Situated in close proximity to the International Airport of New Delhi, Aerocity is buzzing with a bevy of well-known restaurants, cafes, bars and resto-bars. While there is no dearth of places serving scrumptious meals in-and-around Aerocity, food buffs in Delhi have another reason to rejoice as they have a fancy destination to head to for luxury dining. Located at Roseate House, New Delhi, DEL is an all-day bistro, which is dishing out all things decadent and comforting! With a choice of both al fresco and indoor dining options, the bistro accommodates an exclusive private dining room that opens to a sky-lounge, catering to social and corporate gatherings. Influenced by the movement of global travellers, DEL has come up with a revamped menu with some of the most exotic dishes on offer. While DEL's previous menu was itself so elaborate, they've taken their food game a notch higher by introducing a plethora of delights that suit almost every palate.
Whether you're up for a substantial meal or just in for a drink or two with some bite-sized nibbles, you'll be impressed with the variety on offer. We began our culinary sojourn by sampling Truffle Goat Cheese Tart, which gave just the right start to our meal! The topping of sweet caramelised onion and red radish paired well with the creamy and slightly sour taste of whipped truffle goat cheese. Next, we tried our hands at Compressed Melon salad; gazpacho with compressed melon, creme fraiche and crunchy quinoa makes this dish an absolute must-try!
Moving on to the appetisers, we sampled Buratta and Mango Relish Kebab and Corn and Jalapeno Kebab. While the former gets a thumbs up from us for its rich and dense hung curd stuffing, the latter failed to impress us as the texture of the same was a bit too bland and dry for our palate.
Non-vegetarians can go for Lamb Kebabs; the parsley and pine-nut marinated kebabs are sure to make you crave for more. Try the classic Amritsari Fish Tikkas that are made to perfection and served with a generous portion of potato sticks, pickled onion and cucumber tzatiki, which has a touch of yogurt in it!
If you wish to indulge in one-bowl meals and up for all-things-garlicky, then go for their Poke Bowls. Among their Poke Bowl selection, we sampled the one with pickled shiitake mushroom that had an eclectic mix of sesame rice, pickled carrot, edamame, red radish, truffle and oyster sauce.
The restaurant also has a live European kitchen and brings forth a number of delectable delights. We tried the French-style Chicken Dijon that had creamy chicken stew cooked in white wine and mustard. The dish serves as a perfect comfort food, especially in this nippy weather.
Among their wide list of pastas and risottos, Puttanesca caught our fancy for its tangy tomato affair with spaghetti and capers. Oh, and the shavings of Parmesan cheese made the dish even more enticing.
With our tummies almost full, we moved on to the desserts. We rounded up our meal with Belgian Chocolate Pot, Creme Brulee and Mango Cappuccino Slice. All the sweet treats left us spellbound!
Where: Roseate House, Asset 10, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 3,000 (approx.)
About Deeksha SarinAn eccentric foodie and a die-hard falooda lover, Deeksha loves riding scooty in search of good street food! A piping hot cup of adrak wali chai can make her day bright and shiny!