I had heard and read too much about Gabbar’s to not pay a visit and check out for myself whether it’s worth the hype or not.
I ordered almost all the things on the menu with the Molecular Gastronomy tag, and the theatrical quotient in all of them were amazing. Be it the Paani-puri, the Spinach Chaat or the Makai Roti-Sarson Da Saag, all of these humble things have been deconstructed and jazzed up enough to induce awe. However, taste wise, they can be bettered in parts.
I loved the Mushroom Soup, which came with a truffle powder and dried mushroom pieces in what looked like a plastic packet but in fact was a sheet of starch, which dissolved in the soup magically.
The desserts all looked enticing on the menu, but I zeroed down on two. One was a gooey mud-cake with crushed oreos on top, presented in a flower pot and could very well be mistaken for a small plant in its soil. Interestingly, it was named Hazaron Khawaishein Aisi, which suited the presentation beautifully. The other one was cream cheese and strawberry filled in filo pastry cigars with strawberry caviar and had strawberry foam on the side. Both the desserts were outstanding to look at and to taste too.
The menu and the decor of this place is the perfect marriage of quirk and Bollywood. Their food looks spectacular. The desserts tasted like heaven. There’s nothing more I could have asked for, at least for that evening.
However, I had reached at around 5pm and was told that only the Chinese dishes will be available till 6.30 pm (I went out and came back at 6.30 pm as I was just not in the mood for Chinese).
The servers explained the food, wherever it was required and given the novelty of presentation of food here, the prices were pretty okay. So a big thumbs up to Gabbar’s for living up to the expectations and in fact, exceeding them.