If you too are one of those people who are jaded by the idea of going to Hauz Khas or Connaught Place to dine at a luxurious lounge, then it’s time you looked at North Campus!
As much as students like going to eating joints in the Hudson lane, they still feel a dearth of proper lounges in the North Campus. As a result, they travel in metros covering long distances to reach CP or Hauz Khas where most of the lounges are situated. But, The Food and Booze Exchange, with its quirky name, has come to change all that. Situated in Roop Nagar, near North Campus, The Food and Booze exchange is one of the newly opened lounges near the North Campus where we got a chance to review some of their specialities recently! Snippets from our experience:
The decor and more..
When you enter the place, the interiors and the decoration of the place are what you notice first which are completely in-sync with the ‘stock and investment’ motif present in their name. Ranging from vast graphics on the wall of investors making a bid to numerical silhouettes carved out, in place of windows, for the natural light to come in, all thoroughly amuse you.[gallery ids="42213,42215,42214"]
To quench your thirst..
After taking a look at an interesting line of mocktails and other beverages in their menu, we decided to order ‘Guava Exchange Punch’ which is gaining momentum with their new customers and ‘Kiwi Lemonade’. Both of the drinks were refreshing and perfect to beat the scorching summer heat.[caption id="attachment_42223" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Kiwi Lemonade[/caption]
Delectable delicacies..Post the revitalising beverages, we ordered the following food items to gorge on: For starters we chose to order a Kebab platter and Veg Platter. While the Kebab platter was full of non-veg delicacies like Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Murg Malai Tikka and more, the Veg platter on the other hand was replete with the customary Hariyali Kebab, Veg Seekh Kebab, Tandoori Soya Chap and more. The generous proportion and taste of the platters was worth a try and didn’t disappoint us at all. In the main course, our team ordered a Veg Lasagna and an Olive and Mushroom Pizza. While the freshly prepared Lasagna was a delight to our taste buds, the Olive and Mushroom Pizza was a light and crispy thin crust pizza with unique toppings, A+ for creativity! [gallery columns="4" ids="42232,42231,42229,42230"]
Cost and Benefit..While the place does boast of a fancy interior and some mouth watering dishes, the place may not be a regular hangout joint, owing to its lounge setting, but it is definitely a cool after-party, farewell party and other occasions suitable place for college students! With a great and on time service, generously portioned dishes and uplifting beverages, the place is sure to light you up and we recommend you to try it. Pictures by Alex Arthur for DU Beat Reviewed by: Shubham Aggarwal
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