Entering the new phase of growth and development, L'Opéra, the Delhi-based finest award-winning brand added L'Opéra's Salon de Thé at Max Towers, Noida to its list of outlets situated at some of the most premium addresses in Delhi-NCR.
From using the French Embassy kitchen back in 2010 to operating a 12,000 sq. ft production facility in Noida that runs 24x7, L'Opéra has travelled a long way that spans a decade to become the foremost Pâtisserie, Boulangerie and Salon de Thé (Tea Room) in the country.
Back in 2011, when the Samandaris inaugurated L'Opéra's first retail outlet at Khan Market, which is currently under renovation to get a fresh new look, the family members knew that they were in for a long haul. "In today's day and age, when the planning horizon is much shorter and commitment less pronounced, we decided to go with a systematic approach while conceiving, planning and executing the 10-year business plan," says Kazem Samandari, Executive Chairman, L'Opéra.
Growth and Expansion
Within the next two years, L'Opéra went on to launch five more outlets including India's first Salon de Thé, a concept that augments the authentic French experience further with ample seating space and impeccable attention to detail at Epicuria - Nehru Place, thus, setting a new trend in the Indian market for high-end culinary products.
"The customers are now looking to have an elaborate menu," says Laurent Samandari, Managing Director. "With an increase in demand, L'Opéra has also got bigger where our patrons can enjoy our delicacies in a larger and more elaborate environment," he adds.
By mid-2017, L'Opéra upped its game and rolled out yet another outlet. This time around at PVR Director's Cut, Ambience Mall to capture the attention of frequent movie-goers. The outlet features fittings and furniture brought in from overseas, including antique furniture markets in France and an exclusive setting that recreated the most refined café atmosphere in Paris.
The year 2018 witnessed two more new outlets including Bikaner House and Green Park. This year, L'Opéra started on a high note yet again and launched few more outlets including the ones in Defence Colony, GKII and Max Towers (the largest outlet of the brand spread over 1,500 sq. ft).
"Bikaner House is one of our stunning properties in the heart of Delhi," says Kazem. "It is located in the Bikaner House, a majestic mansion built for Indian royalty and we have added gilt mirrors and chandeliers to the outlet so that the setting is as splendid as our offerings."
The Launch of the L'Opera Outlet at Max Towers, Noida
L'Opera, recently, launched its biggest outlet at Max Towers, Noida that was formally inaugurated by H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, the French Ambassador to India. The event also marked the brand's 15th retail outlet in Delhi-NCR and 16th in total.
Located on the ground floor of newly-launched Max Towers - an excellent corporate office tower in sector 16B, near DND Flyover, Noida - it's an authentic French style Salon de Thé spread over 1500 sq ft. that accommodates up to 52 guests to enjoy the very best of the concept.
"With an increase in demand, L'Opéra has got bigger with a new set up called Salon de Thé," says Laurent Samandari, Managing Director, L'Opéra. "With ample seating for a traditional French breakfast and other meals, as well as an array of other products for a quick bite, one can soak in an authentic French experience."
"L'Opéra at Max Towers will no doubt become a landmark and reference for the modern offices and residences coming up in Noida," says Executive Chairman, Kazem Samandari. "It sets an absolutely new standard for a true Parisian experience in a beautiful and inspiring setting," he adds. Fitted with Louis XVI style furniture in wood and marble top tables adorning white and pastel carnations, the outlet embodies Parisian refinement and luxury at its finest. Another highlight is the seven unique brass figurative sculptures by South African artist RuhanJanse Van Vuuren. Installed by Max Towers, the installations add an element of fun and playfulness to space.
Menu at L'Opera Noida Max Towers Outlet
Enter the outlet and one is greeted by the signature aroma of the freshly-baked croissants, artisanal bread and a whole range of delectable French specialities wafting through the air. From the classic French quick bites such as 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 to Pumpkin and Coconut milk soup, signature pastries and macarons, the eclectic menu caters to a diverse range of food palate that is reasonably priced with an excellent value proposition. Also, on offer is an array of refreshing summer drinks and an impressive selection of juices and freshly brewed coffee, teas and infusions that one can leisurely sip on while soaking in the sunlight that streams in through large bay windows.
An all-day dining destination, it also offers a gourmet all-day breakfast menu that features classic French breakfast options such as Brioche 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, granola, cereal bread, 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.
"We hope to attract a variety of customers ranging from office-goers for early morning breakfast and business meetings to the large population residing in the vicinity and expect close to 180-200 transactions per day," puts forth VaibhavAvasthi, CEO, L'Opéra.
With the popularity growing by the day, L'Opéra is in the process of expanding its presence in Delhi-NCR and Pan-India. The company plans to operate over 50 outlets in the next five years.