Crowne Plaza Gurgaon recently renovated Café G and one of the features added was a Teppenyaki counter. This has now been put to good use by hosting a Japanese Food festival. To create the feel there were some knick knacks strategically placed. The Japanese fan, umbrellas and lanterns all introduced a new element without overpowering Café Gs original vibe.
The regular buffet includes some Japanese fare . However it was the Teppenyaki counter that was the focal point for this festival. Chef Aryanto Ajie smiling as always, loves experimenting and his enthusiasm is refreshing. Breaking away from the regular monotonous cold sushis this guy decided to make them sizzle. This was done by frying these little beauties. So off he went rolling tempura in seaweed and rice and then frying it up. Drizzled with a zingy ginger mayonnaise this was like fireworks going off in my mouth and I loved it. Next he started playing around with those spatulas , tossed some tofu, some Shimeji mushrooms and created a wonderful dish with noodles. These mushrooms are not available in India and have been specially flown in for the festival. Makes you feel special, doesn’t it?.
On special request and If one’s patient enough to wait for 10 minutes, Chef Aryanto will also do mochi icecream. The festival is on till the 24th of this month.
Where- Café G, Crowne Plaza today, Sec29, Gurgaon.