Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel 19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place
Meal for Two: Rs 2,000
In an illuminated crook at Eros Hotel, Mister Chai stands out for its tea-time paraphernalia. There’s a ritzy bar that offers a kaleidoscope of flavours with a modern twist. One can pick from an assortment of pastries, macaroons, hand-crafted cakes and chocolates with rich flavouring, or sit down for a warm 5 o’clock break with a hot cup of cutting chai and then dip into their desi menu with a firangi accent on top.
We start off with a Meri Apni Cutting Chai (Rs 749, pot for two): it comes in a li’l wooden cabinet, complete with rusk. It’s a strong, sweet masala chai blended with tulsi, ajwain, sauf and elaichi. Accompanied by jeera cheese fan and ajwaini matthi in a steel dabba, this seems like a good...