When restaurants are opening at every nook and corner of the city and closing with a blink of the eye, very few have been able to sustain in the F&B market while retaining their first identity. One such place is the Veda restaurant. Located on the outer circle of the ever-busy Connaught Place, it is a quiet hideout meant only to enjoy the food. Recently, the restaurant completed 10 years in the business and celebrated it with food writers and bloggers.
As soon as you enter the restaurant, you get engulfed in its luxurious and ethnic interiors. Designed by Rohit Bal, we have been Alok Aggarwal who is the owner of the restaurant that the interiors have remained intact for the last 10 years retaining their originality and have been sourced from different parts of the country. Our motto has been to keep the Indian cuisine alive all this while and we do not plan to deviate from it, says Alok Aggarwal.
To celebrate its 10 years of success, the restaurant has revamped its menu with some interesting additions. For the Amushe Bouche, it served Pudine mutter ki galouti with Philadelphia cheese. It worked as the perfect appetizer with its seamless blend of flavours. Having a galouti with cheese fills your palette with extreme flavours yet the cheese tones down the spiciness of it. To further enhance our appetite, we were served with Shatwar ka Shorba, which many of us know as Asparagus only. Trust me, after tasting this little green beauty, I was eagerly looking forward to the main course and starters. To accompany the food, Aman Sahani (operation manager, Veda) recommended the Apple Cinnamon mojito. Though I felt the cinnamon was a bit overpowering in the drink, it is an impeccable one to try in winters. We also witnessed the making of Nitrogen palak patta chaat by the executive chef.
In the nutshell, Veda has been serving its guests for the last 10 years and will keep continuing doing so for many years to come.
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Cost for two: Rs. 1,600 for two (without alcohol) + taxes
Address: H-27, Tropical Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Text and Images by Supriya Aggarwal