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This Restaurant Is Bringing Traditional ‘Bacari’ Bar Concept to Gurugram

Cicchetti by Mr Beans is a brainchild of the husband-wife duo, Abhimanyu Singh and Neha Singh, with the latter being the Chef of the bistro.

By Features Editor
This Restaurant Is Bringing Traditional ‘Bacari’ Bar Concept to Gurugram

Cicchetti by Mr Beans is a fun and modern take on classic Italian bistro, aiming to bring ‘Bacari’ culture to India; offering a place where friends and family enjoy a hearty meal over fun conversations in a chic setting. 

About the Co-Founders of Cicchetti

Cicchetti by Mr Beans is a brainchild of the husband-wife duo, Abhimanyu Singh and Neha Singh, with the latter being the chef of the bistro. Both are well-travelled restaurateurs with a successful chain of restaurants called Mr Beans to claim upon! On one of their travel, they came across the concept of a bacari and the concept of Cicchetti took birth. They saw the opportunity in giving a rustic and colloquial Venetian experience to the patrons in India in the concept of small Italian plates. 

The Bacari Bar Concept at Cicchetti 

Photo Credits: Cicchetti, Gurugram

Taking inspiration from a tradition that dates back its genesis to the 13th Century Wine Bars of Venice when they added nibbles to the menu to keep the conversation going and hold the crowd longer at the bar. The idea was gradually lost in time but with the evolution of Tapas in Spain, the small courses of Cicchetti sections consisting of cheese boards/bread/jams over house wines and cocktails came back to life again. And that is where the restaurant picked its name Cicchetti (Shi-ke-tti) is a Venetian term for small plates typically served with a glass of native white wine in traditional ‘bacari’ bars located in the by-lanes of the enchanting city of Venice, Italy. 

Photo Credits: Cicchetti, Gurugram

As they say “all good things come in small packages”, Cicchetti by Mr Beans is going to give a gourmet makeover to the Venetian small plates wherein one can also make a full meal by ordering multiple portions that are primarily small servings of typical full-course plates. Usually accompanied by a glass of local wine, colloquially referred as an 'ombra', shadow, spritzers and aperol, a Cicchetti acts as a great place for cultural and social bonhomie.  

The Menu at Cicchetti 

Photo Credits: Cicchetti, Gurugram

With the essence of a wine bar backed by excellent food and service at accessible prices, the excitement lies in the food at Cicchetti. It includes cheese boards, a delicious selection of small plates, soul-satisfying main courses as well as delicious desserts! Their signatures include Smoking Cheese Dome, Egg Plant Ravioli in Tomato Consommé, Poached Chicken Quenelles in Mustard Sabayon, Almond Crusted Fish, Lamb Shanks with Polenta, Potato Leek Soup, Chocolate Salami, and Vanilla Bean & Coconut Pannacotta with Fresh Raspberry Sorbet. Each dish in the menu is beautifully plated with a lot of attention to detailing with the use of authentic ingredients. The emphasis is on fresh, innovative and affordable offerings, in a cool and casual vibe and ambience. 

Photo Credits: Cicchetti, Gurugram

The multi-layered European menu has been curated by Chef Neha Singh, trained from Glion Hotel School, Switzerland. Her style is very interactive owing to authentic techniques, masterful styling and an array of cooking skills that are truly international. The dishes on the menu are handpicked while keeping the significance of fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients in mind. 

Beverage Menu  

The beverage menu is where you will find all the drama! Molecular gastronomy is used to create variations in textures, an element of surprise & drama for the guests. Molecular mixology brings science to the shaker to create new flavours, textures and enhancing the overall experience. The award-winning coffee menu includes a wide range of Signature Hot and Cold Coffees, other offerings for the teetotallers are Gourmet Tea like Café Frappe, Cafe Pasha, Cinnamon Macchiato and Jasmine Mandarin Tea. 

The Ambience and Decor  

Photo Credits: Cicchetti, Gurugram

Situated in the bustling DLF Cyber Hub at Gurugram, Cicchetti by Mr Beans is an amalgamation of old world charm and modern contemporary finesse. A warm, informal space and a fresco setup (with 40 covers indoors and 30 covers outdoors) are adorned with worn down mirrors, creating mirages. The fabric lights, mud colour Italian stones used for flooring look chic and minimal transporting the patrons to the lanes of Venice. With worn down mirrors, each corner oozes a European simplicity. The restaurant is a fascinating mix of Venice bar culture and new-age techniques offering a menu which blends the Italian dishes and its culinary gastronomic goodness in complete harmony.

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