Foodies first1 min read . Updated: 25 Jan 2011, 06:15 PM IST
If you usually save a visit to your favourite restaurants for special occasions, you don’t need to any more. Restaurant Week, a week-long celebration of food at some of the best restaurants, is now coming to New Delhi.
The concept, hugely successful in cities such as New York and London, offers consumers the opportunity to experience a prix fixe menu at the city’s prime restaurants at a lower price for one week. The three-course fixed price menu (with an option of vegetarian or non-vegetarian) is available at Rs1,000 per person excluding taxes or, paired with wine, at Rs2,000 per person excluding taxes. This menu will include dishes chosen from these restaurants’ a la carte menus.
The participating restaurants in the celebration starting 31 January include Varq at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Sakura at Hotel Metropolitan, Olive at the Qutub, Indian Accent at The Manor, Tapas at Aman, Smoke House Grill at Greater Kailash-II and Taipan at The Oberoi.
Varq is offering a non-vegetarian meal that includes options such as Ganderi Kebabs or Galouti Kebab for starters, while the main course includes Murg Sirka Pyaz or Martaban ka Meat served with Dal Maharani, potato and mango curry, steamed rice and breads. For dessert, on offer is trio of jalebi, khaas malpua and apple kheer. Japanese food lovers have a feast in store at Sakura, which has a large number of options on the menu. If you don’t like sushi, go for the grilled salmon or tofu and assorted tempura. Finish with wasabi ice cream.
You can expect the highest quality of food and service that these restaurants are known for, at a fraction of the regular cost. So keep yourself free for lunch or dinner between 31 January-6 February.
For a complete list of menus and to make reservations, log on to www.restaurantweekindia.com. The website has also announced the dates for the Mumbai Restaurant Week. The second Restaurant Week in the city will be held from 7-13 February; the inaugural Restaurant Week Mumbai was held in September.