• September 29, 2020 3:09 pm

Reporting From Delhi

For a happy vibe

BySharmila Chand

Feb 1, 2020

The cafe has an intriguing charm with its rustic seats and soft ambience, ideal for networking

SPECIAL OCCASIONS call for special dining destinations. In order to make an occasion memorable, the dining place must be unique, the ambience should be warm, the décor pleasing and of course, the food, extraordinary. ‘Olly — Olive’s All Day Cafe and Bar’ at Cyber Hub in Gurugram is one such venue where one can enjoy an exceptional dining experience on any day, any time of the year.

You step in and get awed by the design of the place resembling a minimalistic canvas with splashes of colour. You look around and every element cheers you up, be it the floor tiles, the sunshine yellow-green walls, the paintings on the wall as well as the bright green indoor plants. Bright and sunny with an aura of warmth, the cafe has an intriguing charm with its rustic seating and soft ambience, making it an ideal spot to unwind or even work away from workplace.

You can step out on the beautiful terrace which will again embrace you with greens. The cozy terrace is just the right place to have your private do or simply spend an afternoon all by yourself.

A key aspect of Olly’s concept revolves around a sense of community, where friendships are born, memories are made and casual business is done. Here there is no end to exciting times and engagement, making Olly a networking hub. Being environmentally conscious and a proponent of nature, Olly is a big supporter of reduce, reuse and recycle as well.

This restaurant with a distinct happy vibe has music which is eclectic and fun. Olly goes live every Tuesday and Saturday where you can unplug for the evening, with live music on the lovely terrace. Enjoy retro music every Thursday with fabulous offers when you flash your business card.

 

 

FOOD

The vast menu features delightful gourmet offerings.

Chef Jyotika Malik, Developmental Chef for the Olive Group of Restaurants says, ‘Olly is a breath of fresh air with a menu that makes its way across culinary boundaries. It represents the international cafe culture, bringing the love of good food and great coffee to the heart of Gurugram. The idea was to create a menu that allows guests to find their own palate, one that encourages discovery.”

Start your meal with ‘Goodness Bowl’ – healthy, delicious, 100% vegan and gluten free. It comes loaded with super foods, sweet potato, broccoli, kale, edamame, tahini, and more. ‘Wild Rice Salad with Feta and Almonds’ is a hot star here as it is an immunity booster salad, with wild rice, pumpkin, beetroot, sweet potato, carrots, feta cheese and hummus, an amalgamation of all things healthy yet delicious. ‘Thai Massaman Curry’ is a signature dish of the chefs — a perfect curry for indulging your taste buds, be it for lunch or dinner. The soft succulent mutton cooked in rich Thai spices with sweet potato, peanuts, and served with sticky rice, it’s a dish you get hooked on to.

Non-vegetarians can feast on Peruvian Roast Chicken, another highlight of the menu. Spice rub is very different as the thick wet rub makes an amazing crust that seals in all the juices keeping it moist. The chilies such as Aji Panca and Aji Amarillo give it a great flavour. Chicken Miso Shiitake Ramen is a soul-warming comfort dish with plenty of  greens, tofu, rich homemade chicken broth, bringing a little taste of Japan in a bowl. Enjoy a hearty Meatball Ciabatta — an Italian inspired sandwich with pesto, tomato Napoli sauce, lamb meatballs, basil leaves and mozzarella.

Hit the sweet spot with classic desserts like French toast — heavy on flavours and an instant mood lifter.  Creme Brulee is bound to give you joyful cheer as it is set custard with one of the best flavour combinations: chocolate and Baileys, perfectly torched to get the crispy hardened caramel sugar. Indulge in sinful tiramisu layered with mascarpone cheese and eggs and dusted with cocoa to get the perfect texture and taste.

The snazzy bar offers wines and bespoke cocktails. Sip on your favourite beverages and make merry. Grapefruit Rose Gin is outstanding with fresh ingredients like fresh grapefruit juice, dry rose petal that enhances the aroma. Tamarind Sour, Mulled Wine, Irish Coffee and Olly’s Sunshine are not to be missed.

Relax, enjoy the good food and drinks at this stylish fine-dining restaurant with understated elegance and efficient service.

As Jyotika says, ‘Olly is a breath of fresh air with a menu that makes its way across culinary boundaries. It represents the international cafe culture, bringing the love of good food and great coffee to the heart of Gurugram. The idea was to create a menu that allows guests to find their own palate, one that encourages discovery.’

Address: Shop 101, 1st Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon 122002

Timings: 11:30am – 12midnight