‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us’
Last weekend I decided to pay a visit to the trending restaurant that is located in heart of the Capital, Lord of the Drinks along with my fellow foodies for a tasting session.This new addition to the already existing plethora of swanky eateries in Connaught Place seems to fit in well and this can be proved by its gaining popularity lately.
Spanning across two floors, LOD occupies around 18,000 square feet. A flight of stairs will take you up to this enormous restaurant that gives off a contemporary aura combined with a fantasy feel. One is bound to notice the humanoids and the armours set in the earthy color tones that pervade the entire place. Sitting goes from the plush rexine leather sofas to chairs to wooden benches. If these don’t suit your comfort and you wish to enjoy the weather, then you may sit on the terrace area which overlooks the bustling lanes of CP. A huge red horse will welcome you while you take the terrace stairs.
I would have appreciated if they would have had some references of Lord of the Rings in their menu but alas, it didn’t. Their menu offers Italian, Indian, Chinese along with a few American dishes. As the name itself would suggest, LOTD is extravagantly equipped with a wide assortment of drinks.
My journey at LOTD had started with a glass of red wine and white wine sangria, both of which were nice and strong but were a bit jittery due to the uneven dicing of the apples. This was paired along with some spicy Prawn Chermoula, which tasted great along with the yellow pepper mayonnaise. The drums of heaven, slithered in sweet and spicy sauce tasted great but somehow lacked in presentation.
My expectations had gone down when I tried the crispy conjee lamb which was a bit too over fried and hence, was chewy and lacked flavour.
But luckily, the other dishes came to rescue and saved the day for me.
Four seasons veg dimsums looked inviting and tasted nice with the spicy sauce that came along with it. The arancini balls, though not authentic, tasted rather good with the spices and the crisp outer layer. The baby aloo chatpata had stolen the show for me. Crispy baby potatoes covered with masalas and topped off with sweet curd. The dahi ke kebab didn’t disappoint me a bit.
The bbq and mushroom pizza, though tasted unusual in the first bite, went along well in the following bites. I combined this with a very refreshing Pomegranate and basil cooler. Even though the Power Stroke LIIT forced me to think of the better LIITs that I’ve had before, the thought stopped when I had a sip of Ace of Swords in Love.
It was time to reach my destination and hence, ordered Lemon tart with blueberry compote and chocolate. The lemon cheesecake in itself had the perfect amount of acidity and sweetness, but unfortunately was overpowered by the acidity of the blueberry compote on top. The chocolate tart was without doubt the winner in the desserts with extra chocolate sauce added to make the experience even more indulgent.
Overall, my experience at Lord of the Drinks turned out to be fairly good.
The errs in the service are something that any newly opened restaurant are bound to face. A tiny bit of work on the food and an improved service can bring about a big change at LOTD and make it all the more successful. It definitely has the capacity to make someone feel no less than the LORD.