As quirky as its name might be, Sexy Soda is a rather elegant restobar that has opened up in Gurugram’s Palm Springs Plaza. On a wishful weekend visit, we unravel what’s so sexy about it. By Team T+L
On a cold winter evening, an al-fresco setting of draped cabanas and patio heaters is enough to melt your heart. But at Sexy Soda, this is just the beginning. An interesting new concept with an all the more interesting name, this month-old restobar has already become the talk of the town.
Ahead of its enticing outdoors is a sophisticated indoor seating that is also chic, and cosy. Think striking gold interiors and contemporary chandeliers in tandem with the red and aqua colours of the upholstery. The floor features concentric squares alternating in black and white marble. But the most intriguing element in its interiors is a shelf full of books on law and order. The reason behind it continues to be a mystery.
The food menu at Sexy Soda is a delicious combination of Mediterranean and Oriental dishes. In the Mediterranean half, expect a range of cold mezze–from shakshouka (chargrilled green peppers and tomatoes with olive oil) to labneh (creamed Greek yoghurt with zaatar, boondi crisp, and cucumber crescents); hot mezze and tapas such as grilled halloumi and dukka lamb chops (Egyptian spiced lamb chops with quinoa salad); a variety of shwarmas and pides (hand-stretched Turkish pizzas); and a unique array of mains including dishes such as a Moroccan lemon-olive flavoured chicken, and koshari – the national dish of Egypt.
The Oriental kitchen at Sexy Soda specialises in authentic Japanese fare. From appetisers to mains, one can indulge from a choice of yakitoris and tempuras, as well as dimsums, baos, and sushis. The mains are a classic selection of curries and woks; think miso ramen bowls, Malay curry, Sichuan fire pots, udon and pad Thai noodles, and rice varieties.
One must not leave without a taste of Sexy Soda’s signature soda-cocktails. These involve home-made sparkling waters infused with either green tea & saffron, lavender and fennel, matcha tea & thyme, further combined with the poison of your choice–gin, whiskey, or rum–and herbs and spices.
Address: 2, PALM SPRING PLAZA, COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, SECTOR 54, GOLF COURSE ROAD, GURGAON
Cost: INR 2,400 for two (with alcohol)
Reservations: 9854158888; 98954258888