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Intro
The brainchild of Balram Narayankar (an IIM (A) product), and his wife Saloni, who has also designed the fab interiors, The Blue Door has a fresh elegant appeal, without trying too hard.

D├ęcor
We loved the use of colors in the interiors. Walking through the turquoise door, (which lends the restaurant its name) one enters the indoor dining area, with its pristine-white rugged textured walls, white and beige upholstery and laminated table tops with a rough edge. Color turquoise is repeated in the upholstery and cushions in a pleasant sit-out area, as well as in the uber cool glass bottles to serve drinking water.

Food
A good place to know authentic Mediterranean (especially Greek) food, up close and personal, as in-house chefs Yannis and Stefanos have come all the way from Athens! We start with the healthy Sardines on the grill, with a tomato and parsley dressing, followed by Mutton Chops served with a yoghurt dip. For vegetarians, there is Zucchini Kefte (koftas as we know it, but lighter and unaccompanied by the heavy-duty curries we are used to!) and Eggplant Bourekia, (pastry filled with grilled eggplant), served with a tomato garlic dip. All the starters are enhanced with a dips platter (beetroot, eggplant and hummus), or Tzatziki, that absolutely delish yoghurt-cucumber-garlic dip ! We also try the vegetarian Greek Salad, (tomato, cucumbers, capsicum, onion, olives and feta cheese in a lemon olive oil dressing), which turns out to be crunchily addictive. Moving to mains, we are served Stuffed Chicken (chicken breast stuffed with potato and asparagus), served with white wine sauce and sauteed broccoli, and the taste is divine! So is the Prawn Moussaka, an improvised version of the popular moussaka, usually either with minced meat-eggplant or just vegetarian (available on menu). Every morsel of the potato, eggplant, zucchini and prawns in Napoli sauce gratinated with Bechamel, is worth savouring! There is Chicken Frikasse, cooked with spinach and celery in a lemon-egg yolk sauce, which is soul food, with its light broth-like feel. Innovative is the Mutton Eggplant Shoes (there is a veg version too), eggplant filled with mutton kheema and gratinated with feta cheese. For vegetarians, a main course is Yemista, baked green and red peppers stuffed with a rice-herb filling, just okay. For desserts, instead of the tried-and tested Baklava, we try Ravani with Lime, traditional syrup cake with (zest of) lime flavour and Grape Spoon Dessert, traditional Greek syrup dessert with grape, both served with vanilla ice cream. Delicious endings!

Plus & Minus
Give it a shot, if you love fresh, light and flavourful food!nnMust TrynGreek Salad, Moussaka (Veg or Prawn), Stuffed Chicken, Eggplant Shoes( Veg or Meat), Grape Spoon Dessert

Summing Up
Classic and rare Indian fine dining & worth it!

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eatmor was always popular for its fast food, (especially its Chole Bhature) and ice creams, until they introduced the Big Lunch buffet, which lives upto its name. Its the quintessential Indian lunch buffet, in vogue these days, namely a mish-mash of everything! You will find Hawaiian Chicken Salad nudging space with Dahi Bhalla, and Amritsari Macchi Tikka, Mutton Biryani being neighbours to Alfredo Pasta and Margherita Pizza. The Indian dals, curries find good presence as well as done-to-death Chinese dishes, Hakka Noodles, and Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce. But there is something for everyone, and it's a good spread, with the chaat, paani puri counter being the most popular. There is a hot rotis live station, and the desserts spread (the usual Gulab Jamun, Gajar ka Halwa) is decent too. But the management could do something about the finer touches, such as providing different scoops for different ice creams, a smudge of chocolate-smeared scoop landing in the vanilla container isn't so appetizing!

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