FIRST WE had restaurants, the Indian and Chinese kinds. Then we had cuisines: Thai, Japanese, European, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Parsi, etc. When one thought the discerning diner had everything he could ever want, restaurants have now come up with ‘experiences’.
We know it’s a tough world out there in the hospitality sector, where the competition is cut-throat. Rarely does a week pass that does not have a new restaurant opening or an old one re-inventing itself. For those not new or just re-incarnated, there are new experiences to attract customers.
Now imagine an experience where you eat whatever you want, customising the menu down to the last detail—ingredients, spices, hotness, food allergies, cooking styles—just like you would do at home, eating exactly what you want and how you want it, only you have the Thai Pavilion in Gurgaon, housed in Taj Vivanta, doing it for you. Unique, yes, on one condition that the food is Thai. Obviously! Add to it that you get their private dining area all to yourself, the atmosphere of which you can customise, plus a bottle of Moet Chandon bubbly, and a chef standing by your side (or in the kitchen) all evening, catering to every fancy that you might have. The bottomline: you can eat all that you can. No fullstops.
Now, if only you could have chef Ananda Solomon in attendance, you would be in Thai paradise. But sadly, that’s not happening. At least not yet!