In the last 2-3 years we have seen Mumbai’s culinary scenes touching a new sky. From global chains to our very own home grown haute brands, the city is bludgeoning with food innovations. And, the newest in town ‘Eve’ that is located at Powai is giving Mumbaikars another reason to celebrate.
This kinetic space has everything that the best SOBO restaurants can offer - A chef & mixologist-driven space, suave interiors and the perfect vibe for celebrity spotting!
A dream project from owners of city’s favourite restaurants like Donna Deli, Blah, Kyma & London Taxi, the space is put together as a perfect place for the young creative professionals, outgoing residents and the large corporate culture that surrounds Powai.
From the house of Monarch Liberty Hospitality & its founders Sumit Govind Sharma, Pawan Shahri, Nikita Harisinghani & Dhaval Udeshi, Eve aims to offer a cuisine agnostic yet ingredient focussed menu paired with technique-forward cocktails.
“With the library, greenery, calm ambience and cuisines we’ve built an inclusive space for anyone who wishes to spend some quality time with friends or themselves, because as we all know a great book and a steaming cup of coffee always makes for the best company,” shared Sumit.
“Powai as a market is evolving and the people there have to travel all the way to Bandra to BKC to get access to premium-casual dining spaces. Eve, will be a gamechanger in this culinary landscape and offer an all day vibe for guests to come and hang here across various time slots and moods,” said Pawan.
About The Interiors:
This modern-day premium casual dining space welcomes its guest with a vintage doorway, a 30ft high library wall that houses over 4000 books with a spiral staircase in the centre that takes you to the first floor.
A 7000 sqft space with an island bar, wooden flooring, and cane-weaved seating, regal chandeliers, fabric lamps and pretty corners, the space is decorated elegantly with splashes of bright colour, and the airy space features the natural landscapes and diversity with a combination of wood, plants, ceramics and cane.
Eve’s beautiful interiors have been designed by the Mumbai-based firm, KNS Architects alongside founder Nikita Harisinghani. KNS Architects is known for their distinguished projects such as the Soho House Mumbai, Kardmum Junction Banaras in Milan Italy, Mahek in Hyatt Dubai and have also designed many celebrity homes.
“We believe that we are in the business of creating atmospheres that evoke a feeling of comfort and warmth. We want people to feel this space as an extension of their living room, and come here for hours together - to drink, eat and hang, all day,” added Nikita Harisinghani.
About The Food:
With a cuisine-agnostic approach, at the helm of all kitchen affairs is the talented chef Sanket More, with his previous stints at The Bombay Canteen & O-Pedro. Having entered the kitchen from a young age to satisfy his own cravings he’s come a long way to concocting the perfect dishes to satisfy the palates of the oncoming visitors. Like a true master and lover of his craft, he believes in constantly reinventing, observing the people around him, and taking up new and improved cooking techniques to always keep the creativity flowing in his dishes and deliver the best on the plate.
“In today’s age, a restaurant is playing many roles for a customer - its food, drinks, mindset, entertainment and the feel-good factor above everything else. We’re sure that Eve will put this forward in the best way possible to our audience,” Pointed Dhaval.
The visionaries behind Eve believe in providing a rich experience but in a sustainable manner. The produce & ingredient forward menu is a reflection of the same, from the beautifully crafted salads to the sous vide cooking methodology and a zero-waste policy to support the local communities, the innovative menu is designed to promote seafood diversity, sustainable fisheries, and healthy oceans, whilst sourcing only the highest quality ingredients to create vibrant and exciting culinary delights.
“Experimenting and balancing the flavours is a key for a great dish. Every country and region has a huge variety of predominant ingredients and a restaurant is a place where your staff is usually a mix of eclectic people covering a different part of the country and working at different places, so getting inspired while taking the briefings and brainstorming on a variety of ingredients and mixing things is a fun a way to keep your creative juices flowing,” added Chef Sanket.
About The Cocktails:
Coming to the drinks menu, the in-house mixologist Sachin Yadav, with his previous stint at Jolies & Silly Souls Cafe, has something magical up his sleeves that is transferred to every drink he makes, handcrafted with absolute precision and care to give the visitors a sweet taste of heaven in every sip. Some of his personal recommendations are - Spice Trade which is inspired by Indian spices and has gin infused with pink peppercorn, Kashmiri Kawa Tea Fresh made with green apple, clarified milk, and rose dust glitter. But if you want to go old-school and give the good ol’ signature cocktails a try then Eves Mule made with vodka, cucumber, basil, elderflower, and ginger ale will help you make some new (drunken) memories or the Essence of Life made with gin infused with lemongrass, in-house kaffir lime liqueur, and tonic is sure to work wonders!