Mumbai, By Kabir Ali
It was an evening of luxury meets avant-garde elegance hosted by Belvedere Vodka and thehigh priestess of fashion Bandana Tewari, in honour of Claire Smith - the first lady of vodka’s visit to India. The special evening also celebrated the partnership between Belvedere and the 24th James Bond adventure – ‘Spectre’ amongst the cool attitude and stylish sophistication of Mumbai’s elite.
In the spirit of creating perfect martinis, Claire Smith and her team of expert mixologists enthralled the guests with their creation of the three Bond cocktails – The Reverse Vesper, Shaken and Stirred.
The mysterious venue in the heart of South Mumbai- a sprawling abode overlooking the spectacular dome of the Prince of Wales museum on one side and an Art-Deco façade on the other, added that extra edge of charm and elusiveness to the evening! It was a perfect soiree of music, fashion and art replete with chic decor and lively conversations that set the tone for a thrilling evening.
Sipping on delectable Belvedere Martinis and engaging Claire in some interesting conversations was the city’s most stylish people including Roohi and Chetan Jaikishan, Rahul and Malini Akerkar, Laila and Ricky Lamba, Samantha and Nikki Nayyar, Alex Kuruvilla, Maithili Ahluwalia, Bruno and Rohini Yvon, Gaurav and Pratima Bhatia, Tina Tahiliani Parikh, Aishwarya Nair, Marilou Phillippe, Surilee Joseph, Amrita Puri, Preeti Desae and Kunal Rawal amongst others.
ABOUT Belvedere Vodka
First created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category, and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discerning vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all natural, additive free character. Made from Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.
Belvedere is available in premium restaurants and nightclubs around the world and at all fine wine and spirits retailers. In 2013, Belvedere Vodka launched a new global advertising campaign, “Know the Difference”, highlighting the brand’s unrivalled quality and rich heritage of Polish vodka-making. The campaign speaks to the brand’s identity and consumer and showcases the purity and character of the luxury brand whilst encouraging consumers not to compromise on the standard of their vodka.