Meraaki Kitchen - Art, Passion and Soul! — Reviewed!

Meraaki such a different name! It comes from the Greek name which means, labor of love or to do something with pleasure! Quite apt to it's name, Meraaki Kitchen is a soul, a passion of two young girls - Shivika Kothari and Neha Deepak Shah who dare to chase their dream. Shivika has studied her Hospitality Administration while Neha is the first runner up of Masterchef India Season 4.


Ambience:: Nestled in the busy civil lines area of Jaipur, the place still maintains the serenity. Parking area is enough. The raw texture, stone finish, artefacts, contemporary wall art attempts to break out of the deep-rooted stereotypes of a restaurant interiors. Apart from the banquets, the place will give you variety of seating options, be it indoor or mezzanine or even outdoors with natural air flowing. Outdoor seating had small swing cane chairs, comfortable sofas. The carefully curated art, artefacts, architectural elements and music add to the overall experience of the space.

Food:: I preferred to sit outside, had few chit chat with Neha about her experience, story behind the place, the challenges and more. Post conversation, we moved on the most important part – Food! The Menu is quite simple. Basic dishes with a little twist, fusion and the artwork. Menu is categorized under Small Plates, Large Plates, Brunch, and Desserts. You can also relish some fusion food like Naanizza, Pav Bhaji Fondue, Sev Puri Tacos, Sarso Saag Galouti, Samosa Thouk, Kadhi Chawal Risotto to name a few.

Meal started with some amazing appetizers. Biryani Arancini to start with, were served on a marble tray. As the name suggests, Cheese stuffed biryani balls were to die for. The crunch of coating, the flavours of biryani inside and the achari mayo made it irresistible. Balanced flavours and the presentation was excellent. Highly Recommended!

Papdi Chaat was another masterpiece on my table. Keeping the basics same, we could see the molecular gastronomy on the plate. Papdi with aloo masala and chutney foam! Just melt in mouth. One of its kind chaat. One piece, one bite and you will be left to ask for more. Highly Recommended!

Vada Pao Sliders were next! Vada Pao in the slider form with a green chilli on top and spicy peanut chutney to go with it. Loved it too.

Tornado Fries is a popular street food in South East Asia. Spiral potatoes fried to perfection and seasoned with in house spices. The delicious, spiral, crispy, curly fries will surely wake your taste buds up. Recommended!

From Non Indian Small Plates, I had Bruschetta. Again, basic yet classic dish, bruschetta was given a twist of Pesto foam and Balsamic Caviar. One bite and burst of flavours in your mouth. Subtle dish. Recommended!

Khaosuey was a part of the Non Indian Large Plates. A Burmese inspired noodle curry served with array of different contrasting condiments. Warm noodle curry with all the aroma and flavour of coconut milk. One pot meal was enough to satiate the taste buds. Highly Recommended!

I was just so stuffed and had no space to try some lip-smacking dishes. But as we all know, we have a separate space for desserts...:) So, ordered a Magnum Madness. The plating itself was so artistic. I was in two minds whether to eat or praise that beauty. Gooey Brownie with magnum icecream, gems, crumble were not only balancing the taste but also enhancing the crunch and adding colors to the plate.

If you haven't visited this place, do visit it for a experience. I am sure it will be a mesmerising experience to have a hearty meal with your family and friends.
Address:
27, Madrampura, Ajmer Road, Civil Lines
Jaipur - 302006, Rajasthan, India
Ph:: +91 97594 48890
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