Epicuria, in Nehru Place, is formulating utterly a hum in Delhi’s culinary circles. The noisiest is from a Flying Saucer Cafe, a huge, vaulted space that derives a name not from tiny immature group and their purported elite mode of transport, though a Greek tradition of violation crockery in jubilee (one suspects this sold protocol gave Greek potters some-more means for jubilee than a rest of a populace).
The grill boasts of a largest bar in Delhi. The opposite is a prolonged copper-covered affair, made like an elongated booster (no, not a drifting saucer) and armed with adequate spirits to crush both time and space.
The food menu is a collage of cuisines, a arrange of culinary atlas widespread over several pages and labelled rather moderately. The starters menu has bowls of American Prawn Chowder massage edges with platters brimful with Spanish Baby Potatoes and Middle Eastern Shish Taouk, among others, while pizza and pasta naturally (given Delhi’s Roman appetite) browbeat whole sections. We start a dish with a Arancini (Italian rice balls), Chicken Popcorn and Mini Burger Platter.
The initial comes first, tiny deep-fried spheres of arborio rice studded with droughty shitake fungus and accompanied by a velveteen plum sauce. While braggadocio a resisting hardness of crispy skin and agreeable innards, a brilliance and saccharine-like ambience of a salsa distracts one from a mild, artless rice balls. The duck popcorn is distant some-more balanced, in fact a pro on a palate, with deep-fried, flour-dusted duck morsels, bite-sized and accompanied with a soy sauce, that is concurrently smooth and spicy. The platter comes last, a contingent of chicken, lamb and fungus burgers.
Resembling a pretension impression of The Blob after all a starters, we nonetheless sequence a pizza for mains, in a suggestion of journalistic inquiry. We name The Lot, ‘Pepperoni, Salami, Parma Ham with Capsicum, Mushrooms, Black Olives and Goat Cheese’, masochists that we are. The cornucopia of toppings ensures an blast of essence in a mouths. They offer dessert of a day instead of a candy section, that is a forgiveness during slightest today, given a indulgent meal.
Meal for Two: Rs 1,500 (including taxes, incompatible alcohol)
Address: Ground Floor, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place; 30146033 ext:703