Day: December 24, 2016

Ardor 2.1- Restaurant Review

I was recently invited by a blogger friend Vibhav Dwivedi to review this restaurant & bar which has undergone a complete revamping and hence its now called ARDOR 2.1, the next level of food, drinks and even hookah.

The place is spread across two floors, the lower floor being more like a fine dining place and apt for families and bigger groups, also Sheesha is not allowed on this floor. The upper floor that also has a balcony is more like a lounge where one can sit back, relax and chill with friends. This place is ideal for the youngsters. Music, Hookah, Drinks, Awesome Food, what else does one need and hence its just perfect.

For starters we ordered some French Fries, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chatpata Peanuts and Chilly Paneer to begin with. Caesar Salad was nice and crunchy with the lettuce leaves, perfect dressing and big chunks of chicken. Loved the chilly paneer as well, perfectly spiced with big pieces of cottage cheese, this is an all time favourite. And of course needless to say that the peanuts and french fries were good too, though there is hardly any bad that can be done to them. There was a wide variety of mocktails and cocktails to choose from to go along with the array of starters.

Dahi Bhalla Papdi, Non-Veg & Veg Kebab Platter, Crunchy Baby Corn & Mushroom with Dry Chilli, Dragon Chicken, Paneer Tikka, Loaded Nachos, Chilly Chicken Dry and Sesame Fried Fish made for our next set of appetisers. The Crunchy Baby Corn & Mushrooms turned out to be really good. The platters were both good and truly a delight whether for vegetarians or the non-vegetarians. I had more than everything one can ask for. The non-veg platter had an assortment of Ajwaini Machhi Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Murg Ghazab Ka Seena, Ghosth Seekh Kebab, Murg Tikka Punjabi, Murg Malai Kebab, Murg Reshmi Kebab and Dhaniya Mirch Ka Machhi Tikka.. isn’t that just wow..I mean what more really would you need. Similarly the veg platter had an assortment of Paneer Tikka Ajwaini, Khumb Achari, Bharwa Chutney Wale Aaloo, Hara Bhara Kebab, Dahi Ke Kebab, Tandoori Soya Chaap Punjabi, Paneer Mirch Ke Seekh, Makkai Te Pudine Di Tikki and Tandoori Rani. These platters were sure shot winners and each item of the platter was delectable. All the kebabs and tikkas were very tender and delectable.

Nachos were loaded with beans and salsa and tasted really nice, the sesame fried fish was good too. The dragon chilly chicken was pieces of fried chicken with oodles of black bean sauce. I loved the taste and concept of this dish, but I wish the chicken wasn’t so stretchy. It could surely have been better, because wherever there was less sauce, the chicken appeared too dry to eat. I am sure they can work around this one.Chilly Chicken and Paneer Tikka were great to taste.

Coming to mains, I tried the Pastas, both in Red and White Sauce and they were really done well and I loved it. I also tried the loaded veggie pizza and it too tasted great. I was so full with all this that I had no space to try the Indian mains but going with the overall quality of food I am sure that the Indian main course would be as great and you must definitely try it. I have heard that their Dal Makhani is exceptionally good. For me, I just settled for a Match Kulfi to bring my culinary exploration to a sweet end.

I recommend this place highly and you must give it a try really soon you won’t be disappointed.

Ardor 2.1 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Walking Street by Soi7- Restaurant Review

Pretty woman walking down the street! Oops no..! Pretty Woman at the WALKING STREET, yes that was me the pretty woman enjoying a relaxed evening at Walking Street in sector 29 Gurgaon. My weekend seemed extremely sorted when We Are Gurgaon invited me for a specials blogger meet at Walking Street by Soi7. A vibrant yet cool and comfortable ambience is how walking street is spread across 2 floors. The lower floor even has a pool table and foosball unit for you to have some fun with your family and friends while you enjoy yummylicious food and drinks.

Orange Margarita was my choice for the drink along with Szechuan Veg and Non-veg Dumplings, Hunan Style Cottage Cheese and Shredded Chicken Assorted Pepper Chili. The Margarita was done perfectly and was really refreshing. The Dumplings were delectable and I loved the Pepper Chicken, it was really nice. Though the crushed peppers could have been little less, but the overall taste was great. 

Grilled Baby Potatoes, Chili Bean Mushroom & Vegetables and Steamed Fish Chili Garlic was next and all three of these dishes definitely make to the must try list. The bite size baby potatoes tossed in sauces were amazing, I am not a potato lover but I could not resist these ones, they were so good. Mushrooms are anyday my favourites and what best when they are made to perfection. It’s a delight for vegetarians. The fish was so tender and soft and that it actually melted in my mouth, the chili garlic sauce topped over it, enhanced the subtle taste of fish and made it a perfect combination. 

Though the bloggers menu was a mix of Thai and Oriental, but we could not resist ourselves from trying a few Indian delicacies as well. We ordered the very popular lamb chops and they were totally mouth drooling, one must not give them a miss at any cost. They are totally worth it. The mutton was perfectly cooked and tender and the spices worked so well it making it a very delicious dish.

We also ordered the Duck and Mutton Galautis and they were more than lovely. The duck meat as well as mutton was so perfectly cooked that they truly melted in mouth, served on a small parantha, they were like a meal in themselves if one person gobbles up the entire plate.

Coming to the main course, there were Vegetables in Smoked Red Pepper Sauce, Exotic Vegetables in Thai Chili & Basil, Tofu in Tomato Chili Sauce, Chicken Hot Pot Shitake, Lamb Chili Oyester Sauce and Sambal Fish along with Chili Garlic Fried Rice & Scallion Noodles. I was so full already with the appetizers that I could only afford to taste the main course, but because it was Chinese that happens to be my favourite cuisine I ended up more than trying and enjoying the complete meal. Each and every dish was more than perfect. I can now really vouch for the food at this place. So whenever you are standing confused in the parking lot of sector 29 thinking where to eat, trust me this is the place, and even of you aren’t confused, go for it specially and you wont regret it. 

The desserts included Seasame Toasted Honey Noodles with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Spring Rolls with Vanilla Ice Cream. I gave the Honey Noodles a skip and settled for Chocolate Spring Rolls which were awesome.

Overall I enjoyed spending a relaxed evening with some scrumptious meal and drinks at the Walking Street, so make sure you also give it a shot and don’t forget to share your feedback with us. Cheers!

Walking Street By Soi7 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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