Saturday, 3 August 2013

Kefi, Taj Club House, Mount Road



On my previous visit to the Kefi at Taj Cub House, I found the food to be mediocre. It could have been their off-day. I love middle eastern food and this was a little disappointing to see a specialty restaurant  under perform. So this visit I was hoping they had taken major strides in improving the quality of food.


Food:
Before the start of the meal we were served with a palate cleanser or in restaurant terms a "time buyer". This was a orange peel with herbs stuffed in it. It was a very different and refreshing palate cleanser while we waited for the starters. 




For starters we were served a sampler of sorts. It had Hummus Beiruti which was Hummus topped with onions, tomato and parsley then there was the Moutabel which was char grilled aubergine with tahina sauce. Next was the Spanakopita which was baked pastry triangles filled with spinach, feta and pine nut and finally the non-veg Lamb Borek - fried pastry pocket stuffed with baby lamb. I must say I was clean bowled by the starters. Loved both Spanakopita and Lamb Borek. I would not mind heading back just for these two.



In-between the starters my drink was served. I had a Orange something ( Can't recollect the name) and Crapacinno which was a blend of Cranberry and Coffee. Loved both the drinks. Crapacinno was a one of a kind. I loved it.

After the round of starters we had small orange souffle on a smoky pot which was the palate cleanser. Nice touch. I did like the taste of it.





For the main course the veggies were served with Ausak which is Ravioli with sauteed mushroom and fennel. I have been facing this a lot of late, that is finding the vegetarian food tastier than the non-veg dish. The Ravioili was soft combined with the fresh juicy mushrooms. It was magic. The non-veggies were served with Pollo al Chillindron which was corn-fed chicken with paprika, red pepper and tomato. The chicken was juicy, every bite you take, makes you want to have more of it. The stuffing of corn is just the bit of surprise. I really did wish they had served this on my previous visit.


Finally coming to the desserts, this was a sampler with fresh fruit kiwi, almond cake, dark chocolate cake and finally the ever famous baklava. One should not leave Kefi without having the yummylecious Baklava.This is one meal which I would not forget easily. This is how a meal at a high end resto should be. Neat and filled with flavors. Hats off Taj for bouncing back to form.

Ambiance:
Both the outdoor and the indoor dinning ambiance are top-notch.

Price:
A meal two should cost around Rs 3000-4000/- odd. But hands down, it would be worth it.

Food - 8.5/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Service - NA
Price - 7/10

Kefi is located in Taj Club House on Mount Road.

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