An evening entertainment and dining destination, the Hong Kong Club at Andaz Delhi will give its rivals a run for their money. Check out what makes it a standout from the exhaustive league of fine dining options in New Delhi. By Shikha Pushpan
The moment you enter Hong Kong Club, you know it’s going to be an extraordinary evening. Housed in a glass pavilion with dramatic ambience, the place can sweep you off the feet with its Chinoiserie, high-ceilinged interiors, and extravagant setting. Inspired by the nightlife of Hong Kong, HKC nails it when it comes to capturing the city’s pulse with its extensive menu of authentic Cantonese dishes, exquisite cocktail creations, and lively music and entertainment scene.
Led by chefs Alexander Moser and Yu Fuhai, the kitchen is spearheaded by five Chinese chefs. So, be prepared to be disappointed if the popular ‘Indian-Chinese’ cuisine is what suits your palette.
At the heart of the affairs is an exquisite bar that serves everything from Zodiac-inspired cocktails to New World and Old World wines. For starters, try Sun Wukong, a banana liqueur concoction with coconut scotch, five spice, yuzu, a burning cinnamon stick that wafts spicy smoke into the nose with each sip.
The multi-level venue makes sure there is space for 300 guests, while also providing discreet hideaways and private dining rooms for special evenings. The place offers direct street access, besides being interlinked with the hotel. Sit by the glass pavilion, or take a seat on the upper level and admire the presence of the who’s who of Delhi. The in-house international DJs and live performances by popular artists make sure there’s never a dull moment.
What to Eat?
To begin with, vegetarians will not be disappointed as the place offers plenty of options—from cauliflower and cabbage dim sums, marinated green asparagus in mustard oil to garden-fresh veggies cooked in onion seed for mains. The non-vegetarians can look forward to Hong Kong-Cantonese dishes such as chicken feet in barbecue sauce and stuffed quail with ceps and bamboo shoots. Then there is marble-boiled duck egg, Hong Kong Duck, pork belly with cucumber and ginger, and Atlantic scallops for the more adventurous gourmands. Finish off your meal with burnt fruit, wild honey and sesame or the classic crème brulee on the desserts menu.
Cost: Rs. 7,000 + taxes for two.
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