A new dining concept is spreading its wings in New Delhi’s culinary circuit. Plum by Bent Chair, Aerocity lends the perfect setting for this new fad in its paradisaical space. By Shikha Pushpan
Ever felt the urge to whisk away that gorgeous wall décor at your favourite restaurant back home? Or, fell so hard in love with the place’s china that you wouldn’t mind trading it for your smartphone? Plum by Bent Chair, Aerocity offers a unique retail dining experience, where diners can shop EVERYTHING available at the restaurant—literally everything! Right from furniture to the table cloth, and even the lighting!
After a successful run in Mumbai, the restaurant opened its new outlet earlier this year in Aerocity, New Delhi. Sitting pretty in an upbeat corner of Worldmark 2, Plum stands out for its tropical outdoor seating and the unmissable 12-feet-tall ‘Plummy Bear’. However, it’s the plush interiors that’ll be your biggest takeaway from the experience. The place successfully puts together deep shades of purple, gold, bronze and red without jarring the senses. While the thick foliage on the ceiling almost transports one to a tropical jungle, the quirky wall décor will give major déjà vu of a Parisian café. Careful planning has gone into laying out the seating arrangement—every piece of furniture is unique and placed in a way that reminds of ornate living spaces.
Chef Sagar Bajaj of restaurant Tamasha fame runs the show in the kitchen, which largely cooks up pan-Asian cuisine. We, however, felt the preparations seldom ventured beyond Chinese and Cantonese flavours. White fungus chicken, seafood wantons, and hamachi nigri are a good way to start the meal before digging your teeth into indulgent sushi platters. Salmon spicy mayo, tempura uramaki, and Thai basil prawn too come recommended from the main course menu. Allow the staff to suggest wine pairings for your selected dishes. We liked the Plum Sangria and Smoked Plum Negroni for setting the mood for the evening.