Kiyan, at the newly launched resort in the NCR, Dusit Devarana, has a range of dishes from the New World
Delhi is not only about street food or new restaurants popping up. With time, Delhi, specially the NCR region, has come up with nice resorts. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Dusit Devarana on NH 8. It is set amongst eight acres of over a thousand trees and water bodies, master planned by architect-cum-artiste Lek Bunnag. The resort marks the very first of Dusit International’s luxury brand ‘Devarana’ across the globe.
A visit to its signature restaurant, Kiyan, which offers New World cuisine, is an experience to cherish. Executive Chef Nishant Choubey has curated a menu filled with his speciality dishes. The good thing about Chef Nishant is that he works a lot on plating the food as well. So every dish served to me is a visual treat. I am served a preset four course meal. I start on a healthy note with a light beetroot, grape fruit and goat cheese salad. The balsamic glaze on it is just perfect.
After the first course, I opt for a tomato Clementine soup. The reason for choosing it is the in-house grown organic fruit at it sprawling surroundings. The soup is nice in texture but the Clementine hits the throat a bit as it is way too tangy for my taste. On the other hand, the country chicken soup is parfait.
Before the entrée, Chef Nishant intelligently serves crushed ice with lemon essence instead of a proper sorbet. This helps to not only clear the palate for the following course but refreshes you completely. Comes roll up lasagna with parmesan espuma and crisp spinach — a nice dish. The subtle flavours of parmesan and spinach complement each other. Miso black cod lacks a bit on seasoning but as far as presentation goes, it’s an art form on a plate. Corn fed chicken is moist and flavourful but the USP of the dish is not the chicken but the accompanying Boulanger potato.
Done with the food, I am served the last course — dessert. Though the Devarana signature dessert is the toffee pudding which is popular among guests, for me, the raspberry rhubarb cheesecake is an easy winner.
Finished with the food, I walk seeing various beautiful water bodies on my way out. Watch out for the wall made of hand crafted brass leaves which as per sources is for more than Rs.6,00,000.
Meal for Two - Rs 3500 plus taxes without alcohol