Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Prince of Jaipur

...a regular Sunday evening at one of the nicest restaurants in the metro, dubbed as the "best Indian restaurant in the world," Prince of Jaipur at the Fort Strip at Fort Bonifacio. Nothing will prepare you for what awaits inside, the otherwise mundane facade with its bright colors is reminiscent of a Mexican restaurant but upon entering the double doors, into the foyer or bar area... glitz, glamour and opulence abound. The deep reds and rich jewel tones of the interiors are inspired by lavish palaces of Indian royalty. ...paintings of maharajahs and maharanis, bejeweled tapestries, bronze deities, vibrant rugs and other object d’art cover every inch of wall and ceiling space. The restaurant alone is a destination onto itself.

... they spared no expense, even the smallest of detail is well thought of... the chairs and table with its elephant tusks inspired legs and even the menus are all worth seeing. The wine selection is a sommelier's dream and the food simply out of this world!

...we started our meal with Lamb Samosa (lamb rolls), chicken curry (extra spicy of course) and roti. I wanted to try new dishes since the last time I went here everything was heavenly, we had tandoori, chicken masala, kebabs and for my companion, the fail safe shawarma! Like before, everything not only looked yummylicious but it tasted like heaven! Kudos to the chefs and servers for they do know what they are serving and can recommend food to go with what.... Try to be experimental and adventurous when visiting here, you can never go wrong with anything...

I am all praises for this food heaven. Its a bit pricey though but its all worth it. A good meal may set you back around P500 - P800 per person, for a different selection of dishes, but most of the servings are good to share. For winaholics, this place is heaven, everything from the latest vintage to the rarest of French reds may be had here... everything of course for a price... want to impress the estranged wife or boyfriend? ...try a bottle of 1937 Chateau Cheval-Blanc for a measly P129,600.00 + tax and service charge =P hehehe...

Overall, for the food, i give it 10 out of 10, the service 9, the staff are quite knowledgeable of the different dishes, including ingredients and origin at the same time they are courteous and well mannered. I guess it helps that the resto is almost always empty so they tend to hover around your table... in a good way of course... ambiance and surroundings, a whooping 10, the place transports you back to the time of opulence and extravagance of the Raj's even the restrooms are nice.

And this place transforms into a hip and happening club on certain days of the week, where the who's who of the clubbing scene may be found. (hiphop nites?! not really for the gay crowd... but of course, you'll find em here too... we have already penetrated society deeply =P)

5 comments:

MISTERHUBS said...

It's that good, huh? Sige ma-try nga, although I'm not really fond of Indian cuisine.

southdude said...

i pass the place everytime but never really got to try it. thanks for the review!

Wentle said...

yeah... its the bomb! hahaha... the place alone is worth the visit... but bring your platinum cards or yer oodles of cash, place is a bit pricey... but of course, there are still the midrange yet oh so yummy dishes =)

misterhubs: im not a big fan of indian cuisine, but this one will surely make you a convert, they also serve persian dishes =) and crazy cocktail concoctions...

southdude: pleasure to serve bud...hahaha... (somehow it didnt come out right =P)

rmacapobre said...

ignorant question. is jaipur a real place?

Wentle said...

jaipur is in india =) its one of the princely states in that country... im not sure but i think now, it is or was the capital of the state of Rajasthan... google it...hehehe... to get more info... thanks for takin interest rmacapobre =)