Wouldn’t it be hard to imagine a restaurant named after an Austrian composer that serves Indian, Oriental as well as Western cuisine and is located in Gurgaon?
Inspired by the composer it’s named after The Mozart Cafe is a melange of many things varied like interiors, music and, of course, the fare it offers yet it has set its goals very clear.
The brain-child of four people mix and match is the mantra for The Mozart Cafe. The interiors are inspired by very modern and urban chic existence, the food is a spin-off of the traditional and the atmosphere is a brew of many moods.
Like the timelessness of Mozart’s Magic Flute, the tune that played for a better part of the evening, everything at The Mozart Café falls into place even though it always ran the risk of spilling over.
One of partner’s at The Mozart Cafe is said to be a leading exponent of bar tending in India and the medley of drinks reflects this. Besides the usual poisons the bar menu features an assortment of classic cocktails with a mega makeover, which isn’t for the faint hearted.
Ever thought of a Tom Yum Martini? Yes, the thought of the tangy Thai soup in a Martini avatar might be fascinating but come on, who in their right mind would have conjured up something as bizarre as this? The mish-mash of flavors in some of the other martinis like The Third Degree, Vodka shaken with in-house spice syrup that has a star aniseed chaser, Monta Rosa, green apple Martini taste good to say the least but most of these would fall in the acquired taste gallery but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from giving them a shot! Besides vodka, the bar has similar concoctions in other spirits as well and Zaza, a mix of cooked plums and rum stands out.
Just like the grand piano shaped DJ console, the elegant lighting and a host of other features that one would find difficult to blend, the food from across the globe comes together in an unexpected fashion. The menu consists of universal favorites but just like the drinks the food too undergoes layers of transformation before making it to your table. The man behind the food, Chef Niranjan Chauhan’s deftness at boldly mixing varying flavors infuses freshness in otherwise mundane regulars. Marinated with Thai chilies and red bell peppers the taste of the Chicken Tikka here is an experience in itself! Similarly most of the starters include a dash of some wild taste that just makes it diverse; do try the Braised Lamb, Hoisin and Five Spices Chicken (a tad dry but appealing nevertheless) and for the vegetarians it’s the Malai Tikka, which just melts and the Achari Pineapple.
For the main course the Rosted Fennel flavored Sea Bass along with the pernod sauce was tried and let’s just say this one’s strictly for sea bass lovers but if you are a white meat person then the Chicken Scallopine in hazelnut cream sauce should be the call of the day. Even if you’ve had your fill do try the Bailey’s Crème Brulee, the exceptional flavored dessert is the perfect way to sign off.
Featuring gigs on the weekends, the 70 plus seating which doesn’t include the outdoor seating Mozart Cafe, restaurant in Gurgaon is a relatively new name in Gurgaon’s food map. It still remains one of those places that are yet to be fully discovered. The atypical combination of cuisine attaches a certain sense of uniqueness to the place which explains a regular clientele that includes a healthy number of expats. This is a place that might need a while to grow on you but once it does chances are you won’t let go that easily.
The Mozart Cafe Gurgaon Addres: The Mozart Cafe, LG-34, DLF South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Sector 54, Gurgaon
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