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The Trident Gurgaon’s spacious all-day dining restaurant sits under a magnificent crimson and gold dome at the lobby level. Like the rest of the hotel, Cilantro has a very contemporary feel, with the restaurant extending on to a broad verandah overlooking landscaped gardens and water bodies. The restaurant’s menu trots across the globe and boasts fine Mediterranean, Thai and Indian cuisines. Cilantro is a coffee shop for the business traveller but succeeds in providing a gourmet experience as well.
It was on a pleasant evening in Delhi when we chose to risk the traffic towards Gurgaon for a lavish luxurious dinner. It was a special occasion which deserved to be celebrated, hence we were sure we wanted to splurge. Our search ended up at this fabulous hotel Trident where we chose to try out â€˜Cilantroâ€™, after reading itsâ€™ great reviews. Cilantro is Tridentâ€™s all-day coffee shop and is just as luxurious as its house. The restaurant is a complete package when it comes to service, food and ambience. The moment you step into the foyer, you get the gist of what the place is all about. Every inch of Trident shouts money and the same affluence is projected in Cilantro. This fine dining restaurant is perfect for a late night hunger binge or an early breakfast before heading to work.
Trident is all about grandeur, elegance and luxury. You will notice the similar pattern being followed in Cilantro as well. It is one of the best places to dine in Gurgaon, if you keep money as the secondary and food as the first priority. Cilantro is ideal for a quiet business dinner or a cosy brunch with friends. They keep on hosting fun food festivals, which gives you a taste for global cuisine and keeps their regulars on their toes. Coming to the dÃ©cor, though Cilantro is generously spacious, it is filled with formal tables so one feels a bit cramped but they have managed to open up the room visually by providing tall windows, which overlooks the lovely landscape. Look is kept modern and stylish. Cilantro is almost always full so call ahead to bag a table.
Once you decide to indulge, money should be no hindrance. Cilantro is unpretentiously expensive so have a care. Their menu is global and covers a lot of base by tackling Asian, North-Indian and Italian cuisine beautifully. Begin with a Caribbean chicken dumpling soup, dahi bhalla papdi chaat, crumb fried soft shell crab, tandoori murgh, wild mushroom ravioli, rajasthani lal boti kebab, chicken consommÃ©, tandoori paneer tikka and chatpati shakarkandi ki chaat. As second course go with, prosciutto wrapped chicken breast, Thai curry with jasmine rice, kadhai paneer, goan shrimp curry, black cod with miso, lamb ragout with pappardelle, crisp duck leg confit and stir fried prawns in hot garlic sauce. With a blueberry cheesecake or hot chocolate pudding, bring things to a perfect finish.
Those who haven’t done any homework for Special Occasion date can safely go with Cilantro of Trident Hotel, Gurgaon. This stylish modern dining room is open 24X7 so any time you walk in would be fine. The restaurant takes special pride in their menu, which keeps on changing on short spans. Cilantro is decorated in a contemporary manner with the main dining room flowing into a broad verandah overlooking a beautifully manicured garden and water body. Although a busy hotel coffee shop, Cilantro will give you much needed privacy for your date.