Two Star Michelin Chef Sergi Arola’s new Restaurant and Bar is first in Asia
JW Marriott has partnered with two star Michelin Chef Sergi Arola to bring his sublime Arola brand to Asia with the opening at the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai in India. This chic lifestyle destination will offer guests the exclusive flavours of authentic Catalan cuisine and is fast establishing itself as the most significant restaurant opening in Mumbai for years.
Chef extraordinaire Sergi Arola is a bold, irrepressible culinary trend-setter. An ambassador and proponent of Spanish heritage, Sergi is delighting guests in Mumbai with gourmet Spanish cuisine. A chef who weaves stories of his homeland into his food, his explosive talent has earned him two Michelin stars and he is the proud owner of six celebrated restaurants around the world.
Since its inception 10 years ago, JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai has set the standard for contemporary luxury, warm hospitality and exclusive dining experiences. Speaking on the launch of the new restaurant, Thomas Guss, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai said, “There is a perceptible movement underway with guests now familiar with a variety of international cuisines; they want dishes and experiences that are new, different and authentic.
“JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai has earned an iconic status over the years in Mumbai and has always been at the forefront of culinary excellence. We aim to continue providing an upscale dining experience that our guests have grown accustomed to. Superlative service in a lifestyle environment, which is the hallmark of a memorable time, will make Arola Restaurant and Bar one of Mumbai’s gastronomic landmarks.”
“India is on the brink of a culinary revolution,” explained Sergi Arola from the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai. “I am very excited about bringing the Arola experience to India. The menu will include a specially selected mix of our popular dishes from Arola restaurants all over the world, while also creating signature items unique to Mumbai. The aim is to surprise the Indian audience with eclectic European cuisine designed especially for their increasingly discerning palate. JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, with its location and hospitality philosophy, is the perfect fit for the Arola experience.”
Arola will offer a unique culinary concept by the chef called ‘Pica Pica’ – a style of dining where a variety of creative dishes are served on a platter for all to share. The food will be presented on small and beautifully designed ceramic, glass and stone plates. The cocktail list will also excite guests with more than 30 varieties of gin on offer. Classic cocktails such gin and tonic and gin martinis form the signature feature of the drinks list. The inimitable Arola service style and home-produced ingredients will add to the entire experience. Chef Manuel Oliveira Seller – Chef de Cuisine will oversee the restaurant operations that will ensure a seamless blend of the ambience and experience that Arola stands for.
A key aspect of the restaurant is contemporary lounge music with distinctive Spanish and Latin influences. Exclusively put together by DJ Lloyd, the music adds to the ambience and is instrumental in transforming the space into a chic lounge.
Key highlights of the restaurant:
Cocktail Couture – Gin: Arola is all set to revolutionise the city’s cocktail culture with Mumbai’s largest selection of gin.
Views: Arola offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea through the open terrace.
Exclusive: Arola is where the accomplished can enjoy the seclusion of three private dining rooms,while still being in sync with the restaurant space. The solarium as well as the main restaurant allows guests to experience a sense of comfort in exclusivity.
Signature preparations: Sample Chef Sergi Arola’s signature preparations include Patatas Bravas (“Bravas de AROLA”, deep fried potatoes filled with a spicy tomato sauce and topped with aioli), Sardinas (Marinated fillets, with “Huevas de Arenque”, tomato and toasted bread), Filet Mignon (Knife cut steak tartar, with a soy sauce and wasabi infusion and crunchy onions), Tomates Maduros (Served as a salad, tossed with extra virgin olive oil, marinated tuna and black Alentejo olives) and Gambas (Prawns sautéed with garlic, chili and parsley).
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