Molecule Air Bar: A Molecular Gastronomical Journey
Well, the name ‘Molecule’ itself creates a curiosity about the food & the ambiance.
Located in Gurgaon sector 29, Molecule is sprawled across the two floors with a lovely terrace. The whole décor of this place is done using American and German military elements, gives me of a feeling of related to the World Wars.
Molecule Air Bar offers from Dragon Smoke Popcorn to some amazing Molecular Puchkas!
Coming to food, we started with ‘Dragon Smoke Popcorn Peri Peri Flavor’ which was flavoured with the Maggi tastemaker and infused with liquid nitrogen. As I had the bunch of them, there was a smoke coming out of my nose. Then came the Molecular Puchka, served with the shots of mint and tamarind chutney and 5 flavoured waters, like mint, pineapple, orange, cola and beetroot. The most interesting thing was the way it was served. The flavoured waters or the puchka shots came in test tubes submerged in liquid nitrogen with the stuffing came in a mini pressure cooker.
Well, but the star of the night was the ‘Air Bread with Chicken’, it was the best dish I had at Molecule. Air Bread with Cheese were the bite-sized morsels, filled with a four cheese sauce, served with a piece of chicken tikka. The crunchy morsels with gooey cheese and flavourful chicken were more delicious than they looked.
Then we were served Paneer Tikka 2 ways, Kohliwada Chicken, Edible Coal, Gautam Masala Fish, Pav Bhaji Fondue, & Ghee Roast Keema Matar served with Mini Paranthas.
The Paneer Tikka was nice, tender & juicy, it was a good dish served normally. Try the perfectly cooked tender Kohliwada Chicken, which was served with a homemade Schezwan sauce.
The most awaited dish for me was the Edible Coal. These were the Dahi Kebabs cooked in a way that they have a firm, dark exterior texture. These were served with a orange powdery spice mix, giving it a good flavor & nice color. I liked the concept of serving the Kebabs this way, it had a good texture with a yummy filing.
Then we were served the Pav Bhaji Fondue, the Bhaji was velvety in texture served with the croutons toasted in butter. I liked this dish, it was delicious & different from the normal Pav Bhaji we have.
The Ghee Roast Keema Matar was delectable. It tasted like a Punjabi style keema mattar made in ghee & served with Mini Paranthas.
We ended the meal with Dhoda Brownie Bath Tub, the brownie with ice cream floating in the chocolate foam. This combo can never go wrong, the brownie was gooey served with the delicious ice-cream. I didn’t like the chocolate foam much in it, though it didn’t bring any change to the dish, still it was not required.
Overall, it was a nice experience but not as molecular as expected.