If you are always looking for places to party near you in Mumbai, chances are you have rocked the night away (like us) at China House at some point in the past. Perhaps you went into mourning when the Grand Hyatt Mumbai’s premier party destination downed its shutters for a revamp, but we are here to tell you that the luxe lounge is back… and it’s better than before!
While the official, star-studded, by-invitation-only launch party will take place on December 1 (here are those delicious details), you can make plans to visit soon too. The brick-walled interiors may seem familiar to fans of the popular watering hole, but a lot has changed at China House Lounge in its all-new avatar.
This is the first time Johnnie Walker has collaborated with a venue in India, so you can expect finesse.
The décor delivers, but the cocktails (curated for connoisseurs) and the food pack a serious punch. Crafted by Chef Jef Foster, the menu has evolved to embrace the most exotic global flavours and signature cocktail experiences. Showcasing the best of modern Indian, authentic Chinese and London-inspired cuisine, China House Lounge serves up everything from open-faced baos to chicken liver parfait, with its own unique twist. The cocktail rituals are apparently inspired from the prohibition era and each classic quirk promises to be a conversation starter.
Take our word for it and try the Peking Duck Bao, while you savour some Johnnie Walker Red Label blended with luscious orange and grenadine — look for ‘Ward 8’ on their cocktail menu. If the ‘China Coast Julep’ sounds enticing, try that instead. Laced with honey syrup, peach puree and bitters, it will dance on your palate and leave you wanting more! There’s dim sum aplenty when you get hungry again, but if you are looking for adventure, opt for the chef’s signature buttermilk chicken with blue cheese dipping sauce. It’s scrum-diddly-umptious, to say the least!
With the lounge now open daily, from 5 pm to 2 am, you have no excuse not to visit — especially if sundowners are your thing. Only members are welcome on Friday, Saturday and Sunday though, so bear that in mind when you make plans.
Image Credits: Grand Hyatt Mumbai
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