Paired very well with th e above dishes.
18)??Nukkad Jalebi 5/5 ? Rabdi and Jalebi are an age-old combination. You can never go wrong with this. Nukkad Jalebi brings this out beautifully. Presented in a stunning glass with the tall Jalebi waiting to be devoured. Great?
19)??Ras DATES Malai 5/5 ? Move on people, here arrives my best friend.? The Ras malai was infused with dates that beautifully came through. No words. just yummmm?
20)??Stuffed Gulab Jamun 4/5 ? Well done gulab jamun, however the chocolate and dry fruit stuffing was a little overpowering.
Overall Review ? 4.5/5
At the end of it, I was tired eating. Their variety is so vast that you can never go wrong with their menu. Take your friends, family on a wonderful dinner experience that will only leave your stomach full , heart happy and pocket light.?