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Steam at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Presents ‘Long Live Bombay’

Jaipur is famous for its culture, fabrics, architecture, history but nothing will match the excitement that is is felt by an epicurean when he or she introduces their palate to the food of pink city. For few such epicureans, Steam at Taj Rambagh Palace – Jaipur’s first and original “restro bar on wheels” has commenced a unique promotion ‘Long Live Bombay’ that unveils the mystery of the world’s number one premium gin – Bombay Sapphire in their carefully crafted cocktails.


As you set your foot inside the lavish premises of ‘Steam’, a life-size steam engine themed lounge & bar on wheels, you are in for a very fancy ride. Making way through the bushes, when you step on to the station like setup, the welcoming breeze and warmth of service crew will prep you for a special evening ahead.The Victorian style platform of Steam along with comfortable seating options inside the coach as well as the lounge, is apt for sipping the exotic cocktails based on Bombay Sapphire – the drink originated from gin’s popularity in India during the British rule.


The cocktails on offer are the Pink Panther, Peach & Lemon, Vanilla and Saffron, Pear & Fennel Seeds.  The different iterations of Bombay Sapphire are all worth a try, depending on your taste & experimental powers. While the Peach and Lemon is on the sweeter side, Vanilla and Saffron is the one that stands out with the floating saffron leaves emanating a strong aroma followed by a divine taste.

Accompanying the cocktails are the delectable & inventive Thai Curry bowls with red, green, yellow as well as Matsaman curries on offer. Served with a choice of noodles, jasmine rice and flat noodles, these bowls are synonymous with comfort, goodness and an authentic taste that sends your taste buds to a walk through the streets of Thailand.

The special menu is on offer till 3rd December 2017 and you must pay it a visit as soon as you can ! Here is the menu –

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Rambagh Palace’s Steam Lounge Bar Launches its New Menu!

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Some call it the pink city; some call it the Paris of India, but the truth remains that Jaipur is as wholesome as an apple pie. The city oozes joy and is a palette of a thousand colors, each one of which has its own story to tell. But midst all this, it’s Jaipur’s tryst with royalty that shines in its forts & palaces with their intriguing tales, some of which have been heard, and some still stay unveiled.

Like a surreal slice of royalty on a busy road of Jaipur, stands the magnificent Rambagh Palace, which looks like it has been plucked out of a Karan Johar movie set. As you set your foot inside the lavish premises, a mysterious passage on the right hand side leads you to ‘Steam’, a life-size steam engine themed lounge & bar on wheels, and trust us, you are in for a very fancy ride. Making way through the bushes, when you step on to the station like setup, the welcoming breeze and warmth of service crew will prep you for a special evening ahead.

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So when we were invited to taste the new entries in their menu last night, we were quite ecstatic and curious to see what could have been added to the existing array of luscious dishes and exotic drinks. We stepped inside the bogie to see the tastefully crafted interiors done in rich sun lemon with hints of cobalt blue adding to the regal side of this steam engine. As we sat and gazed through the glass windows at the station outside, we were presented with a sumptuous menu which has been aptly and cleverly named in railway lingo, yes!

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Appetizers become ‘Green Signal’ and while we gave ours, we received a delish platter of Hummus bi tahina and pita bread along with Chicken Harira soup. The queer combination of Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine gave us the splendid kick start that our tummies needed that evening 😉 Other options on the menu were a potpourri of Indian, Arabic, Mediterranean and French delicacies making the foodie experience also a multicultural fiesta.

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We went through the ‘Narrow Gauge’ with some steaming ‘Sigara borek’ filled with feta cheese & spinach taking our taste buds on a walk through the streets of Turkey! Through all this, we especially enjoyed the legen -wait for it- dary steam locomotive as they called them – the Italian classic with a little twist – Steam Special Pizza. With fresh cheese, little chunks of chicken tikka, mint and coriander, this Italian favorite made Steam a gourmet haven for us forever. To give it company, they served us an interesting new cocktail – ‘Orange Mint Spritzer’ that literally raised our spirits 😉

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After all this, it was time for the ‘Final stop’ aka desserts. Being high on sweet tooth, we ordered a plethora of bonne bouches. Highly recommended is the oh-so-soft melt-in-thy-mouth New York Cheese cake & Ommali – an Egyptian style bread pudding served with palace made cinnamon ice cream that will put a perfect end to a scrumptious evening and make you look forward to the next one very soon.

Watch the video of ‘The Steam Experience’ here

 

 

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5 Best Places to Drink In Jaipur

With the setting of sun…the advent of night is much awaited sight. With the glowing street lights some people get out to dine, drink and enjoy. The night life comes to light with some luxurious and royal bar adding magic to the night. We have listed 6 exquisite and lavish night hangout places in Jaipur.

  1. Steam, Rambagh Palace

It has one of the exquisite and fine collection of liquor from the bestest of the brands to choose the right one for you. With fine drinks, the interior and ambience adds a cherry on top.

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  1. Tablu, Hotel Clarks Amer

With the attractive, rustic blue and white combination, Tablu is the first roof-top resto-bar. It counts for the best place to sip a drink and enjoy with your friends, family and near-dear ones.

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  1. Forresta Kitchen and Bar, Devraj Niwas

Drinking amidst a forest is totally a different experience than sitting in a pub or a bar. Forresta has a well stocked bar with some cool and delightful cocktails, mocktails, wines, etc.

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  1. Sheesh Mahal Bar, ITC Rajputana

A wide array of cocktails and mocktails from around the world to sip in this peaceful, serene bar with sparkling mirror lights is just a royalty.

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  1. Bar Palladio, Narain Niwas Palace

Counted among the most royal and fanciful lounges and bars of Pink City is the all blue Palladio. It is an attractive bar with quiet ambience which is just perfect to add more color and flavor to your drinks.

Bar Palladio