Spring is here, and we can see nature blooming everywhere. Gardens are full of greenery and multi-coloured flowers that make every visitor cheerful. It’s also time for the food lovers to now move away from the afternoon outdoor Brunches on Sunday to the colourful gardens and enjoy the cool evening fragrant breeze while enjoying yummy food spread outs at various foodie locations in the capital. Also, summer is just around the corner and outdoor brunches will soon be out of comfort.
Most of the foodie joints whether stand-alone or luxury hotels are now planning Evening Food rendezvous during the weekends. In fact, quite a few have already started the evening food festivals.
The Claridges, New Delhi, a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since 1955 and located in lush & tranquil surroundings has over the years played host to several important social, political and business gatherings. And they are the forerunners in welcoming spring too and are currently running “The Saturday Rendezvous” at The Claridges Garden with live food corners along with Barbeques and Live music. This food festival lets the guests savour a flavourful experience under a stellar evening sky.
We were there on one of the Saturday evenings to savour some of the yummiest foods served at various food outlets and came back with thoroughly satisfied and overfilled tummies.
The set-up at the gardens was incredible with the air-conditioned Cabanas inviting the guests to come in and make themselves comfortable. For the ones who wanted to enjoy the evening breeze under the open skies, sitting arrangements were made in open too. The service and attention given to each of the guests were impeccable. And the variety of food counters included salads, street chaats, Pan Asian foods, Tikka corners, Sizzlers, Ice golas, Desserts – both Indian and cakes and pastries, and also cutting chai and hot Kesar milk. To add to the experience, the bar counter served some of the choicest drinks, both cocktails and mocktails.
The Buratta Salad, Palak Patta Chaat, Vietnamese Asparagus Buncha, Burmese Khao Suey, Italian Ricotta Cheese Ravioli, flavoured golas, and exotic Kesari Gulab Jamun were a few of exotically tasty dishes that deserve a mention here.
The Saturday Rendezvous is certainly the place to be in for savouring exotic foods from our own country and also various Pan Asian, European and Continental Foods till the weather is comfortable. As with the arrival of summers, even evening food festivals will become uncomfortable to attend.