The Piano Man successfully carved a niche in the F&B industry with the first outlet in the Vasant Kunj market and since then there have been many more different kinds of additions to this brand name. The second one was in Palam Vihar, which again was received with much love. The third one was a turning point in the F&B industry because, although it was a restaurant, its focus was and still is on jazz music, which is rarely found in India. And right above The Piano Man Jazz Club is a casual and chic fine dine restaurant called Dirty Apron. What The Piano Man Jazz Club is to Jazz music, Dirty Apron is to classy and delicious food. The first noticeable thing as soon as you enter the place is the simple yet comfortable environment. Not a lot has been done with the interiors, but even then it gives that fresh and classy look and feel. There’s a terrace area as well which has been done quite well and is great for a good weather day.
There’s been some diligent amount of work done on the food and the menu offers a lot of things that you won’t find elsewhere. Here’s a little about the dishes I tried:
Detox Tomato Broth: This was my first experience with cold soup and it was great. I couldn’t have imagined having a cold tomato soup but with the wonderful elements like sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, it tasted great.
Green Apple and Vermouth Cold Soup: The presentation was absolutely gorgeous. The colours were speaking for themselves. And the taste was strangely amazing. I couldn’t have imagined a soup with these flavours but it was so nicely made that I’d definitely go back and order one.
Grilled Peach, Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad: this was another beautiful dish with a beautiful combination. Each element was bang on and I’d definitely recommend this salad to all salad lovers.
Stuffed Mushroom Nonya Sauce: The mushroom was so soft, and the sauce was slightly sweet. Overall, it was a cracker of a dish.
Pizza Verdure: Probably my favourite for the day, the pizza was just plain delicious. It wasn’t just about the toppings, but the crust, which was so thin that one could see through it. If thin crust pizza is what you like, it can’t get better than this.
Wild Mushroom Risotto: One of my all time favourite dishes was done pretty well at this place. The flavours of cheese and mushroom were just shining through the plate.
Kaffir Lime Scented Crème Brulee: At first, I was a little apprehensive about the combination but was so glad that I went for it. Crème Brulee of course is one of my favourite desserts and this one was spot on. The slight taste of kaffir lime, the nice and crunchy top and the soft custard, which was perfectly set, everything was perfect. It was just a little bit of heaven.
The service was absolutely amazing. I had a chance to interact with the owner, Arjun Sagar Gupta, who is extremely passionate about jazz music and delicious food and hence his ventures into The Piano Man Jazz Club and Dirty Apron that surely deliver.