A new Gin Bar opens at the Sofitel Mumbai

 jyran gin bar at sofitel mumbai bkc

Mumbai, India

The much awaited  Gin bar at the signature award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Jyran – Tandoor Dining & Lounge finally opened its door to Gin lovers this January. The bar boasts of an innovative menu featuring exquisite gin cocktails and much-loved classics, as subtle ingredients are coupled with stylish service by talented BarChefs, The stylish and opulent newly-launched bar was unveiled in the presence of Magandeep Singh, a Sommelier, renowned writer & TV Show host  & Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC along with food and beverage connoisseurs from across the city.

Gin is one such popular category of fine spirits that draws its essence from selected botanicals such as lavender, fresh bay leaf, fennel seed rosemary, coriander, and black peppercorn. There are over 30 varieties of gin offered at Jyran Gin Bar including notable varieties like Le Gin de Christian Drouin, Stranger & Sons, Star Of Bombay and Cotswolds Dry Gin.  On the hand some of the flavours of home made infusions include saffron, berry, exotic tea, hibiscus, lemongrass, and orange peel. One can savour the definitive yet delicate notes punching through, while underlining the fragrant wave of aromatic herbs, thereby creating a lovely balance of intense and earthy elements.

homemade gin infusions at sofitel mumbai bkc

Biswajit Chakraborty, at the splendid terrace of Jyran – Tandoor Dining & Lounge, said, “ With the Jyran Gin Bar we are pleased to reinvent perceptions about gin as just another spirit and open doors for gin aficionados to rediscover a fine collection of authentic, gin-flavoured cocktails and much-loved classics that are steadily making their way through elegant hospitality space.” ( Excerpt from a release)




Chinese new year of the Pig at the Grand Hyatt

Mumbai, India

chinese new year at china house restaurant, grand hyatt mumbaiUsher in the year of the Pig, this Chinese New Year with a special Chinese New Year Grand Brunch at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Luxuriously set across the Grand Hyatt Mumbai hotel lobby, this themed Grand Brunch will celebrate Chinese New Year with a lavish spread of traditional delicacies and other festive performances.
The Chinese New Year or The Spring Festival, as it is commonly known in recent times, is one of the most important festivals in China and is celebrated with a grand fest. Feast at the Noodle Bar by specialty Chef Zhang and indulge in an array of delights including the traditional Chinese rubbed roast suckling Siu yuk style, crispy pork belly, Shanghai shrimp noodles, lamb dumpling, Chengdu chicken jiaozi, wok-fried prawn with coriander in superior soy sauce, deep fried local catch in black pepper and much more.
True to tradition and to bring good luck and fortune, there will be a Lion Dance in the Hotel Lobby and the entire place will be decorated with Chinese lanterns. Take home a bag of goodies with Signature Chilli Oil and Spiced Cashews specially made by Chef Li.
INR 3499 all-inclusive per person for food and soft beverages
INR 4499 all-inclusive per person for food and alcohol (Excerpt from a release)

New year party venues at 2000 Rs or under

Mumbai, India

What’s you plan for December 31, 2018 is a question you’ve been asked multiple times. But chances are that you – like pretty much everyone else – still only have a faint idea of what your year-end schedule looks like. So for those of you who have no clue where you’re celebrating and are looking for some last-minute ideas for an enthralling start to 2019 -Phoenix Marketcity Kurla is the place to be this New Year Eve. This destination mall is hosting the Ultimate New Year Bash that sizzle with groovy beats and the best offers on food and drinks.

Read on to know about the best party venues this New Year Eve:

Bollywood Night at Bar Bar                                                                                                                  Get ready to party in complete Bollywood style on this New Year eve at Bar Bar. With Bollywood beats rocking the dance floor and infinite rounds of spirits, it’s just what you need to ring in a fabulous 2019

Date: 31st December, 2018

Timings: 9.30 pm to 5.00 am next day

Offer: Unlimited IMFL Drinks & Food

Cost: Starting from INR 2000* per person

212 All Day                                                                                                                                         For those who wish to have a matchless experience and this is the place for you. Also if you are in love with Italian cuisine, then you must definitely go there, because this place serves the best Italian food in the city.

