Bon-apetit people! Because if you still haven't been there then that is where
you should be heading right now. Lost you? What I'm talking of is an absolute
extravaganza of specially prepared Pakistani and Afghani delicacies, served steaming
hot in that oh-so-traditional way of the Pathans. So you are against cruelty to
animals? Well then this is a dish prepared to your taste, so to speak, as all
the dishes here are strictly vegetarian.
With romantic lighting and a decor to match the mood, Utsav Restaurant is all
decked to deliver. Having started on the 26th and lasting till the New Year's
eve, this affair is all about satisfaction. Satisfaction of all your senses...
so sit back and take in the ambience, breathe in that heady odour of well-seasoned
delights and, if you are not hungry yet, just take a look at the beautifully made-up
plates heaped with piping hot and alluring dishes - that will have you reaching
for the fork and spoon in a hurry!
Maybe you'd look to start with a choice between the Anaardane-ka-Shorba or Methi-Palak-ka-Shorba. Then go onto the Biryanis, the Afghani kind. Served with dry fruits and prepared with savory traditional spices, this claims to win over the most confirmed of dyspeptics. And of course, you will also probably like a helping or two of the richly prepared Balti-Paneer. I am told this dish derives its name from a village by that name where it was first made, and is still being made and is extremely popular. Well people, no need to reach for your passports as all this and plenty more is made available to you right here in your very city, and is just a drive away.
With the items priced between a very affordable Rs 40 and Rs 85 per item, you
don't have the fear of ending up paying the Heaven and Earth for it. Afghani and
Mughlai Khaana, which we have all come to like so much that we have made most
of it our own over time, served in that special way it is made to be served, and
some recipes that are quaint to this land, make for a very memorable experience.
Especially popular seems to be the lunch where more patrons seek out the festive
foods. Served alongside the regular fare, this is one of those places you'd rather
be this evening, or noon or whenever...