Monday, January 31, 2011

Shameless Plug

On Saturday, we made a trip to Connaught Place. The primary reason for that trip was a shopping date to start looking for the wife's birthday present. However, before the shopping commenced we made a quick stop for lunch at Knight, a world cuisine lounge by Castle 9 located next to the PVR Cinemas in B Block. In the spirit of full disclosure, it's a restaurant owned by a colleague's husband. You'll probably think I'm biased, but the food is excellent. I had been there before for a work function but decided to take advantage of its proximity to the weekend shopping and take Lindsay. The menu is varied with Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean, and Continental selections. However, we both felt more in a traditional lunch mood and got burgers. Lindsay's made of chicken, mine of lamb. Delicious.
Outside Knight and Castle 9 at Connaught Place
In my opinion what makes the place special though isn't the food, it's the view. It's located on the first level (the level above the ground floor) in a building that doesn't look like the traditional Connaught Place small-windowed building. The restaurant has huge windows that look down onto the street. As a result, if you're fortunate enough to get a window seat, you're primed for perfect people watching from the comfort of a great restaurant.

Unfortunately, there's temporary road construction going on in front of the building, so there were fewer than normal people upon which to gawk. We were, however, treated to two men building an inexplicable eight foot square structure that was two bricks high. I have no idea what it's going to be, but it's nowhere near square to the sidewalk and, based on the string they were measuring with, wasn't perfectly square. The look of bewilderment on the mason's face upon this realization was well worth any shortage of foot traffic for the meal.

I'm not sure what the deal is, and this probably needs its own post at some point in the future, but when you google the name of a restaurant in Delhi, you typically get pages and pages of reviews but rarely get an actual homepage to learn basic things about the establishment like its location. When you google Castle 9, the first link is:

Refreshingly simple.

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