Very rarely, at least in the recent times have we gone to a place and come back home thinking about what and how that meal was. We had a similar experience here at Veranda.
The location is easy – two buildings away from Le 15 in Hotel executive enclave on the ground floor is this quaint restaurant which has several types of seating as per the occasion and your choice.
Value for Money: 4/5
We were shown our tables and started with a drink – a whiskey sour and kala khatta margarita. Both were so good and perfect, it only set the standard for the rest of the evening.
The pumpkin soup seems perfect on a rainy day with blue cheese garlic bread.
Keeping the whole molecular gastronomy in mind, the Chef has played well and safe with it, without changing too much for the Indian palate. For e.g.: the amuse-bouche consists of idli in gun powder and aam panna before you begin your meal.
In the appetizer – you must try the Dahi Bhalla reconstructed; we have no words to describe how good this was. Just try it to understand what we are trying to say. HAVE to try the Palak and okra chaat – perfect for the Indian palate and don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you, but you will end up finishing the whole dish and craving for more.
In the salad the contem beet root salad was delicious and we couldn’t help but cleaning the bowl off until the last bite. Must have here.
In the main course: the baingan bharta with black dal accompanied by basil and sundried tomatoes kulcha stole the show. For the first time, we felt content with almost everything that we ate here.
Lastly, the best and the most awaited part of the meal – dessert we tried the gulkand paan chocolate mousse, white chocolate soufflé and Rasmalai cheesecake. We still cannot decide which one we liked the best of all three. They’re all so well prepared and flavored (not too much or little). But if you like chocolate we’d say try the white chocolate soufflé as its different unlike something we’ve had and with a side of gulkand paan chocobar 🙂
Overall, Veranda, is the perfect place where you want to sit and indulge in a wholesome meal with someone special (read: date) with great food, drinks and company. We’d go back to Veranda in a heartbeat. So if you are thinking if you should or not, experience the food and hospitality and decide for yourself.
PS. They also have art exhibitions on sale across the restaurant, so if you like something, enquire with the host and treat yourself to an art piece.