You need a very special place to celebrate a special occasion, and when the service is excellent and the food is utterly delectable it becomes a memorable experience. I last visited Dum Pukht before Zomato was born. Today to celebrate a special occasion we visited Dum Pukht for dinner. For starters we ordered the Kakori Kebab (Served with Sheermal) and Mirch Kebab (Veg). These were accompanied by a quirky but delicious invention the Mango Martini. For the Main Course we ordered Daal Bukhara, Murg Khushk Purdah and a layered Ajwain flavoured Naan. At the end of it we had no place for desserts, but we took a small bite of a 3 layered cake (sponge, mousse and crumbs) accompanied by a live violin recital to celebrate our special occasion.
1. Service - Excellent service, very attentive and caring without being intrusive. Full marks.
2. Dum Pukht Kakori Kebab - If you are not sitting at a Dastarkhwan of a Nawab in Lucknow, this is by far the best Kakori Kebab anywhere! And the Sheermal just adds to the sheer gastronomic pleasure!
3. Murgh Khushk Purdah - My wife suggested I try this even though they said it would take 45 minutes to prepare it. And it was worth it. Every bite of the succulent chicken with the 'Purdah' a think layer of Puff pastry was delicious!
Just the one - I asked for Daal Bukhara (which they could have procured from the neighbouring Peshawri, but didn't), instead they served me a rather bland Kaali Daal. That was the only Con I could think of in the evening's experience. I guess I should have ordered Daal Dum Pukht instead!
Overall a sublime experience
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