Restaurant Week- My Experience at Eau de Monsoon, Le Meridien New Delhi

Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels

Hello my Lovelies!!

Hope everyone is doing great and having a gala time this festive Season.

Today’s post is not related to makeup and beauty. It is about Restaurant week; Restaurant Week is a celebration of the finest culinary experiences in India. Currently held across Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune, Restaurant Week showcases three-course prix fixe menus priced at a fraction of a la carte rates.

This allows participating restaurants to showcase their food by selecting dishes representative of their philosophy and diners get to experience restaurants they may have hesitated from trying. More importantly, however, it is a celebration of some of the best restaurants our country has to offer and a time for us to be proud of our culinary landscape.

This event takes place twice a year and next it would be held in March/April 2017. You can find more information at their website: http://restaurantweekindia.com/

The list of all the participating restaurants and available dates would be listed on the website prior to the opening of Restaurant week. You need to  book your table in Advance.

Price List:

Lunch: Rs. 1,100 (Veg and Non. Veg Both) Per Person
Dinner: Rs. 1,300 (Veg and Non. Veg Both) Per Person

*Taxes Extra.

Our first choice was Dum Pukht, ITC Maurya but it was booked so we made our reservation for Lunch at Eau de Monsoon, Le Meridien New Delhi. We arrived on time and were greeted with a welcome drink made of cauliflower which we didn’t like. Ambiance was nice and we chose a quiet corner with garden view. The service was timely and servers were very polite.

Starters
*(I haven’t noted down the names of dishes at that time and now the Restaurant week Menu has been taken down by the website. I am sorry… but i have tried my best to remember and list down the names)

Veg: Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels, Jalapeno murabba, cumin puff
Very blah and bland dish. At first we thought its just us who didn’t like it but the table adjacent to us had the same feedback when Manager approached us for the feedback.

Non Veg: Chicken tikka duo garlic, pink peppercorn raita jelly, olive chaste
One of the yummiest and juiciest chicken I had in my life. All the elements tied the dish so well. Highly recommend it!!

Chicken tikka duo garlic
Chicken tikka duo garlic, pink peppercorn raita jelly, olive khasta
Chicken tikka duo garlic
Chicken tikka duo garlic, pink peppercorn raita jelly, olive khasta
Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels
Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels, Jalapeno murabba, cumin puff
Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels
Hazelnut nougat stuffed paneer morsels, Jalapeno murabba, cumin puff

Palate Cleanser 

Pineapple Mint Sorbet to cleanse the palate between Starters and Mains.

Mains

Veg: Bharwan Malai Kofta
It was yummy but not wow. You can find the same taste at other restaurants, at much cheaper price.

Non Veg:Hot Tender Lamb Curry cooked with Jaisalmer Chilli
Gravy was very rich and tasty, Lamb was cooked perfectly. I recommend this!!

Veg: Bharwan Malai Kofta Non Veg:Hot Tender Lamb Curry cooked with Jaisalmer Chilli
Veg: Bharwan Malai Kofta
Non Veg:Hot Tender Lamb Curry cooked with Jaisalmer Chilli

Palate Cleanser

The Litchi Consume was a perfect Palate cleanser from Mains to get us ready for dessert. It was cold and very Light.

Dessert

Thandai panna cotta, Warm doda, Watermelon and ginger granita
I found the combination bit odd, however the Panna cotta was well balanced (not too sugary and not too bland). Doda was ordinary and the watermelon and ginger granita was very light and tasty.

Thandai panna cotta, Warm doda, Watermelon and ginger granita
Thandai panna cotta, Warm doda, Watermelon and ginger granita
Thandai panna cotta, Warm doda, Watermelon and ginger granita
Thandai panna cotta, Warm doda, Watermelon and ginger granita

Pineapple jalebi, coconut jaggery ice-cream, anguri rabri
This dish stood out like a winner. Pineapple Jalebi is such an innovative and kind of odd idea at the same time, who would have thought of making Jalebi with Pineapple. All three components worked so well together. A very well put and tastiest dish.

Pineapple jalebi, coconut jaggery ice-cream, anguri rabri
Pineapple jalebi, coconut jaggery ice-cream, anguri rabri
Pineapple jalebi, coconut jaggery ice-cream, anguri rabri
Pineapple jalebi, coconut jaggery ice-cream, anguri rabri

White chocolate 
This was a complementary dish. Tasty but it was too much of white chocolate for me to take at once. There was no element to cut down the sweetness, i wish it had more of dark chocolate.

complimentary-dessert

Pan Shot
In the end we were served with Pan shot to digest all the delicious food.

Pan Shot

We enjoyed our Lunch and hospitality at Eau de Monsoon. At the end of the Lunch the Manager approached us for the feedback and discussed the suggestions openly.

In true sense Restaurant week opens the options for Middle class working people to try out food at 5 star restaurants at much cheaper price.

FYI, Chef’s Table Week is starting from 18-27 November 2016. Do check below website for updates.

http://chefstableweek.com

Posting below the glimpse of Outfit I wore <3

OOTD

PS:  I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

Love,
PJK

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