Large window panes, inviting upholstery, minimalistic interiors and scrumptious french cuisine; The Grill Room at The Lalit is one of the main attractions of the hotel. We recently made a visit to the restaurant situated on the 28th floor of the hotel to taste their french dishes on the occasion of Good France Day. What we saw and what he had was delightful. Here is our photo journey of the experience.
The subtle colours and pleasing lights welcome the guests for a relaxing culinary experience.
The Grill Room is a cozy eatery in the heart of Delhi. The combination of wood and golden-yellow is nothing but classy.
Some bread on the sides. When you head to The Grill Room, make sure to have your table mannerisms in place as French people are very particular about it.
While we were busy in exploring the restaurant, Chef Boby was crafting some beautiful-looking french dishes for us.
Another one in making
For the starters, we had the Wild mushroom quiche and musclun salad. The pastry is mild in flavours and is served with edible flowers which make it even more appetizing. Pair it with Aoc Muscat Beaumes De Venise Domaine La Pigeade 2013 Wine to enhance the flavours.
Charred polenta with baby pickled carrot and sour cream quenelles is what we had for the main course. Donnadieu Charles, corporate sommelier of the Lalit Group, suggested to pair it with Aoc Ventoux Domaine La Pigeade Les Sables 2014 wine. One thing which is appreciable is that even though it was a French celebration, the restaurant made sure to offer equal varieties of non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian dishes.
If you are a sea food lover, you can try the Sea bass fillet with fresh herbs, vegetables tian and virgin sauce with Aoc Chablis Domaine Christian Moreau 2013 wine. The Lalit group imports all its wines from a privately owned vineyard in France and the wine is exclusive to The Lalit in India. So, in a way The Lalit serves its in-house wine to the guests.
Another high point of the restaurant is the views it offers. One can see some of the major landmarks of the city.
Right from the Red Fort on the extreme right to the Sheesh Ganj gurudwara on the extreme left along with the largest mosque of the country, Jama Masjid, The Grill Room offers impeccable views of old Delhi.
You can see India Gate, Lotus temple, Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium from the other side of the restaurant. And if seen clearly, you can also Qutub Minar just behind the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium.
Modern School, FICCI, Doordarshan Bhavan and Embassy of Nepal are also in the vicinity.
Before heading to The Grill Room, I have read about the views of the city it offers and after visiting I realised there was not a single word of exaggeration in it.
If you wish to see the bustling centre of the Delhi, Connaught Place, take a left just before the entrance of the restaurant for this view with the majestic Indian flag flying high.
Enjoy a romantic meal with your loved one here.
Address: 28th floor, The Lalit New Delhi, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 4,500 (approx.)
Text by Supriya Aggarwal
Cover image by Neha Bahl
PS: THN was invited by The Grill Room for a media preview.