Gurgaon, described as the Manhattan of India, is characterized by tall buildings, cosmopolitan population and a throbbing cultural and restaurant scene. The restaurants in Gurgaon pander to every taste and lifestyle, explaining the mushrooming of a number of Italian and Chinese restaurants. These restaurants offer something for everybody: a quick bite for the professional on the go; the family get-together-characterized by hearty lunches and boisterous laughter; the quiet and the ambiance for the doting couple and so on.
Earth is an Italian style restaurant, with a whiff of the Catalan Landscape and of its people, its culture and of course their cuisine, rolled into one. The decor is strictly Italian, very chic and very modern and food is well served, including the best of the Italian cuisine. This bar cum restaurants stocks a wide selection of the best brew brought from the Catalan vineyards.
Earth was established in 2006 and has earned a reputation for its exquisitely prepared food served in a delightful ambiance highlighted by earthy shades of cream, grey and earthy colors. The village like feel is further enhanced by strategically placed logs, earthen lamps, books and mirrors. Special mention must be made of the various food preparations like mousska, cottage cheese steak, panfried prawns, and bruschetta. Desserts include timeless classics like chocolate swamp pastry that can be eaten till kingdom come.
Jing is another restaurant that has made a name for itself in a very short period of time. This Chinese style restaurant, offers the best Chinese fare at economical prices, served in a pleasant, leisurely ambiance. This Gurgaon Restaurant offers a mouth watering fare which includes steamed chicken shao mai, prawn and spring onion salad, corn and pine nut salad, pork spare ribs, steamed snapper, kung pao chicken, udon noodles and stewed lamb. The fare is healthy, lightly sprinkled with exotic spices, and intermingled with the most delicate of flavors.
Jing-pronounced as Ching- is the Chinese term for gold; that rarest of earth metals, and like the metal the cuisine at Jing can be best described as rare. The food does not pretend to be Chinese because it is the real deal; prepared under the close supervision of Chinese Chef, Wang Le from Beijing, China. Special mention must be made of the steamed snapper which melts in your mouth leaving behind a yearning for more. The dessert is equally sinful consisting of pieces of crusty sweet fillings, dusted with powdered sugar.
However, it can be said that the Chinese restaurants had it comparatively easy as the groundwork had been already been done before, courtesy the teeming army of pan wielding domestic chefs, who doled out quantities of MSG saturated chowmein, from their ramshackle roadside shacks.