Barcelos, one of my favourite restaurants in Delhi has always been on the news for their innovations (remember the “coloured” burgers?). And this time I’ll be reviewing their Kebab Festival which features some scrumptious Portuguese & Mediterranean kebabs.
Whatever be the occasion – a romantic dinner, a celebration, Kid’s Birthday Party, or a corporate event, what people remember for sure is FOOD! While everyone in the family has different preferences and choices, where most of us get stuck is how do we manage getting multiple dishes from multiple places! Recently, Team ChicLifeByte got to know about FoodCloud, an online portal that connects foodies with home chefs and caterers across Delhi-NCR. What we loved was that we had the option of choosing between 120+ chefs, 3000+ dishes and 10,000+ meals…wow! Isn’t that amazing??? It is the best place for all of us to find and order delicious home-cooked food made with love! On the platform, you can choose from a variety of cuisines and menus and have many mouthwatering treats delivered to your doorstep!
We all love to dig into those yummy burgers filled with tikki, yummy sauces, dips and veggies but then what we realize later is the amount of calories we have consumed. That’s when we also feel guilty and regret about consuming so many calories for a little pleasure. It is so difficult to resist amazing burgers. Even on the day we diet, our tastebuds long for some superb food stuff. What made our life easy, fun and guilt free is a recent invitation that ChicLifeByte got in its mailbox. Yes, we had a little respite when we got to know that Carl’s Jr., the Californian premium burger brand has launched ‘Green Burgers’. This was done keeping in mind the growing demand for healthier options in the burger space and sensitivities of gluten conscious patrons. Initially we thought that the bun will be made of green stuff with a patty but when we reached the restaurant we were in for a pleasant surprise.
Barcelos made quite a buzz when it entered the Indian market. Team ChicLifeByte did tell you about its black, red & white burger and also their boozy shakes. We were recently invited for a tasting session of the flame grilled chicken, one of their core product. Initially, I thought this was a new product but on reaching the restaurant located in the middle lane of Khan Market, I read the menu and realized that it’s already a part of the menu.
I entered Maquina in Hauz Khas Village where I could the waiters & bartenders in hats & unusual costumes. I could see the bartenders juggle with the glasses which was very interesting to watch. The lights were dim & I could feel the Goan zing as everyone was rejoicing in the music which filled the entire space with lots of enthusiasm & cheers.
One look at the menu & to say it, it was 80% Mexican menu. They have a lot of Mexican starters with the main course being American. We met the New York based Chef, Chef Ajay Chamoli who has more than 10 years of experience in food making and is now in Delhi since 6 months.
Days of the Raj is located amongst the hustle bustle of the Aurobindo Marg. I was really looking forward to a phenomenal evening with a lot of alluring & lip smacking food and that’s what I got. The restaurant is very clean and elegant and had something about it that helped me relate it to the days of the raj with the ambience being very positive & aesthetically pleasing. They have live Indian music playing band on all weekdays except Monday and Tuesday. The restaurant was very brightly done up with big chandeliers & ceiling lamps, which gave a touch of the British Raj to this beautifully done up restaurant. Soon, I was greeted by Mr Chandrabhan, Sr. Captain & Mr. Mohinder, manager of the restaurant. They both were extremely polite & helped me to choose the dishes. The menu has a vast range of food with influence from the Indian and the Anglo-Indian cuisine.
This was my third visit to Barcelos, Khan Market & I was greeted warmly by Rohit Malhotra, Head of operations, Barcelos India. After trying out the Black Burger & Red Burger, it was time for the White Burger. Yes! A white burger! They have proved the notion wrong that burgers only come in brown colour. Now they come in black, red & white colours as well that too without preservatives.