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A meal to remember

A 12-course, customised meal at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is one of the most expensive in the country

Chef's Studio at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai
Chef’s Studio at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai

On the first floor of the heritage wing at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel lies what employees refer to as its "best-kept" secret. Charging a base price of Rs 1.5 lakh per meal, the private dining lounge, Chef's Studio, is also among its least accessible ones. When not in use, the restaurant that was launched in 2006, blends quietly into the brown-and-light green decor of the five-star hotel, its name inscribed in subtle golden letters. "But when we have guests, believe me, I have been to Cannes and it looks just like it," says Dipika Singh, senior sous chef at the ...