An all vegetarian dinner too could be a Rockstar, which I got to believe few days back, when I visited this lovely cafe situated in Basant Lok market in New Delhi. The Piano Man Art Cafe serves a lot many mind blowing global dishes and you wouldn’t believe, if I say it just serves vegetarian food. Don’t think it is a spoiler. And I got to experience the vegetarian extravaganza with my happy and chatty bunch of bloggers from Blogger’s Table.
And as the name suggests, it’s interiors reflect art all over. Walls are painted with some beautiful strokes of vibrant colors and are adorned with paintings and posters of various jazz musicians. One side of the cafe is all see-through glass, which gives a nice view of the market outside.
I did not miss meat that night and that was really unbelievable. It started with smoothies. And we could chose from Chocolate & Hazelnut vs Paan smoothie. I didn’t want to load my stomach with chocolate in the beginning of the meal so I ordered for paan smoothie, keeping my fingers crossed. Thinking if paan could make or break the deal. And I was blown out. What flavors! You could chew on beetle leaves while sipping on to wonderfully fragrant smoothie…really light on stomach and delicious too.
Pumpkin and peanut butter soup served with garlic toasty which followed next, was quite an interesting one, I must say. Both the flavors were quite prominent and were good enough to bring a smile easily on anyone’s face. A nice bowl of comfort food I must say.
A crispy green apple and fennel salad was served right after the soup. Again a crowd winner! A very good balance of flavors and the perfect crunch!
A big Mezze platter had everything I love about the mezze platter. Hummus was to die for and so were the fluffy pita breads!
Vegetarian sliders with walnut and brown rice patty were so cute and adorable.
Ratatouille was amazingly done having lots of peppers, zucchini and aubergines.
Wild mushroom risotto was really flavorful and it had that perfect bite to it, I fell in love with it. Potato Dauphinoise was equally comforting and creamy.
For dessert, we had tiramisu and dark chocolate caramel and sea salt tart. I did not like tiramisu that much, found it lacking some flavors. But I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate and caramel tart. Sea salt speckled over gave the flavors an uplift, wonderfully done.
While we were enjoying these mind blowing vegetarian dishes one by one, a cellist and a magician kept the mood lighter and happier with their nice talent. And also, we got to hear some nice jazz from Arjun Sagar Gupta, who also runs the cafe.
A decent place to hog on to some really wonderful vegetarian grub, you must give a try. And I can now at least vouch for the food that you sure would want to go back again. Apart from food, cafe also organizes various stand-up comedies and live jazz performances, which you could check out at their Facebook page.
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