New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) After starting operations in Gurgaon, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's popular restaurant chain Jamie's Pizzeria has now opened its doors for foodies in the national capital. With an array of healthy, freshly-prepared ingredients, the pizza chain continues to set the bar high.
Located in the swish Pacific Mall here, Jamie's Pizzeria, which opened in March this year, is a pizza lover's delight. The scrumptious pizzas on offer also don't burn a large hole in your pocket as they are priced well below Rs.500.
Interestingly, the pizzeria has also introduced an array of appetisers, including chilli chicken wings, mutton meatballs and hand-stretched garlic bread along with salads and sides like the chicken Caesar salad and Caprese salad.
Among the mains, there are as many as 15 varieties of pizzas on offer, of which nine are vegetarian and six are non-vegetarian.
The menu has now incorporated new pizzas like the Jamie's super greens and the Italian sausage. While the latter incorporates pork meatballs, the former is a vegetarian's delight with its mix of broccoli and spinach.
"We are new in India so the most important thing is to listen and learn from the feedback and make sure every customer is happy. If we are privileged enough for people in other cities to want a Jamie's restaurant, then we certainly have the capacity to do it," Alexander Troughton, head of marketing for Jamie Oliver Restaurants India, told IANS
He explained that Jamie's super greens were all about cheese and fresh vegetables. The dough is prepped and proven overnight, then are added dollops of cheesy béchamel sauce topped with more mozzarell That's the cheesy part. Next comes the veggies: Broccoli, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes all thrown on to make a pizza. Finally, vegetarian Parmesan and lemon juice are added to give it a fresh and rich taste."
The Italian meatballs are prepared by hand at the restaurant every day, Troughton informed.
The presence of roasted onion, buffalo mozzarella, lemon, ginger and coriander in the Italian sausage pizza make the dish truly remarkable and appealing to those who equally relish their meat and veggies.
But if you are a hardcore vegetarian, then the Jamie's super greens, which comprises broccoli, spinach, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, vegetarian parmesan and lemon is the ideal pizza for you. No wonder it is among the "firm favourites" with customers here, Troughton said.
Besides these two pizzas, the menu also features other new pizzas like spicy meatball, chicken peperonata and red rocket.
"These three additions have all been conjured up by the Jamie's British culinary team who are just extraordinary. We listened to our customers who said that they wanted new and different flavours with a really bold taste and this is the result," Troughton said.
After launching two outlets in the Delhi/NCR region, what are Jamie's Pizzeria's expansion plans in the country?
"At the moment we are concentrating on making sure every customer who comes to our restaurants has a great time, loves the food and loves the atmosphere," Troughton said.
Place: Jamie's Pizzeria
Location: Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, New Delhi
Timings: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost for two: Rs. 800 for two (approximately) (No alcohol licence yet)
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