Eau De Monsoon Restaurant – Le Meridien Review

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday and as always we were planning to go out for dinner to some new place and after thinking about a bunch of places, we decided to celebrate it at Eau De Monsoon – Le Meridian, Cannaught Place New Delhi. Eau De Monsoon serves contemporary Continental, Indian, French & European cuisines.Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (2)

Eau De Monsoon is an in-house restaurant of Le Meridian. It’s a chic and peaceful fine-dining place. I liked the contemporary but comfortable sitting arrangements and interiors. It was dimly lit with soft music playing in background. Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (3)Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (4)

The moment we entered the restaurant, humble serving staff greeted and took us to our table. They served us a welcome drink that we were supposed to drink in one shot, it had layers of flavours. I somehow found the taste weird because I couldn’t drink it in one go, my husband liked it though. Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (8)

He decided to have wine. I am not much into alcohol based drinks so on the recommendation of our server I ordered Eau De Monsoon’s signature mocktail , which was quite refreshing.Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (9)

In starters we decide to order one chicken and on fish dish because I love sea food and my husband doesn’t. I most of the time ask for recommendations, and server suggested Mustard Tandoori Sole Fish & Chicken Tikka Duo – Curry & sundried tomato. Oh boy that fish tasted amazing ! It was adequately spiced and succulent. That tikka duo was good too, but fish starter bagged the first prize 😉 Mint Chutney was served with the starters.Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (12)Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (13)Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (14)Excuse me for the picture quality, lighting was not favourable and I avoided use of Flash. After the starters we were served Watermelon Sorbet to clean our palates and prepare it for the main course.Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (15)

For the main course we decided to try out the Fenugreek Chicken Curry, which was delicious however it had more of a thick sauce than ‘curry’. I liked how the dish was so flavourful without being hot or spicy. Eau De Monsoon Le Meridian New Delhi Review (16)

Vegetable Dum-Biryani had layers of flavours. We both loved it! It was served with equally delicious Raita.

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Black lentil, it was ok-ish. Bit bland and had nothing exciting. I was expecting it to as good as dal makhani but alas !

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Eau De Monsoon has a limited menu for each cuisine. There were around 12 starters (both veg and non-vegetarian) and 12 main course dishes. Menu also offers 5 types of Mini breads. We taste Garlic & Butter Naan & Paratha. They are miniatures of breads that we eat generally.

To finish off the dinner they served some chocolates and liquid Paan. I liked the idea of serving paan in a shot glass.

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Overall I liked the flavours and calm chic ambience. Service staff is humble and attentive. I am definitely going back to try other cuisines.

Address – Eau De Monsoon – Le Meridian , Cannaught Place , New Delhi

Meal for two – Rs 5000 approx for two, without drinks.

Ratings : 4/5

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10 Comments

  • August 27, 2014

    preethi

    I never heard of liquid pan..sounds interesting. .belated bday wishes to ur husband

    • August 28, 2014

      Shalini

      Thanks Preethi <3 I also liked the concept of serving paan in liquid form .. it tasted good 🙂

  • August 27, 2014

    shweta sarawgi

    This is gorgeous to even look at.. my mouth was watering throughout the post. Loved the pictures 🙂
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    • August 28, 2014

      Shalini

      Thanks Shweta ! place was dimly lit, however I am happy that readers can still see whatever was served to us 😀

  • August 28, 2014

    Cheeksnblush

    Omg!! The food looks so delectable. Very nicely written!

    • August 28, 2014

      Shalini

      Thanks 🙂

  • August 29, 2014

    [email protected]

    The pics are clear and nice!
    Nice detailed info …I too dont like sea food but my husband likes it 🙂 ..Hehhehe
    Paan in a shot is new to me! Interesting!

    • August 31, 2014

      Shalini

      Thanks Shivi , food was so good ! Yes that liquid paan was new to me too 🙂

  • August 31, 2014

    Prashant

    Being a French officer, the first thing which attracted me to it was, the name and dishes 😉
    From services to the taste, from ambiance to comfort level. I found it one of the best places to spend time and have some tasty food.
    Though m not a big time foodieee.. but i like decent and tasty food.
    So 10/10 …

    • September 7, 2014

      Shalini

      Same here 🙂 Thanks Prashant