Know your Sommelier

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Abhishek Sen, 29 yrs old.

1. What do you do at the Lalit?

I’m the Sommelier here.

2. How long have you worked here.

I joined the Lalit a year ago and otherwise I’ve been in the wine industry for over a year and a half.

3. What do you like most about your job?

The best part about work is that it allows me to interact with guests directly. I also like the whole process of uncorking a bottle of wine and serving it to guests and talking to them about the wine.

 4. What is the basis on which you recommend a wine to a guest?

For a guest who is trying it for the first time I usually suggest a sweet and aromatic white wine since the Indian palette is used to sweet flavours. But many of our guests are well traveled and are very knowledgeable about wine in general so I recommend something similar incase what they ask for is not available.

 5. What sort of activities do you conduct at The Lalit to create more awareness about wine?

We have 3 wine cellars in the hotel and we organize an event at least once a month for our guests. At the bread bar in Baluchi we organize wine dinners where we pair different wines with Indian breads. Our privilege card holders are invited to these.

 6. If you had to choose a wine that goes well with Indian food what would it be?

Shiraz of Australia goes very well with Indian food. It has the aromas of raspberry and strawberry and has a peppery and spicy taste.

 7. What are your favourite wines?

If it’s white wine I like the Reisling, native to Germany, since it very versatile and can be paired with different types of food. As far as red wine goes I like the Shiraz from Australia, since it goes well with Indian food.

8. Any recommendations for wine this season?

The new world wines are very good and coming up in a big way. They are also priced lower than the French classics and are good value for money.

 

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Weekend in Jaipur

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Jaipur has long been a tourist attraction and arts and craft hub of India. Make a weekend trip to Jaipur to soak in the sights of heritage palaces, shop the vibrant garments and jewelery, and eat the traditional Rajasthani meal of Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti and sweets galore of Ghevar, Feeni, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu, and Moong Thal.

The recently open LaLiT Jaipur caters to all these desires. Make a trip over this weekend (8th & 9th September 2012) to this stunning property and enjoy a special package. Located very close to the airport, The LaLiT Jaipur is hosting a weekend of classical music performance by Piyush Raj & crew. Arrive in style from the airport in the hotel transfer and spend the night of Gazals and lavish dinner. Next morning, enjoy the breakfast buffet and a Spa treatment at the hotel Spa. Special discount of 10% at the Spa and laundry services for this weekend only.

The LaLiT Jaipur

+91 141 5197777

 

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Rejuve Spa | The LaLiT Delhi

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One of the most effective and might I add, enjoyable de-stressing routines by far, is to indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.  There’s nothing like spending a few serene hours in the luxurious comforts of a spa being pampered and losing yourself in a blissful reverie. When it comes to choosing the best spa for such an indulgence, its difficult to look beyond Rejuve, the chain of spas at the Lalit hotels. It has something to offer for everyone, starting from Aroma, Ayurvedic and Herbal therapies to the signature Rejuve packages and body treatments.

I spent an afternoon at the Rejuve in The Lalit Delhi to try out the Rejuve Experience Scented with Mandarin, one of their many signature Aromatherapy packages.

When I arrived at the spa, I was directed to the steam room for a 10-mintue cleansing ritual. The shower and locker area adjacent to the spa is impressively clean and spacious, with a steam room, sauna, row of showers and a wall stacked high with fresh towels. After a quick shower I slipped into a pristine white bathrobe and was lead to the treatment/massage room.

Each room is a sanctuary with adjustable ambient light, a choice of soothing music and a private shower cubicle. As I lay down on soft and plush towels laid out on the massage bed, the soft-spoken therapist checked to see that I was comfortable with the temperature in the room, the light and music. Dollops of the tamarind and cane sugar scrub were rubbed onto my skin to exfoliate it.

The scrub can feel a little abrasive so it’s good to inform the therapist should you want it rubbed in gently. After a session of thorough exfoliation I took another shower to prepare for the deep tissue massage. You can substitute the deep tissue massage for an aroma massage if you prefer something less vigorous. 15 minutes into the massage I was already feeling so relaxed that I started dozing off, to awaken intermittently as she worked on nerves and muscles I didn’t know existed. The aroma oils were subdued and not over-powering and small whiffs of it stimulates your olfactory senses. After another hour of pure bliss, a soothing facial ensued. The facial ended with a cold towel dab, which woke me up instantly feeling refreshed. The session ended with a pot of their signature Rejuve green tea, served with honey. Time seemed to have passed by so quickly that I wished the whole experience had lasted longer. But I took comfort in the fact that they were other treatments to try, at another time! I had found a new refuge in an oasis of calm in the middle of the city.

