Luxebook February 2023

Art Café, Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru Food, drink, and art intersect at the chic corridor which is located on the 4th floor, on the sky bridge connecting Sheraton Grande Bangalore with World Trade Centre. The bridge is very symbolic of the space. Apart from literally bridging two very different buildings, an office, and a hotel, it bridges two very different ways people spend their time — business at the office tower and leisure at the hotel. It also bridges food with art. A part of the luxury hotel, this venue hosts a different experience as you’ll be surrounded by art. Art Café features works from artists such as Madhuri Kathe, Basuki Dasgupta, Dinkar Jadhav and Laxman Aelay. The floor-toceiling windows on one side overlook the concrete beauty of the metropolitan, while on the other side, rows of paintings hang as far as the eye can see. Creating a high-energy space where one can sip on a glass of bubbly beverage or catch up with friends over a cup of coffee while snacking on a quiche and listening to hip-hop; all while enjoying high-quality art in a space where one can relax and rejuvenate. One can enjoy treats like the fig and arugula salad, grilled salmon, pizzas, baklava and the chef ’s signature tiramisu. On booking, the Art Café can host guided art walks by Priyanka Pal, Art Supervisor at the Art Café. Address: Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Bangalore The Palette Café, Delhi Located in Chhatarpur, this café is a haven for art lovers and foodies. The Project Café, Ahmedabad The Palette Cafe Delhi With contemporary interiors and a scenic outdoor space, the Palette is an art-themed café that offers European delights for you to savour along with a contemporary aesthetic. And the outdoor seating and charming ambience enhances its appeal. But the best part about this new café is that you spend an afternoon while indulging in a therapeutic colouring and sketching experience during your meal. Making the experience seamless, the café provides a canvas and colours for you to bring out the artist within you. Be it a date with your girlfriends or significant other, this experience will surely be one for the books. Be it a refreshing sip or artistically presented food that channels delectable flavours, this gem in the capital is a haven for creative individuals — and even those who are not. For those who don’t wish to be alone, you can even get your furry friends to accompany you! Address: 287, Dhan Mill, 288, 100 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur Hills,Pocket D, Dr Ambedkar Colony, Chhatarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110074 Address: Yellow House, 7, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Marg, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009 Kashi Art Café, Kochi This creatively designed café is nestled in Fort Kochi, Kashi Art Café is where art, food and conversation meet. An open space which boasts a tropical environment, artwork that’s pleasing to the eyes and food that satiates cravings, Kashi Art Café is a delightful spot to spend an afternoon. This is a joint where you come to meet new people and discover new artwork. Being a place that is frequently visited by artists, visitors get to interact with the artists themselves. The art gallery has a separate section which boasts of the works of local artists as well as those from all over India. Established in 1997, this spot is housed within the picturesque seaside region of fort Kochi. Strictly serving fresh juices and coffee made from freshly ground beans and some snacks, this is one place you wouldn’t want to miss a visit if you are in Kochi. Address: Burger St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala With cafés such asblossoming around the country alongside art festivals in India, we can surely say that the art scene of the country is going to flourish immensely in the coming years. You & I Arts Cafe The Project Café, Ahmedabad Built inside a stunning yellow house, this café isn’t one to miss. The Project Café is a unique blend of the visual, the tactile and the culinary. A café completely designed by artists; it has artwork hanging all over. In fact, everything in the café from the tables to the cutlery has been an artist’s canvas! The owners of this café have been welcoming to all kinds of artists, from traditional and contemporary to doodlers, their works are exhibited and kept on sale. The café has collaborated with over 150 artists to date across the realms of art, design, music, culinary arts and literature. The Project Café provides a unique experience of dining on the premises of an art gallery, where everything including furniture and crockery is for sale. You can buy not just the artwork exhibited at The Project Café, but also the cutlery and clothes designed by their many artists. Open to both budding and established designers from across the country the café welcomes retail exquisite designer lifestyle products and collections viz. lighting, furniture, décor, upholstery, jewellery, fashion accessories, apparel, stationery etc. The designers’ displays make for unique spatial experiences. “The Project Café began, in Ahmedabad as a belief and experiment in collaborations of art, design, performance and food. We are inspired by the thought of living a simple life, creating a community where we are eager to build a minimal system for a rooted modern audience. The entire ambience is a bohemian experience conjured up by the collaboration of our expert curators and various artists from both, home and abroad and building symbiotic enterprise models around them. By hosting diverse talks, workshops, events and off-sites, The Project Café has come to be known as a delectable and vibrant melting pot of the creative eccentricities of the city, introducing it to new and otherwise rarely known ideas and concepts,” says a quote on their official website. 16|L U X E B O O K|F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 |L U X E B O O K| 17

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