Gurgaon is the hub of the expat community of Delhi lined with a number of luxury and business hotels that houses some five-star fine-dine restaurants. Courtyard by Marriott at Sector 27, Gurgaon is one such luxury business hotel that offers an unmatchable service and experience. Be it the stay at their luxurious rooms or dining at their elegant restaurants, Courtyard by Marriott excels in all options. One such restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott that satisfies Asian expats as well as Asian food lovers of Delhi NCR is Red Zen.
A sleek black and red decor is the classy look of Red Zen. The restaurant is designed keeping in mind the comfort factor of the visitors. There is an open cooking counter along one side of Red Zen with a number of seats surrounding the counter. The chef Piyawat Chatchavanhans and his associates at the counter whip up a delicious dish with magic and skills that is hard to decipher. At times he takes a stroll around the aisle and arrives at selected table to have a heart-to-heart conversation with diners. This caring attitude blended with professionalism is commendable.
The restaurant specializes in South-East Asian cuisine with a prominent selection of Thai dishes. A balance of lemon, lime leaves, galangal, chillies, pure coconut milk and authentic sauces – all of these get tossed and turned in the wok to produce an authentic dish that suits the Indian palate. The chefs at Red Zen also does pot-cooking that is an adventure in itself. But the finesse and the style they follow are remarkable. Peking duck, Kaophod (Thai spring rolls made with glass noodles), crispy lotus stem with spices and honey, Kong Hom Pha, Miso soup, Japanese Udon Noodle soup, Vietnamese Pho, Ebi Tempura (prawn tempura), Chilli Lamb, Phad Thai and Singapore noodles, Nasi goreng, fried red snapper with black bean sauce, Sam Rod (a fish recipe beautifully prepared with sweet and sour sauce served with steamed jasmine rice).
The dessert menu has a selection of in-house ice-creams, fried ice-cream, and jasmine flavoured bean pudding among other varieties.