A melange of tastes

Food review

While the west part of Delhi is mushrooming with restaurants, especially Rajouri Garden, what makes  L'Adresse Kitchen and Bar seem different is its exquisite French decor. With an aqua blue door, and shiny walls that have a chalky glow, the restaurant-cafe (restro-cafe) is hard to miss. The soothing colour juxtaposed with white drapes, gives a Victorian feel to the place. Dim lights also add to the ambience, making it a good choice for a cosy date or a get together. A plush upholstery and an elegant décor, the restro-cafe lives up to its name which literally means artfulness. 

The menu is a multicuisine offering of Italian, Mediterranean, North Indian and Thai which according to chef Stephan Gomes is a conscious decision keeping in with the trend in the city. “Our focus is to give best of gourmet experience to our guests, as French invented the word gourmet, we definitely serve gourmet world food. Since we are catering to West Delhi audience, we have included North Indian cuisine to go with the palate and taste of our customers. We wanted to bring creativity along with keeping  authentic flavours of the dishes intact,” says Gomes.
 Metrolife began with Clear Chicken Soup and Tomato and Basil Soup which are natural refreshers and prepare us for a scrumptious meal ahead. As their mocktail menu is in the process of being finalised, we opted for Virgin Mojito (absolutely needed) and a soft drink. 

Drinks were followed by starters that included Paneer Tikka Multani which is spicy, soft and well marinated. Grilled Vegetables and Pine Nuts Bruschetta Khandani Veg Platter were truly delectable along with an array of starters, amongst which Cheesy Mushrooms were the highlight. But it was the California grapes coated with chevre in Goat Cheese and Grape canapés that stood out for its creamy texture and a delightful citrus explosion caused by the grapes. A must try for cheese lovers!  From the Sharing Platters Menu, we opted for Mezze Platter with pita Pockets and Lavash, falafel with Tabbouleh, Hummus, Labneh and Baba ghanoush priced at Rs 375. As we were informed that the Spanish style grilled Sole fish is not available in the Main Course Continental owing to delivery complaints, we instead opted for Chicken Breast stuffed with mushrooms, served with garlic rosemary, which had  scintillating flavour of spices. We also tried Sauteed Mediterranean Vegetables with garlic potato mash, a vegetarian delight.  

From the Oriental menu, while Trio of Fresh spiced Fish with lemon chilli coriander and light gravy seemed to demand more seasoning, the chicken on bone and chicken keema spiced with chilli and whole spices in Rara Chicken from the Indian platter, was a better pick. 

As the market is flooded with Woodfired pizza options, L’address also offers a plenty. We tried American corn and mushroom pizza with steamed corn and grilled mushroom that seemed like an Indian homemade version. A good experiment, indeed! We also tried Olive and Chilli ka Parantha from the breads option. 

For dessert, as the chef informed that their Fruit Fondue and gulab jamun are regular picks, we tried the chocolate brownie which is a must try in terms of quantity. It was also quite filling as the last part of the meal. 

With their enchanting setting and palatable food, this place deserves to be on one’s checklist.
FAQs:*Address: L’Adresse Kitchen and Bar, F-84, Industrial Pocket, District Center, Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden*Meal for two: Rs 2,000 *Timing: 11am to 12 am

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