Budding Flavours: Moets Shack, Defence Colony
It is the season to be in Goa. All my social feeds are flooded with beach pictures, friends enjoying in shacks, gorging on scrumptious meal and last but not the least dancing their worries off in SUNBURN. I accept, I miss being in Goa. Are you also going through the same feelings? But what if you get all those luxuries sans beaches in Delhi? Yes! You read it right. Moets Shack located in the famous Defence Colony market will spoil you with the similar experience.
The interior of the restaurant, which spreads over two floors, has been tastefully done with bamboo, wood and hay. Quirky and bright couches make the place look vibrant whereas a candle on each table and near the bar adds to the rustic yet romantic look of the restaurant.
The menu highlights the food specialities from the rustic mountains to the rough coastlines from around the world. I started with their specially recommended Potato 65. The potatoes were cooked in true-blue Andhra style with spice quotient on the higher side. Next was Wok Tossed Chilli Mushroom, Mozzarella Fingers with Chilli Mayo and Tandoori Bharwa Aloo. Wok Tossed Chilli Mushroom was crispy from outside and it tingles the taste buds with Sichuan spices. Mozzarella Fingers with Chilli Mayo was oozing out cheese. Tandoor roasted potatoes were stuffed with dry fruits and Indian herbs and can prove to be a perfect comfort food in the winter season.
I paired my meal with Summer of 69 and Virgin Mango Bellini. The refreshing and sparkling Summer of 69 comprised of green apple syrup, lime juice, black salt, black pepper and soda. Virgin Mango Bellini is for people with sweet tooth as it is blended with mango juice, lime juice grenadine syrup and ginger ale.
I also tried Paneer Shish Wrap, Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak, Signature Veg Biryani and Wild Mushroom Stroganoff. Chargrilled cottage cheese was marinated with Lebanese spices wrapped in flat bread with shredded lettuce, bell pepper, onion with garlic aioli in Paneer Shish Wrap. Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak tasted bland as per my Indian taste buds whereas their Signature Veg Biryani stood to be the star dish. Wild Mushroom Stroganoff was also quiet satisfying in taste.
I specially press on the point that their in-house desserts are a must try. Their Tiramisu and Rich Chocolate Mousse are highly recommended.
Where: Moets Shack, Defence Colony
Cost for two: INR 1,800 plus taxes