There are certain things that are taken at their face value and that is exactly what I did when I got invited to  Tribe Brunch & Bar. The only reason I was keen to go there was because it is a restaurant specializing in sea food. But little did I know that there is much more to it than what meets the eye.

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It is an elegant restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating options and the decor is mostly wooden. Thus, I decided I should wear a simple black gown with some gold jewellery. I added my rainbow heels to the whole ensemble and carried the turquoise clutch that I had purchased during my recent trip to Kashmir.

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Considering the ambiance and the smell of food in the air, I knew my night was going to be a good one as soon as I reached. I was greeted by Prakash Chandra (the manager) when I reached and he showed me around the place. I picked a seat indoors because the lights were better there to click the food. However, one does not need to shy away from enjoying the outdoor experience at night, even in this heat, because the fans all around had made it very pleasant outside.

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The evening started off with one of their signature cocktails called Tribetini, a vodka based cocktail, which was very delicious and different as it had a bit of the falsa fruit, making it a good palette cleanser.

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The Tribetinis

Then came the starters, including the Zulu Tribe Chicken Skewers, Creamy Pan Fried Prawns, Jalapeño Cigar Rolls, Cottage Cheese and Broccoli Brochettes, as well as the Red Snapper Skewers. My personal favorites were the Jalapeño Cigar Rolls because they did not have an overwhelming jalapeño flavor, it was just right, as well as the Red Snapper Skewers because of the extreme tenderness and the delicate flavor of the fish.

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(L-R) Zulu Tribe Chicken Skewers, Creamy Pan Fried Prawns

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Jalapeño Cigar Rolls (top), Cottage Cheese and Broccoli Brochettes (bottom)

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Red Snapper Skewers

After this was the main course, which consisted of the Tribe Special Spring Chicken, accompanied with a sticky honey mustard sauce and mashed potatoes made out of sweet potatoes, which really took the dish to another level.

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Tribe Special Spring Chicken

Another dish in the main course was the Char Mola Cottage Cheese Steak, perfect for the ones who love cottage cheese and basil.

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Char Mola Cottage Cheese Steak

And finally arrived the desserts – Chocolate Rum Mousse Cake and Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream. The mousse cake had a very strong hint of rum, making the bitterness of the rum cut the sweetness of the chocolate. This should definitely be tried by people who love the taste of rum. I personally liked the brownie with ice cream as it had milder flavors. One interesting thing about the brownie was the it was a flour-less brownie.

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Chocolate Rum Mousse Cake (top), Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream (bottom)

And as I took the last bite of my dessert, the man of the hour – Chef Vijay, and, Prakash were kind enough to spend a few moments with me telling me the idea behind the place as well as the food.

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Chef Vijay

The tribal theme of this restaurant does not just translate into the decor but also the food. This place does not use any chemically processed ingredients at all, not even essence to make their cakes. It uses only herbs and other natural ingredients, as that is the tribal way of cooking.

Also, everything is made form scratch once the guest places the order. This might take a little more time for the food to come but it is as fresh as it can be. And every dish is served with bread and some vegetables, making each course a meal in itself.

Tribe Brunch and Bar is a unique place offering an overall experience where people can come and be merry, take time to eat and relax in between courses and not feel too guilty since natural ingredients are healthier.

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Prakash Chandra (manager, in blue), Chef Vijay and the rest of the team at The Tribe.

If you wish to visit, here is the address:

138/9, Aruna Asaf Ali Road, Near Paradise Banquet, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070.