When it comes to luxurious movie-watching experience, no group does it better than PVR Director’s Cut. From a top-notch luxury auditorium, soothing recliners, sound quality, wonderful lightings, on-call concierge services, to gourmet in-auditorium food options including the likes of exquisite sushi spreads and premium popcorns, PVR Cinemas’ luxury arm sure knows how to keep it classy and royal. But this is not the end. Director’s Cut went another mile in stepping up its luxury cinema-experience by teaming up with L’Opéra. This Friday, the PVR’s luxury flagship and one of India’s most loved patisseries and chocolatiers, launched L’Opéra – Salon de Thé by PVR, a new delightful experience at PVR Director’s Cut, at Ambience Mall, in Vasant Kunj.
The much-awaited launch event witnessed the esteemed presence of Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, together with over 200 select guests, including leaders of the diplomatic, business and artistic communities, as well as prominent members of the press.
What’s on the Menu?
PVR Director’s Cut has always placed a distinct emphasis on curating an exceptional menu for the cinema goers and understanding their expectations for a wholesome experience encompassing both entertainment and hospitality. The L’Opéra - Salon de Thé by PVR continues this legacy.
The new L’Opéra outlet that can accommodate up to 20 guests will stay true to its name and fame, serving the bakery’s signature French desserts along with gobbet of charm and charisma. However, Amit Sinha, Executive Pastry Chef, L'Opera India, informed that this Salon de Thé will also offer 5 exclusive desserts straight out of oven for its customers. “We have introduced 5 exclusive desserts for our PVR outlet. The chocolate passion is a unique dessert with dark chocolate mousse with passion fruit curd, banana milk chocolate brownie and chocolate shortbread; the second one is the caramel and apricot pastry which features caramel mousse with apricot confit, almond dacquoise and almond biscuit; then we have the coloured ones. These have amarelle cherries, chocolate mousse and chocolate almond sponge and a crunchy base; the fourth selection has baileys and hazelnut at the top and three layers at the bottom which is chocolate almond sponge, orange cream and hazelnut mousse; and the final one has vanilla mascarpone mouse and raspberry jelly in the middle and then almond sponge,” he said.
Sinha further talked about the relevance of playing with layers in his desserts collection. He maintained, “We have different layers in our desserts; we have biscuit base which brings crunch, mousse which is soft and then we have tanginess of any fruit which cuts through all the sweetness. These different textures make our desserts interesting.”
The Delectable PVR- L’Opéra Experience
PVR Director’s Cut has changed Delhi’s movie-goers’ experience by constantly elevating it to unmatched new heights. It has brought in many innovations in the recent past, from ‘Simply Sushi’ which has redefined the food experience while watching your favorite movie, to ‘The Den’ -- a members-only wine and jazz lounge, where one can unwind before or after a film, to ‘Popcorn Bar’ which offers an unparalleled proprietary selection of sweet and savory gourmet popcorn and now, L’Opéra – Salon de Thé by PVR.
“Guests at PVR Director’s Cut can expect a world class and exclusive experience not only in cinema viewing, but also in the food and beverage. L’Opéra’s exclusive selection is in line with our endeavour to provide a one-of-a-kind experience to our patrons,” said Renaud Pallière, CEO – International Development, PVR.
The new association with PVR also marks the opening of L’Opéra’s 14th outlet in Delhi NCR. L’Opéra - Salon de Thé by PVR, embodies Parisian refinement and luxury at its finest. Renowned for its unparalleled quality bakery and pastry products, L’Opéra prides itself in sharing its French culinary roots with an ever-growing number of discerning patrons throughout the Delhi-NCR area.
So, be it for lunch or high tea as well as light French meals throughout the day and evening, it lends for a truly immersive experience not only for movie-goers and the mall, but the entire tri-mall area.
With fittings and furniture brought in from overseas, including antique furniture markets in France, painstaking rigor in the detailing of the setup and an exclusive setting recreating the most refined café atmosphere in Paris, guests can now enjoy the finest of both worlds. “Guests at the L’Opéra Salon de Thé by PVR will truly be transported to Paris – they will taste Paris, they will see Paris and they will hear Paris – an exquisite experience, not to be missed,” asserts Laurent Samandari, Managing Director, L’Opéra.
The launch event also witnessed live jazz music followed by a screening of the movie ‘The Hundred Foot-Journey’ at PVR Director’s Cut and an enthralling guests enjoying the Parisian delicacies on offer.