In a line: A quaint cafe in the bustling Saket mall offering delicious grub!
Cuisine: World Cuisine
Price for two: Rs. 1800(approx)
Location: Shop 48A-51, First Floor, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
Must haves: Mac n cheese, Spicy Italian sausage pizza
What happens when food is pursed with pure passion of travel and exploring? An interesting global menu is presented, offering authentic flavours to the local palate.
This is the ideology behind the new little eatery in the ever bustling Saket Selectcity mall named Andreas Eatery, that has replaced our beloved Amici. Andrea Pauro, the owner of Amici, brings to us a quaint cafe offering a plethora of dishes from Europe, Middle East and Asia amongst tidbits from other nations.
Don’t get fooled with the compact seating and small kitchen, because they surely have a very well equipped kitchen to offer a menu that comes across as a travelogue, with complete finesse.
Oddly enough, the place was packed on a weekday afternoon, which isn’t something that I would have expected. This made my expectations from Andreas Eatery to go up a notch. But did it actually live up to my raised expectations? Read on to find out…
The menu can get a little confusing, simply because of the number of dishes on display, all of which had such appetising description, that it was becoming difficult for me to pick which ones to have. Hence, I gave in to my cravings for some good Italian food and ended up ordering an artisanal pizza, which they happily agreed to do half n half. One-half had my all time favourite, pepperoni and the other half had spicy Italian sausage, both of which tasted equally good.
Then came the beautiful mac n cheese, which I can easily say was probably the best that I’ve had in Delhi over the years. Macaroni doused in the luscious parmesan, emmenthal and mature cheddar cheese, was indeed a sight to behold. Tasted so good, that it was devoured in a matter of a few seconds.
The Jamaican jerk chicken burger consisted of two pieces of perfectly cooked chicken breasts which were slithered in jerk spice, topped with tomatoes, onions, pickles, homemade aioli and was sandwiched in a brioche bun. It was a little messy to eat but was enjoyed nevertheless.
The meal had to conclude on a sweet note and since gianduia chocolate cake sounded very appetising, I ended up ordering one for myself. Alas, this turned out to be a let down because it had a very unappetizing aftertaste and seemed as if it was left open in refrigeration. To coax and get rid of the weird taste, I ordered a dark chocolate oreo shake and ended my meal on a delicious note!
Confession: Overall, my meal at Andreas turned out to be much better than I expected. The swift service paired with good food and chic ambience make this place a must visit. Though the gianduia chocolate cake needs improvement!
Value for money: 4/5