If you have been reading my blog regularly (I hope so J ), you must have noticed that I don’t review stand alone restaurants anymore. In fact, it’s been more than one and half year. Reason – fairly simple, they don’t focus on food, inconsistent quality, same old regular food which is available at all the café/lounge/pub across NCR. Pathetic service, dim light, loud music and cheap booze. Apart from this, our own experiences at many of the outlets have been really bad. This made us avoid visiting stand alone and stick to five-star restaurants.
But then there are exceptions too. A couple of weeks ago, I went to meet Pawan and Vickrham and our meeting was at Prankster, the place which has been getting rave reviews since its opening. I visited the outlet in October 2016, for a preview and somehow never got a chance to re-visit again.
Since it was not about the review, we were here for some discussions about a lot of stuff. That day Sandy was the guest mixologist and I admire him for his creativity. It was lunch time. Pawan ordered food on behalf of us. Honestly speaking since it wasn’t review, I was more casual and less stressed. Before I share on food and experience, I would like to state that I wasn’t asked to write on Prankster.
And I and writing this in context to all the experiences that I have had off late and have always wondered how difficult it is to get good food at a place which also has a microbrewery and huge selection of cocktails. We all know about micro-breweries in Gurgaon and all the café/lounges in Delhi/NCR.
Now coming back to Prankster and our lunch that day. Will start with Fattir – the Morocco’s famous flaky pizza. The base is flaky and layered, topped with different kinds of toppings. Ours was chicken tikka and meat balls. It had the flavor, crunch – a perfect pizza is what I would like to state. If you think this isn’t a pizza, then I would suggest – call it as the name suggest – ‘fattir’ and enjoy. Next one was chicken seek wrapped in pastry dough and then baked. Seekh wasn’t dry and neither was it under cooked.
Next was the star dish, the famous prankster nihari. The meat literally falling off the bone. The viscosity of the gravy and the lasting flavor after eating it with bread – this was certainly one of the best in Delhi.
And last but not the least, the old and simple yet irresistible pineapple pastry. If you know me well, you would know that it’s my favourite flavor when it comes to a pastry or even cake. They got it right and it reminded me of my school canteen where I used to gorge on pineapple pastries.
Prankster certainly scores very high when it comes to food. After eating here it left me wondering, how difficult it is to get food that tastes good with consistency and have happy customers.
Even though I live in Delhi, I wouldn’t mind going to Prankster for food for its taste, consistency, and flavor. Three cheers to Chef Harangad Singh, Inderjeet and Pawan for maintaining the consistency even after almost a year (they will turn 1 on October). And certainly one of the best meal of 2017.