The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Inspired by the success of its first foray into Asia, the globally-renowned Maccioni Restaurant Group recently announced the launch of Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai. The opening of its first signature restaurant and second Asian outpost further strengthens the exclusive collaboration between two stalwarts of the hospitality industry – Sirio Maccioni, founder of the acclaimed New York-based restaurant group, and Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, founder-chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

Le Cirque Signature offers the most popular specialties from the brand’s fabled restaurants around the world, along with new creations for Mumbai epicures by celebrated, Michelin-noted Chef Matteo Boglione from the flagship Le Cirque in New York. Chef Boglione has been acclaimed by the revered critics of New York City, and his guests over the years have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, David Bowie, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The unrivalled experience is complemented by a repertoire of French and Italian wines with which aficionados and diners can relish the hallmark service of the iconic fine dining brand in a more relaxed and chic setting, on the top floor of The Leela Mumbai. The French and Italian cuisine, designed especially for the increasingly-discerning palate of Mumbai, has some classical dishes and exotic ingredients that the city has come to identify with Le Cirque. The restaurant offers a 65-seat dining space, highly personalised bar, beautifully-appointed and well-stocked wine cellars, and an intimate private dining room.

Beautiful porcelain Villeroy and Boch table ware, and the finest Schott Zwiesel stemware adorn each table. Wine connoisseurs can choose from an impressive list of vintages from major wine-growing regions from around the world. From the classics of France and Italy to the premium wines of Napa Valley and the new-world wines of Australia, Chile and New Zealand, the repertoire includes Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau D’yquem, Tignanello, Opus One, Solaia, and Sassicaia.

Highlights of the menu include classic Le Cirque dishes such as Lobster Salad, Spaghetti Primavera, Paupiette of Black Bass and Dover Sole, and creations derived from the best local and seasonal ingredients from around the globe – foie gras, black truffles, porcini mushrooms, and lobster