If there was one factor that helped many people steer by the pandemic and the a number of lockdowns, it was the consolation of meals. Proper from biryani to gol gappas, to momos and to decadent desserts, you title it and we made all of it! However with the unlock 1, many widespread eating places have steadily began opening eating operations, albeit with a number of adjustments, and one among them is town’s most beloved cafe, Vasant Kunj Social. The cafe is now all set to enthral its loyal patrons with its eclectic menu after months of lockdown.
There’s not solely an elevated concentrate on hygiene and sanitisation within the kitchen, but additionally the employees is instructed to maintain in keeping with the protection protocols. Day by day temperature checks and contact-less service are additionally turning into a part of the #newnormal. The serving employees is given particular security gear, seating rearrangement is completed to keep up a distance of minimal two meters, and bodily menus are changed with contact-less menus with the barcode. Now, is not that spectacular?
The all-day multi-cuisine cafe is serving up a choice of hearty meals, from native to worldwide cuisines. We began with the ‘Purani Dilli Chaat Stroll’ that had 4 mouth-watering chaats in it – paapdi chaat, dahi bhalle, raj kachori and gol gappas served with mint and tamarind water. The platter stood true to its title and guarantees to take you on a visit down the reminiscence lane. Subsequent got here two extra platters-Non-Veg Momo Platter adopted by ‘Killer Kebab Platter’. Whereas the primary platter had assorted momos (tandoori momos, basic steamed momos, gravy momos and fried momos) served with mint sauce and mayonnaise, the latter had a number of succulent kebabs bursting with flavours.
For the mains, we tried the Non-Veg Chinese language Thali that got here with chilli rooster curry, prawns, spring rolls, glass noodles, hakka noodles and fried rice. The dishes will particularly please Chinese language delicacies lovers who flip their noses up on the extra Indianised variations of the Chinese language dishes. We additionally tried the chef Shamshul Wahid’s advice – Non-Veg Desi Thali, which had all of the must-haves of a typical north Indian thali. From butter rooster, dal makhana and rooster tikka to butter naan, zeera rice, papad and, in fact, a gulab jamun. So, if you wish to attempt a mini model of north Indian thali, then that is your likelihood.
Then, in fact, there’s a complete vary of delectable desserts for the sugar gluttons. The gorgeous Layer Cake – wealthy and creamy and oh-so scrumptious – is the winner from the dessert menu. Layers of chocolate sponge cake, darkish chocolate mousse, caramel mousse and nutty chocolate mousse served with scorching chocolate ganache!
Apart from the pleasant meals and drinks at Vasant Kunj Social (because of chef Shamshul Wahid), one factor that beats the restaurant’s authenticity and excellence in gastronomy is its very well mannered and hospitable employees. A particular shout-out to Niranjan Sharma (assistant restaurant supervisor – Vasant Kunj Social) and Ramneek Jhamb (regional supervisor – advertising and marketing).
About Shubham BhatnagarYou may usually discover Shubham at a small genuine Chinese language or Italian restaurant sampling unique meals and sipping a glass of wine, however he’ll wolf down a plate of piping scorching samosas with equal gusto. Nevertheless, his love for selfmade meals trumps all.