L’Opéra, the French Pâtisserie, Boulangerie and Salon de Thé (Tea Room), which is known for bringing the bakery and pastry flavours of France to India launched its sixth Salon de Thé and the first-ever outlet across two floors at Basant Lok, Delhi.
The event was inaugurated by H.E. Emmanuel Lenain, the Ambassador of France to India on Saturday. The launch witnessed over 100 guests including Ambassadors, personalities from the world of business to arts and fashion.
Located in the heart of Basant Lok (Priya Market) and situated close to various embassies in Vasant Vihar, it is an authentic French style Salon de Thé spread over two floors that can accommodate up to 42 seated guests. The mezzanine floor comprises comfortable seating arrangements featuring leather-like sofas, bar chairs and tables that lend an elegant touch to the space.
Fitted with Louis XVI style furniture in carved wood and marble top tables adorning carnations in pastels, the outlet exudes Parisian refinement. From the beautiful chandelier to the framed portraits on the wall depicting the city of Paris, everything adds to the plush décor and ambience. The glass mirrors make the space look virtually bigger while the woodwork accentuates the walls. Meanwhile the stunning pendant lights over the counter make the space even brighter and livelier.
Kazem Samandari, Executive Chairman, L’Opéra said, “L’Opéra is becoming bigger and even more beautiful with each outlet. It is overwhelming to enter the Basant Lok Market with a two-floored outlet. We will also have our outlet in Civil Lines and our first-ever outlets in Mumbai and Chennai coming up very soon.”
He further added that by the end of the current financial year, L’Opera shall operate over 20 outlets in Delhi-NCR.
At the event there were various ambassadors and eminent personalities of the town including the Ambassador of The Czech Republic, H.E. Milan Hovorka, the Ambassador of Greece, H.E. Dionussios Kyvetos, the Ambassador of Chile H.E. Mr. Juan Angulo, Ambassador of Columbia H.E. Mr Alvaro Sandoval Bernal, Deputy Chief of Mission, South Africa Mr. Ben Joubert.
"From doing our initial product trials in the kitchen of the French Embassy to opening over a dozen outlets and a production facility in Noida, we have always worked towards making the brand one of the best French bakery and pastry chains in India”, says Laurent Samandari, Managing Director, L’Opéra. “There are so many achievements we had along the way such as making eight thousand macarons for a wedding, catering for the international Formula one race, hosting the MBA students from Oxford University at our production facility which keep us all motivated,” he added.
At L’Opéra’s Basant Lok outlet, one can enjoy the aroma of the freshly baked croissants, artisanal breads and a whole range of traditional French specialities wafting through the air. The menu caters to a diverse range of food palate. For those looking for classic French quick bites, there’s Croque Monsieur (made with in-house bread and filled with béchamel sauce, ham and cheese), Vol-au-Vent, Onion and Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and healthy soups such as Pumpkin and Coconut Milk soup. Partake in the newly-launched products such as the brand’s maiden Vegan Range, Chocolate Tart and the much loved Orange and Almond Tart that one can pair with an impressive selection of juices and freshly brewed coffee, teas and infusions while soaking in the beautiful ambience.
La’Opera also offers a gourmet breakfast menu that features classic French breakfast options such as French Toast with organic honey, fluffy French omelette with luxurious fillings and hot croissant sandwiches to name a few. For the health-conscious, there is a range of fresh juices, cereal breads, eggs and salads, organic granola served with yoghurt and choice of milk and heart-warming vegan soups that are wholesome and make for a delicious substitute. With this, the brand hopes to reach out to a wide customer base.