AN EXTRAVAGANT STAYCATION, AN INDULGENT SPA SESSION OR A JEWELLERY PIECE WORTH PASSING ON AS AN HEIRLOOM, IT TAKES A TOUCH OF OPULENCE TO ADD SPICE TO ONE'S EVERYDAY LIFE. HERE'S A LIST OF THE BEST OF OLD AND NEW LUXURY BUYS AND EXPERIENCES IN THE CITY.
A curated list of the best of old and new luxury buys and experiences in the city.
Fine Flavours AMARANTA
There's a certain rhythm that underlines interesting storytelling with each dish in the tasting menu at Amaranta, the modern Indian restaurant at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. Expect to be wowed by simple dishes that have been reinvented and brought back to the table with creativity and flair. The kanjivaram bajra paniyaram with berry, lemon and mint kanji soda, nargisi duck cutlet and quail eggs and rizala gravy are classic examples of techniques the chef has mastered. "The menu is brimming with modern ideas such as dehydration, sousvide and fermentation but the flavours are easily identifiable and not lost in transition," says Tejas Sovani, executive sous chef. Signature Dishes 63 deg poached egg, Seafood moilee and Wilderness with confit of king mushrooms.
At The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon Meal for two Rs 5,500 plus taxes
Modern Twist INDIAN ACCENT
Chef Manish Mehrotra’s finedining restaurant, Indian Accent, is a playful nostalgia of traditional home-cooked dishes reimagined with non traditional ingredients.
The place defines fusion and innovation. What else will you call pickled pork ribs glazed with mango chutney or tofu medu vadai that comes with kaffir lime gun powder and a dab of onion chutney. To do justice to the creative depth of the restaurant, stick to the chef’s tasting menu. Luxuriate in the flavour of the tandoori bacon prawn served with a wasabi malai cream or the chettinad chicken keema with curry leaf seviyan. Eight years down the line and Indian Accent’s kitchen is still creating some impressive food stories.
Our Tip Leave room for dessert, in particular the warm doda burfi treacle tart with homemade vanilla bean ice cream that’ll make your heart skip a beat.
At The Manor, 77, Friends Colony Tel 9871117968
Meal for two Rs 6,500 onwards