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Awadhi Food Festival | The LaLiT Mumbai

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It is time to savour the most authentic Lucknowi food at the Awadhi Food Festival at Baluchi, The Lalit, Mumbai! Evoking the indolent spirit of the Nawabs of Awadh, the 10 days festival promises to be a feast for all foodies with Master Chef Shokey conjuring heavenly culinary delights across vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus, offering delectable starters, main course and mouth watering desserts.

There’s a lot to savour starting from the Galawat, Pasanda, Shami and Kakori kebabs to the main course consisting Lagan Raan, Machli Mussallam and Murg Korma coupled with a variety of breads including the Rare Sheermal and Afghani Roti! Desserts include a delightful spread of Shahi Tukda, Lahsun Ki Kheer, Zafrani Kheer and Sewiyan Ka Muzaffar amongst others. With dewans, hookahs, samay, surahis and hand placed fans, and a live santoor and tabla performance to boot, the ambience promises to offer the perfect setting to embark on a royal culinary journey. Wrap up the meal with the special paan and mukhwas for the perfect end to a sumptuous meal!



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The Box Office | The LaLiT Mumbai

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Discover a whole new visual experience at the Box Office at The Lalit Mumbai! Whether it is a seminar, conference or a private screening of your favorite movie, the Box Office blends elegant aesthetics and state-of-the-art technology to give you the ideal ambience for a unique screening experience. Apart from the exemplary acoustics, visual aids and communication systems and 44 luxurious recliner seats, get pampered with impeccable service including a sumptuous choice of food and beverage along with the convenience of valet parking, and you can be sure the Box Office is all about a great experience!

The Box Office has hosted a formidable list of Bollywood A-listers for the private screening of movies such as 3 Idiots, Peepli Live, All the Best, Golmaal 3, Anjana Anjani, Juli Julia, Dabaang, Khata Meetha, Blue, Rajneethi and Knock Out among many others. There is no better way to lose yourself in the magic of the movies than at the Box Office!

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Baluchi Bread Bar | The LaLiT New Delhi

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Indian cuisine restaurant ‘Baluchi’ is known for its kebabs, curries, dal and breads. The breads here are not the kind you will eat in any other restaurant. This pan Indian cuisine restaurant serves up the unique flavours of Indian breads created by the resident master chefs. Introducing us to the idea of a ‘bread bar’, where rotis and naans are served in bite size portion served fresh off the tandoor along with chutneys and dips. What’s more, the in-house sommelier is more than happy to recommend wine and champagnes that will go well with the variety of breads.

The specialty breads from the tandoor served at Baluchi bread bar:

Gilafi Kulcha

Crispy stuffed double-layered bread with cheese, vegetables and coriander leaves. Goes really well with the radish chutney offered, but is equally delicious and filling on its own.

Sommelier recommendation: Torres Sangre de Torro. A bread which is full of Indian spices and flavor will go well with a light, elegant and fruity wine.

Pheni Parantha

Butter enriched flaky bread from Meerut.

Accompanied with Tomato & til chutney.

Sommelier recommendation: pair it with Argento Chardonnay. Since the bread is dipped in ghee, the wine which is round and soft with a noted buttery feel with medium acidity will go really well.

Missi Roti

A gram flour crispy roti.

Accompanied with raw papaya chutney.

Sommelier recommendation: KMV Chenin Blanc. A light wine always compliments a light preparation like Baluchi’s besan ki roti.

Bakar Khani

Butter enriched bread.

Accompanied with carrot chutney.

Sommelier recommendation: Taylor’s Promised Land Crouchon Riesling. Bakar Khani is a semi-sweet bread and would go really well with a medium dry or a semi sweet fruity white wine.

Fresh chutneys on offer:

  • Raw papaya chutney
  • Tomato til chutney
  • Carrot chutney
  • Radish chutney

Go for the main course in the main dining area after enjoying wine and bread at the bread bar. Chef’s recommendations from the restaurants menus include Chapli Kebab (Pomegranate, Coriander and Black Pepper Corn flavoured Minced Mutton Kebabs, cooked on a griddle – Speciality of Peshawar), Murgh Pushtoon (Morsels of Chicken cooked and served in its own Juices with Blend of special Spices in a Clay Pot) and Dal Baluchi (Over-night simmered Black Lentil cooked with Rich Cream and Butter – A House Specialty)

Lovely media article of the Baluchi Bread Bar:  http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/inspired-paring/1/5913.html

BALUCHI
The LaLiT
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi
011 44447777 

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God is in the details | The LaLiT Hotels

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When away from home, one misses the small things the most. Music you hear in the shower everyday, the nibbles you sneak in between meals, the chair you lounge on with a book. At the Lalit Delhi, I found home in small things that I usually don’t get in a hotel experience.

