C rowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla brings the sound, aroma and taste of The Middle East to its Global Cuisine Restaurant – Edesia, every Friday. The weekly theme dinner will showcase over 100 authentic food items from the Middle Eastern belt, including Syria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Yemen and Oman. You can dig into labni (fresh cheese made from yogurt), samak bin tahina (sliced fish with sesame sauce), dolmas (wine leaf rolled with rice), kibbeh (deep fried mutton cutlet) and the famous shawarmas (a sandwich of sliced chicken, vegetables, and tahini wrapped in pita bread). A meal is priced at Rs.1699 plus taxes. 

Satay Festival

C afé Royce at 41, Defence Colony market, has launched the Satay Food festival. Here you can treat your taste buds with the satay-flavoured special dishes. Like satay madura (chicken satay based on sweet soy sauce, coriander seeds, freshly ground black pepper, fresh lime juice and green chillies), Thai chicken satay (succulent strips of chicken marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled, served with homemade peanut sauce), ninja chicken (char grilled chicken marinated with sweet yakitori sauce spring onions, garnished with roasted garlic flakes), satay Padang (The spiciest sate From Padang, West Sumatra), etc. Open from noon to 11.30 p.m., a meal for two is priced around Rs.1000.

Five-course Breakfast

Y ou can give a jump start to your day at 1440, The 24-hr Lounge & Café at Hotel Vikram which brings in a delectable range of five-course breakfast for all its patrons. Here you can have a taste of Continental and American breakfast. The offerings will include traditional tea or coffee, choice of canned juice and interesting vegetable toasts with eggs to eat. Open from 7 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., you can have your breakfast at Rs.375 plus taxes. 

For Kids

F resc Co, the well known Mediterranean international cuisine restaurant, has introduced special kid's menu. It is offering an exciting array of healthy yet scrumptious options like options in pasta, sandwiches, smiley faced pizzas and crispy fish/chicken fingers. At a fixed price of Rs.225, the restaurant also offers complimentary brownie and fresh fruit skewer to coax their taste buds. Fresc Co has outlets at 78, Janpath and at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and Vasant Kunj.

New Menu

Z une, the fine dining Indian restaurant at Hilton New Delhi, Janakpuri has come out with a new menu offering a rich selection of outstanding Purani Dilli, Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisines in its new updated menu. Here one can dig into bharwan shimala mirch, bhunna saag lahsooni, kadai pane, mirch makai do pyaz, bagaray baingan, adraki gobhi and khumb Masaledar are a must try assortments. Th veg thalis have a selection of the soup of the day, kababs, dal, raita, papad, assorted Indian bread, pulao and dessert.

New Outlets

T hose in Noida have more choice now for eating out. Two new outlets have been added at the Centrestage Mall in Noida – Dosa Plaza and Masala Country. While Dosa Plaza boasts of the ‘world's widest menu dosas', Masala Country gathers the flavours from all parts of India and the cuisine offers an array of delicacies from street-food to specialty curries.

Silken Tofu

E mbarking on yet another culinary journey, Hao Shi Nian Nian gets you the freshest, tastiest and widest assortment of Tofu, the Sichuan way. Among other things, you can dig your chopsticks into the mapo tofu, the ambrosial classic of China's famed regional Cuisine. Sample this must-try dish which is an explosive burst of flavours. The softness of the tofu mixed with the flavours of the ingredients melts into your mouth with each bite. Or just team mapo tofu with lamb, pork or tenderloin to add that extra dash of tastes. A meal for two is priced under Rs.1700. The restaurant has outlets at M-25, Greater Kailash-II and Central Plaza Mall in Gurgaon.