Food Review: Gola Sizzlers

Enviably located opposite to Plaza Cinema of Connaught Place, Gola Sizzler is an easy way to surprise your taste buds, when in search of something sizzling and innovative. Spread over two floors, the interiors of the place is cosy and is bound in plaster of Paris and wood, with draped private couch seating and wall art filling the entire space.

The menu is composed largely of Chinese and Continental with a blend of Indian fusion to it that is the rage these days, bifurcated into small and large plates. And is also fortified with a varied bar menu; the ubiquitous mocktails list was olfactorily obvious (keeping the family customers in mind).

We decide to be cool and go with the crowd, sticking to Pink Shadow and Cube Libre. First had the soothing blend of cranberry, orange, lime and strawberry; while the later was caffeinated alcoholic cocktail made of cola, lime, and dark rum.

While we were busy admiring the magazine-like menu booklet, the waiter brought the signature vegetarian sizzler platter titled Cheese Cutlet & Cottage Cheese Shashlik Sizzler. Considered, as special of the house, the hot plate was bursting with flavours of semi-melted cheese along with gravy veggies and White Sauce Pasta.

After the vegetarian fare, we decide to get down and farinaceous with the Two for One Sizzler. The grilled breast of chicken steak topped with mushroom sauce was simple yet effective in presentation. The strong flavour of pepper was balanced with sautéed sweet corn and mushroom. The tender chicken pieces melted in the mouth easily (a reflection of balanced cooking). The accompaniments included Garlic Bread and White Sauce Chicken Pasta. The glutinous melange of soft penne mired in chicken with cheese, a combination becoming increasingly popular these days, for obvious reasons had nothing impressive in terms of taste (separately), but complimented the platter well. The dessert menu is rather limited and had only a few options, out of which we skimmed through the Ice Cream Sizzler and it turned out to be a surprise to our senses. The pool of nuts, chocolate and ice cream pushed us to dive into it and we thoroughly made quite the splash.

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