Enviably situated on a personal lot on Kasturba Gandhi Marg, simply off Connaught Place, Tamasha avoids ensuing visitors snarls with a valet service, a should on the high-density highway. Unfold over two flooring, with cavernous interiors, it’s, nonetheless, the entrance courtyard that makes Tamasha price all of the fuss. Stone-flagged with one nook dominated by a truck — reasonably, the truck from the Transformers franchise — and one other truck serving as a bar. A tree looms giant over the courtyard and, coated with a constellation of fairy lights, renders a beautiful scene by evening. The interiors are minimal, certain in stone and wooden, with sofa seating, a second immense bar and digital music filling the whole area.
The menu consists largely of latest Indian and Indian fusion which might be the trend today, bifurcated into small and huge plates. It’s supplemented by the quasi-cuisine of Delhi eateries and fortified with a big bar menu; the ever-present sheesha record is olfactorily apparent.
We resolve to be cool and go along with the gang, sticking to the fusion fare. So accordingly we begin with the Calamari Chaat Salad and the Beer Batter Amritsari Fish Steak; and the Tasty Tamasha Tasty Coin for a bonus spherical in these starvation video games. The cash, the truth is, comprise mushroom galouti sandwiched between a croissant with the galouti spiced with yam or ole, lending it an unique pungency, scrumptious in the event you like your meals barely robust, which we do.
The salad is reasonably heavier than the phrase suggests, due to the calamari’s crust. Whereas festooned with springy lettuce, basil, olives, pickled onions, crispy potatoes, chillies and pickled cucumber, all tossed up in a tamarind French dressing, the calamari may have been much less encrusted in batter. It’s the fish that swims away with the honours although — recent, flaky sole shrouded in a spicy, crispy carmine batter, served with a lemon mint foam (extra a cream) that give the mini steaks a burst of freshness.
After the comparatively wholesome fare, we resolve to get down and farinaceous with the Baked Butter Rooster Pasta and the Bhuna Gosht Sliders. The sliders are simplistic in presentation, even when the filling of desiccated meat within the mini buns is advanced in spices. The pasta is a glutinous melange of sentimental penne mired in butter hen with gravy, a mixture changing into more and more in style today, for apparent causes. The dessert menu being reasonably restricted in the intervening time, we resolve to dive into it subsequent time. It ought to make fairly the splash.
Meal for 2: Rs 2,400 (together with taxes)
Deal with: 28, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place. Contact: 33106409