With a literal meaning of ‘The food of the gods’ – Ambrosia (Bliss) – is a place of stylish decor and sophisticated aura. The place is divided into 3 areas – A private dining area, a lounge for live music and dance (Bliss) and a fine dining area (Ambrosia) & 3 terrace seating. They also have a private dining area for hosting 30-50 people, perfect for family dinners and celebrating occasions. The ambiance of the place is lavish. A wall displays books, cigars & wines in unison. We were invited for a review.
We opted to sit in the fine dining area –the interiors are luxurious with the seating’s being very comfortable. The place is huge and it was almost full being a weekday. Service is quick and efficient and the servers are friendly. Being a blogger, I get invited to a number of restaurants and have varied experiences – this one was a notch above. In spite of being a super busy weekday, there was never a moment of impediment in the service and the endless chatter with our host did two things – made the evening a memorable one and made me wiser, getting to know many aspects of the business (not trade secrets, I assure you :))
Cocktails & Mocktails
Blessed Angel – a Bourbon based drink will surely be an instant love for the whiskey lovers. The cinnamon just enhances the flavours and takes it to a whole new level. Betel Bliss is also one refreshing drink – combining the flavours of betel leaf, vodka & cardamom. Tipsy Mango (vodka, aam panna & mango puree) was a little low on flavours (of the mango quotient), but that would be a personal preference – and it was happily made perfect by adding a bit more of that lovely ‘Aam Panna’ concentrate. My Berry – from the mocktails menu – a concoction of raspberry, blackberry, peach and cranberry – is a refreshing delight.
Ambrosia has a huge menu – a true multi cuisine – carefully crafted to suit the palates of all geographies. The dishes served were a mixture of all cuisines. Difficult it is to write about every dish we were served, I will still make an attempt to cover everything, although my main focus will be on the extremes.
Smoked Chicken & Quinoa salad and Chicken & Bacon Ranch salad were served. The latter undoubtedly stole the show – the crunchiness of the bacon and the nachos, with the creaminess of the ranch just did wonders. A must try if you are into eating salads 🙂
Dahi Kebabs – creamy and succulent – one of the best till date. Harra Kebab – juicy and flavourful. Mushroom Galouti with kesari puff – a marvel, a must try – I loved the way the crunchiness of the puff complimented the absolutely ‘galoutiness’ of the kebabs. Pakhtuni Paneer Tikka – absolutely delicious – the most succulent malai paneer cubes marinated in the best possible way and grilled – divine! These were part of Indian Vegetarian Platter.
Fish Florets were juicy on the inside & crispy out – delectable. Grilled Chicken Wings were good. Lamb Kebab Wraps fared well and so did the garlic bread. All this consisted of International non vegetarian platter.
Kasundi fish tikka is unique – marinated in the very famous ‘Kasundi’ – a type of mustard sauce prevalent in the east India. Other items were Chicken Tikka, Afghani Chicken & Mutton Seekh Kebab. This is the Indian non vegetarian platter.
From the pan-Asian section – we were served Stir Fried Lemon Sole, Spicy Hot Prawns, Har Gau (Minced Prawn Dimsum), Steamed Fish Cake, Tamarind Tofu Cups, Stir Fry Chicken with Pakchoy, Tibetan Vegetarian Momos & Steamed Chicken & Shitake Dimsum. Worth mentioning are Har Gau (Minced Prawn Dimsum) – absolutely fresh prawn mince and served steaming hot – just the subtle flavour of spices and nothing else – perfect. Tamarind Tofu Cups – a crispy cup with tofu, peanuts & tamarind sauce – an absolute try. Steamed Chicken & Shitake Dimsum – the most succulent pieces of chicken & Shitake mushrooms – with the chef’s magic – it doesn’t come under a wrap as a Dimsum & is full of flavours. Steamed Fish Cake – Well, again, a must try – that aroma of lemon grass and the juicy concoction of fish – with the first bite I just wished I hadn’t eaten so much before it.
If that was not enough, we were served a main course! Dilliwalla Butter Chicken, Mutton Korma, Mutton Rogan Josh, Vilaiti Mix Vegetable & Dal Makhani with Mirchi Parantha and Naan. Butter Chicken was a tad sweet for my liking. Mutton Korma – absolutely delicious and so was Mutton Rogan Josh – just the way it should be. Dal Makhani was good too. Vilaiti Mix Vegetable is good fusion of the everyday favourite. The breads were crisp & flavourful.
For desserts we had Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce, Phirni & Molten Lava Cake. The sticky toffee pudding is something unique and a must try.
A lovely place and a varied huge menu, makes the customer a happy person. The menu has been prepared keeping in mind the diverse cuisines and tastes, and special care has been taken to maintain the uniqueness of each fare. This place has everything to make you fall in love with it and visit it again.
Must try – Chicken & Shitake Dimsum, Steamed Fish Cake, Chicken & bacon Ranch Salad, Mushroom Galaouti with kesar puff, Pakhtuni Paneer Tikka, Mutton Rogan Josh.