The sumptuous fare at G Connaught is seasoned with soulful singing

If you are in Connaught Place shopping and enjoying the Christmas break, visit G Connaught opposite PVR Rivoli. Enjoy the food along with live ghazal singing and dedicate songs to your loved ones.

Its décor in white is simple and classy. Small and beautiful engravings on the marble walls reminded me of the Taj Mahal. The menu is also royal with many rare delicacies which are cooked to perfection by the very humble and experienced chef Praveen K Gupta. The good thing about the menu is it gives many options to visit again and again and still try new dishes.

Instead of booking tickets at the next door PVR Rivoli please reserve your dinner table first at G Connaught as it’s jam packed usually, owing to the fan following of Farooq, the ghazal singer.

I was lucky enough to be chaperoned by the GM of the restaurant Rahul Vasudev who has a larger than life personality and made me feel at home. He suggested I start with the Khyberi kabab and methi machli tikka kabab. They were succulent and had a nice aroma of Indian spices. The fish was barbequed well with fenugreek and tasted nice. The karara palak was really crispy and was well seasoned. Even the tandoori broccoli seemed to be a nice option. Murgh malai kabab, the perennial favourite, was tender but could have done with more marination. The main course had all the variants of paneer and dals in the vegetarian section but I decided to stick to the non-vegetarian section. Dum mirchi gosht just got me by its name to try it. And it was awesome. Green chillies cooked over a slow fire infused their flavour to the core of the marinated mutton. Mutton rogan josh, my all time favourite delicacy from the valley, was made to perfection. Its gravy was a bit thick which I liked for a change.

But one dish which left my taste buds with a royal flavour was the kundan murgh. The succulent chicken simmered in cashew nut gravy and presented with silver warq was just divine. It is enjoyed best with the small but crisp lacha paratha. Kudos to Sanjeev Goswami, owner of G Connaught, for curating such an innovative and royal menu and presenting it in a homely environment.

In the end I satisfied my craving for dessert with the delicious makhane ki kheer.

Meal for two costs Rs.1500

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