Fans of Andrea’s Bar and Bistro and Andrea’s Eatery, rejoice. Another Bistro from the group recently opened in Vasant Kunj’s DLF Promenade Mall, and it may just have the thickest menu we have ever seen. Having already struck a chord among its patrons for its quality food inspired from across the world, this new bistro is also committed to giving you the experience to remember. Located on the third floor of the mall, right opposite La Cantine, Andrea’s Bistro has a bustling live kitchen, contemporary, comfortable seating decked in hues of white and gold, and live-sized windows to let the sunlight in. The mirrors on the wall make the restaurant look even larger than it is.  

The real hero of Andrea’s is the food and aren’t we glad. Have a bit of Asia, Egypt, USA, Italy, the choice is yours. The extensive menu is a mix of salads, small plates, sushi, carpaccio, sharing plates, artisanal pizzas, super bowls, roasts, pastas, farm-to-table preparations, seafood, signature meat and poultry preparations from across the world and desserts, so we suggest you scan through the entire menu before you place the order.  

We started with chicken and scallion, Japanese gyoza or dumplings that were pan-fried and steamed. The juicy filling and the thin casing along with the crisp tuille-like layer, also known as the dumpling skirt were lip-smacking.  

Then we moved on to some more Asian favourites like the California roll sushi, comprising crabstick, tobiko, avocado or the Salmon and Jalapeno Carpaccio, made with thinly sliced Scottish salmon, served with handmade pickles, jalapeno and ponzu dressing. Both of which impress to the core.

Then we tried the caramelised onion and goat cheese ravioli, which served with walnut cream sauce. Texture-wise, very impressive, but a tad too sweet for our taste.

We absolutely loved the Lebanese chicken, where the roasted chicken was served with hummus, garlic, mayo, homemade pickle, hummus and pita. If you are fancying something Mediterranean and do not want to order an entire Mezze platter, you can definitely give this a try. The portion is very impressive too.  

Next, we tried the ‘Street-Style Thai Noodle Soup’. This refreshing Thai broth, was brimming with goodness of star anise and coriander flavour, which complemented the al dente noodles so well. We ordered the chicken noodle soup, which was served with chilli flakes, burnt garlic and peanuts that could be sprinkled over from top to season the broth.  

A delectably juicy and balanced dish was that of the Butter Garlic Prawns. These prawns were marinated with butter before they were grilled and finally served with salad, hand-cut fried and lemon butter sauce.  

We loved the dish so much that we also asked for its recipe from the chef, to see if you can recreate the same magic at home.  

Fresh Garlic Prawns with Lemon Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • Fresh prawns with shell (10-12 pc per kg) – 5 pcs
  • Chopped garlic – 20 gms
  • Chopped Italian parsley – 4 gms
  • Unsalted butter – 20 gms
  • Crushed black pepper – 2 gms
  • Salt – 4 gms
  • Dry white wine – 30 ml
  • For lemon butter sauce
  • Reduced chicken stock – 50 gms
  • Heavy cream -  100 gms
  • Unsalted butter – 20 gms
  • Lemon juice – 10 gms
  • Salt – 2 gms

Side salad

  • Young lettuce – 30 gms
  • Olive oil – 5 gms
  • Salt – 2 gms
  • Lemon juice – 5 gms

Method

  1. Marinate the prawns with salt, pepper and garlic
  2. Take a grill pan add butter to it and grill the prawns till tender
  3. Finish with Italian parsley and dry white wine

For lemon butter sauce

  1. Take a saucepan add reduced chicken stock, butter, cream together and cook it till sauce consistency.
  2. Finish the sauce with lemon juice  
  3. Serve the fresh garlic butter prawns with lemon butter sauce and side salad.