EATING OUT From the Peking duck to dhuen wala murgh, Set’z in Vasant Kunj offers a wide and tasteful selection of world cuisine
From among the plethora of restaurants in the three malls located next to each other on Nelson Mandela Road, Set’z in DLF Emporio is one of my favourites. A restaurant that sees itself redefining luxury dining and opulence, Set’z has come up with its new menu which is as extensive as the previous.
I simply love Set’z for its upbeat and welcoming ambience, enhanced by its modern seven open kitchens offering Japanese, Chinese, Thai, North Indian, Arabic, European and Southern Coastal delicacies. I was warmly greeted by the manager Tushar Bhatnagar who escorted me to my table and took me through the menu. Although Set’z is famous for its lavish buffets, I opted for a four-course-meal from the a-la-carte menu.
I started with the nice and healthy Thai trademark tom yum soup. Presented nicely in a covered bowl, the soup was piping hot. As I was about to finish my soup, the chef came in with a beautifully plated sushi platter. Though I am not as big a fan of sushis as the youngsters these days, I gave it a try nonetheless and discovered why this Japanese import is one of the most popular dish at the restaurant. I surprised myself by finishing it all. It was made to perfection.
The eel and salmon were both delicious. It was followed by the Chinese delicacy Peking duck. The sight of a chef holding it in one hand and coming towards my table to cut the glazing duck into thin slices and serve them was just too exciting. I was not surprised to see people around my table gazing at the duck. And when I tasted, it had the perfect crust and tenderness. I even enjoyed the meat without the pan cake.
The appetisers left me mesmerised, be it the galouti with ulta tawa paratha or charoli with a nice aroma. Nalli qorma cooked on spit fire had a nice texture and the dhuen wala murgh in a cashew nut and coriander gravy went well with the cheese garlic naan.
Set’z also offers good variations in the dessert section, and I couldn’t resist going for the cassata baked Alaska.
Meal for Two: Rs.3500 (without alcohol)