Gorge On Bloody Mary Prawns, Doughnut Toast & Much More At Sidecar

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What Makes It Awesome?

There's a new trend in town - bars named after cocktails, but as soon as you say 'cocktails', you ought to think of ace bartender, Yangdup Lama, whose Cocktails & Dreams Speakeasy in partnership with Minakshi Singh has changed the landscape of how bars should be. Classic bars are places you go to unwind, to regroup, collect yourself after a slammed day, and places where there's a favourite table, a favourite cocktail, and if you're a regular then the resident bartender knows your name and your favourite spirit. So far, G-Town has been home to this kind of comfort drinking and now it's good 'ol Delhi's turn to experience what we {G-Towners} having been enjoying for a while now.

Welcome Sidecar, named after a classic cocktail made with Cognac and Triple Sec {how much more old-school can you get?}, which I predict is likely one of the finest bars in the city has ever seen. The first thing you notice when you enter is the mahogany hardwood bookshelves, the reading alcove, and a small bar to the side, there's a huge one upstairs which comes into play as soon as they get their bar license, which could well be exactly as you're reading this. But wait, till then, I recommend you go have a meal here, for one simple reason, Sidecar has cracked the code for - A bar that serves awesome food.

It's obvious that you need to start with their selection of Bar Bites, clearly inspired by global cuisines, think hearty portions of unique combinations, take the Seared Duck with Orange Brulee {salad} for instance or the Broccoli and Zaatar soup for that matter. You could skip all that and go straight to my favourites, the Bloody Mary Prawns, Proscuitto Toast with Bourbon Honey Glaze, Lamb Bulgogi, and the Teriyaki Pork Belly, literally meal-sized portions, but do keep space for large plates. I've stated my favourites, but in all fairness, the vegetarian to non-vegetarian balance in all the courses is extremely fair {for once}.

For vegetarians, the winners have got to be the Eggplant Pineapple Spud Yakitori and Fried Panko Corn Curd. Talking about Large Plates, I'm going back for the Lamb Rendang Curry, Chilli Miso Prawns, and the Wild Mushroom Coconut Curry, and for the comfort of the cocktail lover, all these are meals in a bowl, so there's plenty of space for glasses on the table!

Finish your meal with their version of a doughnut that's served with homemade gelatos, and patiently wait for the liquor infused dessert menu to kick in. Cheers!

What Could Be Better?

Get that bar license already; we need to drink the drinks that inspired a menu like this!!

How Much Did It Cost?

INR 1,000 - INR 3,000

Best To Go With?

Big Group and Bae

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