Italian Restaurant Le Cirque’s Diego Martinelli Wins The Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 For Excellence In Modern European Cuisine (Five Star)
Modern - Japanese Restaurant MEGU’s Atul Tiwari Wins The Top Chef Award For Restaurant Manager Of The Year (Five Star) At Top Chef Awards 2015
NEW DELHI – 2nd September 2015 –The talented members of the capital’s four-years young and the most sought-after luxury hotel in India, The Leela Palace New Delhi adds another feather to its cap with two prestigious awards at the season 2 of Top Chef Awards 2015, Delhi and NCR.
Appointed in January, 2015, Le Cirque’s Chef De Cuisine, Diego Martinelli has already made an impression on Delhi gourmands with his exceptional culinary skills, fine understanding of Modern European and Italian cuisine, and personalised guests’ management winning the Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 for Excellence in Modern European Cuisine (Five Star). While the youngest on the team, Asst. Restaurant Manager of MEGU, Atul Tiwari sets a new benchmark in par excellence service and Food & Beverage operations being recognised with the Top Chef Award for Restaurant Manager of the year (Five Star).
Delhi Gourmet Club, popularly known as DGC is a Facebook community of over 7500 engaged food & beverage enthusiasts founded by the acclaimed blogger and food columnist, Sourish Bhattacharyya, businessman, and a celebrated cookbook writer, Rocky Mohan along with founder of Sikandalous Cuisine, a popular recipe sharing page on Facebook, Atul Sikand. Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 by DGC is committed to discovering and celebrating National Capital Region’s best kept culinary secrets and honouring its most talented chefs and enterprising restaurateurs. Voted online by Delhi Gourmet Club Members, the illustrious jury co-chaired by Vir Sanghvi and eminent food connoisseurs adjudged the final results in 19 categories spanning from Top chefs, restaurant managers and mixologists both in standalone and five star categories.
Commenting on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “It is heartwarming to see both our nominated talents at Le Cirque and MEGU voted as the best by the capital’s foremost connoisseurs of food and drink, and we thank the members and the jury for this honour. Chef Diego and Atul have set a new precedent in culinary art and operations, and we look forward to continuing the legacy of providing our guests with best of the best gourmet experiences across our unique collection of restaurants.”
Offering a range of restaurants, bar and open-air venues with tailor-made menus for private dining events combined with legendary Leela service, The Leela Palace New Delhi offers an experience for everyone. Amongst the top 5-star hotels in New Delhi and the number 1 on TripAdvisor, the hotel is known for its Lutyen’s inspired architecture, opulent interiors reminiscent of royal Indian residences, state-of-the-art technology, selection of most celebrated restaurants and relaxation choices featuring ESPA, a fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled infinity pool.
About The Leela Palace New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the finest 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigioCus 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.
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