It might be a difficult to locate as The California Boulevard does not really fall in the usual Sector 29 Market but is a little far away. To remember its location easily, just head to the market right behind the IFFCO Chowk Metro Station.
I simply love the Californian ambiance and the way the owners have brought in a piece of America into Gurgaon. They have even put up a Harley outside the place and made a passage with the Stars of fame thing. The pictures that are hung on the wall remind you of Hollywood and so does the tram car Bar that has been set up.
The first TCB was set up in Rajouri Garden in New Delhi and the owners replicated their success in Gurgaon some time ago. The place is quite famous and is known for its food, which has taken inspiration from across the Globe. Indeed, with its interiors and feel, you would think of it as an American Diner.
Signature Cocktails - Ordered Harley and Dead Bastard (Cool names for a drink). Dead Bastard is good and the bourbon and gin do taste well but Harley is the best of the lot. It is rightly bitter and tingles your throat. If going for mocktails try their drink which is Californian Punch I guess. It has vanilla ice cream in Cranberry juice and tastes yum. Summer Beach is good too.
Harley & Dead Bastard
The Californian Beach & Summer Beach
We started off with Dilli Ki Chaat which is crisp spinach done up in Chat style with sev and yogurt. They have their own version of chilli paneer which I thought was superb. The cottage cheese tasted so fresh and they served it with honey and chili sauce which complimented it quite well. They have a similar chicken dish, Thai Wok Fried Chicken which was quite good. Both these dishes were the highlights of my meal. Chicken Adana Kebab is a newbie on the menu and is a welcome addition.
Dilli Ki Chaat
Chicken Adana Kebab
Thai Wok Fried Chicken
Paneer version of the Thai Wok Fried Chicken
Beer Batter Fish
Mutton Barra Kebab
Kaffir Lime Chicken Tikka
I went for the Italian thing because Italian food is one of the specialties of this place. Peri Peri Chicken Pizza makes you feel so light, as in the taste of the bread is very minimal, Cheese and chicken are the dominant flavors. Pollo alla Parmigiana is a new addition to the menu and was recommended by the Chef. Boneless chicken is breaded and grilled with parmesan and mozzarella cheese which gives it a unique slightly salty but rich flavor. This is served with spaghetti and tossed vegetables. You really don't miss the Indian spices here with all the cheese. The Grilled Fish with Cheese with Herbs was a similar dish with Sole Fish grilled to perfection. The cheese when melts into the fish make it soft from inside and crunchy on the outside that you want a repeat. The only thing is that its so heavy and rich you can hardly eat the repeat.
Peri Peri Chicken Pizza
Pollo alla Parmigiana
In Dessert, I had the awesome Chocolate Bomb which I had tried at another restaurant AM PM at Galleria recently. Here too, the chefs work the magic and bomb with chocolate, caramel, vanilla ice cream and walnut brownie.
Nearest Metro Station - Iffco Chowk Metro Station