one8 Commune: A Blend of Culture, Community, and Cuisine in Mumbai

one8 Commune: A Blend of Culture, Community, and Cuisine in Mumbai

By Author

Published on October 19, 2023

Virat Kohli, a name synonymous with cricket, has stepped into the culinary world, crafting a niche in Mumbai's bustling food scene with one8 Commune. Nestled in the heart of Juhu, this eatery isn't just a hub for food enthusiasts but a communal space echoing the vibrancy and diversity of the city.

At one8 Commune, every dish is a melody of flavors, thanks to the creative genius of Corporate Chef Pawan Bisht. With over a decade of experience, Bisht transforms fresh, organic ingredients into a globally inspired menu. Yet, the essence of Mumbai's eclectic tastes is profoundly captured. Whether you’re savoring the exquisite Poke Bowls, the comforting Cottage Cheese Steak with Fennel Stew, or diving into Virat’s Favorites, every bite promises a journey through diverse culinary landscapes.

Speaking of Virat’s Favourites, this special section of the menu brings a personal touch to the dining experience. Every item, from the Pearl Barley Risotto to the Avocado Tartar, is infused with Kohli’s personal preferences, offering guests an intimate culinary experience. Mushroom Googly Dimsums and other innovative dishes mirror the cricketer’s love for food that is as delightful to the palate as it is nourishing to the body.

The eatery, however, isn’t confined to exceptional dining. It’s a blend of contemporary elegance and homely comfort, inspired by the architectural charm of Mumbai and the spirited vibe of Juhu. It’s a space where rigid boundaries dissolve, promoting a fluid, connected atmosphere conducive to both casual and upscale dining.

Located at the former residence of the legendary Kishore Kumar, one8 Commune is more than a restaurant; it’s a tribute to the city’s rich cultural tapestry. The design, ambiance, and offerings are meticulously curated to reflect the city’s dynamic spirit - a place where traditional and modern elements unite, offering something for everyone.

And let’s not overlook the beverages. The bar at one8 Commune isn’t just well-stocked but is a canvas where mixology meets art. Each cocktail, from the bold Deconstructed Picante to the smooth White Chocolate Punch, is a masterpiece, promising not just a drink but an experience.

In essence, Kohli’s one8 Commune is a testament to the cricketer’s passion for bringing people together. It embodies a vision where food isn’t just a sensory delight but a medium to foster connections, celebrate diversity, and indulge in the multifaceted flavors of life. Each visit is more than a meal; it’s a harmonious blend of culinary excellence, communal warmth, and the inimitable spirit of Mumbai – a city that pulsates with energy, culture, and unsurpassed flavors from dawn till dusk.


CYK Hospitalities Curates Casa Dona, a Mexican QSR in Gurugram

CYK Hospitalities Curates Casa Dona, a Mexican QSR in Gurugram

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 14, 2024

CYK Hospitalities, a renowned F&B consultancy, has successfully launched Casa Dona, a new Mexican quick-service restaurant (QSR) in D.L.F Cyber Park, Gurugram. This is the second outlet of Casa Dona, with the first located in Hudson Lane, Delhi. CYK has meticulously curated every aspect of this new venture, from logo design and brand identity to menu development and location selection.

The consultancy has crafted a unique menu celebrating authentic Mexican cuisine, featuring savory tacos and zesty enchiladas. They have also introduced innovative homemade nachos in beetroot and spinach flavors. To ensure smooth operations, CYK has handpicked and trained staff members who are passionate about delivering exceptional service.

Casa Dona's interiors reflect vibrant Mexican aesthetics, creating an inviting atmosphere for Gurugram residents. The commitment to authenticity is evident in both the menu and the warm hospitality offered at the restaurant.

Sandeep Bansal, Founder of Casa Dona, praised CYK Hospitalities for their integral role in shaping the brand and ensuring that each dish caters to the diverse palates of D.L.F Cyber Park's corporate crowd. He emphasized that CYK's expertise promises an unforgettable dining experience for every patron.

Pulkit Arora, Director of CYK Hospitalities, highlighted the strategic alignment of Casa Dona's vision with market trends and consumer preferences. He stressed the importance of choosing the right location for the QSR, which is crucial for brand growth. CYK also focused on curating a distinctive and welcoming space that connects with the target audience and reflects the restaurant's values. Their culinary experts developed a varied and appealing menu that showcases the best of Mexican cuisine.

In addition to the new outlet, CYK has been instrumental in setting up Casa Dona's base kitchen in North Campus, Delhi, ensuring seamless operations.

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About CYK Hospitalities

CYK Hospitalities, founded by F&B industry experts, offers comprehensive consulting services in brand building within the food and beverage and hospitality sectors. They assist clients in gaining recognition through consistent support in leasing, location mapping, expansion, exposure, networking, hiring and training, competitor analysis, menu engineering, chef hiring, SOP formation, recipes, and food pricing.

