Nobu, Chop House, and Piero’s PizzaVino, restaurants opening in the new Stadium 2 on the concourse level overlooking the on-court action and the grounds, have unveiled their menus for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world to be held March 3-16, 2014 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.
The restaurants will be open to the general public on Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Monday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 1 the restaurants will only be open to patrons holding tickets for the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance. From Wednesday, March 5 – Sunday March, 16 only patrons attending the tournament will have access to the restaurants. They will be open from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. from March 5-15 and from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. on March 16. The restaurants will offer seating on a walk in basis only. For parking enter Gate 2 for Feb. 28 – March 2 and follow signs for March 3-March 16.
Nobu, the world-famous Japanese restaurant founded by "Nobu" Matsuhisa, will deliver its critically acclaimed and exquisite cuisine that blends traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients. The menu includes impeccable sashimi and sushi, dishes such as Black Cod with Miso, Tiradito, and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and decadent desserts like Chocolate Harumaki (Spring Roll). These are just a few of the dishes that will let fans enjoy the masterful New Style Japanese cuisine in the vicinity of the masterful tennis players on-court at the BNP Paribas Open.
Chop House, part of the Kaiser Family of Restaurants, is an award-winning restaurant that features USDA prime-aged steaks and chops, seasonal and sustainable fish and shellfish, and California’s freshest in-season vegetables. Their menu will offer dishes ranging from the CH Shellfish Platter (shrimp, lobster, crab, and oysters) to Figue Mediterranean with baked figs, prosciutto, Katafi, Lavender honey and pistachios to Braised Beef Shortrib with Horseradish Whipped Potatoes to their 48 ounce Signature Chop House Tomahawk Rib Chop.
Piero’s PizzaVino, owned by desert restaurateur Piero and Sheri Pierattoni, will serve traditional Neapolitan style pizza, heralding back to a tradition that began when the first Pizzeria opened in Naples in 1738. Combining a wood burning oven that reaches 800 degrees with three key ingredients – San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di Latte Mozzarella and Doppio Zero flour, the restaurant will deliver a pie with dough that is fairly soft, slightly chewy, thin but crispy as well as a bit charred with a high border or "cornicione," which is the "frame" of the pizza. In addition to the pizza, they will also offer a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pastas, dessert and more.
Seating for Nobu and Chop House will be indoors, with select seating overlooking the court of Stadium 2. The seating for Piero’s PizzaVino will be outside on a terrace overlooking the spectacular grounds.