When I asked around for recommendations to my friends who had went on the India trek organised by the Indians in our class, the number one suggestion was definitely to eat at Indian Accent. So of course I grabbed my travel party for a fancy meal with some wine, a nice change of pace from what we had been having in India thus far.
I made a booking via email a few weeks in advanced and had to put down my credit card number down for a deposit that would be taken if everyone did not show up. It was a pretty seamless process and I had no communication issues.
Indian Accent is located in a nice residential area, a bit outside the centre of Delhi, but was about ₹200 for an uber ride there. You enter into a nice gated area, where you see the entrance into the restaurant that kind of looks like a reception desk to a boutique hotel. You walk down a hallway before reaching the bar and dining area. There also seemed to be a large backyard for people to walk around in and chill in if they arrived early.
Since we were a bit of a larger group, we got to be seated in the private dining room. It was nice as we could chat and be a bit louder without disturbing the rest of the guests that were dining that evening.
We all started with a drink of beer or a gin & tonic while we looked at the menu, not that we needed the time. It was a pretty quick decision on the non-veg chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairing. I went with the scallops over the chicken main, everything else was set.
The meal started with a small off-menu appetiser of naan with goat cheese inside and a teeny tiny little mug of delicious daal.
While I’m not sure if the staff found us entertaining or were just being polite, but everyone had smiles on their faces throughout the meal. We had some really nice and fun conversation. So much in fact that we had about a 2.5 hour meal.
All-in-all it was absolutely delicious and I would have eaten everything (except maybe the platter of sweets) all over again! It definitely met expectations and we all walked away with a very very satisfied belly.
NON-VEGETARIAN MENU (₹3300 per person and ₹ 2900 per person extra for wine pairings)
burratta papdi chaat, Tamatar chutney – veuve clicquot ponsardin brut
pulled pork phulka taco – kendall-jackson vintner’s reserve zinfandel, 2012, sonoma county, usa
tandoori bacon prawns, wasabi malai- castello banfi ‘le rime’ pinot grigio & chardonnay, 2014, italy
baked mutton aloo chila, bone marrow curry – miguel torres santa digna cabernet sauvignon, 2013, curico valley, chile
Extra that we got, but I don’t remember what it was…
indian accent kulfi sorbet
scallop masala, malwani dry shrimp pulao, kokum curry – dr. burklin wolf estate, riesling 2014, pfalz, germany
black dairy dal, wasabi and cucumber raita, indian accent kulchas
At the end of the meal we got an assortment of sweets and my favorite was definitely the rose petals sweet on the bottom right of the picture.
On top of all of that food, they ended the meal by handing each one of us one of these boxes with some cashew nuts and a rice cake sort of snack. It was a perfect morning snack for our early morning flight the next day.
A fun little extra – before the dessert, we were ‘served’ this marshmallow looking thing that turned out to be a hand wipe. We clearly had a lot of fun with it.