Published on : Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Dusit Devarana New Delhi announces the launch of its exclusive Chinese fine dining restaurant, Chi Ni which features an extensive menu of innovative fusion in oriental delicacies prepared with full respect towards tradition. Offering new age contemporary Chinese cuisine with live kitchen, spectacular view of the water bodies and warm and elegant interiors, Chi Ni is set to make its mark as one of the most interesting dining experiences in the capital city. Perfectly located between the historical attractions of New Delhi and corporate hub of Gurgaon, Chi Ni is the first of its kind restaurant under a tent canopy.
Perched atop a manicured hill overlooking the iconic stained glass boat created by Lek Bunnag amongst the setting of Dusit Devarana New Delhi, the restaurant design has been done by Bob Puccini. The restaurant also showcases the iconic artwork by Korean artist Park Seung Mo titled ‘illusion’ and is accessorised by Shanghai Tang. The 140-cover restaurant offers a chic and elegant vibe with private dining rooms, bar chairs, winery as well as cosy alfresco seating. The restaurant houses a live kitchen along with Chef’s interactive tables allowing guests a magnificent view of skilled chefs carefully preparing their favourite dishes.
Speaking on the launch of Chi Ni, Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group said, “We are delighted to bring Michelin star standards to the people of Delhi. Chi Ni has been conceived along with Bernard Yeoh, proprietor – Kai Mayfair with a vision to create Chinese haute cuisine through a repertoire of invention. Classics are prepared with full respect towards tradition, fusion comes with panache, plated with unique character and warmth. I am confident that Chef Ban and his team will soon set a new benchmark for gourmands for Chinese cuisine.”
Bernard Yeoh, Proprietor, Kai Mayfair said, “”Chi Ni’s unique setting in a 6 metre tall climate-controlled tent, surrounded by a panoramic view of glistening pools of water and the shade from a thousand trees makes it the most desirable location in Delhi for a special meal. Chef Ban’s talented interpretation of Chinese cooking certainly forms a perfect match with the dramatic venue.”
The menu features vegetarian and non-vegetarian pre-fixed meals along with an elaborate A’ la carte menu. The chef recreates some classic dishes with mock meats in his own style.