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Hauz Khas Social, Hauz khas Village, New Delhi

So when Social Offline, one of my favourite restaurant chains in the Delhi NCR launches their special Summer Menu, could I keep my hands and palate from relishing their well thought dishes? An absolute no!

Unkiller/ Abra Kebab-ra veg kebab platter: Highly unlikely for me to go for a full blown vegetarian kebab platter? Yes, well, I have outgrown my choice for the meaty dishes and a once in a while platter “in which no animals were harmed” does sound appetizing. The mellow paneer tikka drenched in pickle like spices did tantalize the taste buds but could have been grilled more. The Achaari soya chaap was amazingly grilled and had a thin crust with a tender chewy interior. The tandoori momos were good and had a hearty filling of finely chopped mushrooms, beans, onion, broccoli, carrots, cabbage and baby corn. The spicy Malai mushroom was grilled well and was melt in the mouth with the lovely cream adorning it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Celebrity Bhelpuri: Let us move over from our usual bhelpuri prepared with puffed rice to the one fashioned with puffed Amaranth, quinoa crisps, flaxseeds, granola, pomegranate, peanuts, freshly cut kiwi and oranges. The crunchy texture of the ensemble coupled with the sweet and peppery flavours bursting on your palate does transform you into heaven. Moreover, it is healthy too! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Shiitake and mushroom pizza: Special mention – The chef specifically doubled the quantity of mushrooms when he came to know about my love for the chewy fungi. The pizza was what an ideal pizza should be like – thin crust with no charred remains, optimum quantity of cheese that stretches but is not overwhelming, flavourful tomato sauce topping and well grilled shiitake and button mushrooms. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Anda mutton seekh paratha: Why did they serve me this? Because I can not get over the food coma experienced while gorging on this lovely dish. The firm yet tender and heavily spiced mutton seekh kebabs were paired with the bland and flaky Malabar paratha which had a thim omelette on the other side. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Summer fruit pavlova: Finally someone here knows how to dish out a pavlova which does not taste like our humble “batasha”! The crispy and airy pavlova was baked to perfection with slightly caramelized edges and topped with fresh cream and fruits – a layered dessert exuding the summery charm. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Peanut butter fondant with vanilla ice cream: Well, well, yours truly finished this combination on her own with no qualms at all! How could I stop myself from feasting upon the moderately sweet, warm, melt in the mouth chocolate fondant topped with melted peanut butter and peanuts? And when I got slightly exhausted from the warm sweet and salty ensemble, I gorged upon the cool and creamy vanilla ice cream. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Overall rating: 5/5

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Movenpick, M block market, G.K. 2, New Delhi

Ice creams for me mean dollops of creaminess with comparably lesser quantity of the actual flavours, after having fed on the Indian brands which believe in creaminess of the ice creams. But after having the famed ice creams from Movenpick, I would have to go back on my initial statements. Because if you really want to know what an actual ice cream should taste like, head over to Movenpick.

Movenpick employs the Swiss art of making ice cream which uses natural flavours with no added preservatives and colourings. And the use of Swiss cream with natural flavours is like the icing on a cake. The cream is wonderfully creamy and light. The joy of savouring the freshest cream combined with fruits and nuts is boundless. So here are a few flavours that I recently tasted:

Strawberry sorbet ice cream: If you like the flavour of real strawberries, then you will love the flavour of this one. The slightly tangy and sweet taste of strawberry is well defined here and these guys claim to use real fruits to get the desired degree of flavour. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Panna Cotta ice cream: Very light and creamy with subtle sweetness. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Maple walnut ice cream: The warmness of the thick maple syrup combined with nutty and chewy goodness of the walnuts will leave you spellbound. Expect a salty taste as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Crème brulle ice cream: Light and flavourful with good consistency. RECOMMENDED

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Caramelita : Expect the sweetness and saltiness of the caramel in addition to the light creaminess of the ice cream. RECOMMENDED

Lemon and lime : Can you feel refreshed after gorging on an ice cream? Hell, yes! The subtle tanginess of this ice cream will remind you of freshest lemonades you have had. RECOMMENDED

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Mango: If the sweetness of the mangoes was as pronounced here as the tanginess, this could have been a masterpiece.

Macaroon selection: They have a host of flavours in macaroons which are served along with Swiss cream topped with dark chocolate syrup. I tried their strawberry flavoured macaroons which enclosed caramel flavoured ice cream. This combination went pretty well – the subtle sweetness of the berries in the crunchy goodness of the macaroons combined with the salty and sweet flavours of the ice cream- explosion of flavours! The chocolate macaroons enclosing the chocolate ice cream was also fine. The Swiss cream served is worth mentioning here. The cream is so light and airy that it is hard to believe that you are having cream which is not heavy on your belly. RECOMMENDED

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Pavlova: If you like the sweet sugar drops served in India i.e. batasha, you will like this one. The sugar shell is light and topped with strawberry syrup and served with any ice cream of your choice. The combination is pretty sweet but worth trying.

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Chocolate Fondant: This has to be a sinful dessert. The fondant is delicately soft and when you cut it, viscous liquid chocolate flows out. The chocolate is the meanest dark chocolate you have ever had, so expect some gooey bitterness. And when served with a sweet and tangy strawberry ice cream, the rainfall of flavours is paradisiacal! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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