| New Delhi |
Printed: January 23, 2016 3:42:10 pm
New child on the block, Soiled Apron enjoys the road cred of its older sibling, The Piano Man, to not point out the latter’s music as you ascend the elevate to the previous. Bifurcated over two ranges, the open-air upper-storey eatery overlooks Deer Park, and is warmed by a wood-fired oven in a single nook, and a bar alongside one facet of the area. Soiled Apron is extra food-focussed than its sister concern, bridging Asian and European flavours and eating minutae of each the continents right into a cohesive menu. The playlist right here isn’t something to drown with dialog both.
We start with soup, a Pumpkin and Peanut Butter one. Velveteen and smoky, like a flaming crimson silk glove, the soup glides down our gullet, trailing behind it a buttery nuttiness. We slurp it down regardless of the actual fact we usually keep away from pumpkin like a haunted home, preferring it as a jack-o-lantern to a element of a meal.
By which case it should be Halloween, as a result of we subsequent discover ourselves mired in a Thai Curry Pumpkin and Gorgonzola Ravioli. An idyllic marriage of the East and West, like a industrial for peace and concord, this one is consolation meals with an accent. The silken pumpkin harmonises fantastically with the gentle pungency of blue cheese (the important thing to this dish’s success is the balancing of the assorted ratios) parcelled into ravioli pouches poached in Thai Crimson Curry.
In order to not be referred to as rooster, we now have each the Jamaican Jerk and Shish Touk grills. The Caribbean rooster comes rubbed with allspice, amongst others, and slowly grilled over a fireplace. The Arabic variant is way gentler than its Colonial-era cousin, two continents eliminated. Each representatives are tender and servicable, we discover no complaints with both. We glance to the seas for our predominant course, deciding on an Herb-Crusted Sea Bass with a Candy Chili Sambal.
The fish is as flaky because the comedian aid in a sitcom, melting within the mouth. The south-Asian sambal sauce provides an fascinating aspect to the dish, however we want it was barely much less saccharine, because it takes away the tip of the spike.
Dessert is a Crème Brulee ‘scented’ with Lemon Grass and Kafir Lime. The odor wafts over the crackling caramel crust, whereas the custard stays pristine and calescent. Some marriages simply work out, we guess.
Meal for 2: Rs 3,000 (together with taxes)
Tackle: B6-7/22, 2nd Flooring, Reverse Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung.
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