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Monday, 29 December 2014

Ambrosia Bliss - Heavenly

In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia ("of the immortals") is sometimes the food or drink of the Greek gods, often depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves, so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth…and Bliss is the perfect happiness……….. ( Wikipedia )
We got a chance visit the Ambrosia Bliss……….. Ambrosia Bliss is a bold, beautiful and larger than life concept  with approx.15,000 sq. ft. of space in the heart and nerve center of Delhi; Connaught Place. 

 
Boasting of three beautiful sun kissed terraces facing the bustling roads of Connaught Place, an opulent and pristine dining area in the “Ambrosia” area, a silent and state-of-the art  PDR cum conference room for all your important boardroom meetings which can also be used as a private party area, an uber chic bar with a stage that would stand host to beautiful artists and performers from around the globe in the “Bliss” area………………



The interiors of this place are done in Mediterranean style with touches Greek, Parisian and Middle Eastern styles……..Plush Sofas in velvet and leather…..a queue of lovely chairs. The cane loungers at the terrace complementing the outdoors…….plush moldings and cut work in the glass covered dining tables and not to forget the concierge area in all wood….carved and engraved by  craftsmen…The “Ambrosia“ section is a family lounge which opens to 2 open terraces and two private dining lounges on in the middle and at the side……..This area is has ample natural light and also boasts of a fully loaded bar……..The Golden colour used on the pillars, tables as well as the walls adds to the whole ambiance making it lavish and royal…….The 'Bliss'  section is the lounge area with a beautiful bar and a stage for live performances and a dark ambiance with lights creating magic.......very youthful and energetic and also opens to a terrace which can be used as smoking area or just casual sit out.....



 

The food and drinks were no less than “Ambrosia”.… It tasted divine and was presented as it was being served in heaven……..We started with…… The Mezze platter, The international veg platter, Indian non-veg and veg platter. The platters were big and had a great selection of items. We liked the dahi kebab, the seekh kebab a lot in the Indian platter and the Cheese rolls  as well as mushrooms in the International platter………


The Drinks were really made very well….. We collectively tried most of the cocktails and mocktails..…I started with the “Truth or Dare “ which was a Gin based concoction with beetroot juice and orange and lime peel , quite unusual but good…. The “Pomka” was a icy drink or a sorbet based drink with vodka and fresh pomegranate……..nice innovation…..My friends also tried the “Coolatini” which was a cucumber based drink, very cool and refreshing and the most unusual one was the “Betel Bliss” yes a paan based drink…..It was really a paan in the drink ……..with rose petals, betel leaf and saunf etc………So all in all very nice and innovative collection of cocktails and drinks……..The bar tenders are very well trained and knowledgeable……




We also had the steamed sole with laksa, the spicy prawns and the chicken as well as spinach momos. I loved these preparations a lot. The Chicken Roulade was a very nice innovation. The tamarind tofu cups were too good, tangy, sweet and sour and everyone liked them. The main course was just a formality to be done now, as we were all full….But we had to try some basic dishes to know how good they were. The Dal Makhani was good, nothing over the top. The Avadhi nalli korma was a very rich dish covered in silver varq making it very royal……Taste was good. The Thai Massaman curry in veggies was good and the chicken made in Chinese style had a very good flavor of black pepper, I liked it a lot…….
 



The main highlight we were waiting for were the desserts. ……and yes they turned out to be one of the best……..We were served the “Phirni” which I must say was subtly sweetened with flavor of saffron (kesar) coming out very nicely. The best part was the texture of “Phirni” which was neither too thick nor runny, was very well made. Then we tasted the “Sticky Toffee Pudding” …what should I say about say about this dish, I don’t have words…….It was a soft cake poured over with Sticky Toffee served with Ice cream…..WOW.


And last but not the least the “Coconut crème Pudding” which was served in a big roundel glass, it was like a Cake with a base of coconut cream , I did not like it much. But yes the whole experience was such overwhelming that a small flip flop was just avoidable…….. The service was very good…..The servers were all smiling and had good knowledge about their dishes….. The manager was very alert and careful regarding the food and service. I could see the guests being very well attended to in other parts of the restaurant too.



I can only say, if they maintain their place by giving such good food and service throughout. They will sustain and remain in this competitive scene for much longer than their peers. As maintaining and running such a big place is not so easy, it’s really a Herculean task.

I wish them all the very best for their future.
  



Ratings are on a scale of 5*****


1 being the lowest and 5 the highest

   Ambience -  4.5 / 5.0
       Service -   4.0 / 5.0
          Taste -   4.0 / 5.0
         Pricing - 3.5 / 5.0 
 
   
Overall  -  4.0 / 5.0


Meal for Two - Rs. 2000 /-



Ambrosia Bliss
Connaught Place, , India address
L 51 to 54, 2nd Floor, Outer Circle Connaught Place, New Delhi
Ph. 011 – 4900 4700






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Written By : Vickrham Vicky