Venue: DLF Cyber Hub, Tower B, Gurgaon
Date: 9 January, 2016
Quaff, as the dictionary says, is to “drink heartily”. It’s no surprise that a brewery and kitchen, the new kid on the block at Cyber Hub would be called “Quaff”. Located a little off from other outlets in Cyber Hub, on the ground floor of Tower B (as of now marked Deloitte) Quaff is a cute space with tables at the little patio outside and reasonably spread out tables inside.
Decently decorated with dim lights and mostly wood tone interiors, one can see the brewery from the glass wall behind the bar.
We liked lager the most and asked for a regular serving. The beer was an absolute delight… the flavour; colour and the composition were way different from canned ones. Though it tasted awesome and easy to quaff, it lacked the kick of alcohol. We also requested a Pickled Mojito Cocktail. The Mojito was tangy, zesty and refreshing.
We had a few starters with our drinks. Chicken Pop Corn went very well with beer, it was light and delicious. We also loved the dip. Provencal Chicken Basket had smoked chicken and some olives and veggies in small edible potato baskets. The plating was nice and it looked more like a dessert. We also tasted a crunchy artichoke snack that was deep fried and had become hard because of probably over frying. Didn’t like this much and moved to Malaysian Veg Curry Puff that was also fried but nevertheless tasty.
For the next round of beverages, we had their signature drinks – Italian Smooch and Dream Cream. The cocktails were good but a little too sweet for us. These are perfect for people who steer clear of hard liquor and want drinks that are high on taste and go well with their food.
For main course we had Bao Burger from their all day breakfast menu. This was a white Asian burger with smoked chicken, eggs and veggies inside. It was served with french fries and we liked every bite of it. We also had Shitake with Pak Choy and pepper rice. It looked sensational – very Asian- very yum- very healthy.
We finished our diner with some desserts. Molten Caramel and Chocolate Fondant was quite over the top. It was too salty and chocolatey…. quite thick on the palate. Poached Pear was gimmicky and could be a little difficult to eat even for a seasoned ‘knife and fork’ diner. Philadelphia cake, served in a jar, would make a perfect dessert if slightly less sweet. Nonetheless, we liked the look as well as the taste of this dessert.
Overall, Quaff was a pleasant experience and we liked most of their stuff. We see ourselves visiting this place again soon for their beer and Asian dishes.