Seventeen-year-old Piano at Savera Hotel gets a revamp, and how
Savera is a happening place on Saturday night a�� no doubts there. The guests in their Saturday evening best pouring out of cars, are proof. While the party-hungry head to Bay 146, those looking for a full stomach look towards Piano. We, part of the latter group, are on our way to see what owner Nina Reddy has done to the old English-style restaurant that was started in 1998.
The first thing a regular would notice is that they have done away with the wooden theme and opted for a bright, white finish. Installations of ceramic plates are spaced out on the walls of the restaurant, where an Anglo-Indian food festival is in full swing. a�?We have expanded from 120 to 180 covers,a�? says executive chef Mohana Krishnan. And in addition to the grand piano that has been a hallmark since the buffet restauranta��s inception, there is an island kitchen and dome-shaped pizza oven that also share the spotlight. A chef from Auroville helped train the staff with the pizza making, we hear.
The fans of thin crust that we are, we give the pizza oven a thumbs up. And with the advantage of making dinner a more interactive affair, the island kitchen is another positive. Now whata��s left to do is settle down with some pepper water and rice, in true Anglo Indian fashion.
Piano is open for lunch (Rs. 1,393 nett) and diner (Rs. 999 nett).
– Ryan Peppin