Saturday, February 09, 2008
Tarla's visit to "Wild Dinning"
The best escape route from the hassles of the city is the nearest hill station hoping for a nearer acquaintance with the environment. Nature has become a far cry in this bustling metropolitan. But there are places which still hold on to their soils and roots and make it a welcoming gesture for people looking for a respite.
On a quest to explore such venues Mrs.Tarla Dalal came across a very unique concept in Andheri on friday, 8th feb 2008. A restaurant which had a theme of forest and called wild dining…and as the name suggests it takes you to a ride through the jungle.
The entire restaurant takes you through the primitive settlement of the tribal with caves made of rocky walls; statues of wild animals and mannequin of cave men…even the waiters were dressed in khaki uniforms. The ambience of the restaurant flaunted the jungle look with sounds of roaring animals, chirping birds, elephants blaring .Rather than being scary they transformed you a bit closer to the nature in its raw form. Exactly how the owner, Mr.Sanjay Pratap had imagined while shaping up his dream into reality. Hospitable hosts, Sanjay and his wife joined along for this adventure and made it thoroughly enjoyable experience for Mrs. Dalal and me.
Even the food did not fail to impress us. We relished on a variety of delicacies ranging from starters, soups, followed by pizzas, nachos, main course, sweets and a variety of desserts. A round of tasting each and every dish left us totally satisfied and satiated. Mrs. Dalal rated the dishes 8 on a scale of 10 complimenting the chef for a wonderful dine.
It not only turned out to be a great expedition (which would cost you just somehwere bewteen Rs. 275 to 350/-per head) roaming the forest but the result was discovering a place close to the real home away from concretes and bricks.
I am sure all you foodies must have explored exciting places like this, do feel free to share your experieces with us...