Cavalli Café at DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj has a limited but interesting menu

Delhi’s luxury mall DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj has some niche restaurants as well. Making a mark and defining opulence is definitely The Cavalli Café. Its experience traces its roots to the historic Cavalli Caffè Giacosa in Via Tornabuoni in Florence, an antique shop founded in 1815. Started as a meeting place for “a refined and noble” Florentine clientele, Roberto Cavalli brings the elegant setting to Delhiites now. Cavalli Caffe has a gourmet selection said to be handcrafted by esteemed chefs. The décor is done in trademark zebra design. Good use of glass makes the place look bigger.

I start with one of signatures of the caffe — buratta. It is spectacular to look at and tastes heavenly, has a large portion too. I follow it with a tomato basil bruschetta topped with parmesan, which is crisp though not perfectly seasoned.

The menu is very selective and doesn’t have many options to choose from. It doesn’t have chicken and lamb options in starters.

The chef, after the starters, offers me a small portion of beetroot vinaigrette salad which is excellent. Refreshing and perfectly seasoned.

Considering the slight change in weather, I opt for a soup. A classic pomodoro as an option makes my job easier. The soup is excellently presented in a crisp hollow loaf of bread. Though the taste of the soup is average as after a while the bread absorbs the soup and becomes soggy. Somehow, the balance in texture of the soup goes for a toss.

Next on my table is a slice of pizza. It is super crisp and one of the thinnest pizzas I have eaten so far. The lamb burger I try lacks lthe juices and the patty is not flavourful.

Finally, the two things for which I will visit The Cavalli Caffe again and again are the seekh kabab roll and the hot chocolate foam. The roll is wholesome stuffed with two seekh kababs. Served in a glass, the hot chocolate foam, I bet how full you might be, will have it till the last bite.

Meal for two: Rs.3000

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