Old Fashioned Charm & Goodness: Wolfgang & Company
Delhi’s hep and happening Connaught Place witnesses the opening of 2-3 restaurants on a daily basis. With most of them being cafes or serving almost the same food, only a few make the cut and can actually be considered as a feather in the cap. Wolfgang & Company- an old fashioned kind of rustic themed British Bar is that valuable addition to the food and party scene of Connaught Place. Owned by Mr. Kuldeep and run under the guidance of Executive Chef Prahlad, everything about this place, from its ambience to its food menu to its drinks menu is buzz-worthy.
As we visited this place for an exclusive preview showcase, a limited menu was presented to introduce the best of their produce and oh my god, what a delight it was.
We started off with a very warm welcome and three signature shots- a green coloured mango based tangy-sweet shooter, a fizzy kokum shooter and a bright yellow jalapeno shooter. My personal favorite was the green mango shooter, it was very refreshing and smooth for the palate. Next what we ordered was hands down the most innovative drink you will ever see- The Chocolate Man, a creatively designed skull shaped glass graced with a combination of whiskey, cream and chocolate, topped with white and dark chocolate flakes and roasted marshmallows. The first though that crosses your mind when you see it is how the hell did they conceptualize this, it was creative, edgy and toxic all at the same time. Next we tried a Wild Mushroom Soup, a creamy-rich bowl of soup with an earthy flavour of shitake mushrooms, while savouring it; I had already planned to visit this place in the winters just for this hearty soup.
Next we tried a very soul-satisfying Arugula Apple Celery Salad, peppery fresh arugula, crunchy bite size apple chunks, cherry tomatoes and walnuts tossed in a light dressing and topped with parmesan cheese shavings. I am personally not a fan of salads but I really appreciated this one for its simple flavours. Then we binged on Italian Parma Ham & Cheese Roll- a cheese oozing ham roll with a crispy asparagus, it was really delectable and comforting. And now to make way for the star of the night, the impeccable Mushroom Galauti- served atop discs of ulte tawa ka parantha, the galautis were so delicate and soft that they just dissolved in the mouth. Once you taste these it will take you a moment to realize and believe that these are made of mushrooms, a must must have.
For the main course we tried the Hyderabadi Risotto- a vegetarian dish, it is an experiment of flavours that is worth a shot. Arborio rice cooked with a South-Indian twist of tomatoes, curry leaves, mustard seeds and dried red chillies. It has a very hearty curried taste to it and made for a satisfying main course dish.
Being the one with a sweet tooth, I tried both the Tiramisu and Chocolate Coconut Gateau. The tiramisu was very light and flavouful, the after taste was that of rum and it was served in a tall martini glass. Chocolate Coconut Gateau was my pick from the desserts and was a moist, indulgent piece of chocolate combined with fresh coconut- couldn’t stop eating it.
This new entrant is worth your money and time when you are in a mood to try something that is genuinely different when it comes to food and drinks. A perfect place to enjoy sport‘sscreening or spend a delightful evening in the company of some hearty food. A must visit in every sense!
WOLFGANG & COMPANY
K-12, Outer Circle, Connaught Place,
New Delhi 110001
Coverage and Review By : Ritika Dhawan for Foodmaniacs