With careful observations regarding the location, taste, and culture in Mumbai, Priyank decided to start JLWA in Bandra. Getting rid of casual dining approach, he wanted to bring a more upbeat place, which is big and brings nightlife to the area. One of the biggest restaurant and cafe in Bandra, JLWA has in fact been personally handpicked by Priyank when it came to interiors that speak of Persian tales in contemporary fashion, while the grandeur of the lighting casts a spell to the expanse. Hues of blue travels around the place, with turquoise shades on furniture and walls. From the crockery to the seating, he has paid great attention to details with JLWA’s elite backdrop. The furniture is engraved and exclusive to the finish, while the choicest of gold has been handpicked to complement the blues. The glimmering sight of the bar turns eyeballs with an expansive gold embellished wall. JLWA offers gastronomical cocktails and lip-smacking modern Indian and European food, which we would like to call as Euro-Indie as a cuisine.
Priyank’s first venture in the financial capital, Tamasha primarily falls in the bracket of bringing a Delhi based brand to Mumbai’s culture, and bringing it big and loud. The place is extremely expansive and spacious,which itself is new for any outlet and location; combined with the food that do justice to everything. The main aim was to cater to the audience of the upbeat Kamla Mill market and indulge people with the idea of good food and entertainment. Set in a brightly lit atmosphere against the rustic wooden backdrop, the ceiling casts a spell over the room with its expansive chandelier that is enchanting and extraordinary. There’s a fresh take on furniture as it is quirky and upbeat. The crockery is also eccentric and completes the whole look of the place. The menu is composed largely of contemporary Indian and Indian fusion bifurcated into small and large plates. It is supplemented by the quasi-cuisine of Indian eateries and fortified with a large bar menu.
LOTD Barrel House, Gurugram
Lord of the Drinks Barrel House comes with its previous history of a very rustic and mildly lit atmosphere. What really catches the eye is the tribal inspired decor that is on display around the outlet. The inspirations from the Lord of the Drinks chain has been carried into the newest edition; and with the colours of brown, gold and metallic, the place has been given the texture of Lord of the Drinks. There are various interesting and eccentric chandeliers embracing the roof, and the lighting has been mild and rustic. The touch of wood around the room finishes the look against the magnificent in-house brewery set in massive gold. The furniture is again enchanting with Aztec woven sofas to finish and complement the tribal decor. The food at Drinks Barrel House revolves mainly around the world.
Lazeez Affaire, New Delhi
Priyank’s love for food pushed him to open the second edition of Lazeez Affaire in Lutyen’s Delhi, the first being nicely spread at Malcha Marg. Lazeez Affaire has been designed keeping in mind that it is a fine dining restaurant meant to please the audience with its decor and ambiance. The chandelier on top steals the spotlight as it is not just intriguing, but also eye-catching. The cutlery and crockery speak of fine dining and replicates a very classy affair. The furniture, designed by Bent Chair, is again simple and elegant towards the backdrop. The USP for Lazeez Affaire will always be its food, and the fact that it brings modern fine dining into the capital’s young and bar-lit area.