Sprawled excessive two ranges of a constructing, Molecule enjoys a substantial vista of Gurgaon’s earthly pleasures (learn a number of eateries and drinkeries). The house is huge, and whereas the molecule is current in every single place, there’s a curious juxtaposition of a martial theme set towards it. Steampunk-style weapons are racked throughout a wall, whereas a Dr Doom-esque masks adorns one other. Mannequin WWII fighter planes dangle sporadically round, whereas trivia from the conflict itself punctuate every web page of the menu.
Talking of menus, the one here’s a marriage of Indian road meals with totally different cooking strategies, not the least of which is scientific. The restaurant will even be brewing its personal beer very quickly, and may have a slew of molecular mixology.
We start with the Molecular Puchka Pictures, Air Bread, and the Re-Deconstructed Tokri Chaat. The puchkas or gol gappas as we insist on calling them include 5 check tubes of various flavoured paani, starting from teekha to litchi and precariously positioned in a beaker, whereas the saunth and chutney are available in large syringes, all surrounded by a nitrous cloud, emanating from the beaker. It’s DIY at its greatest. Accompanying it’s the Air Bread, feathery gentle and textured virtually like a cloud, bursting with rooster marinated in Indian pickle and muddled with tacky goodness; it’s dotted with inexperienced chilli caviar for a remaining kick, which sadly misses, given the tiny globule’s reserved flavour.
Our favorite dish is the Child Mutton Seekh Kebab Puffs, exquisitely wrought diminutive parcels, encasing tender morsels of meat; we might eat this each day. The chaat in the meantime is assembled on the desk, the altar presided over by a chef armed with nitrogen chillers, foams and different paraphernalia, in what’s now de rigueur for institutions of this nature. It contains flash-frozen winter berries, apart from the standard accoutrements of chaat, together with an entire lot of yoghurt in numerous textures; the chaat is however the identical flavour off the road.
Then there’s the decidedly iconoclastic Rooster Shawarma Burger. A juicy rooster thigh encrusted in zatar and sumac and courted by pickles and crunchy lettuce. It comes breaded between toasted buns with parsley mayonnaise, a uncooked kachumber and tsaziki and a facet of fries and onions rings. We soldier on and struggle it to the final crumb.
Dessert is Gulab Jamun Carpaccio Cheesecake, a dish as decadent because it sounds. Rounded slivers of gulab jamun come layered over a biscuit base, oozing with chocolate rabri and dusted with pistachio, all collectively making for a dessert just for the severely sweet-toothed. Which we fortunately are.
Meal for 2: Rs 2,000 (together with taxes, excluding alcohol)
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