For a few years, Delhi NCR region has been witnessing many food festivals. This time, in 2015, the second edition of the Delhi Palate Festival was orgabised at PSOI, Chanakyapuri. Featuring many fancy restaurants, five star hotel chains and some recently launched food kiosks and bakeries, this festival was successful in attracting the food lovers of the Delhi NCR region.
I preferred to explore dishes here which I have never experienced before. The menu was a bit overpriced here which usually happens at all such festivals. I will list out the kiosks I visited here and the food served.
Market Café : I have visited their Khan market branch and was delighted to eat there. Keeping expectations, I decided to try their menu here. I ordered Chicken Satay skewers and they were served within five minutes. They were accompanied with a yoghurt dip. The chicken skewers were grilled chicken breasts pieces topped with a spicy red sauce and chopped spring onions. The name chilli sauce should be understated as it was nothing close to spicy. Moreover, the chicken pieces were not grilled well. The yoghurt dip was good though with the consistency of the dip being thick and creamy. It was sour and went well with skewers.
The Great Kebab Factory- I have never been to any of their outlets and was eager to try their kiosk here. Their kiosk was the most serene of all the kiosks at the festival. The white curtains were beautifully arranged with small décor pieces. Getting back to the food : I ordered the tangri chicken platter – three chicken tangri kebabs with a tandoori roti and dal makhani. The mint chutney served with the kebabs was one of the best I have had so far. The consistency was thick with the quantity of mint leaves being high lending it a tangy flavor. The green chillis added in it made it a bit spicy but bearable. The chicken pieces were grilled to perfection and were drenched in the spice mixture. The tandoori roti was chewy in texture and good to eat. The dal makhani was equally good.
Sartoria: I decided to order a take away from here for my family. The chicken lasagna and the vegetable pizza were attractive options so decided to order both. I was given a bag with the comments that this is my order but when I reached home, the bag had the lasagna and not the pizza. I got the number of the manager there from the Vasant Vihar branch of Sartoria. I talked to him and he decided to deliver the pizza to my address. By mistake, eight pizzas were sent instead of one and he stressed on giving them on the house to me. The pizzas had a thin crust and were a bit cold. The topping was not very delicious and the overall taste was bland. The lasagna was great with the rich creaminess of cheese making it more scrumptious. The red sauce and the vegetables – zuchhini, mushroom and the chicken were sautéed well and their individual flavours made the lasagna a heaven for Italian food lovers like me.
I also tried Salmon Sushi from a small kiosk whose name I don’t remember. The salmon slices were smooth in texture and the rice was crispy. My first experience with Sushi went well and I am eager to try more of them.