Zorawar Kalra’s newest restaurant YOUnion is a fun and quirky all-day bar with a menu featuring an expansive selection of liquors and global dishes. Here’s what to expect. By Adila Matra
Art. That is what comes to your mind when you step into YOUnion, Zorawar Kalra’s newest restaurant in the capital. What catches your eye first is the ceiling covered with 30,000 artificial hanging flowers and greens. Then there is the moving Pegasus or the winged horse in the middle of the bar in Zone 2 or Mexican room. It moves in an up-down motion and is sure to grab your attention.
In Zone 1, or Rose room, everything is in shades of pink. There is a huge gold palm tree installation with banana tree foliage, and a pink chandelier apart from neon sign boards.
APPETISERS & DRINKS
Once you are done admiring the innovative design elements, you can turn your attention to the food and drinks menu. The drinks menu has been curated by Barnaby Ingram and Dino Koletsas of Dare Hospitality and has over 300 varieties of shots. The global food menu has a lot to choose from too. Try the Classic Butter Garlic Prawns with poppy seed lavash and chilli oil. It is the perfect combo of succulent and crunchy.
From the drinks menu, Cinder-fricking-rella stands out. It has vanilla vodka, passion fruit, and sparkling wine, and the perfect accompaniment to it is the Wok-tossed Chicken Chennai Express—the gunpowder makes it tangy and spicy.
MEAL IN A BOWL
The ‘meal in a bowl’ section of the menu has fascinating picks such as cottage cheese and spinach pot rice and shawarma bowl with fattoush salad. The latter has pulled chicken marinated in Arabic spices, toum sauce, and pita bread. It is filling and flavourful.
Among the sharing platters, Kheema Ghotala, Tava Pav is a great pick if you want a hearty meal for two. It comes topped with runny eggs and the flavours are nostalgic yet unique.
For dessert, try the Caramel Cheesecake with salted caramel sauce. It isn’t overwhelmingly sweet and is the right amount of cheesy and crumbly.
Qutub Hotel, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Block C, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
INR 2,000 for two plus taxes
Every day, 12 pm to 1 am