My review of Jodhpur – a beautiful royal fine dining experience that serves delicious Indian cuisine. The dishes here have a modern take to it, so you are still getting the Indian flavours but the chef has changed the style and presentation to keep up with society’s view of culinary fine dining. I had the opportunity to taste the new menu and I was not disappointed at all.
The two pre-meal starters that I had were delicious. I loved the, ‘jeera khari,’ which is a pastry puff, I am glad to see it here as it is harder to find in most Indian restaurants in town. The pastry puff was so fluffy, and not oily at all. The herb yogurt dip was perfect for this. The second pre-starter that blew me away was the ‘macaroon chaat,’ which are savoury macaroons. I never had macaroons this way, it was nice to bite into the macaroon and taste the delicious chaat.
The first starter of the night that I had was so unique. The dish is called the ‘kale patta chaat,’ and what makes this unique was that the chef used liquid nitrogen to freeze the whole dish to make it crunchy. The feta cheese and the watermelon underneath the kale was tasty, and it was like ice cream since it was frozen. The kale leaf was delicious, and when it was frozen, the texture and taste was totally different than fresh kale.
The ‘achari jhinga’ was another dish that is worth mentioning. It is a tiger prawn dish that is marinated with lemon pickle and this gave the prawn meat a delicious taste to it. The shrimp was so juicy and was cooked so perfectly.
In between these dishes, we were offered a palate cleanser popsicle. This is such a good idea because this way we were able to differentiate the flavours from the starters to the main course. The popsicle was made out of mango, cranberry and kaffir like sorbet, and it was wonderful at cleansing our palate.
My favourite main dish of the night was the, ‘dhaniya mirchi machhli,’ which is a sea bass dish. The fish was cooked beautifully, and the couscous that accompanied it was so creamy and rich with the Indian flavours that you would expect. The meat was so fresh tasting, and so soft, I just loved it so much.
Finally, I have to talk about the lotus treacle tart dessert that was served to finish off our wonderful dinner. I am obsessed with the lotus flavour, and I love it in any form. This restaurant served it beautifully, with salted butter scotch ice cream and chocolate. It was sweet, and even though I was full, I kept getting in more bites of it.
This restaurant deserves a rating of 5/5.
I ordered the non vegetarian tasting menu which consists of jeera khari, macaroon chaat, kale patta chaat, chicken and chestnut kulcha, achari jhinga, king scallops, mango, cranberry, and kaffir lime sorbet, jhinga chettinad, murgh dalcha, dhaniya mirchi machhli, butter lobster, faux dal makhni, chur-chur kulcha, lotus treacle tart, and the saffron jalebi.
The pricing is excellent, especially for the quality of food that is served here.
The service is absolutely wonderful. Each of the servers were very attentive to our table, the manager, and guest relations manager were well engaged with the customers. I appreciated the fact that the executive chef came out to see how we were liking the food, and was very interested in hearing our comments.
Finally, the ambience of the restaurant is beautiful, with that royal atmosphere. The decor is sophisticated and matches the colours of the old city, “Jodhpur,” which is known as the blue city.