Schengen, The name itself carries a behemoth weight of representing 26 prime countries in Europe; Fidgeting with the food from these places is no easy task either. Welcome to Schengen, Malcha-Marg. The place is an instant hit with anyone whose sensory organs respond to good ambience, located in prime NDMC market area; On reaching the gates you enter thru a bakery, making your way to the Bistro and Deli sections and at last follows the bar on second floor.
The ongoing Greek food festival under the thrift hands of Chef Piyush Jain is a masterstroke; anyone who wants to gorge on limited Greek palette can visit the place till 3rd May. The focus of the menu is more on entrée and mains; That’s where I placed my initial order for Kotopoulo-Souvlaki wrap and Spanakopita, where Souvlaki is one of the most common dishes coming from Greece, a great tasting light herb marinated chicken comes wrapped in Pita and is served with red cabbage and Fries as side, The Spanakopita is a clear winner with finest of the Phyllo pastry wrapped around a gooey mix of spinach and feta, it simply melts in your mouth effortlessly.
The next order of Lamb Keftedes had beautiful lamb minced meat balls on a bed of Tzatziki with olive and tomato relish, for a minute or two I was simply floating in dreams with this healthy load. From the mains I ordered Grilled Halloumi steak, for the ones who are not familiar with that name it’s a cheese made from mixture of goat and sheep’s milk (even cow at times). With a taste that’s a cross of cottage cheese and Mozzarella, I’m quiet convinced now why is Halloumi becoming a household name in the U.K.
The next order was Vine leaf wrapped lamb, where beautifully done ribs were wrapped in vine leaf grilled to perfection and were served with a pave of potato. I was already stuffed by the time this was plated but the sheer look of glistening well-done meat made me simply fly my hand right into it & i must say i wasn’t disappointing.
From the desserts I ordered the evergreen time-tested Baklava which ultimate gave me one more chance to enjoy the Phyllo pastry, this time with a filling of pistachio and cashew though and a wonderful art of pistachio crust holding a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.
The PLF for the place is 1500 INR for 2 for the Greek festival which is only till the 3rd of May, the place can be contacted on (011)33105778 and the suggested orders are Spanakopita, Lamb Keftedes and Vine-leaf wrapped lamb.