Check out the fare at a newly opened outlet that draws diners to the Q cluster at JLT
Dubai’s food and beverage (F&B) sector is one of the most competitive in the world. For every restaurant that opens, three more would close due to market forces, as the perceptible palate of diners has no room for complacency.
However, Sashwati Rakshit, also known as Jolly, a hotel management graduate from Kolkata, was unimpressed with growing competition in the F&B sector, particularly Indian multi-cuisine, and opened the eponymous Jolly’s on April 8. – a week before the Bengali New Year as a hymn to his ethnicity.
Jolly, a hospitality management graduate, who has over 16 years of experience working with India’s top hotel brands such as Taj Hotels, The Oberoi Group, Marriott International, opened the pan-Indian restaurant, where the focus is put on the royal cuisine of the country. tradition. She tweaked the concept, as the restaurant is inspired by Indian queens or maharanis, who have played an important role in the country’s food history through the ages.
Jolly’s hosts several themed events over the weekend, from Father’s Day celebrations to the Mango Festival to Indian actor Mithun Chakraborty’s birthday. The gourmet restaurant attracts diners of various nationalities who have had more than a passing knowledge of pan-Indian cuisine. Jolly’s has launched Maharani Thali, which is served in a metal cloche which boosts immunity and also purifies food. The platter is available during lunch and is priced at Dh69.