The Culinary Lounge is the brainchild of Gopi Krishna Kishore Byluppala, and it is tucked in the bylanes of Narne Road, Jubilee Hills. This new concept of savouring food and having an experiential time is bound to impress you.
Wondering how it works? Well, it’s very simple and yet very different. Instead of taking your family and friends out for dinner/lunch to restaurants, The Culinary Lounge gives you an opportunity to host a gathering in a different way. Here, you can book the venue, where you and your guests can cook with the help of the designated chef and enjoy your meal.
You get to choose the cuisine and if you want a particular chef, you may choose one. Basically, your wish is their command here. And remember that you can ask for any cuisine and chef from across the globe.
“As of now, we are associated with about 380 chefs from different parts of the country,” says Gopi. It is also an initiative taken up to give a platform to self-made/professional chefs, for people to try traditional cuisines, which are lesser known, and it’s a good activity for cooperative team bonding.
At The Culinary Lounge, it’s not just about hosting, cooking and eating — while you do so, you automatically bond over food. “Coming from a joint family, during festivals, our home would always have lots of people and we would bond over home-cooked food and I always enjoyed those moments,” says Gopi. He later realised that food can act as a lubricant to create friendly relations, bringing positive vibes.
There are two packages: The experiential dinner, which is exclusively for only 15 people and the mass dinner where only a maximum of 40 people will be admitted. The place will also host cooking workshops in either the modern kitchen set-up, in which all the appliances are powered by Whirlpool, or in the traditional kitchen style. Though we may think that the price may go a little heavy on our pockets, Gopi believes, “Cooking is an art and art shouldn’t be made cheap. But, the price will be reasonable and the quality will speak for it.”