|21 Gun Salute (Gurgaon)|
We were brought to 21 Gun Salute for business dinner one evening and I must say the ambience was quite interesting: vintage cars adorned the restaurant and the rest of the restaurant gave off a colonial flair with old artifacts on display at various corners of the restaurant. In order to get to the restaurant, we had to walk up a short but relatively steep flight of stairs (definitely not ideal for those with leg or knees problems).
|What greeted us when we climbed that short (but steep) flight of stairs at the entrance of the restaurant|
|One of the many antique cars that are on display when you enter the resturant|
|Seating are with another antique car (in the background)|
From the moment we entered we were ushered to our table by the friendly waiters. Service was impressive, with the waiters being enthusiastic taking our drink orders and serving us the yummy starters.
|Our magnificent table! 😀|
Our meal was an Indian course and unbeknown to us, we thought that the starters were part of the main mail and were amazed that they kept refilling our plates with the nibbles we preferred the most – butter chicken, potato, kebabs etc… We did not realize that that was not the main meal and overdosed ourselves on the starters alone!
|We ate like there was no tomorrow|
By the time the mains came we were so full we could not eat anymore (save that little bit of space left for dessert), we felt apologetic to our host and our taste buds as we could only look at the mains as they passed us by. Of course, the guys (who have a bigger stomach capacity) ate as much of the mains as they could. Our host was also apologetic as he forgot to mention that the starters would be served non-stop until we requested for the mains to be served. We were simply too caught up in our conversation that he forgot to mention it.
|Condiments and sides, plus a pretty rose and dazzling chandelier|
|Fresh veggies for munchies and naans / Indian breads of all kinds|
We finally made it to the desert portion of the meal. It was a sweet affair but I quite like the colorful assortments and the ice-cream served at the end, not so much the sweet ball off saccharine that came with it – those with a sweet tooth would love it though.
|You can never go wrong with ice-cream! 😋😋|
|Gulab jamun - an Indian sweet usually made up of powdered milk, a pinch of all-purpose flour, baking powder and clarified butter (ghee); kneaded to form a dough, moulded into balls, deep fried and dropped into simmering sugar syrup. 😣|
|After meal condiments part I|
|After meal condiments part II|
Overall, it was an interesting experience and our tummies were satisfied with the Indian fare with a royal Indian touch. Our only regret was not having more of the mains and indulging a tad too much on the starters, but it was a pleasant experience nonetheless.
Address: SCO 35-36, 1st Foor, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon