Mumbai, 30 August, 2014: With its ‘Restaurant Week’ scheduled from 6th – 12th September in Mumbai, the European Union (EU) is all set to take consumers on a European gastronomic trip. Held as an extension of its ‘Tastes of Europe’ campaign, the ‘Restaurant Week’ aims to increase consumer awareness about European dishes, ingredients and flavours in India. Involving a collaboration with high end restaurants in Mumbai catering to European cuisine, the ‘Restaurant Week’ will see these restaurants whip out dishes guaranteed to tease Indian taste buds and in turn grow an appreciation for European produce, dairy products and wine.
List of participating restaurants:
1 Olive Bar and Kitchen, Khar
2 Vetro at The Oberoi, Nariman Point
3 Prego at Westin, Goregaon
4 Salt Water Café, Churchgate
5 Smoke House Deli, Bandra Kurla Complex
6 Olio at Novotel Hotel, Juhu
7 Maritime by San Lorenzo, Taj Lands End, Bandra
8 Indigo Deli, Colaba
9 Nido, Bandra
10 Botticino at Trident, BKC
Timings – 12pm-3pm and 7pm-11pm
Rates for a 3 course meal start from INR. 1500/-
As part of this food promotional campaign, the EU will also participate at the 9th edition of the Annapoorna World of Food India Exhibition 2014 from 24th – 26th September 2014 in Mumbai. Spanning 20 days of gastronomic glory, the EU will undertake several initiatives to help provide a comprehensive understanding of European foods and ingredients in India along with conducting workshops and seminars which will highlight the quality aspects and specialties of processed foods from Europe.
About the European Union (EU):
The EU which consists of 28 countries has the world’s largest economy and its third largest population, after China and India. Though richly diverse, the countries that make up the EU (its ‘Member States’) are all committed to the same basic values: peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. They have set up common institutions so that decisions on matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level. By creating a frontier-free single market and a single currency (the euro), which has been adopted by 18 Member States, the EU has given a significant boost to trade and employment. It is also at the forefront of policies on sustainability.
Over 50 years the EU and India have worked together to reduce poverty, prevent disasters, expand trade, and promote joint research in energy, health, agriculture and many other fields of mutual interest.