What struck me most about Buzz in Punjabi Bagh is that there is no other lounge/club in the vicinity. No wonder Buzz is always buzzing with people.
When we reached Punjabi Bagh, we were to go to the third floor and a family, which included an elderly lady and a toddler, were in the elevator with us. We thought they might be going to another restaurant but we were rather surprised to see that Buzz is the kind of place where one section is completely enjoyed by the whole family.
I learnt from the owners that the place also had a special “Navratra Menu” to cater to the needs of the religious neighbourhood. It has a lovely terrace where people are seen relaxing with friends and hosting events like baby showers, anniversary parties, etc.
I went with a friend and we danced on the ground floor for a while after which we decided to move upstairs where things were quieter and there was no music. We ordered two mojitos. I ordered a virgin mojito. The mélange of fresh mint and lemons was what I really needed to relax after all that dancing. Our starters arrived really quickly.
The food has been customized to suit the palate of the “West Delhi Crowd” and the Chef has done a really good job with the fusion. The “Spicy Chilly Chicken” for instance is a hot seller and was recommended to us by the Chef. I loved every last bite of it. Buzz doesn’t claim to be something it isn’t – it is a fusion restaurant and they claim to be nothing else! They have been through several trial runs, tasting sessions, etc. and have created several hundred dishes to ensure they suit the taste of the crowd they are meant to be catering to.
Take the dim sum for instance, it did not have a very thin translucent covering, it was a wholesome, chunky, filling and fresh “Chicken and Chive Dim Sum” served in a typical bamboo container.
The “Semolina Prawns with Ginger Pickle” were a very unusual taste. They were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside the ginger pickle (shredded pickled pieces of ginger) was a great accompaniment, as was the mustard mayonnaise dip.
The menu was quite elaborate and we looked over the menu sipping our drinks as we discussed what we could possibly order for the main course. The staff was very attentive and supportive to our needs.
The owners of the restaurant also came to discuss the food and the idea of this interesting franchise of Buzz with us. We were quite impressed to see how both owners (one of whom is a professional model) were so hands on. They knew exactly what was going on in the kitchen, they worked on making the menu as authentic to West Delhi as possible and they stayed at the restaurant until very late at night (despite having families) to ensure everything worked smoothly at their new venture.
Our main course was “Peri Peri Chicken” and “Penne Genovese Pesto”.
I asked for my French fries to be replaced with more greens, which they happily did. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the sauce had a kick to it. I would have liked my vegetables to be seasoned properly but overall it was a decent main course.
The pasta came with a delicious slice of garlic bread and tasted quite good. Pasta doesn’t have a strong flavor on its own so when a good tasting pesto sauce is added to it its taste enhances two fold. This pasta had green pesto, which is based on basil, with some garlic and cheese, usually Parmesan (at least I think it was Parmesan and some pine nuts. The portions were quite large and we had to order more drinks and spend more time at the restaurant to ensure we had finished it all.
The restaurant owners recommended us some butter chicken with naan, which I missed. I would probably go back to Buzz again to try some of the typical West Delhi favourites.
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