DEL, Roseate House
Asset 10, Northern Access Rd, Aerocity, Hospitality District, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
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Indian food reimaginedWith an uber chic modern décor, the Roseate House might just present an experience which is totally different to the ones present there previously. Although there a mighty number of new features that I will be enumerating in further posts, but the first one truly is the opening of a Bistro instead of the usual coffee shop.
Under the able leadership of Executive Sous Chef Anuj Wadhawan, this airy, well-lit 132 seater restaurant satiates all of your hunger pangs. It has both indoor and alfresco dining options with a sky lounge. But where this bistro sets itself apart from other coffee shops around town is the presence of changing menus through the day. Although there is a buffet for lunch but it is totally A la Carte for dinner. The restaurant draws it’s name from Delhi’s airport code, DEL and the dishes from all over the world are also anointed similarly.
But all the ambiance aside, it is the food of Chef Wadhawan’s twist on classic dishes that will make you fall in love with DEL. We start off with a Tortellini. This one has Goat Cheese inside it for a dollop of saltiness while he bathes the soft tortellini in a Orange butter sauce giving it a typical nutty flavour. Now most of the Italian dishes similar to the Tortellini that I have tried are creamy and buttery but Chef is again to his tricks producing a bit of kale along with raisins on the plate to keep it healthy while complementing the flavours.
Now Indians are big fans of Biryani. From across the country, India’s rich cultural heritage has been linked to it’s varied flavours of Biryani. But here is a Biryani which is in line with new India’s healthy lifestyle. The Quinoa Biryani with it’s new texture and health quotient is something that is already making the rounds in quite a few upscale restaurants. But it’s Chef Wadhawan’s Blueberry Raita that makes it even more endearing. The beautiful pink colour is impressive to the visual sense while the flavours leave a whirlwind on your palate. A Bhuna Kachi Mirch Ka Murgh accompanies it. Laced with Byadgi chili, it provides the required spiciness that Indians so crave for.
We end with a huge Lemon Tart which combines the controlled sweet and sour from the lemon along with some berries. The dishes at DEL, Roseate House are something that you might have eaten quite a few times but the eccentric addition of flavours by Executive Sous Chef Anuj Wadhawan is something that you should definitely give a try.