Banta-Gola Festival @Ancient Barbeque, Gurgaon

What comes to your mind, when you think of summers.. all I can think of is cool and refreshing drinks like ice cold coffee, chuski, lemon banta, jaljeera and so on. These summers Ancient Barbeque, Guragon, bring to you just what your heart desires for.. The Banta-Gola Festival. So whenever you think of beating the scorching heat, think no more and head straight to Ancient Barbecue, and end your quest for thirst in a tasty way.The banta-gola festival offers not just thirst quenching amazing drinks, but also lip smacking food to go along.

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The ambience was perfectly created giving it a street type feel, to give more authenticity to the banta-gola festival. Many flavours like Narangi Banta, Jaljeera, Kala Khatta, Mixed Banta and also the Nasheela Banta for those who prefer their drinks adulteratedūüėČ with alcohol.

A special menu of street food was curated to go along with the street drinks. Vada Pavs, Aaloo Bonda and Ram Ladoo, were part of this menu.I tried all the variety of banta and gola, and barring the pan flavoured gola, I liked them all, the jaljeera was simply mind blowing.From the snacks menu, the vada pavs were delectable, I tried both the chicken vada pav and the aaloo vada pav, and both were amazing.

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What followed this festival delights, was an elaborate service of starters, some of which were grilled live on the table barbeque. There was Paneer Tikka, Chicken, Tikka, Tandoori Prawns, Fish, Hara Bhara Kebabs and a couple of other snacks too. The snacks in themselves were so filling, that though there was an interesting buffet of main course, I gave it a skip.

My son tried Dal Makhani with Butter Rotis, and I tasted a bite, which gave me more assurance on the great taste and quality of food at Ancient Barbeque.

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I did try the desserts and they were mouth watering, I tried death by chocolate and gulab jamuns. Death by chocolate was simply yumm, and the gulab jamuns were soft and delicious.

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This place is a sure shot winner, and with the way they keep experimenting with new items in menu and special festivals, it makes it all the more worthwhile.

Special mention for Chef Ashish Massy, who is not just the head chef, but also co-owner of the place. He has really put in a lot of efforts in curating the menu and maintaining the taste with innovation in dishes.

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Kudos the team, and do make it a part of your list, when you plan to try a new place for some exquisite food.

Review Credit ‚ÄstAditi Malhotra

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