-By Marryam H Reshii
More than a quarter of a century after its inception, Orient Express does not show its age simply because it is ageless. The perfect place for a celebration dinner, Orient Express routinely makes it to "Best" lists and there's no wonder why. Even if you're not there for dinner, there are few better places to sip a single malt of which they have an astounding collection and listen to the soft tinkle of live piano music. The train seating, every bit as glamorous as the original Orient Express, serves fixed meals of three, four and five courses. If the airconditioning turns too chilly for you, the restaurant will lend you a real pashmina shawl - that’s the level of planning that has gone into the restaurant. Kobe, Caviar, Lobsters, Perigord Truffles, Normandy Butter... the list of premium ingredients is as impressive as you’d expect from a legend of the Food and Beverage business. Some of the finest offerings consist of Camembert Souffle, Pate de Foie Gras, Smoked Salmon, Rack of Lamb and - an absolute must here - the best Chocolate Souffle in town. Do celebrate a special occasion here.
Buzz: 3.5/5 | Décor: 4/5
-By Deepali Gupta
Classics are called so for a reason and the grand dame parked at the Taj stands testament to that. A replica of a Pullman Orient Express carriage - the legendary train that runs through Europe, also depicted in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express - this fine dine restaurant spells class. There's an artistic flare in the way things are done here. The dining area is enclosed within the train, so the railway platform is the bar. Their cigar selection is as enviable as their rare whiskey collection standing at over 150. Not surprising then that they outline the nose and palate and give comments on everything from a 40-year old vintage Bruichladdich to an Armagnac Marcel Trepout 1947. The wine list is exhaustive wine, but it's worth ordering cocktails just to see some mastery. Side Car is the best pick with brandy and Cointreau doing their bit, while Gin Fizz leaves you giddy. There are no bar snacks, but you can choose from the a la carte menu spanning all countries the train passes through as you munch on salmon canapes. Go indulge in the good life as the smooth singing of the lady accompanied by a piano player keeps you enthralled.
Review posted yesterday
Maximum non veg food. Not for me
Review posted this week
Good place to go out with family !
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Drink Red Wine: Red wine is made from skin of grapes which contains resveratrol and other phytochemicals that have antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. Researches show that a glass of wine a day can prevent a wide range of cancers like leukaemia, skin as well as breast cancer.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Red Wine
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