Sunday, February 21, 2016

Exclusive Launch Review of Hive - Kitchen & Bar Green Park, New Delhi

 : About Karan :

I always appreciate places and people where both vibe and sync in , with each other . More so , when in today's day and age you have new places mushrooming every nook and corner and at the same place shutting down.

Whenever I am visiting a place which I am 100% sure that I'll review , I love to do my reading / background check , if you call so as to better understand the 'brains' behind the venture and see how does the entire ecosystem works henceforth. 

: Did you know: 

The beehive's internal structure is a densely packed group of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb.

: Hive :

The hexagonal beehive motif, used extensively in the decor of the restaurant, represents community bonding. 

Hive Kitchen & Bar seeks to actively promote such a way of life with food promotions, regular musical recitals and performances, giving its diners and visitors to the bar something more to come together for.

After all , like we say , dine-in ; in a group and you may become family !! I loved the concept and thought here.

: The Team at HIVE : 

A lawyer turned social media influencer; Abhinav Mathur - and his younger brother Abhishek Mathur are team at HIVE ; both having impressive credentials. 

They also have Ms.Wamika Sunda Mathur, a celebrity fashion stylist who has now transitioned towards the hospitality business is the person behind the innovation, campaign strategies as well as creative design at Hive. 

: Guess what :

The duo run Moonshine and HKV Theka at Hauz Khas Village; and Mind Cafe at Fortis Hospital.

: Inside Decor : 

I love water and anything to do with it . More so when you have a glass ceiling with a water installation from where the sun shines / moon lifts up the ambience right above you , you are dining in with the stars . Look forward to being seated below a mesmerizing glass ceiling with water trickling along its surface for mock-rain effect. Wow !

: USPs :

The cafe at Hive serves lively World fare with diverse global flavours. From Moroccan tagine cookery, heart Italian dishes to Spanish elements in outstanding fusion food - there’s something for everyone on the menu. Weight watchers and the health conscious have plenty options in the starters’ and mains’ section, as well as a delicious selection of smoothies to choose from. 

: Levels and Seating : 

The lower level houses a cheerful cafe style eatery with informal table settings; the upper level is the pub cum lounge area with a grungy New York attic aesthetic, mono-cycle bar stools and industrial chic furniture. Every Friday and Saturday diners can look forward to jazz performances, stand-up comedy nights and a live DJ and as they step up , expect more.

:Food: 

Their Head Chef Mr. Ramesh Man Shrestha. The menu though limited is focussed with a bang of tasty order or meals and you can pick up an interesting array of them .

Fettuccini with roasted Artichoke in a Horseradish sauce

We started with the small plates:

 o Bruschetta’s of Roasted Mushrooms (Oysters, Shiitake & Button) cooked in red wine & herbs over Goats Cheese Mousse spread and the Classic Tomato & Basil

o Arancini – Crumbed risotto balls stuffed with Mozzarella served with tomato & olive relish

o Naan Pizza topped with Mushrooms, Black Olives, Jalapeno & Mozzarella Cheese

o Chicken meat balls flavoured with Jalapeno and sundried tomato, topped with sundried tomato sauce

o Calamari & Chorizo served with Garlic-Paprika Aioli 

The Arancini is a delight and so are the mushrooms . For non vegetarians the Calamari and Meat balls are a big show –stopper. 

Chicken & Sundried Tomato meat balls topped with sundried tomato sauce

 For mains try : 

o Creamy Mushroom, Water Chestnut and Nutmeg Mash Pie

o Hearty Bean Burger served with French Fries

o Tarragon flavoured creamy chicken breast served on a bed of Fettuccini

o Braised Lamb Shank Braised for 4.5 hours, served with mashed potatoes & Red Wine

o Moroccan flavoured Lamb Stew & Couscous Bake

 Non vegetarians are in for a treat and Moroccan styled Lamb is delight to watch and eat . The bean burger is healthy and filling and so is the Nutmeg pie. 

Half Roast Chicken Served with Garden Style veggies & Fondant Potatoes


For Desserts we grabbed : 

1) Red Velvet Cake

2) Chocolate orange cake

3) Classic carrot cake  - the cutest of all ; 

 The presentations of all the dishes is amazing and the servers are super fast and courteous.   

:Drinks : 

I loved the clove and mint lemonade infusion and the cosmopolitan served in an interesting piece of art. They do have sheesha as well.

: Overall : 

Green Park as a market may have just got a 'big surprise ' in the form of HIVE and a good options when you don't wanna walk down / drive all the way to HKV . This is just above FabIndia , near Evergreen .

: Women Friendly : YES 

You can follow me on Zomato , Instagram , Twitter , FaceBook by searching for : karansayz and I’ll be all ears and eyes for your thoughts and ideas . 

Happy eating !! 

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