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Experience the best of Delhi nightlife at Khubani: A fusion of food, music and dance
Delhi is known for its vibrant nightlife, and it is no secret that the city has a plethora of clubs and restaurants that cater to the city’s night owls. Saturday club nights are a common occurrence in the capital, and every weekend, party-goers flock to the best clubs to dance the night away. However, things have changed drastically after the pandemic. Nightlife has been affected and people have become more cautious about venturing out. But with the world slowly opening up, it is heartening to see nightlife in Delhi picking up again. And one of the best places to experience it is Khubani located in Andaz, Aerocity.
Khubani is a trendy Indian restaurant that also serves a diverse range of Asian and Italian cuisines. From the moment you step inside, you are transported to a different world. The interiors are a mix of modern and traditional, with beautiful hand painted walls and glittering chandeliers. The ambiance is both inviting and charming, promising an unforgettable dining experience.
The restaurant is thoughtfully divided into several sections, each with its own unique design and vibe. Whether you prefer a casual, intimate dinner or a lively night out, you will find your ideal spot here. The main dining area provides a romantic setting for an intimate dinner, while the bar area is the ideal spot to sip on a handcrafted cocktail and enjoy the sounds of live music. For a more secluded and intimate dining experience, visit the first floor seating area where you can indulge in a private dinner or host a gathering with your closest friends and family.
food in apricot
Apricot isn’t just about the atmosphere. It’s also about food. The menu is curated by Chef Narendra Singh Latwal, who has years of experience in the culinary industry. The dishes are a mix of traditional and modern, with a focus on using local, seasonal ingredients. The food presentation is artful, and each dish is a masterpiece.
To start off our meal, we tried a few appetizers that really set the tone for the rest of our dining experience. First up was khubani ka paneer, a traditional Indian dish that combines succulent pieces of paneer (a type of Indian cheese) with a sweet and sour apricot-based sauce. The sweetness of the apricots pairs perfectly with the creamy, slightly salty cheese, making for a mouth-watering treat.
Next, we tried the Chard Chicken from Old Delhi, which was an extraordinary dish. The chicken was perfectly grilled, resulting in a smoky flavor that was complemented by a blend of aromatic spices. The dish was served with a cool mint chutney which provided a refreshing balance to the heat of the spices.
For something more savory, we tried the Shalgam Gosht – Varaki Bun, which consisted of tender pieces of lamb cooked with turnips in a rich and aromatic gravy. The dish was served with a varaki bun, a type of soft Indian bread that was perfect for soaking up the delicious chutney.
We also tried the Pan Seared Fish, which was a light and refreshing dish that perfectly balanced the richness of the other dishes. The fish was cooked to perfection, with a crispy exterior and tender, flaky interior. It was served with a light and tangy tomato-based sauce, which provided just the right amount of acidity to tone down the richness of the other dishes.
In the main course, first of all, we indulged in the decadent Truffle Risotto, a classic Italian dish executed to perfection. The creamy risotto was infused with the distinctive flavor of truffle oil and garnished with grated Parmesan cheese for added depth of flavor. The risotto was cooked to perfection – each grain of rice perfectly al dente and creamy, with a rich and earthy flavor that lingered on our palates. Next, we tried the Thai Red Curry, served with aromatic Jasmine Rice.
While we savored every bite of our main course, the Thai Red Curry lacked the depth and complexity of flavor we had hoped for. The curry was too thin and the rice was a bit overcooked. However, this was quickly forgotten as we engrossed in our dessert course, which featured heavenly caramel popcorn. Cheesecake. This decadent dessert was a work of art, combining the rich and creamy flavor of cheesecake with the sweet and crunchy texture of caramel popcorn. It was the perfect ending to a truly delightful meal.
What else is in apricots?
Besides food, Khubani is also known for its dance performances, which include belly dance and jazz. The performances add to the overall vibe of the restaurant, and it is not unusual to see guests getting up and dancing. The music is a mix of Indian and Western, and the DJs know how to get the crowd going.
Overall, Khubani is a must visit for anyone who loves good food, great ambiance and a lively atmosphere. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner, a night out with friends or a get-together. The staff is friendly, attentive and accommodating.
After a delightful dining experience at Khubani, we are happy to report that this restaurant has earned four out of five stars in our books. While some dishes may not have made an impression, the majority of our meal was outstanding and left us wanting more.
Where: Gate No. 8, Andaz Hotel, Aerocity
Price for two: Rs 6,000 (approx) for two without alcohol
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