A bloggers table is what brought all the foodie friends under one roof, except that Cinnamon Spice doesn’t have a roof 🙂 Cinnamon Spice is one of six restaurants under Seasons Apartment Hotels and even though all the other 5 are on the same building, Cinnamon Spice is just adjacent to the Apartment.
Cinnamon Spice is a Bollywood themed restaurant. Amazing efforts have gone in to make the ambiance and theme a notch above. Film Posters, vintage cars, daaru on cycle, and even the beer coasters have famous movie dialogues on it.
The staff were all set and Mr. Ugrasen Singh was all smiles, took us to our table made us all feel comfortable.
Blue Sky [Pineapple Juice, Blue Curacao, Coco Syrup, Ice Cream], Mango Delight [Mango Juice, Pineapple Crush, Ice Cream], Cherry Blossom [Cranberry Juice, Strawberry Crush, Black Currant Crush, Lime Juice] and Fruity Twister [Black Currant Crush, Guava Juice, Pomegranate Syrup] were the options for the Mocktails in the set menu. I tried the Mango Delight and the Cherry Blossom, and both of them were exceptionally good.
We also tried couple of cocktails/hard drinks from the menu. Started off with LIIT, which was kind of no where near the usual LIIT, but not bad either. Whiskey Sour was above average and the Mojito too was a standard fare. Couple of beers too were chugged down tonwards the end of the day.
It was that time of the night we were waiting for. The food was about to be served….
Murgh Badami Shorba: Wow is the word. Amazing shorba which was flavorful and creamy, with ideal portions of chopped almonds. This one was a real treat. A job well begun, is half done. There we assured ourselves of the quality for the rest of the night.
Mahi Ajwaini Tikka, Mutton Boti Kebab, Murgh Reshmi Kebab and Murgh Pahadi Kebab were the Non Veg Appetizer options. The Fish Tikka was my personal favorite from the non veg section. Being a not-so-mutton fan, tried the kebab and it was just an average dish. Both the chicken dishes were good. The marination was so good that the spices could be enjoyed thoroughly.
One of the really really rare days when I preferred Veg starters over the meaty affairs. The best of the day. Ladies and Gentleman, presenting you, Paneer Aur Papad ke Tikka. Cubes of fresh paneer, coated with crispy papad and fried. The taste was inexplicable and one has to taste it, to believe it.
Malai Paneer was a basic version. Tandoori Kumbh was an interesting dish, which was a Tandoori mushroom. Dahi Kebab too was good, but nothing exceptional about it.
By the time we hit the main course, we were almost full, thanks to some awesome appetizers. Chicken Dum Biriyani , along with Rara Gosht and Murgh Patiyala Kadhai Se was a perfect start, and end to the main course. Loved the Biriyani even without the sides. Being a not-the-best lover of mutton, I loved the Rara Gosht. Murgh Patiyala was an excellent preparation as well. Couldn’t bank in on the veg main course. Subz Biriyani, and veg curries were good too, according to other bloggers on the table.
Rasmalai, Gajar Halwa and Doodhi Halwa were the desserts for the night. The Rasmalai was equally loved by everyone on the table. However, both the Halwas could have been much better, and there is a huge scope of improvement in that area.
A huge huge thanks to the Staff. Such courteous staff, always smiling, would make any one’s dining experience a notch above. And thanks to Team Cinnamon Spice-Desi Tadka for hosting us.
Keep Chugging, Keep Chowing