Planning a fine dining date this weekend? Great!! With many foreign cuisines to try out, you really need to be careful in choosing the cuisine but the restaurant serving an authentic fare. Of course, you would prefer traveling abroad to check them out but if they are available at the finest restaurants in India, you could always give them a try!!
Currently, gastronomic enthusiasts in India could check out Vietnamese, Japanese and even authentic Mediterranean gourmet cuisine, each of them having distinct flavor and taste to try out and enjoy offered across the top metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Vietnamese Cuisine – Blue Ginger Restaurant – Taj Hotels, Bangalore – Considered to be the first Vietnamese restaurant to be open in India, Blue Ginger is very much Vietnamese in décor, ambiance and even food. Known to serve the finest Vietnamese fare, light on use of oil but very flavorful comprising fish sauce and a variety of herbs such as long coriander, Vietnamese mint, Thai basil leaves. Must try outs include noodle soups and spring rolls (light and not at all oily).
The ambiance at the Blue Ginger sets the mood for an appetizing meal as you unwind at the restaurant set amidst tropical green foliage accentuated with fresh scent of frangipani and a lotus pond. Watch the expert chefs at work in the open kitchen as they work upon serving you with the most sumptuous Vietnamese fare.
For Japanese Cuisine, book your table at the Wasabi – Taj Hotels, Mumbai which is India’s best and favourite Japanese restaurant. Set up by Chef Hemant Oberoi, under the aegis of Masaharu Morimoto, dining at Wasabi is a not to be missed out opportunity. Catering to vegetarian demands of most of its local clientele, you can check out kabocha roulette, yose dofu, yuzu sorbet. Its signature dish is the black cod miso, the cod is specially flown from Tokyo and marinated in salt for a whole day followed by yet another round of marination in miso and then prepared in a typically Japanese style. Also, worth trying is its steamed crab with Shaoxing wine and chicken oil.
Try to get booking for tables which overlook the Gateway of India or if you prefer sushi and teppanyaki dishes, the bar seats provide to be the best options. By the way, Wasabi has been ranked at the 20th position as one of the best restaurants in India which accounts for its popularity and service
Mediterranean fare can be best had at The Olive Bar and Kitchen located at Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. Ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best new restaurants across the globe, the Olive Bar and Kitchen definitely needs to be tried out. Well stocked bar with wines sourced from different corners of the world, top class Mediterranean fare, best days to visit this restaurant are on Thursdays for best spirits and music and Sunday for the laziest brunch you could have ever enjoyed that too, in a courtyard basking in sunshine.
The Olive Bar and Kitchen does offer authentic Mediterranean and Greek dishes for you to try out especially the Village Bruschetta, Spicy Prawns Saganaki, Chicken Salad Greek Style, Kleftiko, Lamb Kalamaki Kebab to name a few.
We agree that we have covered just a few of the top restaurants but we are still discovering them all one by one, so do stay tuned to more updates on top food trends in India here. For gastronomic adventure enthusiasts, there is no dearth of eating out options for we know you believe in – Live life king style, enjoy good food and wine and cherish these fine dining moments to the hilt.