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THROUGHOUT their checkered history, bloodied by the atrocities committed on them, Armenians have found refuge in India. Today, about 150 Armenians are living in Kolkata and the Armenian College there draws students from this Orthodox Christian community across the world. Not much was known, though, about the community that settled in Asansol, West Bengal, to develop the vibrant district town’s iron and steel industry, till Sabyasachi Gorai, a talented young chef previously with AD Singh, opened Lavaash by Saby at the picture-postcard-pretty restored heritage building Ambavatta One in Mehrauli. The Armenians gave the world lavash, the soft and thin unleavened flatbread; they created the tonir, an underground clay oven that metamorphosed into the tandoor; and their cabbage or grapevine-wrapped tolma, dumplings (manti) served with sour cream, and khoravat (grilled meats) now have a worldwide following. The flamboyant chef has dipped into this culinary tradition at Lavaash by Saby, his 150-seater restaurant set to open in phases. It has several positives working in its favour, not the least of which are the banana flower (mocha) puffs, onion tolma bulging with mustard-spiked prawns, the pizza-like pide (another Armenian speciality) topped up with molten cheese and runny egg, and manti served out of an earthenware steamer designed especially for the dumplings. Lavaash by Saby has potential.
We went for a lunch on a sunny afternoon to Lavaash by Saby. It is a cute little place with very pretty interiors. Its one of those 'feel good' kind of a place. We ordered sizzling vegetables and potato dolma for the appetisers. Sizzling vegetables were very nice- not too spicy or bland with just enough sauce and the potatoes were also very well cooked. But we did not like the potatoes that much because they have a very peculiar taste of mustard oil which is not for everyone's taste buds. Then we ordered chicken skewer from the sharing plates; the chicken was tender with good flavour. For dessert we had the old monk mousse; it was a bit thick as compared to the usual texture of the mousse but tasted really good.
Elveyn- the drink that we ordered was the showstopper; it was tangy and fresh. Really recommend this place.
The place - amazing ! Decor, lighting the candle light sitting was perfect ! The service - courteous and fast . And the food - well I liked it no doubt , but didn't get a feel that it's radically different . But no doubt an amazing place for a date or any special moment . Come here and you'll fall in love .
The restaurant is very pretty which means I loved the Ambiance. It's interesting how they have created an Armenian Bengali menu and have managed to do it well. The kebabs were the show stealer. The staff is really polite and of course we chomped off on all
The Lavaash. I liked the food. Wasn't too impressed with the mocktails and mutton risaala. Overall a good place for a cozy lunch or dinner.
My expectations from Lavaash were skyrocketing, with every review I heard or read and of course the Qutub area which houses some of the best restaurants Delhi boasts off.
It's a lovely concept with Bengali infusions but to be honest, I was not that mind blown. We ordered quite a lot of food considering we were about 10-12 people.
There was Lavaash chips(nice for munchies), cheese platter (good), onion prawn tolma (average), veg mochar puff (good), roasted chicken bucket (can skip), olive oil chilli garlic chicken (can skip), iranian lamb koobideh (loved), orange pound cake (loved).
The drinks were what majorly disappointed us. The second round of all the 1+1 drinks was not upto the mark, neither in terms of presentation, nor in taste. Special mention to the mahua cocktail though. It was one fabulous drink.
I might go to Lavaash again if I happen to be in the area, only because I am giving it a benefit of doubt.
The interiors are a 10/10. The place is a beauty and there is no denying that.
The restaurant is of course a different and amazing concept. Being from kolkata alot of the flavors bring back alot of childhood memories. The nahoums Mutton patty is one of those great modern takes on an old classic. It's my favorite thing on the menu. It pair's really well with the cherry sangria as well.