In a line: A summery treat awaits you at Smoke House Deli.
Cuisine: European, Continental
Price for two: Rs. 1800(approx)
Location: Vasant Kunj, Khan Market
Must haves: Safeda mangoes and BBQ Jackfruit Salad, Jerk Chicken with Mango Concasse
With summer heat sapping away energy and appetite, its time to seek respite from the sultry-filled afternoons and instead, indulge in a meal that is light, fresh, packed full of nutrients and of course, flavours.
If you’re looking for an escape for a quick wholesome meal or a light bite this summer, then look no further as Smoke House Deli, has, in place, an amazing summer special menu, that is hard to resist!
Featuring a limited number of items, all touting summer in the best way possible, the menu takes you across a couple of refreshing salads and hearty mains, alongside a summer special drinks menu that rubs shoulders with tropical flavours.
My quaint sojourn at Smoke House Deli began with two of their best-selling salads: safeda mangoes with bbq jackfruit salad that had crunchy bits of puffed rice, topped with swirls of balsamic and mango puree and the hickory smoked melon with prosciutto and arugula salad, that was topped with shavings of parmesan cheese. While both were great in their own decided decadance, weakness for mangoes would make me opt for the safeda mango salad.
Summer and Sangria is quite a combination and one, which has been done justice to, at Smoke House Deli. Be it the burgundy-hued cherry blossom sangria prepared with sauvignon blanc, cherries and lavender or the pale ivory and peach sangria with elderflower, having reisling as the base.
For the mains, I opted for the jerk marinated chicken with thai chilli and mango concasse, that came atop peri peri rubbed potato wedges. Spicy potatoes, tangy marinade on the chicken, sweetness from the mango concasse, everything together made it a beautifully balanced dish. The linguine tossed in cress pesto topped with vegetable caponata had a mellow undertone of basil which complemented the rich tomato-based caponata very well.
To conclude the meal on a sweet note, Smoke House has an amazing dark chocolate mousse that had a velvety finish, topped with chopped seasonal fruits like kiwi, apple, watermelon et al. Demolished on sight, there couldn’t have been a better end to a perfect summery meal!