India’s Noted Food Critic, Vir Sanghvi Names Le Cirque ‘Best European Restaurant in a Hotel’
Tea At The Lobby Lounge Voted The ‘Best Brewed’ in the Capital City
NEW DELHI - 30 April 2016 - The Leela Palace New Delhi once again stood out at the Eazy Diner Foodie Awards 2016 for its unparalleled culinary offerings with Le Cirque winning the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards as the ‘Best European Restaurant in a Hotel’ and tea at The Lobby Lounge voted the ‘Best Brewed’ in the city.
Eazy Diner Foodie Awards 2016 were conferred in two distinct categories; the coveted Vir’s Critics’ Choice Awards and the Eazy Diner People’s Choice Awards. In the former, food epicurean, Vir Sanghvi, throws a spotlight on the city’s unrivalled and ‘must experience’ dining venues; in the latter thousands of users of Eazy Diner vote for their favourites.
Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager, and The Leela Palace New Delhi said, ‘It is heartening to receive an award recognizing our efforts to bring unique experiences to the city’s culinary landscape. We sincerely thank Eazy Diner patrons and Vir Sanghvi for making Le Cirque and The Lobby Lounge stand tall in the elite selection and welcome diners to sample the most innovative flavors as our talented chefs unfold new menus, fusion iced teas and exclusive gourmet experiences.’’
The glittering ceremony was hosted by Papa CJ, the renowned stand-up comedian, and graced by stalwarts of the hospitality industry as well as CEOs from Delhi-NCR, including Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express South Asia, Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, Make My Trip, Vijay Subramaniam, Managing Director - India & South East Asia Bacardi India, Sandeep Dhupia, Partner and Head of Advisory Services, KPMG followed by a gala dinner.
The world’s most distinguished fine dining brand straight from New York, Le Cirque, is India’s leading French-Italian restaurant where food, art and fashion converge to appeal to all five senses. 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 at the legendry Le Cirque truly engaging.
Reminiscent of the British afternoon tea, The Lobby Lounge with its Edwardian glory at the palace combines the best of east and west. Celebrating India’s extraordinaire, the lounge offers a royal tea experience along with single origin coffee selection from around the world.
Launched by Vir Sanghvi in collaboration with India's top hoteliers and restaurateurs, EazyDiner is an online restaurant reservation platform that offers a curated guide to an extensive range of dining options, with special deals on every single booking and no reservation charges. This year, the venture has announced India’s biggest celebration of culinary excellence at the first edition of the EazyDiner Foodie Awards, 2016 in April. EazyDiner is now live in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune and with over one lakh registered users, making it one of the largest dining platforms in India.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel has other outlets like the iconic Japanese restaurant from New York City; MEGU popular for its Modern Japanese cuisines amid striking ambience, 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 luxury hotel group owns and manages nine award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, East Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. 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 counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com.
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