As you step into the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, the words that comes to mind are royal, stylish, majestic. A sneak peek inside the hotel’s private dining lounge, Chef Studio, serves a brief impression of one of the most expensive meals in the country.
Located on the first floor of the heritage wing of The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Chef Studio was started in 2006 by executive Chef Hemant Oberoi to serve customized meals in the ultimate, luxurious private setting.
This 12 course meal comprises a glass of Dom Perignon and a surprise course. They handle requests ranging from contemporary European to classical European, Japanese, Thai, Indian and futuristic molecular cooking.
Chef Studio boasts of entry by appointment only. A red carpet flanked by candles and flowers leads one to the compact yet exclusive space which houses a table for eight and a compact kitchen. The décor of the studio can be altered to complement each meal as well as to suit the guest’s preference and occasion.
The kitchen is fully equipped to order ingredients and delicacies from around the globe and also has a stock of olive oils that mature at specific points in the year. The style and the exclusivity can be seen in the form of glasses by Versace embellished with Gothic faces, cutlery by France’s Ecruis and decorative plates by Minton.
Besides the first couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, other celebrity guests that have dined at the Chef’s Studio reads as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their children, Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar.
The chef’s require a 48 hour notice and a detailed discussion in order to produce the ultimate gastronomic experience for you. The diners can also watch their meal being prepared on two flat screen televisions. A meal at this coveted place will cost $2,300 for two to six guests and an additional $400 for extra guests.
[ Via : Business-Standard ]