Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Oberoi, Gurgaon plays host to Michelin Star Chef Mario Paecke - Chef de Cuisine at the restaurant Luce D’Oro, this season at threesixtyone°.
Michelin Star chef Mario Paecke who is at the helm of award winning restaurant Luce D’Oro is an amazing cook with an amazing palate who does remarkable things with minimal ingredients … seasonal and distinctive! The Oberoi Hotels are famous for their exceptional service which basically means they create a warm air for the diner and allow them to relish the good things in life with good people. For me, threesixtyone° at The Oberoi, Gurgaon seemed to deliver just that. I was in the company of my dear husband, appreciating an extraordinary meal, fenced by smiles.
You begin with a choice of wine pairing or not, my recommendation is to go for it, the wines do complete justice to the food! And to answer this question (people have been asking ever since they have seen my posts) – does the menu deserve the hype? Yes, it does! This is not just food; it is skill experienced on manifold dimensions. It’s decadent, filling, and gorgeously presented. Each course is exclusive and unforgettable. Everything on the plate was amazing.
Dishes come in perfect speed, so one can savour each bite, and just when you have taken it in, comes the next course. One minute, it’s an intense pairing of bicolored chestnut pearl goat cheese with lemon; next, it’s a velvety and superlative Beetroot soup which is interesting as it has different textures, crunchy and good, married with savoury creamy liquid full of flavour.
But what truly stood out for me were the Black Cod with carrot, freeze dried Pomello, gen mai chai, in which every bite tasted different. I will never forget the taste of the Cod and its texture. The beetroot soup, the celery with Peruvian Asparagus with the mustard saying hello were also big hits on my palate. The dessert was unique, with flavours that have no comparison in my dining experience. A very light and delicate marshmallow cloud drizzled with the caramelized toffee; the ginger crumbs over the apple sorbet, the parfait combination added a fantastic dimension and tied it all together. The way the Apple, Ginger and toffee was treated, truly couldn’t have been a better way to end the meal and of course paired beautifully with the N.V Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port from Porto.
An insanely inimitable experience in a gorgeous setting with flawless service; I was asked, is it worth trying? Should I not miss this? The answer is, YES, go check it out and experience savours you never thought existed with understated use of ingredients, thus permitting each ingredient to stand-out for its sole flavour.
Chef Mario Paecke presents his signature seasonal cosmopolitan culinary style in a seven course degustation menu exclusively at threesixtyone˚ between 22nd and 27th March 2017 for dinner only.
The Oberoi, Gurgaon’s resident Sommelier Rakesh Awaghade has paired the entire seven course menu with hand-picked wines from the restaurant’s extensive cellar of rare and specialty vintages from around the world.
The seven course wine paired menu is priced at Rs. 6200 plus taxes and Rs. 3900 for food only.
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