Gourmet Passport, the one-of-its kind fine dining app that offers unbeatable value with its signature ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offers at the best 5-Star and Fine Dining restaurants and bars across Delhi-NCR & Mumbai, recently hosted an evening of exquisite delicacies and engaging conversations in association with the Trident, BKC. Held at its majestic restaurant, Botticino, the evening, christened Dine with Rocky, was presented by Rocky Mohan, noted food connoisseur and founder of Gourmet Passport. The event was curated by renowned culinary writer and food expert Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, with great wine, exquisite delicacies and spirited conversations discussing in great detail the recent trends of the food scene in India.
The exquisite Italian specialty restaurant, Botticino, offered an interesting union of traditional and contemporary cuisine at its finest. Rocky Mohan, who is also the Executive director and brand Ambassador of Mohan Meakins, makers of India’s most popular rum, Old Monk, attended to the city’s who’s who of the F & B fraternity in his usual jovial manner. The list of guests included iconic names such as Anish Trivedi, Nikhil Merchant, Belal Breaga Bakht, Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Saransh Goila, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Rashmi Uday Singh, Dilip De, Kunal Vijaykar, Rekha Mohan and Nachiket Shetye. The evening also featured Botticino’s executive chef Ashish Bhasin showcasing his latest creations.
Commenting on the latest trends and the role of Gourmet Passport in India’s fine dining culture, Rocky Mohan, Founder of Gourmet Passport commented, “It is estimated that the Indian food and beverage industry is gearing up to earn INR 3.8 trillion in sales by 2017, with Mumbai and Delhi emerging as the epicenters of the fine dining revolution with many chefs from abroad moving in the country. The growing disposable income of these cities and a growing appetite to experiment with global cuisines are considered to be the prime drivers behind this gradual change. With Gourmet Passport, we are trying to spread this cultural transformation even wider by making the fine dining experience available and accessible to more and more connoisseurs and lovers of exciting culinary experiences.”
Rocky Mohan’s Gourmet Passport app provides its users the ultimate access to fine dining at premium and high-end, fine-dine restaurants of the country. It gives them an opportunity to avail ‘buy one get one’ food deals along with attractive discounts on drinks in just INR 999 as a one-time annual membership fee. Diners can avail three redemption opportunities at each and every restaurant Gourmet Passport is associated with. Currently, there are more than 200 deals available on the app from 140 high-end restaurants in Delhi-NCR and 60 from Mumbai. The app’s affiliations are growing steadily and new restaurants are being added almost every week, bringing the previously unattainable ‘fine dining’ experience to the masses fast! The app will also be launched for food enthusiasts in Bangalore by September 2017.