At the heart of Indian hospitality lies the cherished tradition of “Mehmaan-nawazi,” an art form dedicated to the gracious hosting of guests. Central to this tradition is the rich inheritance of Indian culinary culture and the tantalizing flavors of precious Indian spices. Distinguished restaurateurs, Dinesh and Pooja Arora, proudly introduce the quintessential “Indian” dining experience that the capital city has long yearned for.
Picture the enchanting melodies of ‘qawwalis’ echoing in the air, accompanied by the fragrances of roses, jasmine, nutmeg, a subtle touch of cinnamon, and the essence of saffron. Envision the culinary mastery of ‘khansamas’ coming to life in a diverse menu that showcases the finest from the griddle to the tandoor. This is the revival of long-lost recipes, ancient cooking techniques, and culinary treasures of days gone by; this is Qavalli.
Qavalli embodies the revival of old-world charm, from its charming interiors to the slow-simmering curries in traditional handis. It’s the place where you’ll craft cherished memories over exceptional food, delightful drinks, and great company.
Qavalli’s charm encompasses its stunning design, skillfully crafted by Chromed Design Studio under the leadership of architect and interior designer Abhigyan Neogi. Inspired by Moroccan aesthetics, the design presents enchanting archways, a lively red color scheme, and intricate patterns, all illuminated by the radiance of crystal lamp chandeliers.
Step into a sumptuous haven adorned in gold and auburn hues, where opulently upholstered walls, grandiose drapery, and inviting alcoves await. The resplendent ambiance is bathed in the radiant glow of sparkling chandeliers, with gilded bar fronts flanking both sides, guaranteeing a regal experience for each guest. Be sure not to overlook the wall paying tribute to the legendary ‘qavvals’ of our era, as you fondly recollect days gone by while savoring meticulously crafted drinks that capture the essence from root to bark.
Dedicated to upholding the culinary traditions of North India, Qavalli’s menu is carefully crafted to harmonize with cocktails and to honor the rich tapestry of Indian ingredients. In the Qavalli kitchen, authenticity intertwines with creativity, resulting in a ‘Dawat’ – a heavenly banquet that leaves behind unforgettable memories.
It embraces the essence of Mughlai cuisine, tempting palates with impeccably grilled tikkas, succulent kebabs, flavorful curries, decadent breads, and fragrant biryanis. Additionally, it hosts an Indian botanical bar, where cocktails are meticulously crafted using unique cordials, tinctures, and elixirs that invigorate the senses.
What distinguishes Qavalli is its dedication to crafting memorable evenings. Qavalli Nights carry you away to the enchantment and melodies of traditional gatherings, infusing a hint of nostalgia into your dining experience.
This exceptional experience is available at an affordable price point, with a cost for two coming in at just INR 2000.
On this momentous occasion, Founder, Dinesh Arora says “Qavalli represents our unwavering dedication to preserving and celebrating the culinary legacy of India. We’ve poured our hearts into creating a space where each guest is welcomed as royalty, and where every bite tells a story of our rich culinary heritage. For us, Qavalli is a labor of love, a canvas on which we’ve painted the vibrant tapestry of Indian flavors and hospitality. It’s an invitation for our guests to embark on a regal gastronomic journey, where traditions meet innovation, and every moment is cherished.”