By Kishori Sud
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With no dearth of film fanatics in the city, a Bollywood-themed bistro is sure to connect with cinema lovers.
With old movie posters and famous filmy dialogues adorning the walls of the Bollywood Bistro, the interiors here are sure to raise your expectations.
The dim yellow lights are soothing to your eyes, transitioning you into the music and filmy mode that you have been running away from after coping with a pile of work at office.
"As this part of the city (Punjabi Bagh) is full of Bollywood and cricket lovers, we thought why not make something specifically for the movie lovers. Apart from old posters and life-size photos, one can find dialogues like 'dhai kilo ka haath' and 'mai apni favourite hun' around the restaurant," Bistro owner Abhishek Vig told IANS.
There is also a selfie station prominently placed at the restaurant that carries the autographs of popular Bollywood stars. This is a corner that is bound to be popular with today's selfie-obsessed youth.
Serving mostly North Indian cuisine, the restaurant also offers Mughlai, Chinese and Continental food.
Although nothing different or out of the blue, the food here has some good lip-smacking options to pick from to satiate that hunger.
With staple options of chicken tikka, seekh kebabs and pizzas, Bollywood Bistro offers varieties of salads, burgers and pastas as well.
Some of the dishes that the eatery vouches for are biistro BBQ pizza, keema meat pizza, pickled cottage cheese quesedilla and baked helmet mushrooms.
The mushrooms are a change from the regular kind of recipes and even hardcore non-vegetarians should try them!
The menu at first looks like any other but when you read the descriptions of the dishes, it is a rather fun way of connecting with foodies with dialogues like "oh teri, pura ka pura tasty hai yaar... maa kasam" under the sub-head of the classic Caesar salad.
The Virgin Mojito that I order wherever I go was served in an altogether different style: a smoky effect was created in a huge glass flask with dry ice, a rather interesting touch to the drink.
For those with a sweet tooth, the 'banofie pie' is a treat for the taste buds! The other desserts offered here are brownies, moong dal and gajar halwa, to name just a few.
The bistro however needs to pull up its socks in terms of service as this is an integral part when you enter a restaurant with high hopes.
Venue: 23, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh.
Meal for two: Rs 1,600 plus taxes (Without alcohol)
Timings: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
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