Go Now: A Global Culinary Journey

Sep 22, 2011

GO NOW brings you a review of L’Angoor where you can set your palate free to engage in an exploration of senses.

On the onset let me clear that there is no monkey business here, it’s just French cum Indian Stylish way to call a wine lounge and to be honest I love the name. walk into L’Angoor, a cosy new trendy wine lounge in Gurgaon and one feels at home at once. L’Angoor marks a clear departure from often seen soul-less sleek minimalist restaurants, celebrating the nostalgia of the good old neighbourhood fine dining restaurants. L’Angoor comes from Interglobe Enterprise Limited which also owns China Club, an award winning restaurant.

A meal at L’Angoor is a global culinary journey with different lunch and dinner menus and an exclusive section of wines. The space is designed to suit the new way in which we eat, drink, listen to music and interact. With 40 covers, the diner has a live kitchen with a trendy and elegant interior which can be a perfect privatehideaway. Set your palate free to engage in an exploration of the senses.

Lunch is a lighter affair with a wide range of salads such as “prawns with orange and fennel” and burgers, sandwiches such as Tuna Melt etc., I chose to go the dinner route one Saturday as I love Jazz and the live band ‘CuentaCuentos’ playing Latino Jazz at the restaurant followed by the wine and cheese tasting with the in-house sommelier Davide Zubani made my evening all the more enchanting.

Coming to the food, I began my culinary sojourn with “Blue Summer crab cakes”, ”Herb Yogurt marinated potato barrels stuffed with cottage cheese and “Scallops served on a bed of corn-mush & pomegranates” which were all a great prelude of things to come. Foodies will appreciate the careful detail given to each dish, from the superior ingredients to the expert hands that craft each dish. To compliment this repertoire on offer is an enviable list of beverages; some of the finest single malts, liqueurs and Cognac add to the experience. L’Angoor has an exciting selection of over 130 labels of wines ranging from 1,600 rupees to 40,000 rupees a bottled stored in the state of the art temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar.

The main course, dishes such as Herb-crusted Atlantic salmon accompanied with mushroom risotto do not disappoint, however my vote goes all out for the succulent Jamaican spiced jerk chicken with cilantro flavoured rice and the delectable Rack of New Zealand lamb drizzled with rosemary scented au jus. Vegetarians can relish the scrumptious options of Herb Yogurt marinated potato barrels stuffed with cottage cheese, home-made gnocchi tossed in sun-dried tomato cream sauce, Zucchini parmigiana. Penny tossed in creamy tomato sauce topped with bocconcini and farfalle tossed in creamy pesto sauce. Share your desserts as all are gratifying. As for me, the “Mango Mascarprone, Affogato and Sgroppino” made a perfect ending to a sumptuous meal. With its impeccable food, trendy interiors and refined service.L’Angoor is a must visit for the food connoisseurs.






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