Bandra’s Zenzi returns with makeover
Suburbans head back to their ‘living room’ as lounge reopens with new menu, minus live music and outdoors.entertainment Updated: Dec 26, 2010 16:31 IST
One of Bandra’s most beloved night spots in recent years, Zenzi is back with a bang. After shutting shop following complaints from locals, the suburban lounge has reopened in a new avatar.
Located on Waterfield Road, Zenzi had been forced to close down their outdoor section a year ago, following a BMC notice. That, and constant complaints from a building resident had pushed the Dutch partners to close for renovation. The resident had issues with noise and traffic.
“Zenzi is not just a night club for our patrons - it’s a culture that’s embedded in their daily routine. You’ll always find a familiar face here,” says co-owner Emiliano Collazo.
No live musicIn its new avatar, the restaurant area is completely renovated, but it’s more of a lounge now. They continue to host art exhibitions, flea markets, poetry nights and dance workshops, but there’ll be no live music performances. “We will have a resident DJ, and stick to permissible decibel levels,” informs Collazo. The outside area remains closed, and for now, can be used by smokers.
Open for lunch now, Zenzi has got new glass doors fixed all along, revamped furniture to suit the lounge mood and two extended bars. It’s far more spacious now and gives a living room feel to the place. While old favourites like China box, tuna sashimi and lamb osso buco are still served, sushi has been added to the menu.
The Christmas Eve opening saw many expats, Bollywood types and mediapersons relive the nostalgia of their favourite nightspot. “The new interiors will grow on you again,” promises Collazo.