Updated: Apr 23
By Delhi Royale
The famous New York-based fine dining establishment, Le Cirque, has opened its first Asian presence at The Leela Palace in New Delhi. It is Delhi's most prestigious fine-dining establishment, often entertaining celebrities, socialites, and dignitaries from around the world. The avant-garde bar, complete with an unique walk-in wine cellar, an engaging chef's table, Delhi's most renowned show kitchen, and exclusive private dining rooms, is brought to Delhi by Le Cirque, the great landmark restaurant of New York.
The Leela Chanakyapuri
The Le Cirque a 144-seat Italian Restaurant's themes include glamorous ambiance and gustatory delight. Its Italian cuisine is pleasing to the palate as well as the eyes. The restaurant's main point is the chef's private dining room, and the display kitchen is its major attraction. The bar and patio of this restaurant on the 10th floor of The Leela Palace are decorated in rustic earthy tones, bare wood furnishings, and dim lighting. Diners looking for a complete three-course meal with wine will find enough to choose from on the menu.
An Italian owns the New York Le Cirque, a French restaurant. The Delhi version is attempting to be less French and more Italian. However, the menu includes items from both nations.
There are classic Le Cirque meals, as well as dishes devised by chef Abhaysingh Bhoite, or Micky as he is called at the Delhi restaurant, an Indian who grew up in Italy.
Diners can expect a gastronomical extravaganza to remember, with classic French and Italian delicacies from the Flagship Le Cirque New York. The menu, which has been praised by New York City reviewers, offers a unique culinary flare for Italian and French cuisine, as well as a selection of fine wines.
Leela Hotel Chanakyapuri
The emphasis here is obviously on the experience—the bar lounge, the al fresco dining that overlooks the beautiful diplomatic enclave from its elevation on the 10th floor, and the Chef's Table all offer extremely distinct settings. The Chef's Table overlooks a custom-built show kitchen, giving guests front-row seats to the culinary theatre where Chef Adrian Mellor and his colleagues produce their gourmet experience.
Chef Mellor has over 33 years of international experience, including spells at three Michelin-starred Nico Ladenis in London and the similarly rigorous position as private chef to Jordan's King. It's no surprise that the wine list at Le Cirque contains over 350 top-shelf wines, which are served by the restaurant's highly knowledgeable staff.
Caviar At Le Cirque
You'll want to come back for more of the French-Italian food served in a setting that makes you want to come back for more. Make eating an adventure by trying the chef's tasting menu, which will take you on an intriguing gastronomic trip.
The Leela Palace, Le Cirque provides a commanding vista of Delhi's lush Diplomatic Enclave. The dark brown teak woods and Italian white marble on the walls, parquet timber floors, leather furnishings, and magnificent purple chandeliers are the keynotes of Le Cirque's subtle ambiance, designed by Spin Studio of Japan. Overall, the atmosphere is one of refinement and sophistication.
Recommended Dishes By Chef
Le Cirque Garden Vegetables with Truffle Dressing, Ravioli filled with Barolo Braised Duck Leg with Black Truffle, and Paupiette of Chilean Sea Bass are among the dishes recommended by our chef.
Degustation Menu Dishes
Here‘s A Video Showcasing Le Cirque
Ratings Ambience - 8.5/10 Service - 7.5/10 Food & Drinks - 9/10