GK desperately needs restaurants like Uzuri Deck and Dining. It seems like all the people in Delhi spend their time and money on restaurants in Hauz Khas Village and why wouldn’t they? That place is magical. If more restaurateurs come up with restaurants like Uzuri all the HKV crowd will come crawling back to GK.
You cannot go wrong with Guy Clark, the Masterchef South Africa finalist and Rishim Sachdeva, who has worked at The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin star restaurant at Bray, England. For those of you who haven’t heard about The Fat Duck, it used to be and still is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the world. It was impossible to get a reservation there because it used to have a one year waiting list.
The menu at Uzuri could, depending upon your point of view, be taken as the city’s spontaneous urbane, enthusiastic liveliness realised in a very compact but powerful menu. There’s a touch and a quick fondle of Africa before it skips gaily across the lush green pastures of England and Europe.
The interiors have been very tastefully done and the deck is perfect for a pleasant Saturday night party. I once claimed that fusion cooking gives me the jitters. A Chef as great as Chef Vineet Bhatia can perhaps do it well but I take what I said back because everything I tried at Uzuri was quite pleasant, albeit slightly less salty but good nonetheless.
The meat was tender, the flavours were delightful and there was something very contemporary about the way the menu descriptions were realised on the plates, perfect presentation.
The desserts in particular were to die for. My book on ‘Desserts in Delhi’ cannot be complete without the “Panna Cotta” at Uzuri. This softly set and creamy Italian pudding was so silky smooth that it slipped down beautifully at the end of our meal.
Everyone at the table loved the “Eton Mess”, which is a traditional English dessert. It has strawberries, meringue and cream. This traditional dessert is served at Eton College’s annual cricket game against the pupils of Harrow School. An interesting fact, Eton College has educated nineteen British Prime Ministers and generations of aristocracy. The dessert was exquisite clearly prepared for royalty.
The restaurant does not have its liquor licence yet but will get one soon. I have not been inside the restaurant on the first floor but the top floor and the deck are indeed beautiful. Now is the perfect time to be on the Uzuri deck (if you are wearing several layers of clothing that is) because you will not be able to enjoy the deck as much now as you would on a pleasant summer evening. I cannot wait to party at this delightful Deck and Dining restaurant with my favourite bunch of foodie friends. Join us, won’t you?!! 🙂
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