Early winter weekday night in Delhi, with live jazz music, food that tastes like bites of heaven and beautifully curated cocktails, that is what our night out at The Piano Man in Gurugram looked like recently. Here are the details. By Nishtha Grover
If you too are looking for a place that serves lip-smacking dishes and cocktails that hit the spot, The Piano Man in Gurugram is the place to be. And, if you are a fan of Jazz music, well, it’s just the cherry on top.
Here’s what an evening at The Piano Man looks like
The team of Travel + Leisure got a chance to relish the Chef’s Table Menu at the outlet recently. The menu, which is the brainchild of chef Manoj Pandey, took 6 months to be perfected and he poured his blood sweat and tears into it which is evident in every course.
The Eurasian (Europe + Asia) cuisine menu has something for everyone. The foodies can pick from vegetarian (INR 2,499 ++), non-vegetarian (INR 3,499 ++) and lobster (INR 4,999 ++) variants of the menu. What stood out for us was that the dishes were even tweaked by the chef on the spot to cater to dairy-free needs.
The menu, in total, comprises of 16 dishes including sushi tacos, reconstructed Tom Kha soup, Sweet Potato & Miso Soup, Avocado & Crab Salad, Edamame & Truffle dim sums, Wasabi Prawn Mille Feuille and Duck Confit to name a few. If you crave for something sweet after this savoury goodness, you are literally in for a treat.
The last course is Matcha & Macarons which as the name suggests has Matcha ice cream, macarons and you can pick from chocolate soil, caramel crisp or glazed fruits and nuts as the side, making it the perfect ending to the night.
To go along with the meal, you can select from the eight cocktails that are on the menu or can take your pick from the expansive collection of the restaurant’s bar. A lot of thought has gone into plating and mixing of colourful ingredients which is evident.
The Piano Man is the go-to spot for any live music lover, especially, when it comes to Jazz and that is for a good reason. The stage takes the centre at one point in the night, it all just becomes about the music. We happened to attend the Jazz band Arifa live which elevated the whole experience.
Main and Feature Image Credit: The Piano Man