Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cibo Buono At 28 Capri Italy...

28 Capri Italy Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

What if I told you that a culinary sojourn to Italy was possible in the heart of Delhi? That too, to a place boasting of a solid foundation of a decade and more?



I am referring to 28 Capri Italy situated in Defence Colony, which once used to be Little Italy. I had a chance to try the authentic Italian fare offered by them recently. I found its brand name similar to 38 Barracks, where the number hints to the location of the outlet.



The outlet is spread over a spacious two floors - second and third - former moderately lit while the latter has natural lighting and a well-designed balcony with provision for outdoor seating as well, with cages retaining fairy lights.



The Menu has a touch of Italy too, and why not, it being a restaurant that caters solely to Italian Cuisine, though going beyond just Pizza and Pasta. Each dish is also explained in a verbose two-liner for patrons to garner what they should expect when the dish arrives at the table. 

Here's what would be some of the must-try dishes from an extensive variety elucidated in the Menu. 

Soups: 

Minestrone is a classic with veggies and pasta going into its making and was done just right.



Zuppa Di Pomodoro Basil, which translates to the classic tomato and basil broth, was served alongside a portion of garlic bread.



Meat Ball Soup had a creamy texture and herbs to complement the meat balls.



Appetizers: 

Chicken Involtini was a Chef's Special with a cheese stuffed chicken skewered, garnished with bell peppers and served alongside French Fries.



Prawn Chraime was tangy and a bit spiced served with a portion of Cous Cous salad and fries.



Fungi Trifolati had sliced and sauteed button mushrooms served with Creme Di Fungi broth.



Pizza: 

Half 'n' Half Pizza was the best of both worlds with Go Crazy Crazy (V) and Seafood (NV). It was prepared well and had ample, flavorful toppings.



Risotto: 

Broccoli and Spinach Risotto was creamy and garnished with sliced baby tomatoes.



Main Course: 

Cottage Cheese Medallions were grilled nicely and topped with an in-house tomato sauce garnished with olives and served with garlic bread.



Grilled Panko Crusted Pesce was prepared well, and had a Mushroom Risotto and lemon herb sauce on the side. Quite a burst of flavors there.



Desserts: 

Tiramisu is the classic Italian 'Dolci' though the rum was a bit overpowering in its preparation.


Creme Caramel was the perfect conclusion as a stellar custard. This one can be praised with eyes closed.



On the whole, 28 Capri Italy comes across as a nice option to relish some fantastic Italian delicacies with family or friends. :)

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Trip To Punjab At Pind Balluchi...

Pind Balluchi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pind Balluchi has always been one of the iconic brands in the F&B space that comes to mind, and the first choice for many when it comes to relishing authentic North Indian delicacies.

I decided to conclude a recent shopping spree with a light-hearted dinner. And, Pind Balluchi came across as a reasonable choice.

The ambiance is pretty much similar across all outlets of the said franchise, with the imitation of a village, with the सरदार जी on the cot at the entrance, a Banyan Tree setup which is a center of attraction, a kitchen enclosed in glass with all the flavorful aromas, some paintings depicting Punjab folk traditions and ambient folk music playing in the background.



Here's what would form for a nice meal when visiting Pind Balluchi...

Beverages:

Orange Blossom



Indian Summer



Appetizers: 

Chatpate Tawa Mushrooms were stuffed with veggies in between and had a tangy aftertaste.



Paneer Tikka Shashlik was chargrilled to perfection and layered with bell peppers and onions.



Tandoori Murg Tikka is one of the classic preparations at Pind Balluchi and was finished with a dash of lime.



Fish Tikka Lemon and Pepper had soft fish chunks seasoned well.



Dahi Saunth Ki Papdi had the street food undertones, finished with yogurt, tamarind, pomegranate, and sliced potatoes.



Main Course, served with an assorted bread basket:



Paneer Hara Pyaaz Lababdar had well-sized, soft cottage cheese chunks in a creamy gravy.



Dhaniya Murg Curry had flavorful chicken chunks in a coriander gravy.



Desserts: 

The meal concluded on a sweet note with  Rasmalai, Kheer, and Matka Kulfi.



On the whole, Pind Balluchi comes across as a fine place to relish North Indian cuisine, complemented by attentive service and a rustic ambiance. :)

Monday, 11 September 2017

That's One Delicious Classroom...

The Classroom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Do you recall sneaking in on hunger pangs in the classroom to finish that tiffin before the recess bell? Well, school time brings back a lot of memories and is a synonym for nostalgia. And at The Classroom in Sector 29 Market, it is all about nostalgia paired with culinary goodness.



The Classroom is a school-themed restaurant and brewery spread across four floors and a rooftop. At the entrance, we have the Assembly, followed by a Nursery, KG, and High School on subsequent floors.



A fun fact that the Bar is christened 'रामू काका की Canteen' and the brew tanks run all the way down to the Basement.



The Classroom has also partnered with Comedy Munch for stand-up comedy sessions and the ground floor functions as a co-working space too.



There's also a Play Station on the first floor, with board games, dart board, billiards, and swings. There are lamps made out of books, tables that elicit the English alphabet, and walls that have school-going kids and schoolish terms illustrated.







The menu is also designed like a notebook with intentional spelling mistakes highlighted in red. It's a multi-cuisine spread so patrons are spoilt for choice.

Here's what would be some of the nice dishes to try when at The Classroom...

Beverages: 

Rosy Mam (Ma'am) was a sweet and sour mix of pomegranate seeds topped with rosemary.



Games Period was a flavorful concoction of berries which was tangy on the palate.



Outstanding Kick was just so, with a kick of ginger topped with Cola.



Strawberry Shake was well-prepared, thick and smooth on the palate.



Appetizers: 

Palak Patta Chaat was crisp, bright green spinach leaves with a layering of yogurt, pomegranate, tamarind, and Sev.



Veg Biryani Arancini was served with lettuce, peanut dip, and tomato relish. The rice filling was spot on.



Classroom Maska Chicken (C.M.C) is their signature dish and was a nice winner.



Paper Baked River Sole was served with herbed potato mash, grilled veggies, and the fish was melt-in-mouth.



Main Course: 

Vilayati Pizza is one of the popular pizzas at The Classroom with all-veg toppings.



Mushroom Risotto was creamy and flavorful, with tidbits of the edible fungi.



Sliced Vietnamese Basa with Fried Rice was well-prepared, with the rice complementing the curry.




Desserts: 

Death By Chocolate was Dessert of the Day i.e. Molten Lava Cake with ice cream.



Haji Ali Fruit Cream was done with apple, cherries, and pomegranate.


All in all, The Classroom comes across as a good bet for reliving school memories by means of delicious dishes, with friends. :)