A walk up to Gurugram's glitzy 32nd Avenue is a dreamy affair where you are welcomed with a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and neon signboards. The newest entrant to this gastronomic hub is The House of Celeste, helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Suvir Saran.
It's a paradise for food lovers, and who isn’t one? The desi fare here comes with a modern update. Their attention to detail from the mutton ghee roast to the melt-in-your-mouth pistachio mawa cake with saffron ice-cream is merely an example of what the rest of the menu promises. Masala pebbles, an innovative take on the golgappa, comes with a thin shell infused with a chilli pineapple concoction that sits on a saffron tart. The presentation at THC is minimal—the chef uses ingredients in their purest form leaving plenty of space on the plate. After creating waves in the US through his innovative culinary philosophy, Saran is excited with his new stint. “Our food represents artistic and culinary sensibilities. Chef Vardaan Marwah and Yashwin Sardana work diligently to translate my vision into practice. We keep our food playful and visually arresting. Our garnishes are all edible, a part and parcel of the dish and its story. No gratuitous gimmicks are employed to shock the eye. We bring pleasure to our diners first visually and then earn their loyalty by bringing them memorable satiety.”
Soft lighting, pastel colours elevate the experience for the diners and for people who will find pictures of the food on your social media handles later.
The House of Celeste
Where: Unit No. 8, 32nd Avenue, Gurugram
Fun for Rs 2,200 for two