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Moets Sizzlers (Gurgaon) 3/10

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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

  1. 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
  2. The larger pieces were better- less of the sauce to spoil more of the meat.
  3. 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.

 

Top Tips:

  • Just one- avoid this place. Delhi Heights on the floor below is light years ahead

 

Ratings/ Quick Facts Scale (on 10)/ Remarks
Ambience 6
Ease of access 5
Service 2
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)
Serves alcohol Yes
Credit cards Accepted

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Blanco (Khan Market) 6.1/10

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Approximately half of all eateries in Khan Market involve a climb up a long, narrow flight of stairs to get to the restaurant to begin with. Blanco is no different. At one point of time, this was my favourite place in Khan Market- but one bad experience with a steak last May changed all that. After almost a year, I thought it was time to give it another shot to see if things had gotten better.

I was not disappointed. While the decor remains the same, the staff service seems to have improved and the steak is infinitely better than last time. However, the lack of steak knives is surprising and counts as a bit of a let down. The mushroom and pepper sauce was perfect and the flavours did penetrate right into the meat. However, I can safely say that the steak, much like most other restaurants in Delhi, is buffalo meat and not beef. This wasnt the case with them originally, where they would use beef say- a couple of years back.

Fellow foodie Rukmini ordered her favourite- the fish and chips, which wasnt undercooked like in Xes Cafe, nor was it breaded like the ones you get at Route 04 (which she prefers, I don’t). The tartar sauce was excellent to the point that we actually had to order a second bowl. The new menu also seems to be interesting.

But all said and done, a Saturday lunch on the terrace, while the sounds of Khan Market below filter up is a most enjoyable meal. Add to that the present offer of Rs 109 for a mug of draught beer and you’re pretty much sorted.

 

 

Top Tips

  • Like with all other places in Khan Market, parking is a pain, especially on weekends
  • Not for the arthritic or those suffering from rheumatism or obese enough not to be able to climb stairs
  • New menu!
  • Forget the desserts, Big Chill and that crepes place reign supreme

 

 

Ratings/ Quick Facts Scale (on 10)/ Remarks
Ambience 8
Ease of access 7
Service 6
Quality of food 7
Value for money 4
Would I go back there? Sure, just not every month
Meal for two Rs 1500 (without alcohol)
Serves alcohol Yes
Credit cards Accepted