June 28, 2014
By Somya Kukreti
Wenger’s Deli is a restaurant located at the end of A-block in Connaught Place and could be very easily missed if you don’t know what you’re looking for. You might know the Wenger’s bakery better for its long standing reputation but the Deli too is a fantastic place to take refuge from the C.P crowd and have delicious food.
I love Wenger’s and go there whenever I can. Since I’m a regular there, quite predictably, I have my usual order, though everything else on the menu is a must-have too!During my last visit, I had the chicken lasagne with silken chocolate shake. The chicken lasagne is just a heart-warming and complete meal with the garlic bread. The silken chocolate shake is, well, as smooth as silk and is the best shake on the menu. There have been days when there was too much banana in the shake or when the lasagne was a tad bit burnt (they did replace it) but I’d like to think that those days are behind us.
Other than the chicken lasagne, Wenger’s provides fish and chips with a fun, garlicky dip to go with it, though I’ve always thought the fillets could be thicker. The Penne Arrabiatais smooth and a delight to eat. Among the Panini, the chicken pepper pesto is my sister’s favourite. The pieces of chicken are juicy and big, but for me, the pesto is too overwhelming a flavour. The deli also has desserts, different than the ones you get at the bakery and a wide variety of them as well, which are sure to serve everyone’s palette.
The location of Wengers is fantastic, though I have gone around in circles looking for it, literally. It’s a small deli with seating for only about 10 people, which gives you the opportunity to really relax and be comfortable in a place where your personal space is not being invaded. Beyond the cashier and the glass barrier, you can see your food being freshly made and the aroma that fills the small room is enough to whet your appetite. The menu prices have undergone a change in the last year or so but they still remain very affordable – the silken chocolate shake costs Rs.70 and the Chicken Lasagne costing just below Rs.200.
In my opinion, everyone should eat at Wengers at least once because once is enough to get you hooked!