  • The hand sanitizer

The hotel has hand sanitizers placed at the reception, bathrooms, concierge desk, front door desk, spa, gym, and restaurants. Living in India, a pocket size hand sanitizer is always smart to have around in every Lalit hotel room, you will find a fresh bottle of one. A place that takes an extra step to maintain cleanliness always gets bonus points in my book!

  • The iPod dock station
Having music on the go is almost a necessity today. Everyone has their favourite tunes on the mp3 players or mobile phones. But only at a home environment can you play music out loud? Not true. At Lalit, most rooms (if yours doesn’t, you can just call the front desk and ask for one to be put in) have an iPod dock station (with alarm clock and radio) conveniently placed right next to the bed to plug your music into after a hectic day of travelling or even if you want something to lull you to sleep.
  • Tea with a side order of biscotti

The evening tea experience is especially memorable while staying at The LaLit. Meet up with colleagues or friends at the 24/7 restaurant over some hot lemon tea. The staff is very welcoming and will offer you food from a wide range of cuisines available 24 hours at the restaurant and bar. The Lemon tea comes with a side order of chocolate chip biscotti that are too delicious to be just a side order.

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5 Things you ought to know about The LaLiT – Mumbai

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In these series of ‘5 things you ought to know...’ we want to share hidden gems which you should not miss out on during you next stay at The LaLiT hotels!

Five things you might not have known about The LaLiT, Mumbai:

1. High tech rooms – 

The LaLiT Mumbai boasts of 22 elegantly appointed rooms with the added luxury and convenience of the “One Touch” panel. The panel is a bedside gizmo that allows guests to control everything from the intensity of various light sources and the closing and opening of curtain drapes, to temperature settings and summoning house keeping services. Check the availability of one of these rooms the next time you’re looking to check-in.

 

2. Room service street food menu –

Mumbai is famous, among many other things, for its lip-smacking street-food and no trip to the city is complete without a sampling of the local fare! But if you have no time to spare to venture out, the menu for in-room dining at The Lalit includes a selection of street-food like pao bhaji, bhelpuri, sevpuri, vada pao etc., so you don’t have to be left out of that experience!

 

3.The Waterbed Spa Treatment at the Rejuve Spa – 

The LaLiT hotel’s Rejuve Spa makes use of the therapeutic benefits of using waterbeds in its signature massages. Natural floatation principles of a waterbed cause the effects of weightlessness, and for the bed to conform to each individual’s unique shape. These qualities allow complete elimination of pressure on key joints and muscles allowing you to relax fully. Combined with heat, this effect is maximized as blood pressure is lowered, and circulation improved, allowing stiff sore muscles and joints to be soothed and rejuvenated effortlessly.

 

4. The Executive Lounge Meeting Rooms –

Guests staying on the Club Floors of the hotel have a 2-hour complimentary access to the two Executive Lounge Meeting Rooms. These rooms are on the Club Floor and can accommodate 6 to 8 people and are open 6 am till 11.30pm. On your next stay at the hotel, hold your business meeting in the privacy and comfort of your hotel floor!

 

5. ‘Ashwameda Turang’ by artist extraordinaire Satish Gujral –

The huge atrium of the central lobby has an installation called the Ashwameda Turang, made by one of India’s legendary artists Padma Vibhushan Shri Satish Gurjral. This bronze artwork depicts the mythical horse from the royal rituals of the Vedas. The grand LaLiT Mumbai lobby is a marvel on its own, and this unique artwork highlights the attention to detail and importance to art invested by the founder. 

The LaLiT, Sahar Airport Road  Mumbai, MH 400059

022 6699 2222

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The Lalit Legacy Suites at The Lalit Legacy Tower | The Lalit Delhi

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The Lalit Legacy Tower, part of The Lalit Delhi, comprises 53 contemporary suites and 25 luxury rooms that feature beautifully refurbished furniture and recycled artifacts from the old suites at the hotel. The centerpiece of the tower are The Lalit Legacy Suites, 3 unique suites, each with two large bedrooms spread over 3016 sq ft.  Curated by Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suti Hospitality group, the suites draw inspiration from the artworks of legendary artists, Jayasri Burman, Paresh Maity and Satish Gupta.

Suite 1621 features the artworks of Jayasri Burman, who derives her influences from the rich pictorial folk traditions of India and has carved out her own idiom today. Suite 1221 features the artworks of Paresh Maity, who ranks among the most important figures of contemporary Indian art.  Suite 1921 features the artworks of Satish Gupta, who is known for his versatility and is a painter, sculptor, poet, writer, printmaker, skilled draftsman, muralist, designer, calligraphist and ceramicist all in one.

A view of Central Delhi from the 20th floor at the newly renovated The Lalit Legacy Tower Lounge. The Lalit Lounge is exclusively open for guests residing at the Lalit Legacy Tower with 24-hour business services and a wide selection of refreshments and beverages provided by a highly trained staff.

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