Enjoy dining al fresco? Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a garden. Flock to the boulevard table and share a bite under the sun or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside
There are only so many blue sky days or glimmering nights so don’t spend them cooped up in copped up spaces of the capital. Get out and get a whiff of the breezy freshness whilst the beloved winters arrive in delhi.
Strings of lights, spindly trees, bold wooden tables and more greenery beheld, The Lodhi offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city. The ambience takes you by a happy surprise and promises of an earthy yet top notch dining experience with sophisticated delicious food.
Tasting of a few immaculate dishes from their new menu celebrating the 16years anniversary of the Restaurant, the chef prepared some toothsome and memorable dishes for us which began with a Couscous chermoula salad dotted with plump raisins and subtle flavours with the sweetness of fresh pomegranate rubies that had me eating out of my palms. Decadence in simplicity. These were followed by most elegant tiny toasts of Homemade chicken liver pate with melba & fresh fruit compote that struck the right balance between textures and flavours. Gobbled up a dozen of these! *guilty*
Tomato Olive and Feta Bruschetta was a simple & refreshing canapé with clean flavours and quality elements.
As if the delicacy of the menu wasn’t wooing me enough, the wine based tea cocktails struck a cord in my boozy heart with the most delicate notes of flavour in every sip.
Madurai Sangria and Jodhpur Ice Tea are among the most delicious wine based cocktails i ever sipped with the former made of a fruity red bubbly and the latter made with a sharp white wine. Such beauties!
G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S is the word. I washed down quite a few of these, not enough apparently because I remember every bite of food I took from that night like a fond memory!
This was paired with an even more delicate Jamun Sorbet that was the perfect palate cleanser between courses and with the right hit of crystallised sweetness.
The Stir Fried Sweet Cripsy prawns were the piece de resistance for me for more reasons than seafood being my absolute weakness. Plump baby prawns fried to a crispy perfection and finished off with a sweet chilly glaze. Yum!
I culminated the cocktails and canapé soirée with a dainty little cheesecake cube made with dense cheesey sweet goodness and tasting absolutely divine with every bite I took!
Gorged plentiful and thoroughly enjoyed wine cocktails after a really long time and boy, am I glad? Very much.
The new menu is worth a try if not more because it exhibits modern flavours and cooking techniques in ingredients that are adapted to the Indian palate and yet manages to be swanky and global in appropriate traces!
Winter is coming and you know just where to head!
Cost/ person: Rs 1500-2000 (inc alcohol)
Will I visit again? Yes.