Just Introduced: Lord Of The Drinks Forum, Epicuria, Nehru Place
The home to several restaurants, Epicuria, has expanded adding eight new eateries to its kitty. Though there are many names on the list, but the biggest restaurant by ace restaurateur Priyank Sukhija – Lord of the Drinks Forum – is the talk of the town these days. We went for a quick dekko to find out what is so special about the sister concern of Lord of the Drinks.
Nestled in extreme corner of the Epicuria ground floor, Lord of the Drinks Forum sets a best example for simplicity with a modern twist. The raw and rustic walls, extravagant luxury couches, see-through glasses overlooking outdoor sitting, hanging bulbs emitting yellow light and a larger than life bar sums up the beauty of the restaurant. The star attraction of the décor is the designer chair parked at the entrance.
The food journey started with Mumbai Vada Pao, Waffle Bruschetta, Trio Bruschetta Platter, Masala Paneer Bhurjee Parmesan and Black Pepper Tart and Dahi Ki Tikki. Traditional potato vada was served sitting between soft and juicy paos. Despite lacking authentic taste, it is a not to miss dish.
We loved the new avatar of waffles where fluffy crispy delicacies are topped with creamy mix of roasted veggies, caramelised onion and goat cheese. After the modern twist, we also tried the old school version of Bruschetta Platter where assorted mixture of mushroom, confit tomato and roasted vegetables were served sitting on the crispy thin slices of bread. Out of the three, our personal favourite is mushroom and if you don’t like something sour like us then you can skip confit tomato bruschetta.
Masala Paneer Bhurjee Parmesan and Black Pepper Tart is a scrumptious option to try. The crispy tart shells are filled with minced melt-in-mouth cottage cheese and topped with parmesan foam. The flavour of cardamom dominates the taste of curd in this oily version of hung curd tikki in Dahi ki Tikki.
To wash it down, I narrowed down Jhatka Mary and Pomegranate and Basil Cooler. Jhatka Mary was perfect melange of guava juice, spices and lime. It has become our all-time favourite. But you can skip Pomegranate and Basil Cooler as we found it way too sweet and failed to impress out taste buds.
For something substantial we opted for Peri Peri Grilled Cottage Cheese on a Bed of Saffron Rice and Stir Fried Vegetable with Cashew Nuts. Do not forget to try soft and succulent cheese dunked in pesto sauce served with flavourful saffron rice. Stir Fried Vegetable with Cashew Nuts was also a good option to opt for.
We wrapped up the meal in our favourite-style hogging on to the desserts like Banoffe Cigar Rolls Honey Seasame, Waffle in Chocolate Sauce and Lord of Nutty Chocolate Brownie Fudge. Impressed with the sweet ending, we will be going again for another round of sweetathon.
Where: Lord of the Drinks Forum, Epicuria, Nehru Place
Cost for two: INR 2,000 plus taxes