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

What would models at the Lakme Fashion Week drink?

20140305_202258_LLSI am no fashionista, I am a beverage follower; but since fashion and designer drinks are always spoken of in conjunction I was invited to the launch of ‘style cocktails’ for the Lakme fashion week which happens in Mumbai from 12-16th March. The event was hosted by Aspri Spirits, one of India’s leading importers of wines and spirits and who are the official partners for the fashion week.

Shatbhi in action..

Shatbhi in action..

The fashion week showcases the best of Indian design talent and for this sake the ‘first lady’ of the Indian bartending scene Shatbhi Basu, celebrity bartender, author and TV host was called upon to concoct some heady cocktails using Stolichnaya vodka of Latvian origin. Stoli as it is popularly known has been a stylish brand of vodka across the globe and it has been going strong. Vodka in my opinion is a spirit to get drunk on (and has no other reason) and frankly I can’t appreciate much in a vodka in term of flavor, but can point out the difference in the finesse, finer the vodka; silkier the cocktail. A special menu of 6 cocktails as below was drawn up by Basu and these will do rounds at the fashion revelry.



Picante: Literally means ‘Spicy’ in Spanish, this cocktail had the sweetness from the pineapple and the mild heat from the bell peppers making it balanced and the driest of all served. A rocking Showstarter it was! For all you size zero aspirants, this is low on calories and the Capsaicin in the peppers is known to burn fat

Perla Azul

Perla Azul

Perla Azul: Sweet and chilled make the drink very smooth and almost virgin in taste. A mix of blue Curacao, litchi juice and Stoli, this drink can get you high very high and without a warning.

with love from the bartender...Ti Amo

with love from the bartender…Ti Amo

Ti Amo: Just like love in the name this cocktail is sweet and clear. Vodka with peach, can sting you with the alcohol, love bites too right!

Potent Flame O' the forest

Potent Flame O’ the forest

Flame O’ the forest: With triple sec and marmalade, I tasted 3 versions of this drink last evening.One syrupy and sugary, one sweet and the third was almost a neat Stoli with a hint of orange. I liked the sweet variant.

Crazy for love...

Crazy for love…

Crazy for Love: A really crazy combination this one vodka, peach, lime and red wine. Myriad flavours in the glass, but underwhelming. Not my favourite.

Hot wired...akin to kalakhatta

Hot wired…akin to kalakhatta

Hot-wired: This was Mumbaiyya suiting the city for #LFW14. A Slushy mix of blackcurrant and vodka with lime and served with a black salt rim, for sure my showstopper for the evening!

And for all those who are thirsty now, you can also find these cocktails at close to 25 outlets (to be announced soon) in the city, only for the fashion week time.

Cheers to a better ‘Couture’ in the city!!!!