Silver Touch to your favourite dishes
A new restro lounge ‘Shisha’ claims to be India’s
first restaurant with total silver cutlery, using
silver to the extent of 400kgs, has been
inaugurated up in city.
The enjoyment of food is much enhanced by the feel
of good cutlery: says the man behind the concept
Hyderabad: Spoons, Knives, Forks,Soup/Curry/Rice/Finger/Fruit/ Salt/ Pepper
Bowls, Roti Basket, Plotters (serving plates),Ice
Cream Cups,....name any cutlery, except glasses
(as this would absorb smell), everything is silver
in this new restaurant-cum-lounge, ‘Shisha’has
been opened recently. Serving Indian and Moghalai
food, Shisha claims to recreate the bygone royal
era by serving you your favorite dishes/meal in a
plate that is silver.
The silver on the table and food in shimmering
silver cutlery gives the royal appearance to the
served dishes. Silver cutlery has forever been a
mark of artistocracy, informed Mr. G. Sridhar,
Managing Director of Lakshmi Hotels which owns
Shisha.We wanted to create a whole new type of
experience to our customers with this elegant
lustrous metal, the symbol of purity, an icon of
artistocracy, said the young 25 years old youth.
We have used pure silver to the extent of 400
Kilograms at a cost of Rupees Seventy Lakhs. Thus,
we become the only restaurant in the country with
total Silver Cutlery, creating a resplendent
life-styles with the shimmering metal, he stated.
Designed to suit their requirement by the best
cutlers in Delhi at Dhanalaxmi Jewellery Shop.
Created by hand and machine..in traditional,
ethnic, classic and contemporary designs.
Everything was fashioned under close supervision.
It took about 4 months to get 110 sets of cutlery,
Each of 110 eating plates Shisha ordered consumed
one kilogram of silver and snack plate 600gms,
plotters 2kgs. Each of these food plates costed it
Spread in over 5000sq ft, it has the capacity of
90pax. The royal ambience inside is created by the
famous cloth decorators from Kolkata who are
especially flown in to the city. In all together
1200 meters of fine quality of imported crape silk
is used at a cost of Rs 4.5 lakhs. A beautiful
chandlier is fixed in the roof in lounge at a cost
of Rs one lakh.A 7 feet by 3.5 feet life size
sliver door is especially designed for the restro
which consumed 60 kgs of silver.And costed a
whopping Rs 4.5 lakh alone.
From the books of history and the Oasis of Arabia,
moments are handpicked and woven to create a regal
aura just for you. It is our promise, you will be
served like a sultan, claimed the beaming
Silver is an inherently beautiful metal for
fashioning into tableware and cutlery and people
with taste have always wished to posses it. It may
be new here in our country. But, some of the
finest hotels in the west use fine English Cutlery
and tableware. And we are happy to have been able
to do that and achieve the distinction of being
different, said Mr. Sridhar.
Since the early 18th century food has always been
eaten in the best circles with silver implements.
Silver, after gold is said to be, one of the most
chemically inert of metals in that it does not
react with acids that are present in fruit, fish
and sauces and any other food items etc. The
enjoyment of food is much enhanced by the feel of
good cutlery, Mr Sridhar said.
We have Installed sensomatic pillars at a cost of
Rs 12 lakh to keep watch and prevent the theft of
these costly utensils. To clean and wash the
cutlery, we have a buffing machine which has been
specially identified and put in place, he added .
So, be ready to be served like a sultan when you
visit Shisha next time. Shish is located at
Amrutha Mall at Somajiguda.
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