Delhi never sleeps, and it's safe to say that there's always something new happening in the national capital. Innovation and creativity in the culinary world drive the city and its everywhere you look.
A slew of new restaurant and bars are making their mark on Delhi's ever-evolving culinary scene. Whether you're a nightbird in search of your newest party destination, or a food lover looking for fresh culinary and cocktail ideas from the food connoisseurs, it's time to explore these new venues in New Delhi.
1. The House Of Celeste
Gurugram's bustling and revamped 32nd Avenue is all things dreamy. Welcomed by a canopy twinkling fairy light and the irresistible gastronomic hub, The House Of Celeste is the newest member to join the bandwagon. Helmed by a Michelin star chef and culinary maverick, Suvir Saran, who is known for his cuisine at Devi in New York, it's a paradise for all food lovers. Bold flavours resonating from Indian culture are complemented with a modern twist. While reinterpreting traditional Indian dishes is not unique, Saran has nailed the art making it his USP.
From melt in your mouth kebabs to Delhi 6 Taters, Gilafi Apricot Seekh, Shrimp Balchao flatbread, Chicken 69 and Milk Skin and Chocolate Fudge, the compact 25 dish menu will leave you wanting more. Delve into a myriad of concoctions at the bar; from The Anarkali, an Indian spice infused cocktail with vodka as the base, to Banarasi Sunrise. A must try includes the masala pebbles and Paan Meringue.
The sleek interiors are a marriage of quirky and plush, done up with mirrors and solid colours making you fall in love at first sight. Adding aura to the whimsical ambience is a touch of wildlife. Enjoy a private dining experience with your special one at the private dining room, Pinjra. So get ready to witness poetry on a plate as you experience the chorus of flavours, textures and aromas at The House of Celeste.
Address: 32nd Avenue, NH 8, Part 2, Sector 15, Gurgaon
2. Table Stories
Started by young and dynamic sister duo Vatsala and Vedika Vats, Table Stories brings to New Delhi the concept of a pop-up restaurant. Hosted at The Roseate, New Delhi, the event takes place twice every month (Feb 2020 - May 2020). The pop-up restaurant is centred on a common philosophy: stellar menu from a top-level chef, immaculate service and shared experiences from one table to the next. With a line-up of the most celebrated celebrity and Michelin star chefs across the world, Table Stories brings to you a specially curated delicious menu that leaves you craving more such meals. Offering you an experience of a lifetime with an exquisite sit down table setting and versatile culinary cooking style, you will be transported to heaven.
From master of Sri Lankan cuisine, Peter Kuruvita to Kunal Kapur, Amninder Sandhu, Himanshu Saini, Duangporn Songvisava, Dylan Jones, Atul Kochhar and more, Table Stories brings to you a variety of cuisines cooked by the best Indian & International chefs around the world.
Indulge in a sumptuous meal as you get ready for their next few line-ups.
19-22nd March'20 - Amninder Sandhu, Chef Of The Year at Times Awards 2019
4-5th April '20 - Duangporn Songvisava & Dylan Jones, Bo.Lan, Bangkok
9-12th April'20 - Asma Khan, Darjeeling Express, London
16-19th April'20 - Kunal Kapur, Namak, Abu Dhabi
24-26th April '20 - Atul Kochhar, Kanishka, London
Have you booked your spot yet?
Address: IAH, The Roseate, NH8, Samalka, New Delhi or call +919873733770
Tales and tipples is what best describes Micheline star Chef Kelvin Cheung's cocktail bar, Dadel. Bringing his distinctive and dichotomous culinary flare to New Delhi, Kelvin's concept cocktail bar with an Amazonian flare is nestled in Basant Lok.
Inspired by the famous Greek inventor Daedalus, Dadel is an escape from reality into the exotic wild sanctuary of the night with beautifully curated cocktails and bar bites. The interiors pay a homage to Elsie de Wolfe's (America’s first decorator) style that represents a seductive and obsolete style of whimsical murals, trompe-l'œil wallpaper and frivolity. Decorated with bold hues of purple and turquoise, splashes of animal print upholstery and hints of gold figurines in intimate corners, catch the eye. A regal yet warm setting is what best defines the interiors of Dadel.
Dadel brings to you an enticing blend of cocktails where culinary meet mixology. Their must try cocktails include the signature Labyrinth, a tequila-infused smoky tea with pineapple, Figure a vodka infused raspberry tea, Behold Seven Youths and exilir consisting of saffron and orange marmalade blended with gin and elderflower. On the menu you’ll find innovative nibbles such as Japanese scallops drizzled with truffle oil, Norwegian salmon belly, delicious gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi and root vegetable chips with edamame hummus and more.
The cocktail bar will soon be accompanied by a restaurant Kiko-Bā, a restaurant that chef Kel is set to open on the first floor.
Address: Dadel, 62 Basant Lok Market, Vasant Vihar
Diablo welcomes you with the vibes of grandeur, contemporary interiors, Modern Middle Eastern flavours, wicked cocktails and colorful hues to turn your dining escapade ravishing. A dreamy affair with an evil twist, their chic-meets-devil interiors are worth dwelling in! Millennial pink walls and eclectic furniture indoor are juxtaposed with clean lines and modern choices for their outdoor seating area.
Walk into a world of enchantment as you visit the Ghost Bar and sip on the Gothic cocktails to amuse your taste buds, or indulge in a sumptuous and healthy meal as you enjoy a day out with the ladies.
Giving Mediterranean food a modern twist, they celebrate the modern middle eastern flavour to perfection. Gluten-free or vegan? Fret not, they've got your covered with delicacies prepared from garden fresh ingredients. To accompany the delicious food are handcrafted pours that are sure to test your limits. Let your palate relish the flavours of Diablo's gnocchi, sea bass and the Gabriel, a one-of-a-kind Gothic cocktail crafted by Diablo. It's time to move over to the wicked side!
Address: Qutab Garden, H 12, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
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