Experience the best of immersive dining at Ophelia at The Ashok

Set in the heart of Delhi, Ophelia has relaunched with a new experience and aesthetic

Providing you with an immersive experience of the lush green forests and safari in Africa, Ophelia at The Ashok in Chanakyapuri is revamped and has relaunched with a brand-new concept. Just in time for winters, the new concept has warm, inviting and earthy tones. Inspired by nature in Africa, the restaurant has elements of the jungle spread throughout creating a stark contrast from the previous floral and cool aesthetic. 

The essence is what is most inviting, a place for rejuvenation, a place that feels like a getaway in your own home city. The life-sized giraffes and elephants are stripped of their natural hide and reimagined in candy stripes, to bring in a sense of playfulness and a stark reminder of the beauty of nature. Given that nature is a predominant theme that latently meanders through the interiors, the outside is as exclusive and opulent. A completely sensorial experience, the seating outside references the Great Outdoors. A cocooning embrace for celebrations, get-togethers, or just a grand meal on a starry night, the great outdoors at Ophelia is truly great! 

The restroom at Ophelia is a microcosm of the themes the restaurant explores in detail throughout its design. A jungle-themed wraparound wallpaper in soft sepia-tones graces the restroom lobby, the ceiling is cast in smoked mirror creating an illusion of infinity, an homage to worlds close and far. The shell chandeliers take off from African materiality and marry it with Indian resources, making your experience at Ophelia wholly magnificent. 

The featured cuisine at Ophelia is the best of global foods with a touch of modern sensibilities. Seasonal produce, contemporary techniques, innovative pairings and playing with traditions is the mood of the new Ophelia kitchen. With winter on the anvil, the restaurant’s menu takes off from the flavours that first captured everyone’s attention: hearty large plates that are complete flavour bombs and small plates that add warmth to the nip in the air. 

Ophelia’s extensive menu is an homage to the flavours of how memorable meals should be. Indulge in winter warmers that take you from the heart of Rome to the fringes of Japan with soups like Mushroom Cappuccino topped with Dill foam, truffle oil and an umami rich mushroom confit or the Shiro Miso, a tribute to Japanese White miso, green onion and wakame. The salads showcase seasonal favourites like the Beets & Burrata, a delicate Beetroot carpaccio with opulent burrata cheese, grapefruit, balsamic vinaigrette and mixed greens. 

Speaking of carpaccio, the ‘Raw’ menu includes fine dishes like Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio with Avocado mayo, dill, olive oil and Salmon Sashimi, lightly flavoured with Kikkoman, wasabi and served with pickled ginger. Ophelia has launched an exquisite variety of Asian and Mexican cuisine. With a wide selection of sushi, dimsum and baos, the menu is completed with wood fired pizzas, Turkish pide and mezze. The highlights of the large plates focus on Thai curries, Japanese Katsu, Nordic Stroganoff and for exotic dishes like New Zealand Lamb Chops and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Close a memorable meal at Ophelia with delightful desserts that include, Apple Crumble Cheesecake and Baklava Sundae.

Pair your meal with an extensive selection of wines from across the world, from French Cabernet Sauvignons to Italian Chiantis and Argentinian Malbecs. With eclectic Single Malts and blended Scotch, the bar also boasts of Mezcal and a host of aperitifs.

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