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Surviving Brix

The concrete and glass jungle of DLF Cybercity harbours several species of restaurants – Punjabi, Continental, Chinese, Sushi, what not. Most of them dwell on the ground floor and cater primarily to the crowd within the campus. Parking here is in short supply. Without a DLF parking sticker, a close encounter with one these restaurants is virtually out of bounds, unless you decide to trudge it all the way.

Brix, a relatively new entrant in this overcrowded territory is strategically located at the courtyard adjacent to building 10B; its prominent gold emblem begging attention as you saunter by. Inside, the coffee and forest green decor is soothing and sedentary. A large wooden barrel topped with a gramophone welcomes you as you walk in. Wrought iron lamp posts, plush green sofas, high backed mahogany coloured tables and chairs, black and white sails on the ceiling, a double sided clock – the kind you find in railway stations, wooden floor and paneling and  exposed brick rear wall, these lend the place a somber grandeur. Rhythmic thump from a cordoned off Pioneer music system standing next to the bar accentuates the indolent atmosphere.

We sit facing framed photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill and Michael Jackson. The relationship between the pictures, apart from the aesthetics, is ambiguous aside from the fact that they are all dead. An existentialist twist, perhaps. Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley adore other walls. A few tables are occupied. Waiters in black, white and pinstripes flit about. The service is brisk.

Honey chilly potatoes, Hara Kebab, Chilly Chicken and Mutton Seekh Kebab arrive and depart cradled in stylish tableware – a perpetual cycle till we get ready for main course. We wait in queue for the buffet offering of Dal Makhani, Paneer Lababdar, Rogan Josh, Murg Makhni and Penne Pasta. Vanilla ice cream, Gulab Jamun and Darsaan wraps up our lunch.

Will I visit Brix again? Unlikely. Guess it is a matter of priorities. If I were a love struck Romeo seeking a cozy dark corner to serenade my Juliet sans interference, Brix would be my top choice. Or if I were a clueless foreigner who couldn’t distinguish between Gulab Jamun and a plum, I would relish Brix. I am neither. To me it is always a matter of taste. On that front Brix barely rise above the average.

In the increasingly competitive restaurant space of Gurgaon, the fittest to survive would be the ones that court taste buds more than the ambience. As Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s put it “It all comes back to the basic. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back”. Brix, hope you are listening…

Brix
Upper Ground Floor, Building 10-B,Dlf Cyber City, DLF Phase – 2, Gurgaon – 122002
Contact: 0124-4366020

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Categories: Gastronomique
  1. Alok Srivastava
    March 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Dropped in one evening with a friend for a spot of beer to wrap up the day. The beer was chilled to perfection, happy hours notwithstanding. The chicken reshmi kabab that we had ordered was succulent and juicy. We were the sole clients at that moment. While the waiters tried to retreat to a discreet distance, their well intentioned attempts to take good care of us was a bit of a put-off. I guess the newer establishments need a few more lessons in the fine art of hospitality. In all the evening was cool

  2. ajesh
    March 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

    As Far As i know Brix do not serve Buffet, they do excellent thai curries, chocolate fondue is best one can have in gurgaon!!!! all my office colleagues go crazy for this one, Order from their menu, it might change your percetion

    • tailrace
      March 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm

      Dear Ajesh

      Thank you very much for the feedback. I shall definitely try the Thai and Chocolate fondue that you recommended. Perhaps as you said, it might change my perception. I shall certainly revise my opinion, if it turns out good.

      Although it is not part of their regular fare, Brix does arrange buffet lunches if you fix up a menu with them in advance.

      Ajesh, thanks again. Look forward to your comments in the future.

      Tailrace

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