RESTAURANT REVIEW: GUPPY BY AI, LODHI COLONY

ForTheReluctantChefI hesitate to recommend Guppy – it’s hard enough to get a table.

LOOKS LIKE
The place is adorable. Designed by Wes Anderson on an anime trip. Lots of colour and whimsical Jap cultural references – what’s not to love.

TASTES LIKE

One of my favourite menus in Delhi and some good food that’s good for you. I could live for a week on the Chilli Edamame. The Black Cod is everything everyone’s raved about and their sushi game is also on point. The chef’s experiment, using red rice from the North East for some of the sushi rolls, is a spectacular success. The red rice is firm and flavourful enough in its own right to hold its own against the fresh fillings.

The mocktail scene is a total fail though – everything is too sugary.

FEELS LIKE
Tastefully buzzy, Guppy is a pleasure.

DELHILIVING: SAKLEY’S SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Once in a while, it feels like Murphy’s offensive legislation has been repealed and without any notice, for no apparent reason, life gives you a perfect moment. I had one such moment at Sakley’s freshly instituted acoustic Sunday Brunches.

With good company, abundant food and unlimited cocktails, I watched Prateek Kuhad try and fail to counter his image as young India’s interpretation of John Mayer. The long communal tables and cozy seating clusters keep the ambiance and Sakley’s tastefully trendy patrons lively and convivial. The limited seating keeps the scene from descending into familiar chaos under the siege of barbarian hordes.

It’s hard not to smile when being serenaded with a refreshing Meet Me in Montana Guava Mary and juicy Fish Croquettes at hand. The menu is simple, the emphasis here being on the attempt to create a more complete cafe culture in Delhi. Whether you go for the delicately thin crust Deer Ranch Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza, the excellent sangria or the acoustics, nobody is immune to so much pretty.

Obsessed with these Pretty Lights!
Obsessed with these Pretty Lights!
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*some photos courtesy Sakleys