Sensex of Bitter-Sweet Trading

Cafe Dalal Street is one of the few places in Connaught Place that has a dance floor and its proximity to the bar only helps parties.

Published: 06th December 2015 08:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2015 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

The lure of big gains will have you monitoring the stock exchange at the newly launched Cafe Dalal Street rigorously. This of course is a market of a different kind, where one invests not in shares but in concoctions of swigs from the bar. The first time you hear this, you are like, “What?” On a closer look, you realise the potential of things really exciting up. “No more monotonous pricing for your desired drinks. Use your brain and get the best price for it by buying your drinks before its price shoots up. Higher the demand, the higher its price—just like it happens in the stock market,” says Himanshu Gupta, who co-owns the cafe with his friend Vidut Gupta. 

Clearly, it’s not your regular bar. The concept of fluctuating prices seems to be catching on. Even when the market crashes, you enjoy drinks at throw-away prices. There is even a Dalal Street app you can download to monitor the price of various drinks. “It’s all about striking a good deal,” says Gupta.

Born out of a streak of rebellion, if there was anybody who didn’t see this restaurant materialising, it was Gupta’s family. “My grandfather started trading in plastic raw material and developed it into a big business. My father took it further. Unpredictably, they expected me to continue. But, that wasn’t happening. I was not cut out to go to an office everyday and do lala sort of work. Fixed timings, no adventure. Boring,” he says. Giving his father the shock of his life, Gupta announced his plan of launching a restaurant. There were going to be negotiations. Gupta’s decision was final.

Cafe Dalal Street is one of the few places in Connaught Place that has a dance floor and its proximity to the bar only helps parties. The food menu takes a bit of reading, as a number of cuisines have been represented. Butter Chicken Gol Gappe is the only dish with a difference in the menu. Besides that, the items range from Jalapeno Poppers to Poached Fruit Salad; Lamb Kafta to Hara Bhara Kebab; sushi platter to different pizzas; Soy Burger to Enchiladas; Milano Eggplant Crostini to Wasibi Prawns; from Moroccan Lamb Tagine to Nasi Goreng; from Gulab Jamun and Rabri to Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies, and more. Hope you’re able to take a stock of all that and more.

MOVIE MUNCHING

PVR Director’s Cut  introduces bento boxes by a new Japanese food brand, Simply Sushi. Moviegoers can indulge in Japanese flavours of appetisers, rolls, sashimi and nigiri. Menu comprises Avocado Tartare, Spiced Magura Akami, California Rolls, Shrimp Rolls and Salmon Carpaccio.

Address Third level, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.

pro.jpgSWEET SINK-IN

L’Opéra launches a Christmas selection  that includes Buttercream Bûche, Chocolate-coated Almond Delights, Chocolate Trio Bûche, edible 3D Christmas Tree, Ginger Snaps, Gingerbread, edible chocolate Santa Claus, Meringue, Pear Chestnut Bûche and more. Available at all L’Opéra outlets.

MEXICAN MENU

Tex Mex food festival is being extended at Eggspectation, wherein you can find options like Prawns in Chipotley Sauce, Lemon Peppered Salmon, Grilled Lamb Chops, Cilantro and Lime Chicken fajitas, Grilled Tenderloin with Salsa, Chicken Quesadillas and more. On till December 13.

Address Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar;  Jaypee Siddharth, 3, Rajendra Place; Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, G-Block Greater Noida. 

E-NTERESTING

An online street food festival is being presented by BiteClubin December 8-9, as part of which 15 street food items, including golgappe, sev puri, cheesy vada pav, pav bhaji, Purane Dilli ki Chaat, South Indian momos and kothimbir wadi will be offered. All this is open for pre-ordering on which, you can avail a 20% discount (value of item purchased should be `200 upwards). WARM WELCOME

Our Story-Bistro and Tea Room introduced

a Hot Drink Festival with offerings such as fresh mint tea, kahwa, chamomile tea, orange pekoe tea, thyme tea, almond roca coffee, hot chocolate, tomato pepper rasam, Minestrone Soup and more. On till December 13.

Address G- 38 First Floor, Sector-18, Noida.

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