-By Marryam H Reshii
Part of the Epicentre, Gurgaon’s answer to a cultural centre with art galleries, performances and conferences, Drift attracts the arty crowd of Gurgaon. Drift has a sophistiacted contemporary look and a matching food menu. The menu consists of world food, so there’s Western with Oriental touches and Indian with an international appeal. From the soup section, try Mushroom Cappuccino with Mint Oil. Main courses are different from most menus and offer an eclectic mix of contemporary cuisine. The Southern Spiced Prawns, for instance, are pre-plated and are accompanied by Coconut Rice and a curry emulsion. The Pappardelle with Duck Confit, similarly, is unusual pasta with an intense duck confit. Duck Breast served with Potato Corn Galette and Oyster-Glazed Pakchoy are especially recommended. Others to try are Grilled Prawn Harissa, Marjoram Scented Grilled Chicken and Crispy-fried Red Snapper. For desserts, go for the Asiette of Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse, Ice Cream and Hazelnut Chocolate Cake. The experience is pleasant as it doesn’t Drift away from what it promises.
Buzz: 2.5/5 | Décor: 2.5/5
-By Deepali Gupta
Set in the huge Epicentre campus, Drift is contemporary and modern, both in its look and feel. Frequented mostly by a well-heeled crowd milling about before or after a performance in the amphitheatre, this resto-bar has a lovely ambience with comfortable seating and decent food. Upcoming artists perform live western music at the bar every Wednesday. They also roll out some unique cocktails like Chocolate and Cardamom Manhattan, which is Bourbon Whisky mixed with chocolate liqueur and muddled with cardamom seeds and the Mirchi Imli Vodka made with orange juice, tamarind chutney and of course, vodka. Sangria Lemonade and Spanish Chiller are good options for teetotalers. The Grilled Prawn Harrisa served with semi-dried date pickle and the lemon infused Mekong Basa with pea mash along with their pizzas are delicious. You will surely Drift away to a different world.
HAPPY HOURS: 4 PM to 8 PM.
Review posted more than a year ago
Nice fine dine restaurant with contemporary settings and an open view on the side. Staff is friendly and plays a good host.
We ordered some cocktails ( Oliver Twist ) and Hoegaarden beer without realizing the cocktail would be be rather minty. Staff was kind enough to replace our cocktail. Beer was great and new for me!
We didn't order many dishes this time around just went for Chicken Khurchan which was nice but a bit dry to our taste and accompanied with makhani dal and a choice from roti, naan or rice. We enjoyed the meal, service and decor and have promised ourselves to visit again.
They have a mix from Chor Bazaar (Darya ganj, Noida), Oriental Octopus (IHC, Noida) and All Amercican Diner (IHC) under one roof...just hope they maintain the same quality and we'll be a regular here.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Hoegaarden beer, chicken khurchan
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