Takamaka- The New Party Destination in Gurgaon!

Takamaka, is one of the newest and hottest party place in Gurgaon that serves amazing food and drinks and has a great line up for live events too. Spread across 3 floors, its a concept club depicting a cruise like ambience, with the floors in true sense representing different decks, the wooden flooring, the iron rails and water tubes and many other elements that bring the cruise alive. The centrally located huge bar is definitely a highlight and they also have a small stage set-up for live performances, in one corner.

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Now coming to food, the first thing that I would want to highlight is that they surely serve one of the finest mutton, I mean all their mutton dishes were outstanding. The quality of mutton used speaks for itself. So I’ll start with the mutton dishes first, we tasted Takamaka Barrah Kebab, Mutton Takatak and Dum Pukht’s Galouti Kebab and all these dishes are a must try, you cant afford to miss them. The Barrah was so soft and tender that the mutton was easily leaving the bone and wasn’t stretchy at all. The spices were perfect and it tasted awesome. Mutton Takatak, a boneless mutton preparation in thick tawa gravy was another delightful dish and once again the mutton pieces were extremely tender. The Galoutis were unmatchable, they were so soft that they just melted in the mouth, served with ulte tawa ke parantha and on a glass of beer shot to enhance the flavours, this dish was one of their best.

Takamaka Murg Malai Tikka, Cheese Cigar Rolls, Dahi Ki Nazakat, Butter & Garlic Prawns & Chilly Chicken Drumsticks were the other set of starters we tried and again each of them was good, but for me the Murg Malai Tikka and Dahi Ki Nazakat aka Dahi Kebabs were the best. The chicken was so creamy and tender and so were the dahi ke kebab. The cheese cigar rolls is also something one should try, not because the cheese rolls are very different, but because they are served with three different dips which are superb, especially the beetroot one.

Coming to the main course, we settled for the regular dishes, we tried Choti Murgi Makkhan Wali, Dal Makhani, Mixed Vegetable and Dhaba Gosht. Here once again all three dishes were good and once more I have to mention that their mutton dishes are simply awesome. We also tried some Murg Biryani which too was delectable.

They have a wide variety of drinks and their bar menu is an elaborate one, a 16 pager to be precise. We tried a few mocktails, like Sunset Cooler, Lemon Cucumber, Blue Raspberry Slush, Green Apple Slush and Mojito, and I personally liked Blue Raspberry Slush and Lemon Cucumber the best.

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As for me, I know I am going back to this place soon as I thoroughly enjoyed myself, what about you..?? Do let me know your experience by commenting here, whenever you visit Takamaka.. cheers !
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Rabbit Invades North India with First Playboy Cafe at Gurgaon!

Bringing in the essence of playboy bunny embellishments and its vibe in your everyday bar and café is how Playboy Café has been thought through. After successfully launching Playboy Club, Hyderabad and Playboy Beer Garden in Pune, PB  has now expanded its wings to North India with its first outlet in Gurgaon Sector 53. Quirky interiors with walls adorning Playboy posters, a world class bar, with a huge seating area spread across 3 floors, Playboy Café is nothing short of being a feather in Gurgaon’s Food & Night Life Cap.

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I recently visited the place for a specially curated event for food bloggers organized by Foodmaniacs (Vickhram Vicky).

I loved the ambience and vibes of the place right from the time when I set my foot in. I was welcomed by one of the most fascinating drinks, Playboy Vodka Chai, which is Tea mixed with Vodka, fresh Mint, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Honey. I loved both the presentation and taste of this drink. It should definitely be tried.

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In starters we had Nachos Topped with Garbanzo and Blue Cheese Yogurt Kababs, to begin with. The Nachos were nice and loaded with beans, feta and pomegranate seeds. I personally didn’t like the Blue Cheese Yogurt Kababs much, as one I found them to be on the sweeter side.

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Up next were Fritto Misto and Cajun Fish Tikka. Fritto Misto was a sea food platter consisting of Squid, Prawns and Fish dusted in Chef’s special flour served with sweet chilli sauce and garlic aioli. I loved this platter, the fish, the prawns and the squid were fried to perfection, were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The Cajun tikka too was perfectly spiced and roasted; I simply adored this dish and highly recommend it.

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For drinks I tried the Playboy LIIT, mother of all liits, it had 11 spirits juiced up, and the presentation was killer. It came in a big red telephone booth and looked awesome.

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Next we tried Green Eggs Benedict, a signature Playboy preparation, and Pudina Lamb. Poached eggs on a steamed bun with cheese and creamy green colour is what comprised of this signature dish. The taste was mild, as one cut through the half boiled eggs and the yolk oozes out with cheese and softens the bun, it becomes one mouth melting experience. Though the dish was good, but I was not able to place it well as an appetizer, for me it will be heavenly if served for breakfast, but nevertheless, one should try, its different.

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The Pudina Lamb tasted good and was nicely spiced, but the lam could have been tenderer, it was slightly stretchy. I am sure the chef will take my feedback in a constructive way and there wont be an issue next time around.

We also tried Keema Ghotala, Southern Style Mushrooms, Cheese & Green Peas Maggi, Chicken Sumai, Thai Rice & Chicken Dumpling and American Poutine. Keema Ghotala is Playboy’s version of Keema Pao and is a must try. Southern Style Mushrooms were good too, crispy and tasteful. You can give Cheese and Green Peas Maggi a skip, because somethings are better without experiments, American Poutine was a little put off, as the fries had dollops of wine sauce which was too sweet and it killed the taste of fries. Order fries without the sauce and you will be better off. Chicken Sumai and Thai Rice & Chicken Dumplings were definitely the show stealers, they not only looked good, but tasted yumm too, do try them out and thank me later!

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Though I was already full with the starters, but yet excited to try the main course. So together as a group of foodies, we ordered Grilled Fish, Chicken Duo and Spaghetti Bolognese. The grilled fish on a bed on rice was totally a scrumptious indulgence. The chicken duo was worth ordering too, you should definitely try it. Spaghetti was the only weak link, it wasn’t bad, but could have been a little better.

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Now coming to desserts, we tried the Tiramisu, which was simply mind blowing, creamy coffee taste, and a sinful indulgence that’s totally worth every bite. Then there was a Red Velvet Jar, which too was amazing.We also tried Chocolate Decadence and all I can say is that it’s a must try for all chocolate lovers. You will fall in love with it, at least I did, so much that I got so engrossed in relishing it that I even missed out on taking its picture, but the indulgence was a bliss. Never mind the pic. Do remember me when you try it, and come back and thank me for sharing it with you all J

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All in all this Rabbit is worth catching, so please head straight to Playboy and just sit back, relax and enjoy great food and drinks. They have a fully loaded bar which is meant to be explored, and the bar tenders there come up with some breathtaking tricks that you will have fun watching.. so enjoy!

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I had great fun with my foodie friends and I am sure you will love it too.

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