When Barbeque Nation set foot in Delhi, the restaurant industry was just beginning to realize its potential and Barbeque Nation was nothing like its peers. The concept was one of a kind, and still continues to be. It was immediately flooded with large crowds that would come back for more having experienced something they had never before. The food was extraordinary, the service, exemplary and the ambience quite decent. It became a common ground for family outings, business meetings and so much more. And till date, it continues to work its charm.
The only drawback was the monotony of it all, the same starters, the same main course, the same kind of desserts, but to break through it all, they’ve come up with a plan. They have a festival organized every 3 months in order to give something new to the regulars and to those who’ve just been introduced to the concept. This time, they have introduced the Khau Gali Festival, which is all about the various popular street foods of Delhi. They have made some real efforts in order to bring that feel and that taste to all of their outlets. They’ve added temporary stalls inside the restaurant to take the guests back to those streets in Chandni Chowk where the best street food of Delhi comes from. They have added a variety of new dishes such as gol gappe, chhole kulche, papdi chaat etc to start with. Even their regular starters have been changed a little, here and there, just to give it a touch of newness. It would be a complete paradise for non-vegetarians with a special counter for kebabs. Even for desserts, additions like shahi tukda have been made with of course the delicious flavoured kulfis, which are mind blowing. And not to forget the gulab jamun, which is another delectable offering. The festival is on only till 7th August, and hopefully we’ll see another one in a few months.
Some highlights of the meal were:
Tandoori Malai Kumbh: With a cream based marination and a hint of cardamom, this starter was cooked in the tandoor to perfection.
Nadru Kebab: One of my personal favourites, it had a good combination of spices with lotus stem and potato.
Dahi Ke Kebab: The best dahi kebab I’ve ever had, and not just this year but ever in my entire like. I absolutely loved how the coating was done with sev.
Pudina Ananas Ke Tikke: It’s absolutely amazing how they could make pineapple taste so delicious when it’s cooked.
The service as usual was impeccable. The servers do the best they can to make sure that the guests eat as much as possible while relishing each and every bite. The chef himself goes to each and every table to ask how the food is and if any improvements need to be made. The only buffet that’s worth every penny is the one at Barbeque Nation. With so much variety, and everything so palatable, it will surely continue to do wonders!