|The day I was hanging out at the DLF Promenade shopping mall in Vasanj Kunj in New Delhi, since we did not know better, I ended up having a very fine meal at Taman Gang. After we were done and while just hanging out there and at the DLF Emporio (where my wife and I shared an awesome crepe and good cup of coffee), I came across the Veda Lounge and Bar. Since it was broad daylight and there were just a handful of people hanging out, we were able to check the inside and were blown away by the decoration. It reminded me of my stay at the Raj Vilas in Jaipur many years ago. Unfortunately, there was no opportunity to hang out there so we decided that we ever got back to India we will go hangout there, maybe in the evening, and probably see all the cool Indians.
Well, it so turned out that while hanging out in the Connaught Place (which to our disappointment is so run down, full of dust, and a mess), we got really hungry. Our chauffeur was parked very far and we were almost tempted to drive to the Shangri-La, where we have eaten the lunch buffet and loved it, or to the Le Meridien, where also we like the many choices. Then out of nowhere, we ended up in this really messy area but there was sign for Veda. Without even thinking, we barged right in. It is a very tiny place, but a different world once you are inside. We enjoyed the lunch special menu, that included some beans, roasted paneer (cottage cheese popular among Indians), and crackers shaped like cones. The meal included curries, nan bread, and rice. Awesome and a bargain too.