For a nation that takes vegetarianism to heart as much as India, the extravagance of our kababs and biryanis seems to always overshadow the humility of what grows on our soil. Royal Vega is a bold, ambitious endeavour at elevating a meatless meal to pedestals, on which few have stood before. Best described as an ornately traditional dining experience, the brainchild of ITC’s Executive Chef Manjit Gill, draws inspiration from royal kitchens and Ayurveda. Everything from handcrafted ingredients and seasonal menus, to painstakingly presented viands make you almost forget, that you are paying as much as you would for a cacheted meat fest at Peshawri next door. Royal Vega is doubtlessly a landmark restaurant in the Indian dining scene, and one that ITC shall inevitably elevate to its crown jewels. Suitably, in a city that is (quite inaccurately) known for austere vegetarianism and in a hotel that is built on grandeur, Royal Vega is an experience you must partake in.