As we continue past the gorgeous banyan trees ( do read the previous posts) and hear the water gurgling we come close to taking our FIRST THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN.
This is a novel experiment of a restaurant (Greenhouse on the Ridge) within a restaurant
( OLIVE at Mehrauli, New Delhi).
The visual appeal of the food and the assortment of flavours to follow can be described in only one word , DIVINE.
As we enter this sweet cottage , the chefs are captured on camera secretly debating what to unveil for the evening. Little do they know a blogger is now in their midst.
I get a glimpse of the plan and the first three steps. There are two menus, one for vegetarians and the other for non vegetarians.
The first visual had me rocking with surprise. The first step to heaven had three parts, have a look.
The Duck Egg in the center is made from EDIBLE CLAY. For the rest I shall not steal your experience. Taste it yourself.
The white carnations are my link and clues to connect all the chapters of this series on this amazing experience of FOOD.
Each course leaves you gasping for breath . The presentation and tastes will simply blow you away. The sprinkling is fermented garlic, which subtly tingles the taste buds like bubbles of joy.
The food is beautiful inside as well. Have a look for yourselves. This was the second step of this divine experience.
There are only a total of six cozy tables in the restaurant . The Window to Heaven ( the Tasting Lab ) opens its doors only on Thursday night. If you do not plan in advance the evenings are sold out and you need to wait yet another week.
For animal lovers , there exists a 9 STEP plan as well , it is the Vegetarian Menu.
What is excellent is that most of the ingredients grow in farms close to the restaurant in Chattarpur. Organic food with a small carbon footprint.
The chefs magically conjure up the food right before your eyes . The food is very fresh as it is placed on your table within seconds of being prepared.
The “Chocobar” is something quite different. Am not leaking out any secrets as we move onto the third step way to Heaven.
Catch your breath, have a drink and relax. Wait for the next three steps in another blog.
Hope you are getting a whiff of Heaven.