The brainchild of restaurateur Suren Joshi and architect Ashiesh Shah, Joshi House is a timeless refuge, nestled in the renowned streets of Pali Hill, Bandra. Journeying amidst the old courtyards of Rajasthan, the theme- based “private rooms”, spread across the two-storeyed bungalow, celebrate craftsmanship through hand-carved columns, impeccably detailed railings and hand-cut mirrored ceilings, honouring the philosophies of wabi-sabi through a juxtaposition of perfect imperfection. From a monochromatic dining area to a gypsy courtyard, silver room to a black and white bar lounge, the interior setting plays with the minimal aesthetic and restraint Shah leans towards, pairing it with a riot of colour, a celebration in the post-covid world. The name itself exudes a certain kind of warmth and luxury that one would meet as they enter the all-white marble space. “I want people to feel safe eating out, I want them to feel at ease at Joshi House, as if they have come to my home,” adds Suren Joshi.
At Joshi House, each theme-based private room has a unique concept and yet they are connected with the same overarching theme of urban nomads’ royal living space. The menu carries forward a similar theme, combining a variety of cuisines and featuring all-time favourites from around the world, yet beautifully intertwining these diverse flavours and dishes on the same menu.
Joshi House brings to its patrons signature dishes from their travels. Ranging from a vegan Young Coconut and Heart of Palm Ceviche, a classic Butter Chicken, Portobello Mushroom Sliders, Rajasthani Laal Maas Shanks, and Kheema Kachori, Joshi House has many options complementing each other and appeasing one’s palette. The wine selection at this royal abode is extensive, and one cannot miss the wine cocktails featuring local ingredients like Curry Leaves delicately infused with White Wine, Kaffir Lime and Pineapple with Sparkling Wine and even a mix of Hazelnut, Vanilla and Apple Juice combined with some bubbles. Providing an experience akin to none, Joshi House is a must-stay. The wine selection at this royal abode is extensive, and one cannot miss the wine cocktails featuring local ingredients like Curry Leaves delicately infused with White Wine, Kaffir Lime and Pineapple with Sparkling Wine and even a mix of Hazelnut, Vanilla and Apple Juice combined with some bubbles.
These are sure to take you by surprise! The team at Joshi House consists of the General Manager Ketan Upadhyay, the Head Mixologist Sherwin Fernandes and a brigade of 5 brilliant chefs. At the helm is Head Chef Richard D'Souza, then Ajinkya Biwalkar and Insiya Rangila as the Sous Chef and the Junior Sous Chef, respectively. Devraj Kalani and Aneek Kaur handle the Bakery section, bringing out the most delicious Ghevar, Tiramisu, Vegan Creme Caramel or even a Kulfi Falooda.
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