Apr 16

The Big Chill

A visit to Delhi is incomplete for me unless we go eat at the restaurant called β€œThe Big Chill”. Very good food, and for those of you who eat chocolate and sugar, unbelievably tasty deserts.
We had an extended 2 hour lunch there. Started with Hummus and Pitta Bread. I must say that my hummus is tastier! πŸ™‚ Then went onto some leafy salads with sun dried tomatoes which were excellent. Then a fairly good tomato basil soup. A huge Baked potato topped with cheese and mushrooms, the skin of the potato is crunchy and tasty…
Then we had Cannelloni which was cooked to perfection, along with Lasagna which was very nice. The penne with mushrooms could have been much better… We also ordered pizzas (4 cheese and al funghi) which were strictly ok, i had just a bite from them, they don’t serve whole wheat pizza, so i was not too interested… and then i abandoned my no sugar dictat for some really super delicious deserts.
Shavina had a Mississippi Mud Pie, which is basically chocolate with more chocolate topped with chocolate, floating in chocolate and has some more chocolate stuffed in if there is any place… a chocoholics dream come true… i just looked at it, didn’t eat any πŸ™‚ I dont think Shavina would really have cared to share it πŸ™‚
We ordered Blueberry and Strawberry Cheese cake which were excellent, and a banana and vanilla thick shake, which was even better, but everything paled into insignificance to the mighty Banoffe Pie. Biscuit crusts, layered with cooked banana, gooey sticky super tasty caramelized toffee, and topped with some thick cream, sprinkled with shavings of dark chocolate (which i carefully removed). If there is ever a reason to eat sugar, this is it!:)
i had four mouth wateringly delicious spoonfuls of it!
We were a group of 14 people i think, Vishwas and Meghana had a flight to catch so they left a bit early, but Jogi joined us and i think more than made up for both of them… The bill was a little less than Rs 5000. The portions are generous and the service is pretty good. The ambience is very nice, All over the walls there are posters of movies and old pepsi and coke ads, the chairs are comfy. The music which can be loud and blaring and pretty intrusive… but seriously, other than the pizzas and the mushroom penne which were disappointing, the rest of the food was superb. A very satisfying and enjoyable afternoon out.
I am back to eating no sugar at all… in fact i didn’t have any dinner either πŸ™‚
On a side note, after that sugar shot, i felt quite drowsy and can feel the acidity in my stomach… Sugar once or twice a year is fine, but not more than that for me for sure!

Flavours is another fantastic eating joint in Delhi, owned and run by an italian, they serve whole whet pizza too, and are just slightly more expensive than The Big Chill. They have maintained their quality over the years, though i wouldn’t eat any deserts there :)… The soup, salad, bakes and pizzas there are fantastic!

Jai Gurudeva!

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15 Responses to “The Big Chill”

  1. JM says:

    Just one word comes outta my heart.. n thz YUMMYyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! πŸ˜› hehehe. My taste buds were Jumping, rocking,flying,watering n what not doing.. when i was reading about Deserts πŸ˜› Choco delight.. woww!!
    Main kab Delhi jaungii πŸ˜›

    Jai Gurudev. πŸ™‚

  2. Devashree says:

    Dearest Bawa,
    Plzz don’t forget to add a spoiler warning b4 ur food-related posts- “Don’t read this on an empty stomach”..hehe
    U REALLY take too much joy in describing those irresistable delicacies to us, don’t u? Esp when u know these kind of desserts are not easily accessible?
    hehe..nevertheless, thnx 4 the post..will visit the recommended restaurants when (and IF) I ever visit Delhi..

  3. Abhishek says:

    Amazing, justice done to one of the bastions of sugary indulgence…great going Bau.

    Waise, for an equally lip-smacking (and totally free!!) gastronomic tour, plz visit google’s office in blr

  4. chikako says:

    Oh, Bawa. I went there, too! I sat there and celebrated my stay in India before leaving. Mmmm, makes my mouth water…

  5. Monica says:

    yhhummmyyy !! what a cool description! and that MUD PIE is MINE!!

  6. ajaxkarthus says:

    Hi Bawa and Dinesh bhaiyyas

    Went to The Big Chill Cafe the other day.Truly a very satisfying meal.Though sadly i guess they revamped /changed the menu or something.Because soups were the normal ones though the bake was good.But the lasagna was terrible.couldn’t stand the mushrooms though my ‘halat’ got better with dessert which was a mixed bag-Bueberry cake was terrrrrrrrrrrrible -tasted more like Mc Vitie’s biscuit crumbs at the base and dahi and topped with the blueberry.Couldn’t stand it.But the Mississippi Mud pie was totally out of the world.Brilliant and wonderful.Thanx a lot for writing on your blog about it-had a great time.

    Thanking You,
    Ajey Karthik

    PS When would you come to Delhi next time???

    PPS The desserts are as good as the ones in Hyderabad at Ohri’s and Havmore,i guess i could safely recommend it.

    Thanks again.

  7. Anshika says:

    The description of it all is a reason enough to party there !
    Fab.. πŸ™‚
    Jai Gurudeva

  8. whois says:

    nothing new here. typical western food

  9. pradeep says:

    JGD Bau,

    Is this resturant a veggie resturant? If not, then those desserts which you have mentioned might contain egg? please clarify? if yes, then why tell everyone to go veggie? πŸ™‚

    I asked this question because sometimes i tend to doubt people whom I look up to..! i hope that is natural? πŸ˜‰

    • khurshed says:

      No its not an all veg restaurant, and the desserts mentioned in the post are all veg at least when we ate them πŸ™‚ later we found out that the Vanilla Milkshake is iffy, coz there might be gg in the vanilla ice cream
      The Bannoffe Pie is 100% all veg … i am still perfecting it πŸ™‚
      Expect the recipe sometime this year…
      Jai Gurudeva!

  10. Abhishek Bhardwaj says:

    The way you write about the events is awesome. You are excellent to use English language when it comes to express the thoughts.

    Jai Gurudev

  11. Pratik Gindodia says:

    jai gurdeva…

    its 12.30 in night and im reading ur blog, n now im dead hungry!!!!
    wat an article, made me imagine everythin!!!

    goshhh muje khana chaiyeeee…lolz

    love u!!!

  12. Vihal says:

    You surely are the most interesting and interestd persons I have known…You know so many things about so many things..with all the delicious food and your yummy description and to top it all you saying you are perfecting that dish…I just pray I be with you when you have your “AHA” moment….ssluuuurrrp….

  13. snehal prabhu says:

    Dear Bawa n Dineshda,

    when u write it’s make’s such a nice read,the way you describe the places,cuisine,people,it’s as if we are experiencing the moment,when u talk u mesmerize us…i just had pasta,now after reading your space i want to have the desserts too….i have a sweet toot,but please let us know how can we have sugar only twice a year….how do we resist all these temptations…i wish i had the will power….:)

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