…of serious beer and ridiculously good food!
In the wake of the beer craze in the country, a rather increasing fleet of microbreweries is springing up in the capital, quite clearly raising spirits and proving the perfect summer quaff.
Sprawled across four massive floors, Sutra offers a distinctive space of an elaborate rooftop as well as enclosed sections.
Typical microbrewery with large stainless steel vats conspicuous in all surrounding which is magically lit up with sundry bulbs and lights. Rustic yet charming interiors.
The exquisite beer blends certainly bring all the boys to the yard, well girls too!
Guzzle down the home brews of German wheat, Belgian Ale, Irish black and Bohemian Lager with a rather fun fusion menu. The Beer is exquisite and I finally found my heart leaping towards the jorum of Belgian ale and I happily settled down.
Drinks are obviously an important criterion when I pick a place but it’s the food that has my most eminent attention and there are some very interesting dishes to pluck from! The menu is vast which makes even the most cranky diner happy because he is sure to find something to please his platter.
The beverage sections is innovative, quirky and super fun. The inventiveness makes its way to the food menu as well.
Banta bottles yummy potions of traditional Indian flavours but with a quirky touch. Aam Rass and Jal jeera make for excellent choices. Fresh and big on tickling flavours.
Moving on I chugged some delicious cocktails where in the Circuit Breaker stood out with bold flavours of absolute karant, kaale Angoor and red bull.
Anyway the real awesomeness actually began once I sunk my teeth into real magnificent food that almost was stupendous because it’s rare to find a good brewery that serves even better grub.
•Exotic thin crust veg pizza was slightly charred clouded with fresh vegetables and made for the perfect light bite. I loved how it wasn’t unnecessarily gooey.
• Butter chicken taco rolls were just a splendid surprise to my palate. These guys know how to do a good butter chicken and that says a lot about the kitchen. Well done! Creamy, Rich and bomb flavours.
• Delhi 6 was the piece de resistance with stuffed bhel puri golgappas topped with aloo tikki and gloriously assembled in tangy chutneys, yogurt, crunchy sev and fresh coriander. Magnifique.
• Dahi ke kebab were well made with the right gooey texture on the inside and hints of cardamom and ginger.
• Mumbai Vada pav came in all pomp and glory looking plump and appetising. Decent flavours.
• Lemon garlic fish is just sublime. Delicate and creamy at the same time. Must try.
• Masala maggi was simple yet spoke volumes in the humble assembly and intact flavours.
• Juicy Lucy was a divine devil if I may say so. Perfectly grilled lamb patty with gooey cheese and eccentric flavour. I soldiered on and fought it to the last crumb really.
Ok, I am drooling now.
Moving on, the main course that had me floored. Excellent butter chicken and dal makhni, perfectly coupling taste with authenticity. These could easily give good competition to stand alone Indian restaurants.
Thai curry was again made beautifully with the right creamy consistency and crunchy vegetables.
Verdict is that Factory by Sutra isn’t just one of your run of the mill microbreweries because it is much more than a bacchanalian affair serving quintessentially delicious food and maintaining a quality of service along with a perched happy vibe.
Cost/ person : Rs 1200
Will I visit again? Absolutely!