Nestled in a quaint nook of the classic constructing of lodge Ashok, Ophelia stands tall because the bejewelled property of this swanky lodge. The brand new hotspot in central Delhi is unparalleled not simply in its location but in addition in its grand entrance that makes its approach to the hotter, cosier and plush insides of the eating room. Staying true to the regal colors, the eating room is not any lower than a ballroom of any Indian palace. The deep pink partitions and a lighter tackle a number of the most well-known artworks juxtapose the historic and up to date worlds very subtly. When you would benefit from the regal atmosphere, don’t miss out on the quirky take of the art work.
Ophelia Bar Eating Corridor
Ophelia Bar: Benefit from the regal atmosphere and don’t miss out on the quirky take of the art work.
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Meals And Drinks
This high-end Mediterranean European tapas bar absolutely delivers on its promise of affluence in its wealthy use of components and its portion sizes. The place serves the uncommon and genuine recipes with legendary flavours. Past offering sizable servings, Ophelia’s head chef shows dexterity and subtlety in his dealing with of components.
From the Turkish menu, we tried Mezze Platters, each vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The platters include three delectable starters, six scrumptious dips (hummus, carrot tartare, chickpea with yogurt, tahini and muhammara) and various slices of bread, on a wood platform with steps. In vegetarian Mezze Platter, you may have falafel, paneer shashlik and grilled broccoli, whereas within the non-vegetarian Mezze Platter, parsley and garlic fish, lamb Adana, and hen and cheese Adana. Each the platters are fairly healthful and had been so deep with meats – juicy chunks of hen breast, succulent fish kebabs, and tender cubes of lamb Adana – it will probably simply be shared by two or three individuals.
(L-R) Beetroot Risotto and Mezze Platter
From the European menu, we began off with small bites – Crusty Mushroom Caps that had scrumptious spinach stuffing, served with heat Shimeji and Enoki salad; and Grilled Fish with grilled asparagus topped with lemon caper sauce. In our opinion, these starters are among the best choices from the delicacies. We ordered Beetroot Risotto (with confit beetroot, mascarpone and crackers) and Traditional Vegetarian Pizza (tomato sauce, recent mozzarella, recent basil with further virgin olive oil). The pizza was deliciously ready with the correct quantity of veggies, crisp and light-weight base and encasing quantity of cheese. The risotto had an earthy, tangy flavour that went effectively with the mascarpone and crackers – it is troublesome for this dish to go flawed and that is why it is one in all our suggestions.
(L-R) Grilled Fish and Crusty Mushroom Caps
Whereas Ophelia has an eclectic vary of desserts, the most effective of the group was Apple Crumble Cheese Cake. This mild and creamy cheesecake sits on high of a biscuit layer and is topped with chopped apple and candied walnuts with a silky easy grape sorbet on the facet. The mix of the sleek cheesecake, recent chopped apples and candied walnuts makes this a heavenly dessert. One other dessert that we tried was Chocolate Mushroom, Belgian Praline. This intricately designed Mushroom trying dessert is a deal with not simply to your style buds but in addition to your eyes.
(L-R) Chocolate Mushroom, Belgian Pralineand Apple Crumble Cheese Cake
Though we had been fairly mesmerised with the meals, their inventive and chic cocktails gained our hearts. ‘Lick Me First’ is one in all their signature cocktails that grabbed our consideration. Chocolate and nuts slathered on the glass, we needed to sip the drink by first taking in a style of the candy chocolate. Chocolate with a powerful style of liquor – the 2 work fantastically collectively.
Right here at Ophelia, flavours will really feel heat and comforting even to those that are new to Turkish and European flavours. And for many who are acquainted with the Mediterranean European meals, it will be like saying whats up to an outdated good friend!
The place: The Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Value For Two: INR three,200
Timings: Midday to 12:30am