If your New Year resolution was to try out everything new in the city, then House Of Celeste located in Gurgaon is surely worth visiting.
Started by Michelin-star chef, Suvir Saran, House of Celeste is a new, modern dining restaurant that serves amazing (read: delicious) Indian cuisine. As you enter, you will be welcomed by well-lit interiors and decor that will surely light up your mood (instantly!). At this restaurant, Suvir has tried to incorporate interesting and different flavours, which according to me, did work.
I started the meal with Beet Balls, made out of beetroot and goat cheese cream. The flavour profile of the Beet Balls was surprisingly good, and goes perfectly well with a glass of white wine. However, I did it find it a little sweet but, if you are someone who won't be bothered by the same, you'll be good to go. Also, their Masala Pebbles (golgappas) are something that you must try when you are there.
Moving over to their medium plates, trust me on this - House of Celeste's Gilafi Apricot Seekh is something that you can never have enough of. It's a mutton seekh that comes with sheermal parantha and it tastes delicious. The seekh was cooked to perfection and the parantha was soft enough to compliment the mutton. Oh, and not to forget, their sourdough flatbreads are super tasty and you will thank us later for the recommendation. So, if you are heading here, try their Roast Onion-Garlic Sourdough that is stuffed with Kerala Onion Jam, Buffalo Mozzarella, and Garlic Aioli. My friend who accompanied me said that the Onion-Garlic and Mozzarella are a match made in heaven, and I couldn't agree more.
From their main course, I tried the Chicken & Pistachio Roulade with Khamiri bread and wasn't very pleased with the course (the gravy did not feel right on the palate and the Khamiri wasn't cooked too well). However, I have been told that their Gun Powder Prawns shouldn't be missed so, maybe give that a try instead?
Of course, let's not forget the sweet things. For dessert, I tried their Three Indulgences (chocolate cake, caramel popcorn, and sweet corn ice cream) and was in love with it. The sweet corn flavour in the ice cream was just perfect and the chocolate cake had the adequate amount of sweetness that balanced the flavour of sweet corn.
So, when are you heading to check out this new baby?
Beet Balls are priced at INR 345, Gilafi Apricot Seekh at INR 575, and Roast Onion-Garlic Sourdough at INR 420.