STORM BAR AND GRILL
By Prakriti Bhat
Storm Bar and Grill has been around for quite a few years now. Being at a walking distance from the Kailash Colony metro station makes it quite accessible. A fine dining restaurant, Storm Bar and Grill recently launched its new summer menu. The new menu is fully equipped to tantalize your taste buds and make you drool. They recently hosted a Bloggers’ Meet where we got a chance to sample a few dishes from their menu.
The restaurant has quite an impressive décor. It is very spacious and every wall is decorated in a different manner. One wall has tiny platforms for keeping candles while the other is vibrant with a meticulous arrangement of colorful glass bottles. A beautiful bar counter and ornately designed bar stools are sure to grab your attention and lure you into a drink. You could choose plush and comfortable couches or the simple chairs to proceed to your meal.
You can begin by cooling off with their Pomegranate Mojito or an LIIT. We began our culinary ride with Ginger Chicken served with a dip. Strips of chicken are coated with ginger and deep fried till they become crispy and golden brown. The Mutton Peshawari Kebabs were well marinated and very succulent. Smoked Chicken Pizza was a thin crust Pizza topped with long and thin slices chicken, olives and cheese. The generous amount of cheese made me clap with joy. The Dahi Ke Kebabs here were definitely one of the better variants I’ve had of late. Teardrop shaped, the tip was decorated with hung curd and juicy pomegranate seeds.
The Mushroom Duplex was very bland and even the sauce that accompanied it could not save the dish. Kotmir Chicken Tikka was an absolutely brilliant blend of spices. Spicy and tangy, the flavours leave you overjoyed. Fish Orley consisted of grilled fish with Lemon Butter Sauce. The sauce was HEAVENLY! In fact, by the end, the poor fish was left to fend for itself as the sauce was wiped clean off the plate! The Kotmir Chicken Tikka and Fish Orley are a must try here.
Your main course here must include their Dal Makhani. Aptly named ‘Dal Storm’, it really does take you by a storm. Unlike many other restaurants, the texture is very creamy and the rich buttery taste is a blessing. Paneer Lababdar was good to go with a Tandoori Roti or a Butter Roti. Mutton Rogan josh tasted nothing like the Kashmiri Rogan josh but was delicious in its own way.
Among desserts, we tried the classic Brownie with Vanilla ice cream. But the Fried Ice cream was quite an ethereal experience for me. A scoop of Vanilla ice cream coated with cornflakes is deep fried until golden brown and coated with honey. The binary of hot and cold, smooth and crunchy works wonders for your palate. Again, this one is a must try.
If you’re looking for places to organize family gathering or a quiet lazy lunch, this is the place to be.