Review: Mistral, New Delhi

I love Director’s cut, at the Ambience mall in Delhi as I had mentioned a few months ago after my first visit. And an add on to the Director’s cut is Mistral by PVR a restaurant right outside the cinema hall. A casual dining concept, Mistral offers a high quality experience in “smart-casual” settings and atmosphere, at great value prices.

Mistral by PVR,

Mistral by PVR,

Polished casual dining lends itself equally well for a business dinner, a family luncheon or a private function.Spread over a carpeted area of 5,666 sq ft with 120 covers, ‘Mistral’ boasts an extensive Grill kitchen comprising of a Rotisserie, Fish grill and Kebab stations  designed as a see through kitchen closed by a wrap-around floor-to-ceiling glass curtain where cooks and Chefs can be seen preparing orders giving a theatrical ambiance. At Mistral, the Grill is also supplemented with fresh bakery products and pizzas which are baked in an Italian pizza oven. I had stepped in before a movie and decided to try out some food with a glass of wine.

Mistral by PVR, Mistral by PVR,

The All Day Breakfast Menu-Fresh from the farm which is inspired by the continental breakfast classics and designed with organic ingredients, is created with fresh and natural ingredients to beat the heat. We went in for the Brekkie Salad, which was poached eggs, vine, yellow & cherry tomatoes, bacon, sourdough bread & preserve. We paired this with a Chilean white wine and then tried a pepperoni Pizza from the main menu. All in all, the ingredients were refreshing and the meal was delicious. As chef Mayank Tewari says, “At Mistral we pride ourselves to emphasize on where the food comes from, where it is grown. Central to this ethos is our constant pursuit for the most dedicated producers in the area who like us adhere to uncompromised quality as guiding principle. The All day breakfast organic ingredients are supplied by one of our favourite producers, French Farm in Haryana.” He also assure me there will be lots more such innovations, so I can’t wait to go back for some more.

Venue:Mistral, 3rd Floor, Ambience mall, Vasant Kunj
Time: 11 am onwards, operational all 7 days
Cost for 2 people: INR 1,500 +taxes

Director’s Cut

Last night my friends took me for a movie at a cinema hall in Ambience mall. They went on saying we are going to Directors cut and honestly I had no idea what they were talking about. So I went and we got tickets. And right then I could see what all the fuss was about.

When you enter there is a coffee shop and book store pretty much like an Airport lounge. In the bookstore you can browse through a collection of books, DVD’s and can also purchase a bunch of Memorabilia. If the lounge looks like the first class airport lounge, the theatre looks no less than the business class section of an airplane. Complete with reclined chairs, blankets and a personal call button. The menu inside the auditorium has everything from the usual popcorn, nachos and cold drinks, to pizzas, burgers, Shawarmas, salads, Sandwiches, Spring rolls and even Vada Pav. To end the meal you can also have dessert like Tiramisu, cheese cake and brownie. But this is just the in Auditorium experience.

Once you step out from the movie you can also have dinner at their restaurant which was under renovation when I went but apparently has over 120 different cover restaurant dishes and a buffet serving a seven course meal. If you don’t have time to stay back and enjoy a meal they also have a cafe which is to grab a dessert and quick cup of coffee.

Besides regular movies, two shows a day are from great directors over the years.
Price: Rs.850 onwards  (depending on the movie, show time and the section. Morning shows are priced at less)