An evening worth it’s money @The [V] Spot Cafe Bar!!

Merry Christmas guys! No, don’t get me wrong. I ain’t psyched up yet! But it seems Santa uncle decided to meet me up a little early this season. The Santa in question being BlogAdda 😉 Now you had to guess that! Who else can play Santa to avid bloggers and readers like us?

So this time, apart from giving free books, BlogAdda decided to gift us an evening of fun too! These guys wanted me to do a review of the [V] Spot Cafe Bar. But how can you really review a place without actually being there? Or tasting their food? Or their drinks? 😉 And so BlogAdda indulged us  by giving us coupons worth 2000 bucks to visit the place, enjoy their spoils and then give you all an honest opinion about it. Talk about  mixing business and pleasure! 😛

Thank you BlogAdda for the coupons!

And so, H and I landed at the [V] Spot cafe+Bar in Saket located very close to the Select City Walk mall. It’s one of the last places in a street that’s lined up with bars and you can actually go bar hopping here. We found the place cozy, as Delhi is really chilly these days. The seating was comfortable and lighting just appropriate. I don’t really like places that are too dim for comfort, and after a couple of drinks, they actually start looking spooky.

The look around!

Anyway. So the first thing that gave me an idea of the “coolness” quotient of the places was this:

Awesomely-freaky napkins at your disposal !!

They also had really interesting table mats that had detailed flowcharts on things like “How to hit on a girl without being too creepy” or “How to survive an evening at the bar without your laptop, if you are a nerd”!! LOLing over them, we called for the menus. Their menus are an interesting lot. It’s a pity I don’t have too many pictures of the same, but our nerves were duly tickled with drinks’ names like “Rum-Balram”, “Steve’s Job” and “Son of a Peach”. And yes, the drinks were as good as their names. If I must suggest one drink, you MUST try “Swarg” – a cocktail with an amazing blend of tequila and desi ingredients like lemongrass! I loved it!

Our drinks (on the house) 😉 

Next we ordered the starters. A (veg) Snack Harem (for me) and a ChickenZilla for H.

Don’t these look absolutely delicious?

The presentation was as good as the taste. The veg starter had Arabic sauces and trust me, it was really different from all cuisines that I have had so far. Good music played in the background, and H and I had some really sought-after quality time that day.

And yes, how can I forget to mention their washrooms? They are so interesting, you might end up spending more time there than in the bar. The walls are covered up in potty-licious banter and you’ll never feel bored sitting in there for as long as you want. 😉

We also ordered main course and dessert and were pretty satisfied with the service, the quality and taste of the food.  The general ambiance was good too.

Polishing off the great food with the pretty dessert!

However, I found this place quite suitable for clubbing after a long day at office, for unwinding with friends over a drink. This is not really the place to go if you  are looking at getting sloshed, meeting hippies or junkies  or really loud music that doesn’t let you listen to your own voice. In fact, I was kind of intrigued at the really low turnout on a Friday evening. But the manager assured us that they got the maximum crowd on Wednesdays and Saturdays as they were the Karaoke nights or some band was performing.

They also some cool stuff like a video booth where you can use the iPad, click yourself and appear on Channel [V].

 

A very creative wall with graffiti!

 

Over all, I really liked the place, where you can actually chill out with friends without burning a hole in your pocket. The menu is quite decently priced. The food is well cooked, the drinks are perfect and the service prompt. You can guess how much we enjoyed from the fact that we overshot our quota of the vouchers and actually ended up paying half a grand extra for the spoils!! Aren’t we something!! 😛 😉

This place definitely gets a thumbs up from me. And I am definitely going back there again.
If you have been to the place, I would love to know your comments on it. And if you haven’t, please do and then let me know your views on it 🙂

This review has been written as a part of BlogAdda’s Sponsored Reviews.

 

For a morsel of food….

Scene 1: An empty plot of land which serves as a garbage dump for the neighborhood. A rag picker, a young boy of about five is rummaging through it. He finds some stale food in a plastic bag among the contents. He, who presumably has not had enough food ever since he can remember, does not give a second thought before gobbling it up. Hunger and heat are driving him crazy. For a morsel of food………

 

Scene 2: An overflowing garbage bin in one of the by lanes of an over-populated colony. A woman, a suckling mother, finds a rotten banana among the contents. She has two options. Either to feed the baby or satiate her own hunger. Her motherly instincts win over her survival instincts. The poor baby survives another day. For a morsel of food……..

 

Scene 3: The Great Indian Wedding Reception. One thousand guests, most of whom are pot bellied and go gymming or exercising to be in shape, forget all that their dietician told them. Delicious food laden plates in hand, they discuss about removing poverty and illiteracy from the country.

 

Scene 4: My office cafeteria. For thirty two bucks, you get a dal, two varieties of subzi, curd, salad, rice and chapattis. And yes..I forgot to add dessert. And you can take as much as you can. Unbelievable right? And people do take as much as they can.

 

None of the above scenes are fictional. It’s a stark reality.
Just becuse we are lucky enough to have access to excess, does that mean we should waste?

Just because you-can-take-as-much-as-you-can in a wedding reception or an office cafeteria, does that mean you should pile up your plates? And even before you are half through it, you realise that you are full. and eventually, the food finds its way to the office garbage bin.

Does that ever make you think about the millions of people around the world who die every day, only because they hadn’t eaten in days? This does not happen only when wars/crisis happen. This happens every day in our lives.
I see the last scene in my office repeatedly. Every single day. And these people walk with a nonchalance that very well fits their attitude. Nothing bothers them. Nothing affects them. I just want to tell them….Guys, try fasting for two days. No, not because that will help you reduce weight. But just because you don’t have any food. THEN, try to give me that nonchalance. Huh..!!!!

 

We as a generation are very selfish. The deaths do not affect us directly..do they? Well, they don’t even affect us indirectly. So we don’t want to bother about these frivolous issues. We have more important things at hand like deciding which movie to go for on the weekend, which pub to hit on X’s birthday and so on and so forth. When you are busy smearing cake on X’s face during the cake cutting, just try and think about the poor kid in Scene 1. Maybe that will help you in understanding my point.

What you throw at life always comes back to hit you in the face. I hope not, for all of us.

A sincere request: Please do not revel in the life of excess, as if you have earned it. We have just been lucky. Be thankful to God for it. And don’t waste if you have extra. You have more than enough people to share it with. And the happiness when you see a contended smile is soothing as well as heart wrenching. If you can’t give something, at least don’t throw it away like it didn’t matter to anyone. It does. To a Million People, around the world.

Scene 5: Polished clean plates in home/wedding reception and office cafeterias around the world.

That’s the first step towards stopping food wastage. I wish I would see Scene 5 more often. Amen.