La Vie

Catering to luxury-loving food aficionados, the Indian capital plays host to an über-chic dining destination that escapes everyday life, and introduces its patrons to an oasis of calm. La Vie, a quaint little restaurant in the heart of Khan Market, has an unflustered charm where time seems to stand still and conversation flows freely.

Literally translating to ‘that’s life’, La Vie offers all-day casual and chic ambience – a rare sight these days in a culinary landscape otherwise littered with fine dining restaurants and loud pubs. Inspired by the street cafés of Europe, the creative interior’s chic and friendly atmosphere, coupled with unobtrusively stylish service, strikes the right balance between camaraderie and intimacy.

The elegance of the interiors is only surpassed by a fair sprinkling of culinary innovations. Simple and classic signature minestrone and insalata Caprese – with vine-ripened tomatoes, bocconcini drizzled with pesto, and a classic chicken Caesar – help freshen one’s palette.

This should be followed by tomato basil soup, contrastingly served with a garlic bread crouton and a hint of olive oil against a classically seasoned, tomato-dominated base. Relive the authenticity of classics like Pasta alla Carbonara and Arrabiata, bakes, ravioli with choice of sauce, and main dishes like the exquisite filoncino bread and filetto al limone – pan-sautéed chicken breast in lemon butter sauce that takes the taste buds on a gastronomic tour of flavours.