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Good Food, Good View, Good Taste

A sumptuous brunch or a lingering sun-downer, head for the village in the heart of Delhi for the best of both.

Published: 13th April 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2014 04:39 PM   |  A+A-

Mia Bella

food1.jpgWant the best view of the lake and tombs of Hauz Khas Village at sunset? Mia Bella, the gastro-pub, might be your answer. Mia Bella that opened its doors in June 2013 was the first to introduce Braai, the barbecue favourite all the way from Africa. In addition to 35 grilled items, the restaurant serves up Indian barbeque delicacies, burgers, pastas and pizzas. The head chef, who has worked with the Leela Group, gives the menu a toss every few months.

“Delhi diners have come a long way from their Chinese and Italian food days”

The vibrant interiors inspired by Spanish cafes come alive with Latino, country, salsa and jazz. They have live bands playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays while Wednesdays are especially for the ladies. Says owner Bhanu Nehra, “Delhi diners have come a long way from their Chinese and Italian food days. They want to explore and surprise their tastebuds. As a result, we see so many sushi bars, tapas and Mexican food outlets. It’s easier for restaurateurs like us to introduce something new and exciting in our menu.” Since Mia Bella is owned by cricketer Ashish Nehra’s brother, you might just bump into a few cricketers too while there.

Address: 50A, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Amour

Sunday brunches changed forever after Amour opened its doors at Hauz Khas Village in October 2011. This patio restaurant, cafe & bar that brought contemporary Mediterranean cuisine to Delhi was one of the first restaurants to operate from HKV. Sunday brunches at Amour are magical. Picture this: you are lazing on its open patio while sipping your favourite cocktail, sangria or sparkling wine while fresh food is being served from the cold cut station and live grill bar. An in-house bakery adds to the romantic experience.

“Delhi diners these days are always ready to experiment, thanks to the media.”

The menu has lobster bisque, crepes, kiushy tuna, Himalayan trout and prawn dishes as well as options like French quail and New Zealand lamb shank. A bistro-style Amour was recently opened at Malcha Marg. Owner Randeep Randhawa feels that Delhi is ready to enjoy world cuisines. “Delhi diners these days are always ready to experiment, thanks to the media that has made the world cuisine so desirable.”

Address: 30, 4th Floor, Hauz Khas Village



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