Already bursting with a gazillion culinary options, 100 Feet Road gets another fine-dining destination with Peacock. An Ana Hospitality venture (the same people who gave us Woodstok (Resto-Cafe) and Crème n Crust (patisserie), Peacock is an indulgent experience, ideal for a special meal replete with the classics while giving the nod to innovation.
Like its namesake, the restaurant too is done up in a melange of rich hues with shades of blue dominating the spacious setting. Bright lights, paintings and wooden accents complete the picture proving to be an apt precursor for the lavish meal ahead.
Going beyond just a pretty face, Peacock scores high on what we look forward to the most in a restaurant exquisite food. Offering its guests primarily North Indian fare with major contributions from Awadh, Punjab and Delhi, Peacocks extensive menu includes chaats, shorbas, curries, tikkas, biryanis, main course platters, thalis and Indian desserts.
For vegetarians, you could start off your meal with Paneer Makhmali (the paneer is a freshly-made and melts in your mouth) or even choose the Peacock Special: the Vegetable Crispy Kebab. For the carnivores amongst you, the Ajwain Tikka which is sole fish marinated in a heady mix of yogurt, roasted pineapple, ginger chutney and, well, ajwain is a sure-fire winner.
But the show-stealer has to be the Banno Kebab! Inspired by the imagery of a bride who is covered in ghooghat, the dish is a spin on your average kebab that comes swathed in a foamy blanket of egg-white. The spongy crunch of the egg adds an interesting texture to the crispness of the chicken.
Peacock is one of those rare restaurants to offer main course platters. A combination of Indian breads and the choicest of curries, these platters leave you deliciously satiated. We tried out the Sarson ka Saag with Makki Roti and it was done to perfection; the creaminess of the saag complementing the cracker of the roti to the hilt.
But if you are looking to go all out, Peacocks thalis are a must-try. The Maharaja Thali takes its name seriously and treats you to a meal fit for royalty. The thali service includes welcome drinks, kebab platters, soups, chaats, a green salad, eight types of curries (!), Indian breads and desserts! *Phew*
A word of caution though Peacocks is an extravagant experience. So you better be carrying a rather plump wallet when you walk in. That apart, Peacocks culinary magic is sure to have you spell-bound.
burrp! says: *** 1/2
Average meal for two: Rs 1,200