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Thank God for the silver

chandigarh Updated: Jan 30, 2013 23:49 IST
Somya Abrol
Somya Abrol
Hindustan Times
Thank God for the silver

Main ek disco, tu ek disco, duniya hai ek disco. Disco ’82 (funny music), Disco ’82 (funny music) — is what welcomes you to Warq, Sector 26, on a Thursday evening.

Straight up — if you were in the ’80s, you may as well have liked this restaurant’s main course. But, our duty is to begin with the goods. So, here goes:

Warq, by Kava, is another restaurant in the long list of Sector 26 eat-outs. They offer buffets for lunch and dinner, and serve starters to you on the table. Starting off with the starters, though they might vary from day to day, amongst the ones we were served, worth mentioning are the Fish Kebabs—simple flavours, melt-in-mouth fish—a must-try; Cheese (paneer) Fingers—fried, crispy half-inch slivers of good quality paneer; Paneer Tikka—not something you’d struggle to find in Chandigarh, but better than a lot of ‘high profile’ places we know. The basic marinate, however, remains the usual: Meat Balls—soft dumplings of meat, coated in a flavoursome gravy. Definitely worth a try.

Now, the USP of the place remains that the alcohol here is not as highly priced as most of the other restaurants on that block. So, keeping your evening limited to just starters and desserts wouldn’t be a bad idea. Proceeding to the main course would, especially for vegetarians.

The main course spread had the usual suspects—Dal Makhni, Mushroom Mattar and a paneer dish—for veggies what stood out was the Kashmiri Dum Aloo. Potato halves, stuffed with flavoured paneer, in a rich, orange gravy. As for the pasta and a couple of so-called Chinese dishes, well, let’s just not ruin dinner.

Non-vegetarians, go in for the mutton—it’s beautifully cooked in its semi-thick gravy.

The dessert section is the perfect Brangelina situation. All of the ‘cakes’ (as the waiter puts it) look the same, except their different colour. So, what we believed was mousse in different colours, and the waiters insisted was cheesecake, ends up tasting all the same. Except, of course, the rum balls,