-By Rashmi Uday Singh
The wow never wavers. Paris sparkles in Mumbai (I dine with French actress Kalki whose great-grandfather Maurice Koechlin designed the Eiffel tower). And in Paris, I witness a mindboggling jugalbandi of cuisine and creativity.
Wedding Cafe and Lounge
I've been to all kinds of restaurants before, but never to a wedding-themed one, which has a spa, a make up lounge, and designer studio attached to it. Andheri's elegant and very white new Wedding Cafe and Lounge offers videographers, musicians, florists, honeymoon consultants, even doubles up as a wedding venue. I had no clue about this when I landed up one lunch time with award-winning director, script-writer Anurag Kashyap and his vivacious award winning actor wife Kalki Koechlin. They made time from their hectic travel and work schedules of writing, directing and acting.
They're into healthy food, their Greek trainer "has no mercy" and they both are relaxed and fun to be with. While Anurag has worked as a waiter, Kalki bakes sublime sweet cakes and tarts. The hugely gifted Kanwaljeet Singh from the design studio pops in to say hello.
The handsome menu zigzags into Indian, Hungarian, Spanish, Malwani and even pizzas. Half the dishes are not available and the other half are just about okay.
So I go back another day and dine alone. The thin crust pizza with chicken is tasty as is the Tapas non-vegetarian platter with squid and meat balls. The Chicken Malwani and the Goan Prawn curry disappoint. A tasty Tawa Kulcha and tomatoey "Hungarian" goulash and Cafe Delite with Parsi dairy kulfi chunks complete my okayish meal (meal for two: Rs 2,000). The dynamic Juzer and Rachana Lucknowala offer themed lounge nights, Sunday brunches too. Quite clearly you don't go just to dine to the first-of-itskind wedding-theme based dining lounge. Marriages may be made in heaven but weddings are made here.
MADE IN HEAVEN
In Paris, the global capital of food and fashion, I trip out on matches made in heaven. In the first-of-its-kind cutting edge showcase of the interconnection between the art of cooking and various fields of design; the world's renowned chefs, Pulitzer prize winning musician, artists, actors, authors, architects flew in to Paris from 20 different countries to perform together. Each chef did a jugalbandi with creators from other fields. All this at the prestigious Paris Des Chefs (created by Maison&Objet), overseen by the legendary superstar chef Alain Ducasse and the Director General of SAFI and Maison&Objet Etienne Cochet along with Raj Anand of Promosalons. Watching legendary French film actress Carole Bouquet joining famed French chef Anne-Sophie Pic cook a creative beet salad, hearing famed pianist Wynton Marsalis play as Michelin starred chefs like Alain Passard, Yannick Alleno and others cook, is a treat to beat all treats. Divinely delicious duos delight.
Review posted within last 6 month
About The Wedding Cafâ?? and Lounge the very first thing that I observed was the ambience is grandeur and the theme is definitely way different than any other places I have been to till date. However, there ends the glamour of this place, as food is nothing but disappointing as compared to the interior. For once you can visit The Wedding Cafâ?? and Lounge but for food its not the best place in town.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
When for the first time I went the Wedding Cafe and Lounge, I got mesmerized with the interiors. The restaurant was based on the theme of wedding with spa, lounge and a designer studio. I, in fact, loved the food too. I personally feel if you are eating at some good and beautiful place, the food automatically gets better and delicious. However, I like the thin crust pizza with chicken and Chicken Malwani, served at this place. Wedding Cafe and Lounge is truly an awesome place.
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