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2 Oberoi restaurants to reopen this week

india Updated: Jan 06, 2009 01:23 IST
Naomi Canton

The gourmet shoppe and The Snack Bar will re-open at the Oberoi Shopping Centre, inside the Oberoi Hotel on Friday, more than a month after the terror attacks.

Although the shopping centre reopened on December 5, a week after the siege ended, both the café, renowned for its affordable coffee and sandwiches, and the gourmet bakery and delicatessen inside the shopping centre, both run by the Oberoi Hotel, had remained closed and will this week.

Devendra Bharma, executive vice-president, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Mumbai, said: ‘It had taken a while to reopen them as they needed to reset their supply chain and reroute the services through the kitchens at the Trident prior to opening. The shopping centre had reopened almost immediately as it was unaffected by the attacks.”

“The breads, breakfast rolls, pastries and delicatessen products at The Gourmet Shoppe are popular in the city and we have received numerous messages from guests requesting us to start this operation as soon as we could,” he added.

There is also good news for sushi lovers.

Sushi chef from the Tiffin restaurant Ruben Santos, who survived the attacks, has now moved to India Jones at the Trident Hotel and is serving sushi and sashimi inside the pan-Asian restaurant there.

Previously, sushi was only available on request at India Jones and brought down from Tiffin.

“Chef Ruben Santos’ sushi and sashimi were very popular with our guests at Tiffin. So on popular demand, we have moved the sushi bar to India Jones’ kitchen,” Bharma said.