Technology has seeped into every aspect of our lives. So, it’s no surprise that restaurants and bars are embracing it to stay relevant and savy to their customers. The recently opened CAD Tech Bar a.ka. Ctrl + Alt+ Del in Gurgaon is revolutionising the restaurant experience with their tech gimmicks and fusion food. By Amitha Ameen
A walk up through a spiral wooden staircase adorned with twinkling fairy lights will lead you to, self-proclaimed, India’s first Technology Bar & Kitchen – CAD Tech Bar & Lounge. The combination of wine, beige and wooden interiors coupled with effortless and slick-blue LED touchscreens on the tabletops will leave you confused at first. Once you fiddle around a bit, the options are endless.
To avoid awkward silences on your first date with truth or dare games, to playing spin-the-bottle with friends and ordering food and drinks during your family dinner, the tabletop touchscreen acts as a multi-purpose device. Of course, if you are not a big tech fan and want a more usual experience, you can always turn it off.
Coming to the ambience, the comfortable and spacious seating arrangements can host large groups of people, as well. The bar also provides an airy alfresco area for those delightful winter nights. The whole experience is elevated thanks to the wonderful service provided by the friendly staff who have a go-getter and positive attitude.
The fusion food menu offers quirky sections like ‘Bytes’, ‘Software’, ‘Bread Drive’, and etc. to choose from. Not to worry, the names of dishes are in layman’s terms.
We started our diner with two starters – CCP, a Pita tart base stuffed with spicy chilli chicken topped off with a delicious honey chilli crumble along with butter chicken rolls, both of which were paired well with the delicious cocktails available on the menu.
For the main course, we chose a creamy parmesan pasta, complete with madras curry powder and topped with fried basil to give it that extra flavour boost.
The delicious and satisfying meal left us feeling full to the brim. But of course, no good meal is complete without a dessert! We opted for Five Spiced Chocolate Fondant. The hot and spongy chocolate fondant paired with the creamy, frozen vanilla bean ice cream and slither of strawberry salsa was the tip of the iceberg. Safe to say, we were happily full when we left. If you are on the lookout for an out-of-the-ordinary experience coupled with good food, look no further.
Address: 32nd Milestone, Part 2, NH 8, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Price for two: INR 1,800 plus taxes
Hours: 12 pm to 12 am
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