NEW DELHI – 4 March 2016 – New Delhi’s most sought-after restaurants, Le Cirque and MEGU at The Leela Palace New Delhi have been honored by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2016. Le Cirque stands tall wining the Best French in Fine Dining Category for the fifth consecutive year while MEGU is voted for the second time as the Best Japanese in Fine Dining Category. The by-invitation soiree witnessed the presence of eminent personalities from the world of business, fashion and Bollywood, including Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Times Group; Ajay Bijli, Chairman & Managing Director, PVR Pictures Limited; Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India; Sunny Leone; Subir Malik and many more. The glittering evening was concluded with an alluring food affair where the winners showcased their unique creations and innovations from their menus.
New York’s legendary restaurant, Le Cirque is synonymous with luxurious and high-end dining offering an interesting medley of European flavours that makes the food just as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes. A wide range of wines from across the world housed in the exclusive walk-in wine cellar, an interactive chef’s kitchen, an avant-garde bar lounge and picturesque alfresco seating with a breathtaking view of the majestic diplomatic enclave, make dining experience at Le Cirque truly engaging.
Long regarded as the jewel in the crown of Japanese restaurants, India’s first outpost of the renowned American dining chain, MEGU invites epicureans to celebrate oriental accents amid the comfort of multiple dining rooms, an intimate private dining room with over 66 vintage Kimonos adorning its walls, a sushi bar and a stunning open air M-lounge suitable for chic and relaxed evenings with friends and family.
Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manger, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, ‘‘It’s heartening to receive this honor for both our iconic restaurants Le Cirque and MEGU. We thank all Times Food & Nightlife patrons and look forward to welcoming them to sample the most innovative flavours to date as our talented chefs unfold new menus and exclusive gourmet experiences.’’
Established over seven metropolis of India, The Times Food and Nightlife Guide is one of the leading food handbooks with more than 2000 listings and has been conducting the iconic Times Food and Nightlife Awards also known as the ‘Food Oscars’ among gourmets and gourmands. Each year, in anticipation of bringing out the best across the country, nominees are first rated by the authors of respective editions, subsequently the nominees are adjudged by the panel and reader’s popular choice thereon announcing the winner.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel has other outlets like all day dining restaurant; The Qube known for its breakfast and Sunday brunches, signature Indian restaurant; Jamavar and the quintessential lounge; The Library bar serving an array of premium whiskeys, wines and spirits; making this hotel the most sought-after destination for discerning business and leisure travellers from around the world.
About The Leela Palace New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.
About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com
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