-By Rinku Madan
"The smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us..." so said French novelist, critic Marcel Proust The Scene In the rarefied world of fine dining, a fairly recent entrant - Circa 1193. From the palate-tingling, cocktail-opening, to the piece de resistance - the moonlight-drenched unobstructed view of the Qutub Minar, standing as a sentinel in time. Every moment feels effortlessly choreographed. The service is friendly and precise, and the buzz proves that the financially well-endowed don't always live up to their stuffy stereotype. Boasting an address in the Mehrauli heritage area, with Deck - the lounge bar at the ground level. The fine dine restaurant a level above and finally the rooftop.
The very talented chef Achal Agarwal and team prepare all the fare to good standards. Tofu carpaccio, homemade sesame sauceâ€” nice sauce Poached pear carpaccio - Philadelphia cream cheese and pears, interesting combination not great for the waistline though. Here I remember a quote, "There's nothing sexier than a poached pear with a perfect sorbet." Maybe the chef should've stuck to the sexy version.
Avocado tartare - very fresh with a great Mandarin dressing
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