This TREND is here to stay..!!

Trend is the newest entrant at the recently reopened and established Ansal Plaza and this TREND is here to stay for sure. Brought to us by Gundeep Anand, Jaideep Anand, Himanshu and Vidit Gupta who also have brought alive brands like Tamasha and Cafe Dalal Street earlier, this one adds another feather to their cap.

Designed in a chic and classy way, it has a rustic yet modern appeal to it. Its a perfect example of cross bid between fine dining and casual dining. The cuisine is Modern Indian and focuses on the authenticity of flavours inspite of being modern. As discussed with Chef Jiten Shah, the aim of the restaurant is to provide unique foodie experience to their customers but at the same time, they don’t want to create confusions with fusions.

And now after having the food at Trend, I can vouch for it. They truly are serving different food, which you won’t find elsewhere and yet the flavours aren’t overplayed.

Now coming to what I tried and recommend, to begin with we ordered Mutton Vada Pao, Mozzarella Bread Pakoda, 3 Cheese Soufflé in Potato Cup, Chutney Chicken Seekh and Rechad Masala Rawas from the Small Plate Menu and believe you me, each and every item was delicious to the core.

The Mutton Vada Pao, was definitely one of the best I have ever eaten. The mutton inside the pao was done perfectly, it was a minced meat cutlet which was fried and yet it tasted very different, the pao was extremely soft, and for me each bite into it was a  heavenly delight.

The Mozzarella Bread Pakoda, was an amazing modern take on the traditional bread pakoda. It was stuffed with potatoes and had an amazing cheesy filling which made it taste so different and yet appealing to the taste buds. Its a great dish for vegetarians but even the non-vegetarians cannot ignore its goodness.

3 Cheese Soufflé in Potato Cup is an amazing dish and paradise for cheese lovers, just dig into the creamy cheese and balance its taste with roasted potatoes. Blissful.

Rechad Masala Rawas,  crispy fried fish fingers, with the fish marinated in the hot recheado masala, which is a goan special masala. The fish was perfectly done and I loved the presentation too. The Chutney Chicken Seekh also was very different from the regular seekh, it was made of thick mince and the flavours of the chutney really stood out well.

Next we tried Chicken Tikka Trilogy, which comprised of Mustard Based Chicken Tikka, Regular Chicken Tikka and Chicken Malai Tikka, and each one of the varieties of tikka tasted awesome. Though I am not at all fond of mustard flavour, but this mustard tikka was outstanding, the flavour was surely there but wasn’t overpowering at all.

Roti, Chatni, Achar is another very unique dish, which serves an assortment of 3 different types of rotis and an array of chutneys and achars, a great idea indeed. I ordered for the non-veg version which had pre-baked khasta naan, missi roti, masala bread along with chettinad mutton pickle, fig chutney, kingfish pickle, mint chutney and onions. It was an amazing tray of various flavours. I loved the fig chutney the most. This surely is a must try dish.

Mutton Gilawat Croquette was the another dish we ordered, and for me this was the most average , may be because my expectations by now were sky high. It wasn’t bad at all, but personally speaking I did not like much as I found it a little dry for my liking.

For the mains we settle for Dal Makhani served with Chur Chur Naan, Mysore Mutton Thali, Quail Dum Korma and Corn Fed Char Siu Chicken. The Dal and Naan were a perfect combination, with right taste and textures. A typical udupi masala roast mutton served with malabari parantha is a delectable dish and surely a must try. The Quail Dum Korma, needs a special mention as this is one dish you shouldn’t miss at all. Very rich and authentic flavours and soft and tender meat of a quail, what more can one ask for. Siu chicken is perfect to satiate your Asian hunger, its a char chicken glazed with celery root sauce with some sautéed greens and mushrooms and makes for an exciting dish.

Don’t forget to indulge in the desserts, you will love them. I strongly recommend Shahi Tukda and Holy Coconut. Both of them were simply amazing and I won’t spoil the surprises by spilling more details. You really have to try them.

As the place still awaits its liquor licence, make most of the amazing mocktails and drinks available. I recommend Indore Lassi, Tiramisu and Eden Iced Tea. They all were remarkable, but the best was the Indore Lassi, perfectly balanced taste, neither two sweet, and nor too thick, its was yummy and must be tried.

A special mention for the hospitality of the place, from Chef Jiten himself to the entire staff, everyone was extremely friendly and warm. The service was upto the mark and like I said the taste of food and presentation is of superlative quality. You should definitely pay a visit soon.

