When people talk about places that they would like to meet in near the airport, The Roseate House in Aerocity deserves a mention. This swanky new hotel by the Bird group is quite classy with a very interesting theme of a traveller. The roof top infinity pool is an added attraction.
Their bar which serves street food is called Chiria Ghar (the Zoo….I have my doubts about how easily this name would roll off a foreigner’s tongue). The all day multi cuisine bistro is called Del (which is Delhi’s aero code) – most of the dishes have an aero code of the places where they are from, good thought that has gone behind doing this menu.
After me and my friend settled down, we were told that they have four different menus and it keeps on changing during the day. They have a different menu for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Having come at lunch, we were presented the lunch menu. Instead of going for the elaborate buffet, we preferred to order ala-carte.
Del is where we started off with Burrata Cheese sprinkled with Dehydrated Red Tomato Powder on a bed of beetroot puree. Burrata cheese is different from mozzarella cheese as this takes the mozzarella a step further. It is mozzarella cheese formed into a pouch and filled with soft, stringy curd and cream which oozes out on being cut. The beetroot puree which, on appearance, I assumed to be sweet, was actually quite tart (almost like a tamarind chutney) and really complimented the burrata perfectly. A simple and delicate dish which plays around with flavours. I can come back to this dish any time.
Andhraite Pizza – a Malabari parantha topped with Andhra style chicken, crispy curry leaves, curry leaf mayonnaise and pickled onion petals. The curry leaf mayo definitely brought this pizza together. I enjoyed it as it was a pleasantly unexpected flavour combination for a pizza. However, for a pizza, it need more firm base.
Tortellini stuffed with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus, tossed in burnt butter with Parmesan shavings, pine nuts and raisins – the flavour of the goat cheese coupled with burnt butter was really good with the tortellini done al dante.
Tuna Salad – black pepper crusted tuna (Carpaccio style) burnt potato and onion, Kalamata olives and quail egg. A downer for me was that I got an olive pit in my salad and it was bit under seasoned.
Cottage Cheese Sholay with garlic chutney and pickled onion – the cottage cheese was soft and well cooked but maybe some other sauce would go better with it. The garlic chutney was too strong and over powered the delicate flavour of the cottage cheese.
Quinoa Biryani with Blueberry Raita – the quinoa was cooked along with the vegetables. It was not as mushy as I thought it would be, served with a smoothie like sweet blueberry raita it is an interesting take on the comparatively healthy dish.
Yin Yang – hot prawns were served on a bed of cold squash puree with cold asparagus. I enjoyed the prawn quality but the squash puree did nothing much to either enhance the flavour of the prawns or the palate. Maybe it needs a puree to uplift its flavor without dominating it.
The desserts are good and for the price and the proximity to the airport, Del at Roseate house is a definitely a good meeting and a new dining option. Don’t miss the beautiful sashimi platter – it is the art on the plate.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0 | Wheel Chair Friendly: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Alcohol: Yes | Breakfast Buffet: 1100/- Lunch Buffet:2100/- Excluding taxes.
Address: Asset10, Hospitality District, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037 | Phone: 0124-4266653/54
Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review, but readers need to consider this review keeping this fact in mind