Vogue.in Picks: F Lounge.Diner.Bar
F Lounge.Diner.Bar is now open in midtown Mumbai’s business district. But what’s a nightclub doing on the third floor of an impressive glass corporate tower called the One India Bulls Centre?
For starters, unlike other F Bars this one isn’t a club.
In fact "we're not going to pretend to be a nightclub," says general manager Emiliano Collazo. Lights go on at 1:30am in line with the rest of Mumbai lounge bars and the law.
"Fashion is about new trends,” Collazo says. “About being ahead of the mainstream with our location, food and music."
Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia sends down his runway what he calls “fashionably small portions of light global Indian cuisine.” Drawing on design terminology such as “colour” and “clean lines” for inspiration. And all his models are virtually fat-free. It’s interesting that the management believes dal and roti can be made fashionable. Delhi designer Rohit Bal’s Indian restaurant Veda did it. But then at Veda there isn’t a dance floor underneath your dining table.
Once a month F Lounge.Diner.Bar will focus on various professionals from the fashion industry. In Focus nights will celebrate a designer a month, featuring that person’s favourite drinks and best friends.
Admittedly the setting is perfect.
A sleek, all-black upper level dining area overlooking the lower lounge where DJ Kris Correya (of Zenzi Bandra fame) is in charge of music programming. Add to that two private rooms for up to 12 guests and a soon-to-be-launched Dom Perignon lounge, and you couldn’t blame owners Rajan Madhu and Puneet Nath for hoping FTV’s latest franchise becomes the fashion week after-party spot in the land of Bollywood.
One India Bulls Centre, Mumbai 022-66505820
You may also like:
- HYD won by 5 wkts.vs. KOLHYDMatch 72Sun, May 19, 2013Hyderabad, IndiaIndian Premier League, 201...
- vs. PAKSCO2nd ODIMatch abandonedSun, May 19, 2013Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPakistan in Scotland ODI S...
- PUN won by 38 runsvs. DELPUNMatch 71Sun, May 19, 2013Pune, IndiaIndian Premier League, 201...
- No live matches are in progress.
Latest Photo Albums
We take a look at the highest wicket-takers in the Indian Premier League. (TAG:CYCSPL) More » Top Bowlers In The IPL
Action images from the match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, May 19, 2013. More » IPL6: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Action images from the first Test at Lord's. More » 1st Test: England vs New Zealand
Action images from the match at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune, May 19, 2013. More » IPL6: Pune Warriors India vs Delhi Daredevils
Tendulkar's 'golden' debut, IPL shame, Anderson's 300, a Kiwi trap and more. More » Cricket Photos Of The Week 19.5.13
Action images from the match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, May 18, 2013. More » IPL6: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
What Roger Milla did to football, Chris Gayle is doing to cricket. If you didn't get what we were saying, take a look at some cricketers who brought their dancing shoes to the cricket field. TAG:CYCSPL More » Cricketers dancing down the track
Action images from the match at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, May 18, 2013. More » IPL6: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians
The seamer became the fourth Englishman to complete 300 Test wickets during the ongoing Lord's Test against New Zealand. More » Anderson Bags No. 300
Action images from the match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, May 17, 2013. More » IPL6: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Reaction to the latest spot-fixing scandal in IPL which has left cricketing fraternity stunned. Rajasthan Royals players Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila … More » 'Black day for Indian cricket'
Action images from the match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, May 16, 2013 More » IPL6: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils
To the world that watches cricket, Sreesanth has always been a cricketer who delights people, only to disappoint them later on. He mellowed down with age, and before the spot-fixing … More » Sreesanth: Cricket’s Problem Child
Three Rajasthan Royals players have been arrested for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing scandal. Here's the list of cricketers were involved in compromising the integrity of the game. Take a look. More » Cricket's Hall of Shame
Notable cricket quotes this month. More » Soundbyte — May 2013