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Re-Launch of Delhi’s first mall- Ansal Plaza

New Delhi,November 09,2016,Delhi’s very own,the first Mall of Northern India ANSAL PLAZA, announced the Re-launch of their prime property in the heart of South Delhi.
NOSTALGIA, the first word and feelings the name evokes for us Delhites who were fortunate enough to enjoy the great first time experience and did continue to patronize for years to come.
I am sure lots of people will also have fond memories of this once favourite destination of Delhites for a fabulous shopping experience as well as a fun and happening place. Exciting to know that Ansal Plaza with the new tag line Experience Zest will be open to all very soon.

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They are repositioning themselves as a one stop premium Lifestyle destination with Focus on Food and Sports.
To name a few they have The Sky High,Delhi’s largest terrace cafe on the top floor will give you a 360 degree view of the lush green expanses of South Delhi. Decathlon, one of world’s largest sporting goods retailer brings to you it’s first two level store in Indiaj with both indoor and outdoor space and a new experience of smart touch screen features for a yet unrivaled shopping experience currently unavailable elsewhere in India.
The premium chain of night clubs,The Arena will also be welcoming Delhites fond of night life to an exclusive range of indoor and outdoor party spaces.They will also offer exclusive VIP and private dining spaces combined with superior customer service and exceptional pricing.
The most interesting concept Ansal Plaza has is, plans to introduce an innovative Ansal Plaza App to facilitate reservations etc; at its high end restaurants and lounges. Most heartening to know that the management plans to introduce a Parking App which will enable you to book your parking slot before hand. They are offering an automated parking facility with valet services and a dedicated pink parking zone for Women,great gesture. They also plan to host a widow range of activities in their Amphitheatre providing great entertainment value for the visitors to the mall.
On top of that state of the art security management service,surveillance and backed support systems will go a long way for it to be one of the safest malls in town. Some value added services include Free wifi zones,Cab on call service and a one point complaints and suggestions desk for visitors and leaseholders alike.

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Announcing the re-launch, Mr Pranav Ansal, Vice Chairman, Ansal API Ltd. said “Ansal Plaza has been associated not only with every Delhite’s memories but also has a strong emotional connect across North India and we hope to re-create these wonderful experiences with a new and modern repositioning as a lifestyle destination helping the current generation create their share of memories at Ansal Plaza. We’ve identified niches which are currently lacking in the Malls in and around Delhi and have repositioned Ansal Plaza to cater to this need segment of a sports, food destination and lifestyle hub.”

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Mr Amit Phull, Head – Retail, Ansal API, said, “Our strategic location in the heart of South Delhi with vast open spaces and an open amphitheater gives us an unparalleled advantage and with the new repositioning as ultimate lifestyle, sports and F&B hub, we’re targeting approx. 25,000 visitors on weekends in the new avatar of Ansal Plaza.”


Ms. Caroline Mulliez, Expansion Manager, Decathlon Sports India said, “We are extremely excited and proud to open our first store in South Delhi at Ansal Plaza. We have worked on the range of products and the store environment to ensure our Delhi customers experience the best of Decathlon in this store.”


Mr. Mukul Bajaj, Co-founder, The Arena, said, “We are proud to be a part of the new Ansal Plaza and we endeavor to provide our patrons an exquisite fine dine experience at our 13000 sq.ft outlet. We look forward to offering the best F&B and entertainment experience in the city.”


Taking the Mall experience to a new high the Ansal Plaza has plans to introduce an innovative Ansal Plaza App to facilitate reservations etc at its hi-end restaurants and lounges. Providing easy solutions to Delhi’s car parking problem at public places, the new Ansal Plaza management shall introduce a special Parking App, automated parking facility, exclusive valet service and a dedicated pink parking zone for women. TheAmphitheater, one of the key attractions of Ansal Plaza will host gala musical evenings and high profile fashion shows. Grand events and food festivals and innovative kids’ and sports camps are in the future plans of the Mall Authorities and the prominent brands and outlets. Ansal Plaza’s lush green lawns, a disabled-friendly environment, state of the art security management service, surveillance systems and backend support systems will all make it one of the safest malls in the city for everyone.


About Ansal API Group: 


Established in 1967 as a family business, Ansal API today is among the leading Realty and Infrastructure companies of India. A widely reputed and professionally managed Organization, Ansal API currently operates in a range of business verticals such as Integrated Townships, Condominiums, Group Housing, Malls, Shopping Complex, Hotels, SEZs, IT Parks and Infrastructure and Utility Services.

After four decades of spectacular growth, Ansal API is at a stage where the company has acquired immense experience, consolidated and established assets – physical and intellectual, while at the same time retaining youthful energy and zeal. Ansal API’s roadmap for future development envisages expanding the current areas of operation through more and more challenging projects and also foraying into related areas in infrastructure with innovative projects.
Really looking forward to the opening of this Iconic Mall and wishing them the best in their second innings.

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