It’s a little strange that Amalfi hasn’t found itself on any list of Delhi’s most romantic restaurants. Sure, making a mark amongst heavyweights such as Olive Bar & Kitchen, Lodi – The Garden Restaurant, and Sevilla – The Claridges is no mean feat, but within minutes of stepping onto the cobbled stone terrace of this South Delhi Restaurant, its discerning appeal was undeniable.
October – one of my favourite months in the year, and always the busiest!!!
This year, also the reason why things have been so utterly silent and forlorn here at Life On My Plate!
Clearly, I am seriously behind in my blogging updates!
The highlight for me in the month of September was our family holiday to Russia. I’ve already taken you through some of the best things about the trip in my Russia through Instagram post, but there was a bit more to the month as well!
So here’s a quick look at the month of September, flashed back through Instagram.
It was beginning to seem like every restaurant serving Pizza in our city was comfortable casting it into a supporting role. It isn’t Good Pizza that we lack in Delhi, because reliable options like Olive Bar and Kitchen in Mehrauli, La Piazza at The Hyatt, or even Three Sixty One at The Oberoi Gurgaon are dishing out some very delectable slices.
What was missing though, was something that could really and truly be called – A Pizza Place!
A few years ago, quite a few youngsters clued in to Delhi’s fickle party circuit were devastated when yet another popular bar closed down. What they didn’t realize was that there was another segment of people equally crestfallen at the loss of GOOD Japanese food.
Olive Bar and kitchen is one of my favourite restaurants in Delhi. It always has been, and if the restaurant continues to serve the kind of food I had the pleasure of eating earlier this week, it always will be!
We sure seem to love different dining experiences these days, the more unique and unconventional the better.
Whether it’s a blind-tasting event or a meal with complete strangers, or the slightly more old-school wine-and-food pairing events, there’s always something new taking place to keep us food enthusiasts busy.
New to Delhi is GourmetItUp that recently made its way to the capital after successfully over-feeding gourmands in Mumbai and Pune for over two years. With more than 20,000 members, GourmetItUp is essentially a web-based community of people who share a love for good food. But it isn’t just another foodie website. What it offers is a number of tailor-made and exclusive-to-members dining experiences at some really great restaurants across the city.
It’s times like these I wish I was still in college, a carefree Delhi University student.
If I was still in college, or if a place like Diggin had opened up opposite my campus all those years ago, this is where I would always be.
I first visited The Blue Door Café way back in the winter of 2012, just a few weeks after it apparently opened. I happened upon it purely by chance; at a time when I didn’t even know the original inhabitant of the spot – Mrs. Kaur’s Crepes – had ceased to be.
You know what I love about a good meal? Well, other than the pleasure of satisfying your taste buds, a good meal, sometimes, has the potential to transport you to a completely different time and place. To a country or city you have never been to but can imagine experiencing through its food; or better yet to a place you HAVE been to and have only the fondest memories of.