Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CAFE MANGII FOR THE "SHAUKEEN" PEOPLE

Rohit Roy with Sanjay Suri


Versova now has its own Café Mangii extraordinaire! 
All-day Deli, restaurant and alfresco dining at Versova’s newest Italian eatery 

Exclusive Party Hosted by Rohit Roy for Tinsel Town Stars to launch “Shaukeen” Mumbai,

21st January 2012: Saturday night saw the glamour and glitterati from tinsel town basking in the glory of an amazing evening at the newly launched Cafe Mangii in Versova. Welcoming the guests to an epicurean slice of Italy, hosts Rohit Roy and promoter of Café Mangii, Prashant Chaudhri greeted and welcomed leading luminaries of the film and television fraternity, to indulge in the warm hospitality and delicious food that Café Mangii is famous for. The star-studded evening witnessed the launch of Rohit Roy’s film “Shaukeen” – a remake of the 1982 classic by Basu Chatterjee. 

Café Mangii opened its doors in the plush locales of Versova in a completely new and luxurious avatar! Well-situated in one of Mumbai’s up-market neighborhoods, the two-storey villa very distinctly catches eyeballs with its artistic furniture, highlighting rustic architecture at its best and a well-illuminated porch, alluring people from all walks of life. Famous for its hand-crafted Napolitana wood-fired oven pizzas and al dente pastas cooked to perfection, the guests enjoyed every bit of what was served. Café Mangii has an extensive menu that boasts of some of the best of Italian appetizers, heady wines and cocktails along with a variety of mouth-watering desserts and rich coffees to complete the experience. Café Mangii has gone all out with its lush interiors, well-designed to tap one’s mood. 

While the bottom floor opens its doors to an all-day Deli & Patisserie, level one gives you a reason to wine & dine with your loved ones. For those looking to unwind in the lap of luxury, the open-air sea-facing pizzeria on the terrace gives you the perfect setting to indulge. At the launch party, there was plenty to choose from for the vegetarians – Tortilla chips, Beignet-wild mushroom risotto, Arancini di Risso, Fried Brie, Asparagus mousse on crackers, Bruschetta of brie and figs, Grilled cottage cheese and vegetable skewers, Olives & Sun dried tomato tarts, and Roasted mushrooms to name just a few. The non-vegetarians relished the Chicken Olivetti, Egg Mayo & Chive Toasti, Chicken Frango, Chicken Liver Pate on crackers, Lamb Teriyaki, Prawn on skewers, fried calamari served with pesto mayo, Marie rose prawns served on melba toast, salmon mousse and many other delicious appetizers. 

Café Mangii is the brainchild of Mumbai-based Prashant Chaudhri, who has a passion and flair for hospitality and good food. With several restaurants already to his credit and the third Café Mangii in Mumbai (after Powai and Khar), Prashant has his hands full with expanding the brand across the country. Speaking about his new venture, Prashant said, “Café Mangii has made a name for itself because of its high quality and warm and friendly service, offering its loyal patrons an unmatched culinary experience. With Versova being the haunt of many foodies, we are sure this multi-level dining destination will be appreciated by one and all. The hand-made wood-fired pizzas enjoy pride of place on our menu and we hope to attract many gourmet lovers here with our little slice of Italy.” The evening saw eminent personalities enjoying the delicacies and flavors of the restaurant. While lip-smacking food and exotic wines were flown in between animated conversations, one could hear soft music blending in with the warm and intimate ambience complimented perfectly by the nip in the air.

Aarti Chhabria
Shama Sikander
Jackie Shroff
Gulshan Grover
Gul Panag
Divya Dutta
Dipannita Sharma
Bappa Lahiri
Ali Zafar with a friend

Aditya Panscholi
R.Madhavan with a friend
Mahima Choudhary
Manoj Bajpai
Mika Singh
Maria Goretti
Mini Mathur
Poonam Dhillon
Prashant Chaudhri with Sophie Choudhary
Rahul Mahajan & wife Dimppy
Danny Dengzongpa & Rohit Roy
Mrs. & Mr. Rohit Roy
Urvashi Dholakia
Mrs. & Mr. Shaan
Sharman Joshi
Sanjay Kapoor

Sameer Soni & Neelam