Bohemian and tasteful décor, airy and breathable spaces and warm interiors are what best defines Bougie – the newest entrant to Delhi’s high-end dining scene. Already hugely popular with crowds, Priyank Sukhija and the team’s outpost have been making noise since it opened. We walked in on a very busy Sunday afternoon to find out what it was all about.
Chef Priyam Chatterjee, the first Indian to receive France’s Order of Agricultural Merit, brings clean, organic and rustic cuisine to every plate of Bougie. The menu is largely European Mediterranean, with a selection of an all-day breakfast menu and a lunch and dinner menu.
Bohemian and tasteful decor, airy upscale dining scene. Already wildly popular amidst breathable spaces and warm interiors, it’s what best defines Bougie – the newest entrant to the Delhi crowd, Priyank Sukhija and the team’s outpost is making noise since its opening. We walked in on a very busy Sunday afternoon to find out what it was all about.
We started with the Zucchini Fritas and Jalapeno Aioli and the Le Bougie Fried Chicken Tenders. Both starters came with unique flavors, with a crispy outer crust and a tender filling, based on a sauce created in-house and stirred in the right notes for a fulfilling afternoon. We also opted for an accompaniment of truffle fries accompanied by a generous vinaigrette.
Next up was the Veg Love Burger which came with a juicy and crispy grated beet patty, as well as something you probably wouldn’t think you had in a burger – peanuts. And it’s safe to say they did no harm.
The highlight of the afternoon, however, was the Grande Nonna Margherita pizza. This classic Italian pizza is a quintessential, evergreen food lover’s delight. The specialty of each dish here is that it comes with organic greens in one form or another. If you’re looking to try something different, offer Bougie’s signature roast chicken, which was prepared on-site over three days, and tuna tartare.
We would go back for:
If there’s one thing that brings us back to the place, it’s the signature cocktails. The art of mixology here has been well maintained, with blends complementing the overall food and aura of the place. The overall vibe of the place is different from the usual fine dining.
What also stands out is the bohemian décor and the warm play of natural light, combining the elements of the earth – reflected in the tree barks, driftwood, rope and handcrafted wooden furniture. hand; fire – depicted in the lava-like patterns of their bar counters; the water – best seen in the bar’s swirling seashell patterns and the makeshift rafts on the ceiling; and the air – reflected through the terrace and the cool terrazzo mosaic floor that runs throughout the outlet. However, the servers were confused at times and there was micro mismanagement which eventually led to a delay in service.
Did you know:
Bougie’s menu and décor draw inspiration from around the world. The first example is the curtains around arched windows from the Mughal era which were hand woven by artisans in Delhi. Then come the pieces of wood that have been recycled to create unique pieces around the point of sale. Additionally, the outpost is also home to African totem poles, Greek wall textures, and southern European tribal rugs.
Where: 2nd Floor, Ambawatta One, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Pocket Pinch: Rs2000 for two