Date: 31st December, 2018
Timings: 7.00 pm to 3.00 am next day
Offer: Unlimited IMFL Drinks served with one round of starters
Cost: Starting from INR 1399* per person

Punjab Grill                                                                                                                                    Want to party in a luxurious style before 2018 ends? Then Punjab Grill will be the perfect retreat for you.

Date: 31st December, 2018
Timings: 9.00 pm to 2.00 am next day
Offer: Unlimited Food with 1 glass of sparkling wine
Cost: INR 2000* per person

Live Music at The Market Project by Pizza Express

Usher in this New Year with a classic combination of gourmet food, drinks & live music. This place exactly knows how to party and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to celebrations.

Date: 31st December, 2018
Timings: 9.00 pm to 5.00 am next day
Offer:  3 course meal (Alcoholic & Non – Alcoholic)
Cost: Starting from INR 745* per person

Rainforest Resto – Bar

Begin your year with this jungle themed multi-cuisine restaurant, which will give all your 5 senses a delightful concoction. The lavish bar spoils you for choice.

Date: 1st January, 2019
Timings: 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Offer:  7 course brunch with a glass of wine
Cost: INR 2500* per person

When: December 31, 2018 & January 01, 2019

Where: Phoenix Marketcity Kurla

Time: 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM next day

Contact: +91 8291076778 ( Excerpt from a release)

Masquerade party in Mumbai

Masquerade Year End Party Renaissance Mumbai
Mumbai, India
Add an element of mystery to your New Year at Renaissance Mumbai’s End of the Year Masquerade. Enjoy fabulous live entertainment, great food & unlimited drinks against the beautiful Powai Lake as you dance the night away in ‘unmasked’ delight. 
Gala Dinner: 6500 ai Unlimited Beverages
Gala Dinner: 7500 ai Unlimited Beverages & Al fresco seating 
Gala Dinner: 9500 ai Unlimited Beverages & Lake Front Gazebo
When: December 31, 2018
Venue: Lake View Café
Time: 8:00 PM Onwards (Excerpt from a release) 

LILT,an Asian bar with an Indian twist opens

Mumbai, India

Interiors 12 - LILT

Set in the posh locality of Todi Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, LILT, the brainchild of the sibling duo and entrepreneurs, Aaqil and Kamil Maredia specializes in Asian cuisines being offered with an Indian twist. The flavors are rich and balanced beautifully with crafty utilization of spices from diverse parts of the country. The entrance leading to the restaurant is warmly lit and sets the tone for its sophisticated ambiance, soft music, expansive seating options and highly tailored service which ensures it to be a popular choice for patrons. The restaurant has been designed delivering an unperturbed atmosphere, thus showcasing and bringing out the magnificence of the property.

The minimal furniture pieces, a rotating bar, raw undertones and limited colour palate, lend diners a feel of being outdoors. Elegant decor with soft lighting and relaxing ambiance coupled with warm hospitality further sets the tone of the fine dining experience.LILT is a 7,500 sq. ft. high-energy dining space that encapsulates the concept of modernity into the dining experience. The philosophy behind the restaurant is simple, to present Asian food & drink with a twist.

The restaurant offers an array of never-heard-before scrumptious nibbles like Rustic Korean Dolman, Galina Balli, Xun Ji, Cha Ca Hanoi, Thai Tandoor Chilli Cottage Cheese and Kafire Lemon Basil Potato,  while the main course comprise of specialties like Salmon Jalapeno With Ponzu, Malay Lamb Pilaf, Burmese Pot and grilled chicken red curry to name a few.  The menu comprises of signature house-infused cocktails like magic puff, a concoction of white rum, butterfly pea tea and mint spray, the Prinelli, a coffee addiction cocktail with vodka, hazelnut, black coffee and tiramisu mix is a total delight for coffee lovers. Don’t miss out on the basilico sangria, summer and maple sangria’s to name a few.

Speaking about the launch, Kamil Maredia, Co-Founder – LILT, says, “We are extremely thrilled to launch LILT in Mumbai that marks our strategic entry into the heart of the city. Me and my brother have always wanted to have a restaurant in Mumbai as we have such fond memories of going to school and growing up in this amazing city, it is an integral part of who we are. My love for all things Asian came about while I was living and working in Boston where my palettes truly missed relishing on the flavors of India. Having eaten in all the best restaurants in the USA and traveled extensively, the seed for LILT was planted. Through this new address, we are looking forward to creating exceptional experiences for our guests through our menu that covers all the flavours of Asia with a slight Indian touch.

