An evening spent with lovely people and amazing food at Jamie’s Pizzeria, Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon. A place which has totally different interiors and specially curated menu, the experience at Jamie’s leaves you with a smile on face and happiness inside. Jamie’s Pizzeria opened up with a bang in the town with their not so overloaded pizzas with real flavour. Their pizza, are the ones which are not so Americanized with an extra dose of cheese and vegetables.
Jamie Oliver, the God in the International Food Industry marked his presence in India as Jamie’s Pizzeria at Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon. This place is worth worshipping for those who follow the passion for food with Jamie. The UK-based food chain offers different, yet classy combinations for pizza lovers along with sides and pasta. Classic hand-stretched pizza base leaves you love-struck.
The rustic ambiance with old doors and windows used compliments their rustic, simple dishes prepared using the seasonal ingredients. The place makes you feel warm with the blackboards, sketches and pictures around along with the big lamps and mirrors. Open kitchen where you can actually see the well-trained staff cooking the food, adds up to the entire happy experience. Meeting Alex, the marketing head for Jamie’s was a pleasure for us. It was great to connect with him and get to know about the challenges and achievements Jamie’s pizzeria came across since they opened up.
Now to talk about the food which stands most important in such experience, let’s talk about it. We started our food trip with Hand stretched Garlic Bread with Rosemary and Olive Tapenade (INR 129) served along with Fresh Lime Soda. Jamie’s claims it to be one of their best-selling appetizers. Freshly baked, crisp and with the flavour of rosemary, the dish comes with a sun-dried tomato and olive oil dip. The dip itself proves to be one of the successful creations of Jamie’s as it makes you fall in love with it. What’s bad: You love it so much that you finish it off and ask for another one, to which Jamie’s going to charge you
Wild Mushroom Crostini, rocket, lemon and herbs (INR 229) – Specially prepared bread topped with mushrooms and rocket leaves is another lovely appetizer by Jamie’s Pizzeria. The crispiness of the bread and the flavour of olive oil in wild mushroom is just awesome!
For the health lovers, Jamie’s offers a good variety of Salads to opt for. We chose the Marinated Feta and Watermelon salad with crispy ginger, chili and mint (INR 149) – A marinated salad with a common combination of ingredients but such uncommon style of preparation. With the use of mustard seeds, it gave a little out of the world flavor. Topped with crispy ginger was like a cherry on the cake. A must have salad at Jamie’s!
And then came the talk of the town – Jamie’s Pizzas. Simple, plain and yet classy is what’s going to be your thought once you get them on the table. The toppings come into the centre of the pizza rather than being evenly distributed. The edges of the pizzas are fluffy and are totally different than from any other pizza joint, with no lump of flour and easy to chew. At Jamie’s you don’t get the option to choose the size of your pizza as they have standard 11’’ hand stretched base. When you ask for, you get the oregano. Chili flakes, garlic oil and the chili oil as they don’t offer it on the table wanting you to taste their classic pizzas, the way they are.
As vegetarians, they will not make you feel left out as they have a good number of options available. We chose to order Chili Freak (INR 329), which they also claim to be Jamie’s favourite pizza. It comes with their secret chili sauce, crushed tomatoes, jalapenos, Parmesan cheese, chili and mint as toppings. Being so spicy and different than the normal pizzas in India, this is going to leave a mark on your heart and of course your tongue! Next we tried was Paneer Piccante – Spicy Paneer, roasted bell peppers, mozzarella, lemon, crispy ginger and coriander PLUS lemon & mint yoghurt, green goddess dipping sauce (INR 379). Totally opposite to chili freak, this Pizza was a little of sweet side and had a topping of bell peppers n paneer.
We also tried their oven baked pasta dish of the day which was Vegetarian Lasagne (INR 299), although we liked the pizzas more.
In the desserts, we chose Proper Tiramisu & Orange Zest and Cappuccino Ice Cream. Tiramisu tasted just perfect and is a must try.
The cheerful ambience, live kitchen and soothing music, makes it a perfect place to enjoy your food.
Address: Jamie’s pizzeria 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Delhi – Jaipur Expressway, Ambience Island, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurgaon, Haryana 122010 Phone:095991 80116
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