Chef Ollie Dabbous at The Lalit !

 From 29th September to 2nd October, The Lalit New Delhi got the famed owners of the Michelin starrer Dabbous, London- Chef Ollie Dabbous and Mixologist Oskar Kinberg. The agenda was to give the guests a really Rock star (or should I say Michelin star) F & B experience.
           And how did they execute this plan?....The Lalit Team and Chef Ollie got together and organised three superlative experiences for their patrons, thereby also re-launching Lalit’s European speciality restaurant- The Grill Room. Talk of killing two birds with one stone.

So what was the food all about- it was Ollie’s specially curated menu which combined his signature dishes with some local improvisations. And you know what, these are now a part of the menu of The Grill Room. Not to stay behind, Oskar complemented these wonderful dishes with some enticing cocktails proving he’s  an avant-garde Mixologist.

The 1st course was carrot with passion fruit- simple, clean flavours that set us in the mood for the stellar food that was to follow. Toasted cauliflower sounded unexciting but the presence of sesame and the dash of sweetness from raisins did make this a yummy affair. This was drizzled with some sesame sauce which only added more intensity to the flavour.
For main course there was grilled cottage cheese on a bed of bulgur seasoned with pine nuts served with gramflour pancake. Indian ingredients given a videshi makeover- healthy and delicious at the same time.

Dessert was barley in strained yoghurt and this was garnished with some rose petals imparting richness to it.For me this was an amazing spin off on the traditional kheer and a befitting finale to the meal.