Sunday, March 22, 2015


The ambience couldn’t be better - Al fresco dining, interesting lighting ,housed in a magical Al fresco setting with the look and feel of a European cobblestone street surrounding a pretty garden at the entrance this delightful restaurant nurtures the pleasurable lifestyle of inland Epicuria Mall at Nehru place. 

The setting is charming and lets your soul breathe with its various seating options that include an elegant indoor dining, a romantic outdoor portico seating and a bar area. The exclusive wine list of handpicked international and indigenous wines and innovative cocktails complements the cuisine and provides an elegant atmosphere for a relaxed evening or lunch.

Seasonal products are given a new look, sublimated by blending exotic flavours and surprising combination of foods rarely prepared together To whet appetites, Chickpeas and home cured cheese salad, or the Cookhouse Mezze platter with a Sangria or Caprioska sets the right mood. The Pizzas do not disappoint and the Basil pesto cream, bell pepper and sun dried tomato pizza is truly outstanding.
All in all, simplicity and balance are the buzzwords at Fio, enriched by honest to goodness flavours and fresh picked produce. With its comfortable, upbeat vibe, creative interiors, chic friendly atmosphere and good food it is sure to attract the cities foodies in droves.

Fio - Cookhouse & Bar is at Epicuria Mall , R – 1 Nehru Place Metro Building, New Delhi.

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As the doors of this Italian Adventure open, one is overwhelmed with the majestic feel of Renaissance Italy and exotic fragrance of the food. This signature restaurant at The Grand in Vasant Kunj consists a rich bar (as in the wine is excellent!) and of course the dining space, all designed contemporarily with a special touch of tradition to complete the beautiful elements ….  Truly impeccable ambience! 

In order to deliver the quality that he is so particular about, Chef Rawat personally ensures that he buys only the best and the freshest ingredients. I could see that the bruschetta and desserts are made in-house under his steely supervision. Out here don’t expect your food to fly out to your table. 

Each dish is prepared from scratch only after you place your order. With certain recipes tracing back from Renaissance Italy, the cuisine here finds its roots in tradition.  I would highly recommend the home-made ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and tomato. Must try Signature dishes include ‘ Sea food and baby tomato broth’, ‘Grilled lamb chop with rosemary, fusion vegetables, served with basil and garlic mashed potato’, ‘Beetroot crust pizza topped with spinach, asparagus and shallot, mushroom’,  ‘Grilled mushroom with garlic’ on the side. Save a little room for the heavenly ‘Chef’s special rich whipped egg Marsala, the traditional Zabaglione way’ to end on a sweet note. Buon Appetito!
IT @The Grand New Delhi ,Nelson Mandela Road 
Vasant Kunj Phase II,New Delhi-110070 
Timings: Open for Lunch & Dinner
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