Food: ☆☆☆☆ 1/2
Must Try: warm doda burfi treacle tart, Andhra pickle chicken meatballs
Indian Accent is Indian fusion done right. Housed in the chic Manor Boutique Hotel, this unassuming restaurant has many accolades behind it. Chef Manish Mehrotra has done a tremendous job of combining the vibrant flavors of Indian food with the subtlety of global cuisine.
Drawing heavily on Indian street food, water chestnut chaat is as easily merged with Thai pomelo on a plate, as is Foie gras with stuffed galawat kababs.
The best of their dishes are the chaat based ones and their entrees – they made an outstanding plate of Andhra pickle chicken meatballs.
I think their desserts are their weakest point. Whilst the Indian accented ones like the warm doda burfi treacle tart and mishti dohi cannoli were exceptional; the cheesecake and chocolate ball were sorely disappointing as was their sorbet.
At Indian Accent, I would opt for the tasting menu, which gives you an opportunity to sample the wide range of creative creations from the chef.
In New Delhi, if you are looking for a truly fine dinning experience, Indian Accent will not disappoint.
Here is some of what we ate:
Potato thread sphere, white pea ragda, summer kakdi
Water chestnut chaat, Thai pomelo segments, popped amaranth
Tandoori chicken chaat, Thai pomelo segments, popped amaranth
Baked basa, patrani masala butter, whitebait papad
Andhra pickle chicken meatballs
Black dairy dal
Foie gras stuffed galawat, strawberry green chilli chutney
Pan seared john dori, kashmiri haaq saag, spiced ‘nadru choorma’ shavings
Apple wood smoked bacon kulcha
Warm doda burfi treacle tart, homemade vanilla bean ice cream
Mishti doi cannoli
Valhrona chocolate Rum Ball