Fine Dining Restaurant | Affair at 10th Street, Jubilee Hills
Chef Ahmed of Affair at 10th street invited me for a tasting session. So, I took a couple of foodies along with me to eat and later write a review and blog about our experience. After entering the restaurant, we toured the place. Here are some photos.
The curios, interior decoration, the lighting, and furniture in all the rooms inside Affair at 10th street shouts luxury and refinement, and it is the most perfect example of Victorian style dining.
While good food and good customer service are crucial for return business, the ambience of a restaurant is also important. You want customers to feel comfortable and enjoy their meals. Restaurant design sets the stage for customer’s dining experience. Affair at 10th street is definitely such a place one would love to return often.
Chef Ahmed and I have known each other for 3 years now. In 2015, he invited me to his Mexican restaurant for a tasting session. And the moment we met, we ended up talking for hours, and our thought processes aligned. Both of us are very vocal and straightforward when it comes to rating and reviewing food and restaurants. Since Affair at 10th street was fairly new, he invited me to a tasting session.
The first dish was “Onion Rings” served with BBQ and Chipotle. I liked the Onion Rings because it was crispy in the outside and soft inside. I enjoyed the Chipotle because it is creamy and had the right balance.
The next dish was Mac & Cheese balls. It was a little crispy and creamy and cheesy inside. Though it was not served with any condiments, I felt that balls could have married the Chipotle sauce. I tried it and loved the combination.
Chef Ahmed then served Naan with flavoured rice, Dal Makhani, Salad, and jeera Aloo. The Dal Makhani was creamy too. Oh this was heavenly. It’s been years since I have eaten this kind of Dal Makhani. The texture and consistency was brilliant. I could eat that all day just on its own.
The next main course dish was Thai curry served with Jasmine Rice and salad. The presentation was astonishing. The curry was inside a coconut Shell. Jasmine Rice is one of my all time favourites. The curry wasn’t very thick and milky (coconut) which definitely was different from most restaurants’ Thai. Curries.
My colleague was served Kari Omelette with Chilli & Onion Jam etc.. Though I didn’t eat the omelette I tried the jam on its own and I enjoyed. So, I tried it with jasmine rice too and it did taste really good.
My colleague ate:
Kubani ka meetha Créme Brûlée - this was a fun, innovative, and excellent creation. I totally loved it.
If you are planning to go to the restaurant for a meal, do tour the place. There could be certain places of the restaurant where you may want to sit and eat. There is a live concert on the top floor too. Watch out for the events schedule on Affair at 10th Street official facebook page. I was told that a lot of very good artists will be coming and playing in due course of time.