Before the advent of Kobe’s, this was THE place to go for sizzlers. Many still swear by their original outlet in Defence Colony. However, their new outlet in Gurgaon is a distant, far removed cousin.
We decided to try out Moet’s in Gurgaon Phase IV (located, incidentally right above Cafe Delhi Heights) and were initially impressed by the decor and ambience. Unfortunately, that impression didnt last much beyond the mocktails.
For starters, we ordered the bruschetta, which thankfully did have salt (as opposed to Xes Cafe), but could have been made a little more interesting as opposed to merely sauteed veggies on toast. However, it was all downhill from there. We ordered the main course only from the sizzler section- pork chops, lamb and a chicken stroganoff. The pork chops were edible, to be honest, in spite of the spiced up “Robert Sauce”. I have a feeling that they were referring to Sauce Robert, but we didnt get any taste of mustard, nor the warmth of the white wine reduction, both of which are essential ingredients.
Even worse- to the point of being inedible was the lamb. While I was expecting large cuts of lamb, what eventually ended up on my plate were bite sized morsels on a bed of sauteed veggies and fries. Add to that was the ridiculously salty and spicy ‘Brown Sauce” which in essence, reminded me of a roganjosh. The sauce was so bad, that the following happened
- For the first time in my life, I preferred eating the veggies (and I’m a hard-core meat eater) and the fries to the meat
- The larger pieces were better- less of the sauce to spoil more of the meat.
- I was finishing a meal because I had paid for it (or was about to), not because I wanted to
Given the standard of cooking at Moet’s Gurgaon, clearly the high point of the meal was the chicken stroganoff, which curiously enough had been forgotten either by our waiter, or by the chef. As a result, even after halfway through the pork and lamb sizzlers, it still hadnt arrived. When reminded, we were told that it would take 5 minutes. 15 minutes later, we were again informed that it would take 2 minutes- at which point of time we gave up, paid the bill and left.
- Just one- avoid this place. Delhi Heights on the floor below is light years ahead
|Ratings/ Quick Facts||Scale (on 10)/ Remarks|
|Ease of access||5|
|Quality of food||1|
|Value for money||3|
|Would I go back there?||Wild horses couldnt drag me there|
|Meal for two||Rs 1500 (without alcohol)|