Food review

For Street Food Fiends in Delhi, Bhawan Is the New Pitstop

Rahul Dua and Kainaz Contractor’s Bhawan finally makes its brick-and-mortar debut in Gurgaon ♦ This story was originally published in Conde Nast Traveller India. In March 2020, Bhawan was “one paint job away” from its much-anticipated opening. Kainaz Contractor and Rahul Dua, the restaurateur couple behind the street food-themed spot, had cracked the capital’s casual dining …

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People of Tomorrow takes a “shameless” approach to vegan food in Delhi

The new restaurant in Chhatarpur wants to win you over with the food, not philosophy ♦ This story was originally published in Conde Nast Traveller India. The Dhan Mill compound in Chhatarpur on a Sunday is a hive of cars (lots of Bimmers, Mercs and Audis), and people in a post-pandemic frenzy of consumerism. Gourmet …

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bpb Review: Piso 16, Nehru Place

Literally on the level. ♦ Many, many New Delhi bars have tried to bring New York home. (Bombay is – of course – worse: an ‘It Happened In New York’ was rampant in Bandra until very recently.) But Piso 16’s vibe is, no jokes, somewhere between a posh Midtown hotel bar and a Harlem cocktail club. …

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bpb Review: Bo-Tai, Mehrauli

Bandage dresses, duck sausage, and Naga fireballs. Oh Mehrauli. ♦ To be seated at the bar at Bo-Tai, restaurateur Zorawar Kalra’s newest establishment, is to survey a food empire from one of its loftiest watchtowers. Above us, the liquor shelves bristle with bottles of Cîroc vodka and Monkey 47 gin; around us waiters and hosts …

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bpb Review: Chez Jerome, GK1

Escoffier & escargot in an unlikely market. ♦ Henri Cartier-Bresson took an iconic image of a Parisian boy with a bottle of wine tucked under each arm, and a saucy grin on his face. The same joie de vivre runs through Jerome Cousin’s latest Delhi establishment (after Petit Bar, Rara Avis, and the Q Cafe). …

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bpb Review: WD House, Greater Kailash II

A well-known Chandigarh restaurant unsheathes weapons of mass degustation.  â™¦ At a time when Indian modernism is threatened from every angle—from the demolition of the Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan, to the final blow to Nehruvian geopolitics with Modi’s mushy embrace of Israel—WD House is an unlikely but welcome throwback to the robust, idealistic …

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