Zorawar Kalra’s second restaurant in the city {after Farzi Cafe} is here, and it’s made a grand entrance.

A Mumbai import, Masala Library is all about molecular gastronomy. Highlights on the menu include Chicken Vada with a dash of gunpowder, bheja served on a thin poppadom, Prawn Balchao and a light macaron-like kaju katli. It’s all presented in a quirky, yet classy manner. We especially loved the vada which came sitting atop a metal whisk-lookalike apparatus.

What’s more, the restaurant takes its alcohol seriously, as is evident from the gigantic racks of bottles you see the second you enter. Ask the sommelier for recommendations and you will not be disappointed. We were asked to sample the Cosecha Tarapaca—a young Chilean wine—and we couldn’t help but gulp down {err, we mean daintily sip on} two glasses of it. The gin-based Clover’s Club is worth a try, too, especially if you like your drinks sweet.

The peeps behind the restaurant tell us the menu is very, very different from the original Mumbai one; we can’t wait to go back and try it all out when the restaurant officially opens.

When: Jul 18 onwards {only dinner for the first few weeks}

Where: 21 A, Janpath {adjacent to Le Meridien}

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9599889705

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Photo source: Masala Library


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