To be considered the best of the country may sound pretentious, but Indian accent has not only been recognized as such but we may be talking of the best restaurant specialized in Indian food in the whole world. It is because of that that in our last visit to Delhi we decided to visit and to understand what makes these places so good. We can say now Indian Accent assumes all the qualities of a great restaurant that has make it worthy of so many awards.
We were able to get a lunch reservation by pulling some strings, so be sure to plan far ahead or call us to help you when planning to visit the Delhi location. What impressed us from the start was the ambiance and the level of service. There aren’t that many tables, but the place certainly looks busy an in spite of that we were seated and served our first sampling within a span of three minutes.
The experience of fine Indian cuisine begins with the very style and presentation of the restaurant itself. It is located on the grounds of the refined hotel near the embassy district of Delhi. The combination of sandstone and glass allows for beautiful light and reflective pools to make the restaurant bright and modern.
There are two food menu’s for lunch, one which is a tasting menu that showcases a tour over seven courses (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) some of India’s most distinctive flavors and ingredients. The a la carte menu was very alluring too, but the promise of a variety of new flavors was too good to resist.
What followed was nothing short of culinary magic. The selections were perfectly apportioned so that we did not risk overindulging or overloading our taste buds with any one course. The various waiters who served us kept a wonderful pace the entire time, explaining the dishes and bringing us the new ones in a perfect rhythm.
Flavors like saffron, tumeric, ginger and a host of others whose names we are still looking up became real to us in this meal where they had only been strange, overpowering or unknown to us before. The entire experience was the best introduction we’ve ever had to another culture’s cuisine.