DEL, the award-winning, all-day diner at Roseate House New Delhi has launched a new a la carte menu
Home to leading hotel and restaurant brands, Aerocity in New Delhi is a sophisticated dining hub, constantly surprising and delighting diners with its offerings. DEL, the all-day bistro at Roseate House here has just unveiled an exciting new menu. The restaurant with a casual-chic vibe has something for every palate, from Pan-Asian to Contemporary, Italian and Indian, and diners can expect an innovative combination of modern dishes along with comfort food.
Signature dishes on the new menu include Smoked Pumpkin Soup, Arugula Salad and a stand-out Quinoa and Chickpea Burger. On the Oriental side, the stars are a Khao Soi soup, inspired by a Burmese coconut curry and garnished with crispy noodles, sprouts, chilli paste, garlic, fried onions and peanuts and Chicken Kha Pow, wok-fried minced chicken with garlic and chilli oyster sauce and served with jasmine rice.
Indian dishes of note include Dahi Ke Kabab, Murg Khushk Parda, Kandahari Raan and Chhene Ke Kofte.
Vaibhav Nehra, Executive Sous Chef, explained some of the nuances in the new dishes. The grilled fish has a coating of mustard-seed paste, lending it a certain piquancy, while the Dahi Ke Kabab has a gram flour coating, instead of the usual semolina, creating a smoother mouthfeel. The quinoa salad combines both black and red varieties of the grain and comes topped with a piping of warm goat’s cheese. Chef Nehra also explained that since many of the restaurants in Aerocity focus on Chinese cuisine, DEL has chosen to focus on Thai.
The seafood risotto, rendered a tantalising black with the use of squid ink, has prawns so fresh they could have been pulled from the water a second ago. The sushi is excellent too.
You can satiate your sweet tooth with tempting desserts such as Kesari Rasmalai, Flourless Chocolate Cake, New York Cheesecake and Tiramisu, all of which sport generous proportions.
With 132 covers, DEL offers both alfresco and indoor options for guests. The all-day diner also has an exclusive private dining option that opens to a sky lounge catering to social and corporate events. The bistro also houses a lavish bar, live European and Chinese cooking stations and a sushi island along with an elaborate salad station, cold spread and an Indian fare and dessert buffet.
On a typical day, the restaurant is pretty full, attracting staycationers, folks with flights to catch as well as walk-ins. Many of them are here for the lavish buffet, where some of the new dishes will certainly be rotated, but for the proper experience, we suggest you order a la carte.
There is an extensive drinks menu. If you’re not in the mood for alcohol, two mocktails come highly recommended: the Basil Smash and the Borrito, the latter a unique marriage of blueberry and coffee.
The restaurant has made a conscious effort to source local grains in dishes along with fresh seasonal local produce by associating with local vendors who in turn support local farmers. This menu update is a winner all the way.