Published on : Monday, December 23, 2013
Inspired by the success of its first foray in Asia, the globally-renowned Maccioni Restaurant Group today announced the launch of Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai. The opening of its first ever signature restaurant and second Asian outpost further strengthens the exclusive collaboration between two stalwarts of the hospitality industry, Sirio Maccioni, founder of the acclaimed New York-based restaurant group and Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair, Founder Chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hospitality brand.
Le Cirque Signature offers the signature and most popular specialties from the brand’s fabled restaurants around the world along with new creations for Mumbai epicures by celebrated Michelin noted chef Matteo Boglione from the flagship Le Cirque, New York. The unrivalled experience is complemented by a repertoire of French and Italian wines for aficionados and diners to relish the hallmark service of the iconic fine dining Le Cirque brand in a more relaxed and chic setting on the top floor of The Leela Mumbai.
Commenting on the occasion, Capt. CP Krishnan Nair, Founder Chairman and Chairman Emeritus, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the first Le Cirque in Delhi has received and undoubtedly Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai will add a new dimension to dining in the financial capital of India. We are proud that the Maccioni family shares our vision which is to bring only the best in luxury to our guests.”
The French-Italian restaurant will be helmed by Chef Matteo Boglione who has been much acclaimed by the revered critics of New York City. His guests over the years have included Leonardo Di Caprio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, David Bowie, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Sirio Maccioni, Founder, Maccioni Restaurant Group, said, “India is on the brink of a culinary revolution and bringing the Le Cirque experience to Mumbai is an early tribute to a trend that is here to stay. We aim to surprise the Indian audience with eclectic French-Italian cuisine designed especially for their increasingly discerning palate. The Leela Mumbai with its location and hospitality philosophy is the perfect fit for a Le Cirque experience.”
Mr. Ashish Kumar Rai, General Manager of The Leela Mumbai said, “We are delighted to present the celebrated Le Cirque Group to Mumbai which is the melting pot of flavours and fragrances. The same classical dishes and exotic ingredients that the discerning palate of Mumbai identifies with Le Cirque will be served, albeit in an ambience that reflects the culture of this vibrant city.”
Located on the hotel’s top floor, Le Cirque Signature offers a 65-seat dining space, a highly personalized bar area, beautifully-appointed and well-stocked wine cellars and an intimate private dining room. Beautiful porcelain Villeroy & Boch tableware and the finest Schott Zwiesel stemware adorn each table.
Wine connoisseurs can choose from an impressive list of wines from major wine growing regions around the world. From the classics of France and Italy, to the premium wines of Napa Valley, to new world wines from Australia, Chile and New Zealand, the repertoire includes Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau D’yquem, Tignanello, Opus One, Solaia and Sassicaia, among others.
Highlights of the menu include classic Le Cirque dishes such as Lobster Salad, Spaghetti Primavera, Paupiette of Black Bass and Dover Sole as well as creations derived from the best local and seasonal ingredients from around the globe such as foie gras, black truffles, porcini mushrooms and lobsters.
Source:- Leela Hotels
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