One8 Commune opens in Mumbai – Business Traveler

The famous restaurant chain run by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has launched its outlet in Mumbai. The brand new casual dining and bar space called “One8 Commune” has opened its doors to its customers.

Each one8 Commune property is designed specifically for its context. The city, the surroundings, the people. That being said, the restaurant is a tribute to the late Kishore Kumar. Installed in his old house, he celebrates the pluralism and humanism implied by belonging to the “commune”. It’s a space for everyone, to relax, unwind, hang out and just relax, and is literally designed with a ‘simple’ yet stylish social vibe.

As its name suggests, One8 Commune is a community – a community ready to appreciate, welcome and support humanism, a tribute to the human spirit and its resilience while finding its excellence. Doing justice to the fact that Mumbai originates from a unique and diverse architectural and urban design language, One8 Commune focuses on a singular aura of unity. This led to a design that kept the space fluid and free-spirited in its feel and invokes nostalgia, creativity and inspiration.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the name ‘One8 Commune’, Vartik Tihara, co-founder of True Palate commented, “The idea was to create a comfortable space to bring together friends from different communities and age groups, all under the same roof. Along with this, he also had to do justice to arguably India’s most vibrant and prosperous cosmopolitan crowd, openly accepting of varied people and cultures. We wanted to create a fluid, free-spirited space that instantly creates a sense of place and lasting memories.

One8 Commune’s cuisine unveils a memorable feast of global cuisines, all created with passion, refinement and precision. At the head of all this culinary affairs is the corporate chef – Pawan Bisht. With more than 12 years of experience, he has concocted authentic dishes full of flavor and full of versatility and innovation. One8 Commune Kitchens chose to bring Juhu, something one would typically turn to Bandra for; a highly crafted venue with a globally recognizable menu focused on light and healthy foods with an eclectic but subtle experimentation with ‘comfort classics’ and light cooks who maintain their original flavor giving some favorites to all types of palates with an accent on as- organic products as fresh as possible.

Complementing the elaborate gourmet menu, the beverage program, specially curated by Beverage Manager, Saurav Samanta is a modern reincarnation of exquisite cocktails, inspired to help drinkers discover multi-dimensional cocktails, from the boldest to the most subtle. One8 Commune has created a balanced mix of experimental new creations like Deconstructed Picante, which is more like a liquid appetizer. They are deconstructed in a way that draws on different umami that enhance your experience and White Chocolate Punch, a house specialty with flavors of earth, grapes and smooth white chocolate.

Joan D. Boling