Going through a buffet meal in the middle of a hectic work day is not everyone's idea of a working lunch. Buffet spreads are expected to be elaborate, and going through several courses can take time. With all the work-chatter going on, you also don't savour the food as much, especially when main course dishes are also served buffet-style. To bring in the best of both worlds - Pluck at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity has come up with an innovative new concept. 'Weekday Luncheons' marries the best of buffet-style eating with the finesse of a-la-carte dining. Here, you can enjoy a buffet spread and also savour a hot, beautifully plated main course dish that would be served at the table when you are ready.
Pluck, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Pluck has been popular for its modern European and contemporary Indian food ever since it opened doors a few years back. The restaurant boasts of a seasonal menu that is made using quality ingredients. In fact, they have an in-house farm located in the central section of the property from where chefs source a lot of salads and vegetables to prepare exotic dishes every day. Extremely popular with the corporate crowd on weekdays, Pluck has always stood out for its innovative plating and for the dishes that are presented 'de-constructed' and assembled right on the table.
Weekday Luncheon At Pluck
The #newmenu at Pluck, introduced via its Weekday Luncheon, is aimed at the same clientele. It helps make working lunches a quicker affair, without compromising on taste or plating.
Here are 3 reasons you need to make this your next working lunch venue:
1. Pre-Plated Salad Bar: Ever noticed how the salads that come plated to your table (when you order a-la-carte) taste so much better than the mishmash you assemble yourself at buffets? Well, you won't have that problem at Weekday Luncheon. The8 restaurant has made sure that even the salads on the buffet come in small pre-assembled plates, with just the right amounts of dressing and seasoning. You won't mess it up this time. Ah, and you also don't waste all those greens. Another reason we love this idea.
2. Fresh Juices: The buffet offers a wide range of fresh juices, all without added sugar or any preservatives. Also, the serving size of these sealed bottles is just right. We tasted the fresh carrot and apple juice and it tasted as fresh as they come.
3. There are several main-course dishes to choose from. We tasted them all (yes!), and while it is really tough to recommend one over the other, if we were to pick one it would have to be the Dukkah Spiced Chicken. Dukkah is a Mediterranean spice mix that traditionally contains nuts, sesame seeds and cumin. There are many recipes for making this spice blend; the most popular ones also include herbs such as thyme and mint. But, don't forget that this is a buffet! So, go ahead and taste the Amritsari Basket and Lentil Crusted Fish too. All main-course dishes are served hot at your table after you place your order with the server at the beginning of your meal.
Pluck's Weekday Luncheon, as the name suggests, is served only on Weekdays. On weekends, the restaurant goes back to its signature menu to be ordered a-la-carte.
When: Monday To Friday; 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Price For Two: Rs 1,850 plus taxes per person