The Parsi flavours: SodaBottleOpenerWala
For me, SodaBottleOpenerWala was an introduction to another culture. And maybe the next time, I would take my book of Rumi to enjoy with a plate of eggs and Parsi Choy. There’s still the bun maska and maybe a Bawa peg to experience too.
It has a nice cozy old-world, historical, yet modern ambience. And there is a blackboard of restaurant manners. The café has a range of drinks and considering it was winter I was intrigued to see an offering of Rum and Sugarcane. It wasn’t the season for sugarcane, but what came was a fresh, frothy heady mix, a unique drink. I loved it. What a group would love though is the Beer Tower.
Deciding what to eat or not to eat, I let the restaurant manager choose a starter fish and main course of seekh with paratha. The dishes are served in traditional Parsi platter style. Tareli Machhi is deep fried fish and went down well with my rum-laced sugarcane. The main course was a Bhendi Bazar Sheekh Paratha inspired by the paratha offered in Bhendi Bazar, Bombay. And the best thing that I liked was that you can get the leftover food packed to take home. The café also has a bakery where you get fresh cookies and cakes.
You could go there on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to 2014 Parsi style. Listen to some bindaas music, enjoy a plate of Keema Ghotala, Parsi Duck Masala Roast, Rice with Curry and keep the memories alive with Chef’s giveaways and pictures.
Address: CyberHub, Shop no. 3, Near Building no. 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase II,
Gurgaon, Haryana; Phone nos: +91-0124-6518801, 8527636633;
Timings: 11.30 am to 11.30pm
New Year celebration reservations at 73, Khan Market, New Delhi;
Contact no: +91-011-43504778, 011-453504878 and 9810877701
Average meal for two: Rs. 1,500 ++ (excluding alcohol); Credit cards: Accepted
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