20 October, 2020

Cuisine Conscious

Delhi gourmets get to savour international flavours

Cuisine Conscious

DELHI, at last, is taking its food seriously. Till recently, the Punjabi palate was quite at peace with the ubiquitous Tandoori chicken. And though we haven’t heard the last squawk yet, the capital seems to have suddenly developed a voracious appetite for an experience that’s decidedly different—the global gourmet taste. Consider this: in the last six months, of the eight new eating places that have opened, only Qutab Mulakat serves the standard Delhi fare. The rest are all refreshingly different.

 "Cuisine shows on TV have made people more aware. There’s also a bigger middle-income group. India is being globalised," says Andy Varma, who started his foodie career in Mussoorie, moved on to Duke’s Place in Delhi, then to Sticky Fingers and more recently to the Academy Book Cafe (ABC). And that theory of globalisation hits you hard as you wait the mandatory 40 minutes for a table at the recently opened Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF). The decor is very, very American; so is the food. The crowd is hip and the...



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