Loya Interior at Taj West End
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) recently introduced its flagship Indian-concept restaurant brand, Loya, at the Taj West End, Bengaluru. With this opening, the celebrated North Indian Concept Restaurant expands to its second outpost. Loya captures the culinary tapestry from the foothills of the Himalayas to the terrains of Punjab and the snow-capped peaks of Kashmir.
“Derived from Bakarwal shepherds, ‘Loya’ signifies a joyous gathering for a feast, embodying the spirit of camaraderie. Inviting patrons on a captivating epicurean journey through North India, the menu revives lost culinary traditions and long-preserved authentic recipes made with heirloom ingredients. The spotlight is on the inherent uniqueness and time-honoured cooking techniques of dungaar, the art of smoking and slow-cooking; aromatics of baghar, spices tempered in hot oil; sigdi, cooking over an open fire; and the practice of pounding masalas with a sil-batta, pestle and mortar. The bar philosophy, Loya ‘Paanch’, a blend of the charm of the past with modern refinement, focuses on indigenous beverages and the North’s botanical abundance with a contemporary twist on local spirits,” quoted a release.
This second outlet of the brand has been launched following a highly successful debut last year at The Taj Palace, New Delhi. Loya Qissa, the eclectic storytelling events as the restaurant embarks on a new chapter in Bengaluru’s culinary journey.
Transcending taste and aroma, Loya’s design blends elegance and nostalgia, featuring grand arches and intricate motifs with outdoor spaces featuring natural rocks, boulders, and Himalayan spring-inspired aquatic bodies. Loya’s music, curated by Shreyas Patkar, and inspired by folk tunes, traditional rhythms, and soul-stirring compositions, adds the final touch to the quintessence of North India.