Staying focused on offering a sensory culinary experience with the cuisine served, amid a high-energy ambiance, LILT is all set to revolutionize Asian dining. So, if you are in a mood for something new yet familiar and are in Lower Parel, head down to the new LILT. It’s bound to be a blast. (Excerpt from a release)

New years at Grand Hyatt,Mumbai

Mumbai, India

This New Year’s Eve, prepare to #GoGrand as we offer you ultimate luxury and splendid New Year celebrations. Whatever your wish list is, we are here to make it happen! Discover a world of extraordinary moments and come create memorable memories with your loved ones.
Go Grand into the New Year – 31 st December 2018 & 1 st January 2019
Make it a night to remember and pamper yourself with luxurious accommodation for a couple, access to the Grand Courtyard Party featuring popular DJ Aman, unlimited food and fine spirits at any one of our Signature restaurants including Celini, Soma, China House Restaurant, China House Lounge and Fifty Five East. The next morning indulge in a complimentary buffet breakfast and enjoy a late check out.
Blockbuster Ballroom Bash – 31 st December 2018
Head over to the perfect party destination in the heart of Mumbai and celebrate the New Year’s Eve in a majestic way. Keep the good times rolling as you dance the night away at the city’s most luxurious party. Indulge in unlimited food and spirits curated by our master chefs, and enjoy access to the Grand Courtyard featuring DJ Aman.
INR 8,999 per person exclusive of taxes
Experience Gastronomy of the Gods at our Signature Restaurants – 31 st December 2018
Luxuriate in premium culinary experiences curated by our expert chefs at all our Signature Restaurants, and countdown to new beginnings with DJ Aman at the Grand Courtyard Party. Enjoy Chinese delights over a special set menu at China House Restaurant. Rejoice with your loved ones as you feast on a host of indulgences at Celini and Soma. Relish splendid food and beverage offerings and thoughtfully curated festive treats for the entire family at Fifty Five East.
INR 7,999 per person exclusive of taxes
For reservations, please call : +91 22 6676 1149 ( Excerpt from a release) Grand Hyatt Mumbai

First Pakistani restaurant to get a Michelin star

Pakistani Michelin Star Restaurant

Less than 18 months after opening, New Punjab Club has become the world’s first Pakistani restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. Part of Hong Kong-based Black Sheep Restaurants, New Punjab Club’s co-founder, and proud Pakistani, Syed Asim Hussain’s most personal project to date. The group was also awarded a star for its neo-Parisian restaurant BELON making Hussain (at just 33 years old) the youngest restaurateur in the world to hold two Michelin stars.

Speaking about the award, Hussain comments, “For New Punjab Club to be recognised after just 18 months and for a cuisine as niche as a traditional Punjabi is an amazing achievement and honour for the team. But to be recognised for a story so deeply personal to myself, one that elevates not only our cuisine but also our community, we couldn’t be more proud.”

New Punjab Club celebrates post-colonial liberation of the subdivided region of Punjab. Hussain considers restaurants an artform in themselves but is a lover of all the arts, hand picking all of the works within New Punjab Club which houses the largest restaurant collection of contemporary Pakistani art in the region. The eclectic, rotating collection includes works by recently assassinated A.S. Rind, Mughees Riaz’s iconic Ravi riverscapes, and the award-winning Saeed Akhtar. Like everything else about the restaurant the artwork is deeply personal to Hussain and serves to narrate the story the restaurant tells to guests each night.

Palash Mitra, the Executive Chef of South Asian Cuisine for Black Sheep Restaurants, heads the kitchen and is as boisterous as the restaurant itself. Mitra has created a menu of hearty dishes that stay true to the heart of this unique cuisine centred around two smoky tandoor ovens, painstakingly restored from Hussain’s father’s former Wyndham Street restaurant, The Mughal Room.

Black Sheep Restaurants, is just six years into its journey and had no aspirations in its inception in 2012 other than to bring the culinary flavours and nuances of the world in Hong Kong. By ignoring conventional wisdom and refusing to compromise, co-founders Christopher Mark and Syed Asim Hussain have continued to move the needle forward and have been repeatedly recognised as the region’s best restaurateurs. Beginning humbly with one restaurant, they now have a portfolio of 21 restaurants, with no intentions of slowing down.( Excerpt from a release)