The Empresa Hotel ropes in Masterchef Ajay Chopra and female mixologist Shatbhi Basu

The Empresa Hotel offers three world-class dining options on its premises, viz. luxury fine dine White Charcoal, a chic all-day Café & Otium Rooftop and Lounge.
  • Franchise India Team Editor
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Adamo Hospitality’s landmark, The Empresa Hotel, has been setting new benchmarks in hospitality ever since it opened in Mumbai's Andheri in the year 2016. With its stylishly designed rooms, state-of-the-art hotel facilities and unmatched service, it has been the go-to hotel for business and leisure travellers alike. The Empresa now gives its patrons two more delicious reasons to visit them. Whipping up delightful food and drinks for The Empresa Hotel will be award-winning Masterchef Ajay Chopra and India's first female mixologist, Shatbhi Basu! The duo comes on board to guide and curate the team to greater heights of excellence.

Chef Chopra was a judge on Masterchef India and has hosted popular shows on Global television and the web series as well. Such as Hi Tea on Food Food, Northern flavours on Living Foods and many more. He presently is mentoring many Food and Beverage destinations and creating comprehensive and innovative F&B offerings. Shatbhi Basu runs her professional bartending academy, STIR, has run her own show on mixology and has even authored a book on the subject. She was recently felicitated by Hon’ President of India - Ram Nath Kovind, as "First Ladies" for being the first in their respective fields.

The Empresa Hotel offers three world-class dining options on its premises, viz. luxury fine dine White Charcoal, a chic all-day Café & Otium Rooftop and Lounge. The Empresa will now have the two masters, Chef Ajay Chopra and Shatbhi Basu, delighting patrons with their spectacular creations. Chef Chopra will curate a special menu for the entire property & is creating a Modern Indian make over to The White Charcoal bringing the world to your plate in the other venues. Shatbhi Basu will stir up some of her insanely popular martinis.

"The Empresa Hotel is a landmark not just in Mumbai, but in Indian hospitality too. Nothing is above the needs and comforts of our guests, where food and drinks are definite priorities. Chef Ajay Chopra and Shatbhi Basu are both legends in their own right and it is our absolute pleasure to have them on-board with us. We get a lot of local Mumbai guests who love dropping by for their meals and evenings out with us. We are sure they will all be delighted to know that we have roped in stalwarts to bring them India's best food and drinks together, alongwith our award-winning hospitality," shared Harsh Ajmera, Director - Ajmera Group.

Chef Ajay Chopra said, "I have been very fortunate to perfect and innovate with all kinds of cuisines, especially Indian. My food is shaped by all my experiences, from the Oberoi, JW Marriott and the Westin, to Mint Leaf London, Masterchef India and my various brand associations the world over. We will be curating a versatile, trendy menu for The Empresa, keeping in mind their patron base that loves the classic with a twist. Shabhi Basu's wizardry with the drinks menu greatly enhances the flavours, as they are so perfectly matched. Cuisine is a sensory experience, and it comes together beautifully at The Empresa."

Shatbhi Basu added, "As the bar consultant at Empresa, I bring my vision for The White Charcoal by extending the food philosophy to the drinks. I've helped with designing the working bar, creating their signature cocktails and mocktails menu, listing the alcobev brands and curating the wine menu. To ensure the ethos of the philosophy reaches the customer, I've trained the bartenders, upgraded their mixing skills and trained the service teams too. We've made a menu we're truly proud of, with elegant elements from the Indian flavor profile, and a beautiful wine menu that complements the Indian food palate. It's a great joy to join hands a young, talented chef like Ajay Chopra and the enthusiastic Ajmera group that truly values what I bring to the table!"

The Empresa Hotel, with its 33 luxuriously appointed rooms, modern spa and gym, chic swimming pool and an array of dining options, is one of Mumbai's most popular hotels. With Chef Ajay Chopra and Shatbhi Basu joining hands to make The Empresa Hotel's culinary experience an exemplary one, it's sure to get even more popular with Mumbai's gourmands. So if you're looking for a whale of a time in the heart of Mumbai with the best food and drinks, head straight to the Empresa Hotel, where the masters are at work!

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