Satire in the Age of Letters and Technology- more than just a pinch of it.
by: Shivani Khare
The saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ fits the bill perfectly to describe Culinaire.
After hearing rave reviews about the restaurant I decided to go in search of this place.
In place of the ‘restaurant’ I found a small dhaba styled joint with limited seating capacity. I wondered why nobody had warned me about this and my first impulse was to run away however the food soon redeemed the place in my eyes.
The cuisines served are Thai, Chinese and Lebanese. However, it’s better to stick to the Thai fare as it hugely overshadows its Chinese and Lebanese contemporaries. The Chicken Green Curry is one of the best I have ever tasted with subtle undertones of lemon grass and coconut milk. The Chicken Satay with peanut butter sauce is another favorite though predictable. If you do insist on sticking to the usual Chinese fare you can’t go wrong with the Dim sums, Bean curd, bamboo shoots and broccoli in sweet chilly sesame sauce and the Crispy chilly honey potatoes.
Apart from the food and the enormous portions they serve, the prices are another bonus. Very reasonably priced a meal for two would cost you around Rs. 700.
This place is a must try and I for one am definitely going there again.
Food- 4 / 5
Ambience- 2 / 5
Service- 3 / 5