la tagiatella

Delhi, Food lovers & La Tagliatella – I had blogged here.

There were 12 of us, FoodandPeace Meeta Sengupta TedhiLakeer Sahiba Vivek Dushyant Mahalingham Snehal Abhishek Rubal and a couple of non twitter/zomato food lovers too. The restaurant is nicely laid out on two floors. Whilst the lower floor is very nice, the nose decibel makes it difficult to have a good meal & at times sounds like a food court. But a lovely place to have a coffee, dessert after shopping on the way home.

We began with ‘Panne Della Tagliatella’ their wide selection of delicious focaccia breads with tomatoes, green olives & onion. I went for the one with olives, demolishing a couple of them before trying out tomatoes – good; onion – nice but not something I am particularly fond of but still partook along with the nice chilli oil. Thankfully they removed the baskets before I could gorge myself only on the hot olive bread.

We then tried Insalata Caesar Salad with chicken, mustard & anchovies vinaigrette. This was good and loved by others on the table, unfortunately, at the best of times I am not a lover of salads, hence just tasted – liked the chicken with the tinge of mustard there & yes would have preferred just that but then it would not be called a salad 🙂

This was followed by the handmade stuffed pastas – Cuore di zucca with Porro e Pinoli; Ravioli Verdi with Tremenda – loved both of them, though am not a great lover of pumpkin. The texture was a bit rough for me but loved the taste. The long pastas – Tagliatelle with carbonara & Pappardelle pepe nero with peperoncino e Gamberi were more to my liking and really enjoyed them. Surprisingly I liked the prawns and the vegetarian more compared to my normal preference of chicken.

After this, there was a serious need of taking a breather, which was helped with Limon Sorbet. And it was a good thing that we cleared the palate, because then came my most favourite italian dish – Pizzas – thin crust Tagliatella, Verdure Grigliate, Sei Stagioni for the sea food. This was bliss – it crust was thin & chewy with the right amount of cheese & toppings. Trying to taste all the options made one regret having eaten the pastas.

All of this was washed down by red wine from Fratelli, which was a great accompaniment to the italian food.

By then we were completely stuffed, but most of the food lovers perked up when Desserts were announced – Fondue di Cioccolate bianco nero – nice, not overly sweet; Cheese cake – this is served in a glass and was good, a fitting end to the evening. Tiramisu was unfortunately over and we were unable to taste.

The price seems a bit expensive, till the time one sees the portions which are pretty large and enough for at least two people. A couple of people had questions about accompaniments – sauce etc – but they are strict about it & do not allow the use of it.

It turned out to be a lovely evening given the fact that there was an eclectic mix of people – student to professor; lawyer to educationist; restauranteur to consultant to retailer; software engineer to photographer united with their common lover for food.

All in all a nice place with a good location for the mall visitors.

Disclaimer: This was an evening hosted by me inviting food lovers on my trip to Delhi and hence would be unable to grade.


Written by AD
ex waiter, angadia, travel agent, dotcomer, dukaandaar, marketeer, people watcher. appreciates single malt, food, friends