The company has partnered with notable space providers such as Phoenix Mall, Pacific Mall, DLF, Vegas Mall, Lulu Group, Lakeshore, and Lovely Professional University, establishing a strong presence in the industry.


Dobaraa Gastropub Opens at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore

Dobaraa Gastropub Opens at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 14, 2024

Bangalore, India – Bellona Hospitality, the hospitality division of Phoenix Mills Ltd., has launched its newest outlet, Dobaraa, at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This multi-cuisine gastropub is designed to awaken the rebel within, offering a space that defies conventions and provides a unique dining experience.

A Destination for All

Dobaraa targets a diverse audience, including corporates, families, friends, and partygoers. Whether it's weekday lunches, early evening drinks, or weekend gatherings, Dobaraa promises something for everyone. This gastropub transforms into a high-energy bar in the evening, embracing mystique and enigma, creating a relaxing and cherishing vibe. The well-curated menu leads during the day, while a thoughtfully crafted beverage program takes center stage in the evening.

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Culinary Excellence

The menu at Dobaraa celebrates the rich diversity of global cuisine, offering pub grub, pastas, pizzas, small and large plates, and platters. Signature dishes include British Fish 'n Chips, Chipotle Grilled Chicken, Fritto Misto, Artichoke Filo Parcels, Butter Chicken Poutine, and Kerala Lamb Roast with Malabar Paratha. The culinary offerings are led by the rebellious Chef Anil Nayar, who recently returned from Seattle, where he spearheaded a cutting-edge gastropub. Mixologist Manoj Alphones brings his expertise with innovative cocktails that tantalize the senses.

Exquisite Interiors

Dobaraa boasts a classic facade adorned with pastel-colored stained glass and metal elements, exuding sophistication and vintage charm. Inspired by the timeless allure of a Spanish Hacienda, the interiors echo a narrative of power, indulgence, and sophistication. Guests will encounter stone arches delineating the pool-table area, with custom wallpaper featuring cheetahs and foliage adding a touch of exotic allure. The overall ambiance transports customers to a realm of timeless elegance and unparalleled hospitality, encouraging them to linger and savor each moment with their loved ones.

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A Haven of Sophistication and Spontaneity

"As we unveil Dobaraa Gastropub, we're thrilled to offer Phoenix Mall of Asia visitors a culinary journey that celebrates both sophistication and spontaneity. Dobaraa is more than just a dining destination; it's a haven where every patron can savor the essence of living life to the fullest, indulging in delicious food and creating unforgettable memories. Our team has done a fantastic job in meticulously attending to every detail, ensuring Dobaraa excels at all levels of vibrant ambiance, innovative cuisine, and warm hospitality. We believe that Dobaraa will become the new favorite for the locals and visitors, where people can come together to enjoy great food, lively ambiance, and the joy of shared moments," said Prashant Issar, a culinary entrepreneur, Director of Bellona Hospitality Services Limited & Stratix Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Details

Address: Dobaraa, 2nd Floor, Adjacent TimeZone, Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Rd, Bengaluru

Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Reservation Number: 83109 68259

Price for Two: ₹2000


Beat the Heat with International Gin Day Extravaganza at Burash, Noida on June 8

Beat the Heat with International Gin Day Extravaganza at Burash, Noida on June 8

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 5, 2024

As the summer heat intensifies, Burash, the beloved casual fine-dining restaurant in Noida, invites you to cool down and celebrate International Gin Day Extravaganza on June 8th. Indulge in a delightful array of DIY cocktails and complimentary bar nibbles while soaking in the vibrant ambiance.

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Event Details:

Date: June 8

Time Slots:

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue: Burash, Noida

Price:

Rs. 2499 per person (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Rs. 2999 per person (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rs. 3499 per person (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Event Highlights:

  • Experience over 50 different garnishes to customise your DIY cocktails.

  • Enjoy an assortment of Levantine dips and dishes like Hummus, Tzatziki with Lavash, and Spinach Crackers.

  • Guests can also order from the regular à la carte menu at an additional cost.

Reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot.

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Message from Chef Rishab Gupta:

"As we celebrate International Gin Day Extravaganza, we hope to bring some excitement into the lives of our patrons. Join us for a perfect day of refreshing DIY cocktails and delectable nibbles as we beat the summer heat together."

About Burash:

Burash is a culinary haven founded by Chef Rishab Gupta, offering a blend of expert culinary techniques and nature's bounty. The restaurant prides itself on crafting a menu that celebrates seasonality, high-quality ingredients, and mindful nutrition. Located in the heart of Noida, Burash provides a serene escape amidst lush greenery, with both indoor and outdoor seating options.

To book your table and embark on a culinary adventure, please visit Burash's website at burash.in or contact Megha Purkayastha at 8777742383.

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