A visit to Blues in Connaught Place came about as a consequence of a Blogger's luncheon organized by Bloggers Board.
It was the season's vibe that took over on reaching the venue as the place was decked with fairy lights, holly, bells and a life-size Christmas Tree placed adjacent to a piano on the entrance.
The place is also color-coordinated with blue upholstery and crockery. Also, the stewards sport blue uniforms paired with the retro 'Dev Anand' caps.
We began the meal with their welcome drink, Muddy Water, which was essentially cold coffee, with a layering of chocolate syrup.
Among the appetizers, relished the following:
- Mexican Nachos with Tomato Salsa - Crispy, crunchy nachos served with tangy dip. Quintessential introduction to Mexico and its cuisine.
- Fish Tikka - My must-try item from their menu. Soft chunks of fish cooked well in light oil, served with mint chutney and salad alongside.
- Mushroom Tikka - Whole button mushrooms deep-fried. Light on oil and succulent.
- Chicken Tikka - Soft succulent chunks of chicken, served alongside mint chutney.
- Paneer Tikka - Cottage cheese chunks finely chargrilled.
- Barbecued Chicken Wings - Leg pieces marinated in honey and pepper.
The Main Course was an Indian Affair with authentic Indian curries like Paneer Makhani, Butter Chicken, and Mutton Rogan Josh being paired with Indian Breads like Lachcha Parantha and Paneer Naan.
Also on offer were the superbly prepared Chicken Biryani and Veg Pulao. One of the dishes left to try was Chicken Lasagne, however.
The desserts, namely Chocolate Mousse and Fruit Trifle were good enough, with slices of fruits such as apple and mango in the trifle and the mousse was quite smooth on the palate.
To ring in the festive spirit, we bid adieu with cakes from TADO - The Artisan Deli And Oven at Vivanta By Taj, Surajkund. Cutesy snowman there, atop a sinful chocolate cake.