Crowne Plaza Hotel, Okhla, New Delhi is a very nice and very well positioned property in terms of location and highly impressive interiors. The elegance just flows as you enter the lobby which is done brightly with marble flooring and chandelier shining like a star.
I was there a few days back for dinner at their most talked about restaurant Chao Bella, yes you read it right: its Chao for Chinese and Bella for Italian under one roof.
But my concentration was only towards Chinese food this time as they are celebrating the Chinese New Year the Year of the Monkey which signifies good fortune, wealth and longevity among family, friends and prosperity to enjoy the delectable feast which features Chinese fare in real good ambiance and atmosphere. Chao Bella is a beautifully done place with varied seating options and styles, lounge type as well as semi private seating at the corners covered three sides with walls. An open kitchen welcomes you on one side and the Bar is at the entrance which is well stocked and nicely displayed.
The Festival is a super hit till now as the dishes on offer are a too good. I tried the Longevity Glass noodle soup with chicken which was a clear broth with crunchy and fresh veggies and chicken. Really wholesome and yummy. Then we ordered the Dimsums, which are a specialty out here from the regular menu. We tried most of them like Asian green and Garlic chive dumplings also the Chicken covered in steamed rice dumplings and also the pan fried pork jiaozi dumplings. I must say one can specially visit Chao Bella for the Dimsums and Dumplings, as they are so good. Crispy aromatic Duck rolls were a real good preparation and as authentic as it can be, served with Hoisin sauce. The main course dishes were also very well prepared as we tried one or two of them like the Wok fried Pork belly with sacha beans and the Chilean Sea Bass stir fried with vegetables with Jasmine rice in Eggs and veggies.
For the Desserts, we tried the Cheesecake, Cassata Siciliano ( Layers of Ice cream and Cake) and the Mantao (sweet pao with orange sauce and vanilla ice cream). A must have is the Cassata Slice though all were good.
I must admit, this was one of BEST meals of my life. Awesome food, excellent service with class ambience. I don’t have even a single point which I can put against the whole experience. I recommend everyone who loves oriental cuisine to try this place for an excellent Chinese meal. Exec. Chef Sudarshan Bhandari and his team has done and are doing a fabulous job. Kudos to the whole team.
Next, I will surely review and write on the Italian fare available at this restaurant. , and I am sure that will also be one of the most rocking one.
Date- 1st – 10thFebruary
Timings- Lunch & Dinner
Price- Ala Carte
Crowne Plaza, Community Centre,
Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi
Coverage By : Vickrham (vicky)
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