Into the City
A checklist on what to do what
to eat and what to shop for.
This is the sort of place you’d like to go to after a long day at work. Buzzing with people at all odd hours, this is where the city’s wine lovers are headed these days. Simple and chic, The Wine Company recreates the charm of a European café with exposed brick walls, chalk boards, chesterfield sofas, wine paraphernalia and oak wood barrels.
Walk towards their wine cellar and take your pick from the wide range of domestic and international wines. If you are lucky, you might find someone to guide you through, but if you reach at a busy hour you may just have to try your luck. Choose your bottle of white, red, rosé or bubbly, call for some munchies, sit back and catch up on the latest buzz. This is probably the only place in the city where you can buy a bottle at it’s cost price. Ask the chef to pair your wine with some cheese, and he’ll create a platter of your choice.
Our platter had olives, crackers, a few varients of cheese. We, however didn’t enjoy it much. What we particularly recommend is the karari roti— a huge roti, more like papad, sprinkled with some masala and baked to perfection. It’s crunchy, light, has a mild flavour and works well as a cracker to please the Indian palate. In the mains, you could call for some pasta or thin-crust pizzas, they do have an extensive menu but nothing to boast about. The food is about average. Go here just to enjoy the wine, and soak in the ambience. Meal for two Rs 2,000 At Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon Tel 01244949684