Went to The Melting Pot today, i.e. on a Sunday afternoon. We were immediately offered a table. I loved the way the place has been made up. The Buddha statue, the paintings, etc. The colour-scheme of the restaurant is earthy,and every little thing seems to have been chosen carefully. The bar area looks quite well decorated and attractive too.
Service is excellent.They lay the napkins for you, water is served and water glasses are refilled immediately, tables cleared after each course instantly. Very polite and attentive staff. You do not have to wait for someone. You just look around, and someone is at your side almost immediately. The supervisor himself is actively involved in looking after everything.
Between the two of us, we ordered a mocktail (mist fantasy - quite interesting. Really liked it). Chicken manchow soup (one by two). Quantity was excellent, and the taste even more so. By far the best manchow soup i've had. It has a slight hint of a minty-lemongrassy taste at the end, which is quite delightful.
For starters, the Captain Mr. Neil Lobo suggested us Patra Kababs. It was FANTASTIC!! Chicken pieces stuffed in a minced chicken covering, and tandoored. Beautifully flavoured. A MUST TRY. We actually called the captain back just to thank him for suggesting us this dish. The portion size was so good, that we were nearly full after eating that.
Next came the main course, and, as recommended again by Mr. Lobo, we tried the Chicken Roganjosh. The taste was excellent. I happen to be a little partial towards thicker gravies. Roganjosh is not exactly a thick gravy dish, but i loved it anyway. Perfectly spiced, no flavour overpowering the other. By the end of this, we were sooo stuffed, that there was no room for dessert.
Kudos to the Chef for the Chicken Manchow Soup and the Patra kababs.
I'd like to thank Mr. Lobo here too, for his excellent recommendations.
I also liked the fact that the Captain came and asked us whether we liked the food, later.
All that plus 2 rotis, a butter rotis and a butter kulcha.
Meal for two (without dessert) - 1400 Rs. And it was worth every rupee :)
5 stars, without a doubt.