The best way to know, understand and enjoy wine is to taste and drink it. For the sommelier in you can take a while to understand the pairing of white or red with particular food and cuisine, but how about just enjoying every swivel of it at best of the wine serving places around?
Gurgaon has plethora of stand alone and plush restaurants in hotels that take special care in drafting a wine menu with just right accompaniments & make that ‘Wine experience’ just fine. Here you take a look through and plan a tasting tour this weekend:
The Wine Company
First of its kind in Delhi NCR, the concept of The Wine Company is based on the lines of wines bars across Europe. As reasonable as it can get, the restaurant lets you buy a bottle from their wine shop and get it served at your table at about 20% above the MRP + taxes. The restaurant-cum-bar has succeeded in catching the fancy of first time wine drinkers because of this original concept.
With about 300 labels of wine from around 70 countries on offer, order a karari roti to go with either a red or white and you’re sorted.
Price per glass: Starts from INR 400 (approx)
Where: Ground Floor, DLF Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Rubicon Bar at The Leela
This ruby-hued luxurious bar is famous for its’ expansive collection of over 200 labels of reds and sparkling whites that cover a wide range – Super Tuscans, Australian, New Zealand, French, & Italian, among others.
Always in the news amongst wine aficionados for the aggressive marketing of hosting around 18 top-notch wine events in a year, this bar is an ideal place for quiet drinking sessions with a view of Gurgaon while holding a premium glass of wine in hand and a lavish five-course dinner in the buffet.
Our recommendation: The wine library at Spectra that starts right from the entrance and till the very other end, is worth a thousand tries.
Price per glass: Starts from INR 700 (approx)
Where: Ambience Island, NH 8
The restaurant has beautiful outdoor seating and the property is beautiful in itself. The menu has its share of vegetarian dishes, but is about authentic flavours. Do try the Tagliolini with Black Truffles and Parmesan or the Fritto Misto with Seafood. If you’re a wine lover, then Prego is a must visit, their wine collection is quite good.
Where: The Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Again an aggressive marketer for everything innovative it offers, Whisky Samba does something new to everything alcoholic.
One of our preferred spots for indulging in a rare cosyness, what makes this place stand apart is its impeccable service done with a personal touch to everything laid on the table. Aficionados also love this for the variety of wines!
Price: Starts from INR 500
Where: 103,104, 1st Floor,Two Horizon Center, DLF Phase 5, Gurugram
Amaretto…is an almond flavoured Italian liqueur…. the name providing a smooth blend to the all white interiors interrupted with splashes of colour provided by paintings…. making the cafe pose as a gallery as well.Cafe Amaretto is one of the few places in Gurgaon to serve some really amazing Italian dishes. They know what needs to be done to create authentic Italian cuisine. A perfect winter rendezvous, Cafe Amaretto is known for their famous wine and mocktails. Must try the Rio De La Hoz Tempranillo, which is the famous red wine from Spain!
Where: Shop 8, Lower Ground Floor, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Pasta Bowl Company
Run by a super chef, Chef OM; the Pasta Bowl Company sets an expectation for other standalones for its’ wide selection of menu in food and wines alike. An apt place to have amazing Italian delicacies & varied wine tasting sessions on offer makes it a regular visit.
This bar & lounge boasts an extensive wine menu put together by the sommelier, paired with the varied tastes throughout the menu, where a guest can choose wine or champagne by the glass and opt for right food to go with.
Price per glass: Starts at INR 450 (approx)
Where: 201 Cross Point Mall 2nd Floor, DLF Phase 4 Gurgaon