In a nutshell: Excellent Dal, baati, Choorma, Subzi – one of the best I have had so far. Cuisine Type: Vegetarian Meal for 2: Rs. 120 onwards Description: There r only 2 options of food in this very focused restaurant – Daal, Baati thali or Daal Roti thali. Needless to say, since we were visiting Jaipur & wanted to taste the local fare, we ordered … Continue reading Santosh Bhojanalaya (Station Road, Jaipur)
When we started going to this tiny Bengali (including jewish, persian, anglo Indian, mughal food popular in Kolkata) joint in Galleria market, the food was good – It was always suboptimal as compared to the best food in that category in Kolkata but was quite good as compared to similar other options in Gurgaon. This time we went there, we found that the menu card had changed & a lot of good stuff had been removed. When we started eating, it became a real challenge to control the frustration of paying & eating sub ordinary food ….. U get much better than this at people’s home in Kolkata…………… leave apart restaurants……… For Bongs, this can still b a bearable eatery to have dinner on those ‘no cooking today’ days…………… but surely not a good place to have a great ‘eat out dinner’ ………….. maybe just OK OK dinner.
Nowadays in Bengali marriages Dinners r quite cosmopotlitan & they r usually served by caterering companies. However, the lunch that u get in a typical biyebari (marriage) is usually a multi course bengali lunch – for the close relatives & family members – it is usually cooked not by hi end caterers but groups of cooks referred to as ‘thakurs’ – I can vouch that all such lunches that I have had in the last ten years were better than the thali at Love & Mustard. So, the owner of the restaurant might as well get a good Thakur to get the food right.
Love is lost (love & passion for making good food) & the mustard is not fresh & tangy any more!!!!
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