While Gurugram is breeding grounds for countless restaurants and bars, the all-new SAGA: Cuisines of India, located on Golf Course Road, promises to offer a memorable dining experience. Here are five reasons that make this modern Indian eatery a luxurious hangout spot itching to be explored. By Bayar Jain
1. Gourmet dishes by a Michelin-starred Chef
The hallmark of a great restaurant lies in its dishes, and nothing spells this better than a menu curated by a Michelin-starred chef. SAGA serves as a marker of the brilliant Chef Atul Kochhar’s comeback to Indian soil, post many years of serving gourmands in London. When backed by the mind and skills of Kochhar, a stellar menu is guaranteed. SAGA, in particular, offers various Indian delicacies designed to let local ingredients and traditions shine, while simultaneously basking in global flavours, too.
2. One of the world’s tallest bar displays
Gurugram is no stranger to watering holes, but none can boast of having one of the tallest bar displays in the world. Visible from every angle of the two-storeyed restaurant, the towering bar here is designed to enthral. So massive is its demeanour that a pulley system has been set in motion to equip bartenders to reach the highest rungs of the bar with ease.
3. Designed for distancing
In today’s day and age, maintaining social distancing while dining is an important precursor to any meal. At SAGA, this comes easy, courtesy the massive 190-seatings spread over two levels and an alfresco area. Tall ceilings and wide areas reminiscent of Rome or Paris complete the indoor decor, while the outdoor section allows one to soak in the city’s varied weather.
4. Style served on a platter
While the interiors themselves are crafted to radiate opulence married with comfort, the glamour doesn’t end there. The servers of this gourmet dining experience, too, resonate a similar luxurious vibe, thanks to custom-made uniforms styled by fashion designer, Raghavendra Rathore.
5. Music lovers’ delight
The restaurant not only has an altar set up for live performances, but it also has one of the most powerful speakers in the nation to elevate the experience. Well-placed permanently installed JBL concert speakers—the first-of-its-kind for any restaurant—assures this.