Molecule Air Bar is the next addition to Sector 29 market, which is a hub of theme based restro-pubs. I heard a lot about this place from my friends in the past, so planned to visit it with my friends last weekend. It’s on other side of Sector 29 and located at 2nd floor. It’s a capacious place spread across 2 floors including a terrace. Molecule is taking molecular gastronomy to a whole new level along with a German brewery, with its smoky flames and innovative spectacles.
The ambience here takes you back in time machine to World war 2. The walls are covered with metal guns and other stuff depicted to be used in the war. A big face mask on one side of the wall resembling some cruel superpower, and on other side, glass walls depicting molecular diagrams. Food here is served in a symbolic way like golgapps water served in test tubes, chutneys served in injections. Vintage lights resemble the molecular hexagonal design. Seating varied from high end stools to low based sofa’s to comfortable laid back couches.
When we visited this place, it was jam packed. Evening time this place is full of people, enjoying their beers, foot-tapping on the live music running across the place. Even there is no dance floor, still ample space to enjoy!!
Coming to food, they provide a variety of Indian dishes in fusion to progressive ways. This place has something which cannot go unnoticed. The dishes served are authentic in taste but infused with innovation & creativity of the chef. Must to mention here about their chef, as he himself comes to people for talking to them about their dishes, ask them about feedback!! Food presentation is done keeping in mind the restro theme. Just like they serve Molecular Puckha Shots (5/5), which is their version of Gol gappa’s served with assorted water flavors in test tubes & chutneys in injections. The potato stuffing is served in a mini pressure cooker. Then next we were served chef’s special Dragon Smoked Popcorn (4/5), which were infused with liquid nitrogen, which made it crispy. When we tried to pick and eat, even our fingers felt cold.
This followed by the Air Bread (4/4) which are little pillow resembled crispy breads stuffed with combination of 4 cheese sauces and green chili caviar. They served it with 2 topping variations (Paneer and chicken) . Air is injected into the bread with syringes. Next, we had Ghee Roast Soya Keema & Lachcha Paratha combo (5/5) which had four mini parathas hanging from pegs on a little frame with a small pan full of soya keema served with raddish minced salad and chutneys. It was the WINNER dish for me tonite. Edible coal (3/5) was Smokey, lava ash flavored dish. I didn’t like it much. Chakna Tiffin (4/5) was again their innovative dish of serving corn-kurkure chaat in small packets hanging from little frame with clips. It tasted amazing and a must try. Next, we had Pao bhaji (5/5), Paneer Tikka (3/5), it had 4 flavored tikkas but paneer was not much cooked. We talked to chef about it and gave our feedback too. Last but not the least, we tried their Pizza (4/5), full of cheese and varied toppings. Tasted well.
In mocktails, we had 3 to tango, weirdo & apple cider. All were perfect and authentic to taste. Must try is “3 to tango”.
Last but not the least, we had chef special “Imitations of Ras malai”. Chef himself came to our table with materials to prepare this dessert in front of us. We were delighted to see it happen and also made a small video. Many things he explained us before starting, but yes many are a chef’s secret. I cannot rate this dessert, as it deserves accolade 🙂