Delhi, the city that’s a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and flavors, has just rolled out the welcome mat for a brand-new culinary player. But this isn’t just any newcomer; it’s Silly, the resto-bar that’s been wowing Mumbai and now has its sights set on giving Delhi a taste of its incredible culinary antics.
Stationed right in the heart of Mehrauli, Silly’s Delhi outpost has already stirred up a buzz that’s as effervescent as their cocktails. Spanning two sprawling floors that boast a whopping 14,000 square feet, Silly doesn’t just serve up mouthwatering fare, it curates an experience. And oh, what an experience it is!
Silly’s Saga of Creativity, Flavours and Emotions
The brainchild of the audaciously creative 24-year-old entrepreneur, Karan Nohria, Silly is much more than just a name; it’s an emotion, a state of mind, and now, a sensation in the capital’s culinary scene. Hatched in 2020 amidst the pandemic, Silly’s journey from Mumbai’s bylanes to Delhi’s bustling streets is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
The culinary symphony at Silly’s Delhi outpost is orchestrated by their talented Corporate Chef Gaurav Gidwani of K7 Hospitality Group along with the Head Chef Tej Wardhan Saini heading Silly, Delhi (Ex-Indian Accent). With an artful blend of street-style delights and elevated local produce, the menu is a passport to a world of flavors. Think Cherry Tomato & Bocconcini Crostini that melt in your mouth like a whispered secret, or the audacious Chicken Tikka Popcorn that’s poised to redefine finger food. Our personal recommendation would be their Tofu and Chilli Dumplings with Srilankan Curry Sauce; it is a flavour explosion that’s like a tropical holiday for your palate.
But it’s not just about the food, Silly’s cocktail alchemy is a showstopper in its own right. The maestro behind the bar, Latesh Kotian – Beverage Head of Silly, has conjured up a spellbinding elixir of libations that are as tempting to the eyes as they are to the senses. Sante, a picante twist with a kiss of tequila and a kick of jalapeno, is the embodiment of the Silly spirit – bold, unexpected, and utterly delightful. Their must-try is definitely the Break Me Down, a concoction of watermelon, lacto-fermented strawberry, and Biscoff cookie that’s a liquid ode to culinary innovation.
Mixing Quirk and Cuisine under Silly’s Unconventional Haven
Stepping into Silly Delhi is like entering a whimsical dreamscape designed by the talented Tanya Chutani from Pantone Collective. From the oxblood accents that give a cozy hug to the rough textures on the lower floor, to the wave-like patterns and latte tiles on the upper level, every corner tells a compelling visual story. The pièce de résistance? The iconic Silly Staircase is a kaleidoscope of colors that leads you from one enchanting realm to another.
The bar’s charm is elevated by a character-changing digital installation that’s bound to leave you enchanted. And if you’re up for a bit of intrigue, the hidden powder room adds an element of mystery and allure to the experience. When you make your way to Silly’s terrace bar, that’s where the Qutub view truly comes alive, framed by a tropical landscape and a palette of yellow and terracotta. It’s the perfect backdrop for sipping on their Tiki Oaxacan, a pineapple and passionfruit-infused potion that transports you straight to the shores of Mexico.
So here’s the deal, as Silly takes its place in Delhi’s culinary scene, it’s not just another resto-bar setting up shop. It’s a culinary carnival, an avant-garde adventure that challenges you to embrace the wonderfully absurd. So if you’re up for sipping, savoring, and fully soaking in the Silly vibe, go ahead and make that reservation. Because in this culinary circus, the only truly silly thing would be to miss out!