Dine Fest organised its August edition of Dine fest, a bi-annual 10-day culinary event. The event is a platform featuring three-course dining experience across India’s finest informal dining restaurants. The event was run simultaneously across Bangalore, Delhi(including Gurgaon) and Mumbai. We attended the Dine fest event at Chatter House, Nehru Place and it was a sumptuous way to spend your evening.
In 2013, the Chatter House came into existence and have not looked back since. The name gives away its motive chatter, eat good food and enjoy the ambience of good old English pubs in Delhi. With amazing menu and service, this is the place to be.
We started off with a Pollo e pesto pizza. The ingredients come together to bring out a unique burst of flavor. Pesto sauces, sundried tomatoes with chicken breasts are bliss. Chatter house does not obliterate their vegetarian customers. The Herb Marinated Pizza blends zuchini, olives, mushrooms and other veggies into a complete package. Eating your vegetables was never this fun !
Galouti Kebab along with the Mediterrean Style Prawns followed the pizza. Galouti are to die for, they just melt in your mouth. The Galouti’s are so soft that you won’t need cutlery. Crispy and well marinated in the sauce describe the prawns perfectly.
Before we ordered the Blue Cheese Naan,i thought I won’t like anything more than the galouti. The naan comes with daal in an interesting platter. The plating looked very enticing and in sync with the traditional serving style. The blue cheese has a dominant flavour for mainstream Indian food but it is a welcome change. The daal complements the naan very delicately but stands out in its savor.
The Dahi kebab balls were rich in texture with a cream like consistency. The Belly kulcha has a pulled pork filling which is braised for 5 hours and is worth the hours put into making it. The pork was delicious and honestly i could eat endless servings of it. This dish was the highlight of the entire menu. I recommend the the Belly kulcha and Galouti for a flavoursome evening. The chatter house serves the best Mac n Cheese and this one item should be on your must have list.
The food was comforting and the drinks were ravishing. The watermelon cocktail stood out the rest. For non drinkers, You get a variety of options to choose from. These drinks will defiantly prove you don’t need alcohol to have a good time. The Indie Cola and the Spice Charmer stayed true to their names.
And whats a meal if it isn’t followed by a desert. The Apple crumble is a healthy option for desert with caramelised apple chucks and ice cream. If you are on a diet or one of the fitness freaks, you wont cheating a little with this desert. For me i am one of those people who live for chocolate and die for chocolate. Goey Chocolate Cake, i need not say more. Soft , goey, yummy is all i remember. There was no better way to end an evening so fine.
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