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FHW StaffMumbai

Maccioni Restaurant Group has announced the launch of Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai. The opening of its first ever signature restaurant and second Asian outpost further strengthens the collaboration between two stalwarts of the hospitality industry, Sirio Maccioni, founder, Maccioni Restaurant Group and Capt. CP Krishnan Nair, founder chairman, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

Le Cirque Signature offers the signature and most popular specialties from the brand’s fabled restaurants around the world along with new creations for Mumbai epicures by celebrated Michelin noted chef Matteo Boglione from the flagship Le Cirque, New York.

Commenting on the occasion, Capt. CP Krishnan Nair, founder chairman and chairman emeritus, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the first Le Cirque in Delhi has received and undoubtedly Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai will add a new dimension to dining in the financial capital of India. We are proud that the Maccioni family shares our vision which is to bring only the best in luxury to our guests.”

The restaurant will be helmed by Chef Matteo Boglione who has been much acclaimed by the revered critics of New York City. His guests over the years have included Leonardo Di Caprio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, David Bowie, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Sirio Maccioni, founder, Maccioni Restaurant Group, said, “India is on the brink of a culinary revolution and bringing the Le Cirque experience to Mumbai is an early tribute to a trend that is here to stay. We aim to surprise the Indian audience with eclectic French-Italian cuisine designed especially for their increasingly discerning palate. The Leela Mumbai with its location and hospitality philosophy is the perfect fit for a Le Cirque experience.”

Ashish Kumar Rai, general manager, The Leela Mumbai said, “We are delighted to present the celebrated Le Cirque Group to Mumbai which is the melting pot of flavours and fragrances. The same classical dishes and exotic ingredients that the discerning palate of Mumbai identifies with Le Cirque will be served, albeit in an ambience that reflects the culture of this vibrant city.”

Located on the hotel’s top floor, Le Cirque Signature offers a 65-seat dining space, a  personalised bar area, well-stocked wine cellars and an intimate private dining room.


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