A Day At Sura Vie - Sanjeev Kapoor's Popular Restaurant in Delhi
Among the first few things that caught my fancy, I particularly liked the dim lighting, LED lit tables, soothing background music, multiple projector and TV screens, and colorful couches.
|Aawaaz - A Sufi Band|
The property has two floors; the first floor can accommodate up to 40 people and the second floor can accommodate up to 80. If you're someone who likes to sit closer to the bar/lounge area, move to the second floor directly.
|Colorful Couches on Second Floor|
|A Projector Screen at Sura Vie|
|Second floor sitting area at Sura Vie|
Grand Buffet Lunch
The sumptuous spread is divided under the following sections:
- Chaat: This counter has some of your favorite, finger-licking Indian Street food such as Bheeja Kulcha, Gol Gappa, and Paapri Chaat.
- Starters/Entrées: Try picking some lip-smacking and innovative starters like Fruity Seekh, Cheese Melters, Lemon Grass Chicken Tikkas, Makhmalli Boti, Tandoori Lolly Pops, and so on.
- Mezze and Mexican: Indulge in an interesting assortment of Nachos with salsa and cheese, traditional Hummus with Pita bread, Tzatziki, Babaganoush, Tabbouleh Salad, Mexi Salsa, Sour cheese, and Refried beans.
- Salads: In this section, you'll find a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian healthy delights.
- Pasta and Dim Sums: Pick your favorite spaghetti, penne, or fettucine and get it cooked with vegetables and sauce of your choice. The Dim Sums counter brings to you appetizing vegetarian and non-vegetarian Dim Sums made to perfection.
- Main Course Section: Features your favorite dishes from across the globe, for instance, Noodles and Thai Green Curry, Fish Roulade, Deewani Handi, Dum Biryanis, Oriental style noodles, Cottage Cheese Curries, Daal Makhni Nahari, Safed Korma, Saag Koftas, and more.
- Desserts: My personal favorite, this counter has a classic variety of desserts ranging from Blueberry Tarts, Butter Scotch and Pineapple Pastries to Rose Kheer, Gulaab Jamun, and more. In short, a scrumptious spread for everyone with a sweet tooth.
|Grand Buffet Lunch|
What I Liked
Both Peru Pyala and Spicy Affair are unconventional Guava drinks that contain chaat masala, Tabasco (very hot red peppers), and salt.
- Peru Pyala: 4 out of 5 for its unique taste and flavor. I liked that they mix Guava juice with lemon juice and mint.
- Spicy Affair: 2 out of 5 for its classic presentation (too "chilly" for my comfort though).
- Seventh Heaven: Essentially a fruit punch topped with strawberry crush and lychee. The fruit punch is a mishmash of mixed fruit juice, apple juice, vanilla ice cream, and blended pineapple/orange slices. I'd rate it a 5 out of 5.
- Ginger Mint Lemonade: Fresh ginger muddled with mints and topped with lemonade. My rating: 4 out of 5.
|Ginger Mint Lemonade|
- Achari (Pickle) Chicken Tikka: Slightly tangier and spicier than what you'd generally expect. The homemade achari masala was great though. I'd rate it 3 out of 5.
|Achari (Pickle) Chicken Tikka|
- Lucknowi Mutton Seekh: If you're fond of the Awadhi cuisine, go for these mouth-watering kebabs without thinking twice. Savor the kebabs while they're smoking hot and don't forget to ask for the mint chutney and lemon wedges. My rating: 4 out of 5.
|Lucknowi Mutton Seekh|
- Matar Methi Tikki: Matar (or Green Peas) make great tikkis when combined with potatoes and a handful of methi (Fenugreek) leaves. My rating: 5 out of 5 (an absolute must-have).
|Matar Methi Tikki|
- Exotic Green Paneer Tikka: The green color in this tikka comes from the same herbs and spices that are used to make the Indian green chutney. I am not sure if the marinated Paneer was fried or baked, but something sure felt incomplete. And it is for this reason alone that I rate this dish as 3 out of 5.
|Exotic Green Paneer Tikka|
- Spring salad (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Beetroot salad with sesame seeds (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Green Thai (fish) curry - Vegetarian/Chicken/Prawn (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Grilled chicken with Mushroom sauce (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Hyderabadi chicken biryani (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Keema mutton (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Baked vegetables (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Veg Thai Massaman curry (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Burnt Garlic Noodles (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Corn Rice (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Mushroom matar hara pyaz (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Middle Eastern cuisine (My rating: 3 out of 5): Includes Falafel, Hamas, Jajiki, Mutabal (Eggplant dip), Sour Cream, Salsa, Kidney Beans, Nachos, Pita bread, and Lavash.
- Gulab Jamun (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Seviyan (vermicelli) kheer (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Mango souffle (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Italian Bomb (My rating: 4 out of 5)
- Tart (My rating: 3 out of 5)
- Pastry (My rating: 3 out of 5)
At INR 777 plus taxes, the Grand Buffet Lunch provides the best bang for the buck.