Watch out Delhi foodies because it’s time to say hello to Baris – an authentic Mediterranean restaurant with undertones of Turkish delights.
What is it all about?
Now, if you have been searching long enough for a great Turkish meal amidst fine-dining ambiance, stop now and head to Baris because it’s an authentic Mediterranean restaurant, located in the heart of South Delhi. Additionally, the restaurant aims to offer food connoisseurs a rejuvenating fine dining experience. Walk into the property, and be prepared to get transported to the world of magic carpets and crescent moon joys.
The theme of the restaurant is predominantly based on an amalgamation of white, blue and lots of gold, bringing forth essences of Middle-Eastern lands. Similarly, the food is created with the intention to represent Mediterranean landmass, and peace that naturally belongs to Baris. Also, the choice of delicacies and beverages on the menu booklet brings forth local flavors from the streets of Turkey. From traditional dishes to a beautiful potpourri of Mediterranean flavors – the food is perfect for Indian palates.
What’s their USP?
The interior of Baris reflects classical Turkish architecture, juxtaposed with modern synthesis. The place is divided into two parts – a fine dining section and a laid-back, roof-top lounge. Contoured by a lot of greenery, the open-air lounge area has cabanas and hookahs for a perfect Turkish evening. While soft music plays in the backdrop, luminous candles, minimal floor lighting, and strategically placed lamps will give you an experience, you will remember for a long time.
While spending late evenings, you can beam yourself up under the sky and have a relaxed time while gazing upon stars, and be smoking the traditional symbol of Mediterranean heritage – the hookah at the lounge section. Similarly, the restaurant is a peaceful Epicurean retreat away from the hustle-bustle of city life. The fine dining section is on the first floor. Soft lighting reflects on beige walls. A majestic chandelier casts royalty. Moreover, the walls have huge, traditional, Turkish windows, and the carpeting has customary Middle-Eastern patterns. Also, the upholstery has a rich shade of royal blue with a golden outline, and the cutlery is super chic. Similarly, the calmness of the décor makes the entire eating experience a soulful one.
What should you eat?
Baris offers a diversified menu. As a result, the dishes are handpicked by Turkish chef, Sahin Ibis, who has come from Istanbul. Start your meal with some Turkish bread along with pomegranate and olive oil dip. If you are a soup lover, try the Avgo Lemono soup; it’s a fine bowl of veggies or chicken with rice in lemon yogurt broth, mint, spinach and chili oil. Now, the salads are simple, but with a dash of spice. So order a portion of Gavurdagi; it has diced peppers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, scallions in rich pomo dressing and toasted walnuts.
If you like chilled mezze, go for Labneh with Avocado; this dish comprises of mashed avocado with diced tomato, cilantro, red onions and pomegranate relish. It’s to die for! Similarly, in hot mezze, try the Shish Tawook – grilled chicken skewer with onion peppers, served with pickled cabbage and garlic yogurt.
Furthermore, Kebab lovers should definitely try the Urfa Kebab; it has ground lamb, pepper from Adana, grilled on an open fire, and served with pickled red cabbages. Now, for the main course, try out Baris Guvec – lamb cubes cooked in tajeen with shallots, mushrooms, tomatoes, and served with almond pilaf. In conclusion, for dessert, you cannot miss the traditional Baklawa.
What’s there to drink?
The mocktail menu is inspired by Mediterranean lagoons. Moreover, these will make you explore the depth of the culture. Also, the interesting names will bring you close to the mysteries of Turkey. Moroccan Mystery (muddled drink with pomegranate and coriander leaves), Calypso Deep (health drink including cucumber, apple, and ginger), and Frozen Baris (muddling of blueberry and strawberry) are a few exotic drinks that you cannot miss! Similarly, there are many other options on the menu that you will love.
How expensive is it?
Meal for 2: Rs. 1,800 for two people (approximately)
Address: Building 3, Local Shopping Complex, Mazjid Moth, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi
Timings: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 6 PM to 12:30 AM
For Reservations: 011- 49045330, 011- 49045331