It was an easy breezy Friday evening, hence we decided to officially visit the finest lounge in Delhi, M, MEGU at The Leela Palace
Based on the concept of Lounge dining, this place has a very relaxed and chic vibe.
We loved its serene and pleasant ambiance with dim lighting and classic décor , the benches were plush and comfortable, the surroundings were quiet, and the atmosphere was relaxing and inviting; perfect for forgetting about your day and/or an after-work date !!
The menu was meticulously planned featuring familiar tastes with an exotic epicurean curiosity.”
Heres our dinner experience at M Lounge by MEGU , The Leela Palace, New Delhi
- Crispy & creamy corn tempura tossed with spicy mayo and mango sauce.
The crisp Japanese-style treat was the first dish to arrive and was our favorite , the flavour wasimpeccable as it recreated a fimiliar taste in a modern context!!
- MEGU Original Okaki Asparagus
Asparagus rolled in rice crackers, flash fried, It’s a definite ”Must Try” as this dish is a part of their signature menu!!
- Prawns Lolli Pop
Lightly panko fried croquettes of minced prawns served with with cutlet sauce, Tender to bite into and crispy on the outside, it’s all about the sauce and the crunch of the croquette as you bite into all that goodness.
- Crispy Kanzuri Chicken
Apparently Kanzuri isn’t something that’s easily availble. As a matter of fact it’s a special regional hot sauce from Niigata prefecture.
- Crispy Scallops Toast
Slices of scallops with red onion confit on baguette, crunchy and juicy at the same time , we absolutely loved the french zing in the mordern Japanese Men.
- Crispy Tofu
Lightly batter fried tofu garnished with spicy tomato tartare served on wasabi mayonnaise.
It’s just amazing how chef Yutaka Saito, “THE EXPERT” in Japanese Cusine tweaked and modified the authentic dishes keeping in mind our palate.
- Chicken Yakitori
Chicken and leeks charcoal grilled, glazed with spicy dal makhni sauce. This was another dish that we absolutely loved , simply because of the Indian twist that the chef added with the “Dal Makhni” sauce, it went really well with the smoky flavour of the chicken. We could almost smell and taste the smoky grill aroma in every bite that we took along with lively snap of Dal Makani Sauce.
- Pressed Maki Roll
Just to give you all a little insight into “Pressed Maki Roll , Maki is basically ;Rolled sushi, with the ingredients laid upon a sheet of nori (pressed seaweed), rolled to form a log-like shape, then sliced into several round pieces. In our case we had these lip smacking cottage cheese Maki Rolls which included Cubes of charcoal grilled cottage cheese rolled and garnished with green olives.
- Vegetable caterpillar roll
Spicy crispy avacado roll topped with tanuki salsa, yet again another innovative Japanese fusion delight which made my dinning experience at M Lounge worthwhile.
- FINALLY ; THE DESSERT “Yuzu crème burlee”
Although I do not have a photograph that could do justice to this spectacular dessert, it was just splendid !! This Japanese lemon flavoured crème brullee served with green tea ice cream and sake scented strawberries was excellent!! From the zing of lemon to the soothing appeal of green tea ice cream which added a layer of depth left you wanting more.
And of course how could have we not thanked Chef Yutaka Saito for giving such a fabulous menu to our dinner at M Lounge and being a compete sweetheart!
Style coquettes with the MASTER OF MODERN JAPANESE
Drafting this post was as much fun as my experience at this contemporary Japanese lounge!
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