Review: ThreeSixtyo (Fine Dining-Multi Cuisine)
The Oberoi, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Lodi Road, New Delhi. Contact # +91-11-24363030
It was our first thousand likes on FB that took us to this awesome memorable dinner, what could have been a better excuse to celebrate. Though we had hit the magical 1000 on Sunday itself but had to push our celebration to Monday for unavoidable reasons. The delay though turned into a blessing later for we just walked in without any prior reservation and still got a seat to our liking, a seat for 2 at a corner with a view of the garden on one side and of entire restaurant on the other.
The First Glance:
Let me narrate from the beginning, as we walked through the shining-grandeur of Main Lobby of The Oberoi Hotel, Delhi into this World-Cuisine restaurant the first thing that couldn’t have gone unnoticed was the opulent Wine cellar on our left. The cellar however is a part of the hotel’s Lounge Bar ‘Enoteca’ that sits within the restaurant; this glass paneled wine cellar is positioned in a way that it is also visible from their Italian restaurant “Travertino” on one side; a clever design work that adds an intoxicating glamour to the ambiance of each restaurant. The hotel anyway has quiet earned its fame for its collection of the finest wines from across the world in Delhi, and a look of the well stocked racks set the mood just right for the Wine lover in me (do not read connoisseur, just Lover ;p).
The restaurant is pretty spaced out with well laid tables and relaxed sitting, spic and span just as I’d expect a five star’s restaurant to be. The décor is modern, trendy yet elegant with wooden floors, rustic wooden rods hanging from the ceiling and roof-2-floor glass panel wall, all adding up to a chic décor. Perhaps,it being a weekday night there were only a few guest who scattered across the colossal dining area, for here we had otherwise expected to rub our shoulders with the who’s who of Delhi circuit.
The elaborate multi-cuisine menu has something on offer for every palate, one can choose to order from a yakitori grill, a wood fire oven for Mediterranean cooking, a live sushi station, or a traditional tandoor. But first the ritual, we scanned through the extensive wine and scotch menu and placed our order for a drink each, the drinks were served in no time along with a basket of assorted fresh breads and butter cubes.
We started off with an order of a mixed kebab platter on our attendant’s suggestion. When I attempted to order one more from the starter list my careful attended quite rightly advised me against it saying that the portion of the platter would suffice. And really I could hardly finish half way through my half portion; anyway, the portion was an assortment of kebabs with 2 pieces of each Reshmi kebab, Tandoori chicken leg, Fish tikka, Chicken tikka, Mutton seekh and Shammi kebab. The stars of the herd for me were the Mutton seekh, Fish tikkas and Chicken tikkas with almost melting in mouth moments, the other were okay but not as amazing as the former ones, Pati too(oh thats what I call him ;p)mostly agreed with me on this.
The starters were heavy hence we again decided to order just one main and share, so we called for ThreeSixtyO special Harrisa Chicken served with Beans and Mashed Potatoes with Olives and Calamari and took our drinks out to the poolside. The friendly attended won our hearts by promptly assisting us through the way and offered to serve not before we were back. Ten minutes later we were back with a little space created in our tummies and our food was served hot in no time. Delicious, delicious, delicious, perfectly juicy Chicken breasts grilled with hot hasrrisa sauce and delicious potato mash to tone down the heat and the beans added a little crunch to the meal. It’s a must try and highly recommended whenever you are here.
The petite mains proved to be an intelligent choice for it did leave us a little room for my favourite part of the meal, the dessert. The dessert menu here is extensive, inviting and a little intimidating all at once. I’d have loved to try a portion of each desserts from across the given list but alas my appetite permitted just one and my eye stopped at Citrus Bavarois, it was served with a cassis sorbet and red currant compote. The desert was an adventure of piquant flavours, mildly sweet and sharp tangy flavours. There were many regulars like a tiramisu, Belgian cake, homemade ice creams, or cheesecakes too on the card for the less adventurous palate. I’d say the dessert menu alone was worthy of a second visit.
Impeccable is my word, for we were received and greeted just as we walked in by a cute attendant, who assisted us with a seat of choice with a smile. The welcoming smile, recommendation with the menu, small friendly conversation and the warmth of service throughout the evening was exceptional.
My Last Word:
Highly recommended for wine lovers, dessert doters and all foodies in general who are looking for a world class dining experience. There was nothing that let me down except the steep price; our bill for the above order excluding the drinks with a bottle of mineral water was a stooping Rs 4,700.
I am sure going back there soon as there was many a fare on the menu which unless I’ve tried my soul won’t be at peace.