A Royal Experience at ‘Masabaa – The Treasury’
Masabaa is a new addition to the Punjabi Bagh – Club Road, Delhi cosmopolitan culture. ‘Masabaa’ corresponds to African Wild Flower. The property is divided into 2 restaurants – ‘Masabaa – Lounge and Bar’ and ‘Masabaa – The Treasury’. We decided to go for ‘Masabaa – The Treasury’, which boasts of oriental classical settings and the most important ‘valet parking’!
As soon as I walked in I was awestruck by the ambiance which corresponds to a premium jewellery store and a huge sculpture welcoming the guests. Large chandeliers adored the ceilings and the entire place was covered with velvet. The seating arrangements needs a special mention as you can choose as per your convenience, round tables, semicircular tables, square tables, and so on. Masabaa is known for its premium ambiance and it feels as if we are back in the golden period of silk and gold!
Masabaa gives you the option to try Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines. We started with our drinks and ordered the:-
Masabaa Punch – A blend of juices mixed with Grenadine which gives it a characteristic Pink color. A drink in between citrus and berry flavours. 8/10
Italian Smooch – Super refreshing Ginger Ale and Coke with crushed brown sugar and lemon chunks. The mint leave were icing on the cake. 9/10
Cuba Libra – A blend of dark rum and coke with lemon. Classical drink cannot go wrong with it. The liquor gives this drink its distinctive taste. 9/10
Daiquiri – Simple and smooth blend of Rum, sugar syrup and lemon. 8/10
We ordered the Assorted Veg Platter which gives you an option to try some of Masabaa’s succulent appetizers.
Dhai Ke Kebab – Light marinated kebab which just melted in the mouth. Deep fried with outer layer of bread crumps. 8/10
Adrak Mattar Ki Seekh – A combination of peas with slight flavor of ginger. Skewed and then put into tandoor. 7/10
Bharwan Mushroom Kurkure – Deep fried Mushrooms filled with exotic vegetables. The combination of crunchy outer layer and soft mushroom inner layer. 8/10
Bharwan Chatpata Tandoori Aloo – If you love super spicy food, this one is for you. The filling of dry fruits inside the layer of Aloo was amazing. 8/10
Chilli Panner Tikka – Soft panner cubes marinated to perfection and grilled along with capsicum, tomato and onion. 8/10
The appetizer comes with complimentary green chutney, a plate full of fresh raw onions and poppadums.
Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil – Wild Mushroom Risotto cooked in truffle oil. The risotto was creamy and flavorful. Also comes with iceberg lettuce. 8/10
We tried a few desserts on the menu:-
Warm Apple and Walnut Tart – Superb is all I can say. A warm apple and walnut tart finished with fresh cream. The tart was baked perfectly and crumbled with every bite. The filling of apple, raisins, walnut with a touch of cinnamon! Must have! 9/10
Chocolate and Cinnamon fondant with Vanilla Ice-cream – Chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice-cream. 7/10
Food/Taste – 8/10
Service – 8/10
Value for Money – 8/10
Ambiance – 9/10
Quantity/Quality – 8/10
A true 5-star treatment!