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Seven must-try new menus in Delhi

Arushi Sakhuja  
With the heat and humidity, fried and heavy food takes a back seat. Summer is all about eating fresh salads, light dishes and of course an overdose of the season’s favourite ingredient – Mango! If you are looking for some new and exciting culinary experiences to savour in the capital, these are some new menus in Delhi that should be on your list.  
Aku’s The Burger Co. 
When it comes to savouring a juicy burger, Aku’s is on top of the list. The iconic brand has not only unveiled a new and spacious flagship outlet in Delhi’s Basant Lok market but also has a delicious new menu. Their menu features favourites from around the world like hot dogs, classic French fries with gravy, and loaded tortillas. orange spritzer, Nutella bun sandwiches and a lot more. What’s more? It is pet-friendly!  
Where: 61, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110070 
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The plethora of culinary options ensures there’s an offering across all cuisines. And if you’re on the hunt to find food that tastes as good as it looks, this is one of the new menus in Delhi you cannot skip. CHO – Vietnamese Kitchen and Bar’s new menu takes your taste buds on an artful curation but Chef Vaibhav through Asian-Inspired flavours. From the exquisite Tofu & Avocado Bites to tantalizing creations like Tuna Tataki, Crispy Prawn Roll, and the beloved Hot Pot, each dish is an exceptional dining experience with a symphony of flavours, aromas, and textures. 
Where: 1st Floor, H5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 
Swan 
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Delhi’s enchanting locale Mehrauli is just what diner loves. Pristine views of the Qutub and an outdoor ambience like no other, Swan’s new summer menu focuses on intense flavours and includes a raw section. Some of the standout choices include the signature cheese wheel pappardelle alla Napoletana con polpette and charred asparagus burrata salad. But that’s not all. What’s a meal without some tipples? Pair the delicacies with Swan’s new cocktail – a mix of Japanese tradition with an Italian touch and modern techniques by head mixologist Engji. 
Where: 1st Floor, Kharsra No 1501, Kalka Das Marg, Ward Number 1, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 
The Wolf 
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Delhi now has a new cocktail lab in the heart of the city called The Wolf. Located in Basant Lok, the Wolf brings on board Giuseppe ‘Papi’ Stasi, a renowned cocktail crafter from Spain, to create liquid concoctions unlike any other in the country from Tiramisu to Tarte Tatin, and Banana Split, these aren’t desserts but cocktails. But what caught our eye is that this is one of the few new menus in Delhi taking the global experience to the food menu. Curated by Chef Sagar Bajaj and Chef Gokhan Eser Kesen, the duo have recreated favourite delicacies from different countries to perfectly compliment the palettes of Delhites. Keep an eye out for the salmon salad, lamb chops, Turkish kebab platter and baklava with ice cream. 
Where: Second Floor, 61, Unit No. S-02, PVR Priya, Vasant Marg, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057 
Bo-Tai Qutub
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New menus in Delhi are focusing on the summer season and Bo-Tai Qutub’s summer menu is a whole new summer experience with an eclectic choice of cocktails, perfectly paired with summer dishes. Start your meal with the Pomelo Salad that is citrusy and fresh, the Laab Gai is a Thai classic made with minced chicken and aromas of lemongrass or opt for a hearty Glass Noodle Salad called Yum Woon Sen is most preferred with soft glass noodles, spring onions and a rich dressing made with lemon juice and a hint of sweetness. For non-vegetarians, the Grilled Prawn Salsa over a perfectly toasted brioche is a must-have and the Crispy Tofu is a flavour bomb with notes of Thai tamarind and fresh herbs is a great vegetarian alternative. But the cold section of the menu is the highlight. From salmon Carpaccio dressed with a bell pepper and yuzu soy dressing to Avocado Corn Tartar and the Avocado Pizza, it works best to cool off. 
Pair the meal with cocktails like the Thai-inspired Tiki cocktail and for a tropical vibe, don’t miss a Bo-Tai take on a classic Pina Colada, the best of tropical flavours in a glass. Speaking of Summer Coolers, the Lynchburg Lemonade is a deeply refreshing whiskey cocktail elevated with citrus flavours of lemon and lime.
 
Where: Bo-Tai, 6, 4, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi  
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Looking for new menus in Delhi that bring authentic flavours to the capital? The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi Thai Food Festival is a 10-day long journey, which starts on 23, June till 3, July. The menu has been curated by expat guest Chef Chaiwat Saengsawang & Chef Theerawat, from W Bangkok Hotel. Chef Khanna, Cluster Director of Culinary, commented – “Thai food is known for its aromatic freshness, fervent flavours of herbs and spices, hand pounded curry pastes and indigenous ingredients. Contrary to popular belief, Thai food is more than just Pad Thai and Red or Green Curries, every region has master dishes that are yet to be explored. This is a cuisine where the balance of flavours and courses is perfect, an extensive selection of salads and soups complement the curries and stir-fries. This culinary extravaganza is all set to showcase the essence of Thai gastronomy in an innovative way to the city, where guests will take home unique memories of the South-Asian food culture.” 
The ala-carte menu at the Thai Food Festival will include a variety of appetizers, signature soups and salads, such as Chargrilled Eggplant Salad, Banana Blossom Crab Meat Salad, Tom Kha Hed Soup and the Som Tum Corn. While, the mains will include an array of curries ranging from the signature Massaman Tofu Curry, Red Duck Curry, Tom Yum Prawn and Cashew Chicken, every dish has been curated with authentic Thai herbs and flavours. These mains can be savoured with Kra Pao, Pad Thai, Pad See or Fried Rice, all typical sides for curries and stir fries like these. The Thai Food Festival will be hosted at EEST, the Pan Asian speciality restaurant at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi.  
Where: 1 Mg Road, Sector 29, New Delhi, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 
Harp at Maruchi 
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The capital city is finally catching up with the speakeasy trend, and this is a new haven in the midst of Maruchi. Being one of the relatively newer places, this is one of the must-try new menus in Delhi. Chef Phankri Bey, and Chef Vaibhav Soni, offer a tantalizing array of world cuisine to delight your taste buds. Don’t forget to try the Pulled Lamb Casserole Buns and HARP Mezze Platter with falafel, pita, hummus, aubergine with feta, tahini, pickled veg, harissa, lavash, pickled olives. The Portobello mushroom kebabs are surely worth a try too.
There’s glamour and decor that teleports one to the vintage era of the 1920s, so bring out your 20’s inspired flapper dresses! From live bands to stand comedies and more, this bar is always buzzing with action. But what makes this spot unique is the speakeasy bars’ unique experience of handcrafted cocktails
Where: Sri Aurobindo Marg, behind Qutub Golf Course, Kutub Golf Course, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 
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Arushi Sakhuja

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